Harper's School Geography: With Maps and Illustrations

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American Book Company, 1885 - Geography - 136 pages

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This school textbook from a century past gives us great insight into the world view of the time. It also shows the Australian Tazmanian tiger before it became extinct.

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Page 22 - It is bounded on the north by the United States, on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, on the south by British Honduras and Guatemala, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 8 - The United States is bounded on the north by the Dominion of Canada, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and the Republic of Mexico, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean; the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
Page 3 - It is from the equator that latitude on the earth is reckoned. All places between the equator and the north pole are in north latitude, and all places between the equator and the south pole are in south latitude. The latitude is greater, as the place is farther from the equator and nearer the poles.
Page 3 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, etc.
Page 35 - States in favor of such legislation as will bring about a proper co-operation between the General Government of the United States and the several State Governments for a uniform and efficient system for the registry of deaths, births, and marriages of the population.

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