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Wealth Of The World's Waste Places And Oceania

Jewett C. Wilson

Published by Charles Scribners Sons, 1913
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Charles Scribners Sons, Redway's Geographical Readers, 1913. Hard cover, 307 pp. First Edition. In good condition/ NO dust jacket. Tan illustrated cloth covered boards have light scuffing to edges of covers with a tiny bit of nicking to the cloth at the corner tips and top and bottom of spine. Light to moderate overall scuffing, aging and soiling to covers as well. Binding tight. Pages aged but otherwise unmarked. NOT Ex-Library. No remainder marks. Includes over 60 black and white illustrations. [From Preface] ALTHOUGH the term "Waste Places" carries an implied meaning of ?worthless,? yet, interpreted in the light of Nature's methods, each region described useless as it may apparently seem, possesses a definite relation to the rest of the world, and therefore to the well-being of man. The Sahara is the track of the winds whose moisture fertilizes the flood-plains of the Nile. The Himalaya Mountains condense the rain that gives life to India. From the inhospitable polar regions come the winds and currents that temper the heat of the tropics. Nature has secreted many of her most useful treasures in most forbidding places. The nitrates which fertilize so much of Europe are drawn from the fiercest of South American deserts, and the gold which measures American commerce is mined in the arctic wilds of Alaska or in the almost inaccessible scarps of the western highlands. The description of these regions and the portrayal of their relation to the rest of the world is the purpose of Part I of this book. Part II of the book deals with Oceania?more especially with our island possessions in the Pacific Ocean. It presents the salient features of the ocean grand division in the light of most recent knowledge. The author wishes to give credit to Mr. Jacques W. Redway, F.R.G.S., for suggesting the subject of Part I and for the inspiration he received from the distinguished geographer in developing the subject.OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA,December 25, 1912. Bookseller Inventory # 20160504001

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Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons

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