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Pagina 118 - The mining of copper in Michigan antedates the earliest visits of European explorers to the region. The production on a commercial basis, however, dates from 1845, since which time the district has been a steady producer and an important factor in the copper industry of the world. To the close of...
Pagina 47 - ... mist-wreath and whirlwind, the roar of waterfalls, the rush of swollen streams, the crash of loosened landslips, which he may seem hardly to notice, do not pass without bringing, unconsciously perhaps, to his imagination their ministry of terror. Hence the playful mirthfulness and light-hearted ease of the Celtic temperament have in his case been curdled into a stubbornness which may be stolid obstinacy or undaunted perseverance, according to the circumstances which develop it. Like his own granitic...
Pagina 47 - Placed in a glen, separated from his neighbours in the next glens by high ranges of rugged hills, he finds a soil scant and stony, a climate wet, cold, and uncertain. He has to fight with the elements a neverending battle, wherein he is often the loser. The dark mountains that frown above him gather around their summits the cloudy screen which keeps the sun from ripening his miserable patch of corn, or rots it with perpetual rains after it has been painfully cut. He stands among the mountains face...
Pagina 194 - Geography is the exact and organized knowledge of the distribution of phenomena on the surface of the Earth, culminating in the explanation of the interaction of Man with his terrestrial environment.
Pagina 223 - Its name signifies the Great Mountain. No other in the world approaches it in the vastness of its mass or in the magnitude of its eruptive activity.
Pagina 125 - Mississippi system; three or four of the Pacific Slope rivers, and two or three of Canada; the three great river systems of South America; four or five of Africa, a half-dozen of Asia, two or three of the British Isles, of France, of Germany, and of Russia; also the Po and the Danube. He should, of course, know the rivers of the region in which he lives. "He should know the location of such arms of the ocean as are highways of the world's great commercial movements. "He should know the location of...
Pagina 14 - The wages are, whites, £5 or £6 a week ; blacks, underground, 43. to 5s. a day, and aboveground, 21s. a week. THE COMPOUND SYSTEM With gems like diamonds, where so large an intrinsic value is concentrated into so small a bulk, it is not surprising that robbery has to be guarded against in the most elaborate manner. The Illicit Diamond Buying (IDB) laws are very stringent, and the searching, rendered easy by the " compounding " of the natives — which I shall describe presently — is of the most...
Pagina 134 - The first edition of this list was published in the Wisconsin Library Bulletin for January-February, 1912. A revised list was published in the Journal of Geography, January, 1914, a number of the new titles having been suggested by Miss Adelaide R. Hasse, Chief, Public Documents Department, New York Public Library. It was reprinted by the American Library Association Publishing Board, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago. The new titles in this list are largely pamphlets issued by commercial clubs...
Pagina 328 - Industry in the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce in the University of Pennsylvania.
Pagina 224 - ... so near the source that the heat will make the face tingle, yet without danger. Ordinarily the outbreak takes place without warning and without the knowledge of the inhabitants, who first become aware of it at nightfall, when the sky is aglow and the fiery fountains are seen playing. As the news spreads, hundreds of people flock to...