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seen. Many of us adults, who were forced into dislike of the science by the dry lists of names which old school-books gave us to commit to memory, would find our ideas of the world we live in wonderfully cleared up and set in order by this little treatise. It tells the things most wanted to be known-the general surface of a country, its temperature, what sort of plants, animals, and men, live upon it, and so much varied information, that every reader will soon find his shilling's worth in it. The prints of animals of the tropical and temperate regions, and of the various races of men, will make it delightful to children.-Coventry Herald.
This little manual, we should say, is likely to become extensively popular, especially with teachers and others intrusted with the education of the young. The author has given us a large quantity of information, arranged to advantage, and imparted with clearness and precision. It forms altogether a simple but comprehensive introduction to the science of which it treats, and ought to be in the hands of every teacher.-Durham Advertiser.
This is an admirable little work, intended for elementary schools. It comprises a first course of instruction in geography, and it is therefore purely an educational book; but, at the same time, it is essentially practical, abounding with geographical knowledge of the most useful kind, and as such it deserves an entrance into every school. In every respect this work is worchy of Mr. Hughes's high reputation as a teacher of youth and a scholar, and we doubt not it will soon enjoy a prosperous career.——— Cambrian.
Amongst the numerous educational works of the best class published by the eminent firm of Longman and Co., the elementary books of Mr. Hughes are worthy of commendation, for the clear and succinct manner in which he conveys most useful instruction. This geography is really an invaluable little book, admirably adapted for the youthful learner; and it has this distinguishing feature, that physical geography is embraced and treated in a homely style, whilst the condition and character of various countries and climates are illustrated by references to Natural History and Botany. To the interesting subject of the different families of the human race, a chapter is devoted in this cheap and excellent class book.-Dublin Evening Post.
After going over this little volume with considerable care, we can recommend it as a class-book. It contains enough for those for whom it has been written. What is given is of sterling quality, and the arrangement is simple. We shall look forward with pleasure to the continuation of the series.Liverpool Courier.
The peculiarity which distinguishes this book from most others of the kind is the exceeding simplicity and clearness with which the elementary principles of geography are explained, and the pleasing and interesting manner in which the young learner is drawn on from page to page. Beautiful and correct illustrations are given where the text requires them, and the matter is well and systematically arranged. Any one accustomed to the instruction of youth will perceive at a glance that this is just the book for elementary tuition.-Doncaster Chronicle.
This is an admirable little work, well adapted for its intended objectto render information easy and clear. It is an essentially practical book, which may be used with advantage to pupils and satisfaction to teachers. The author has had much practical experience in instruction, and he has rendered no inconsiderable benefit by his production of this work. It is illustrated with a number of engravings.-The Plymouth Herald.
This little work is very successfully directed to the purpose of imparting attraction to the study of geography, its distinctive features being the
reduction of the usual amount of dry geographical detail, and a corresponding amplification of the lessons on the physical and descriptive branch of that department of knowledge.-Liverpool Mercury.
We have seldom met with a work more fully calculated to effect its purpose; plain, concise, and intelligible-sufficiently explanatory to render its lessons attainable by the most moderate capacities-but not so diffuse as to fatigue by protracted detail. The illustrations also are apt and distinct, constituting, not as is too often the case in works of similar pretensions, simple attractions to the juvenile student, but real and valuable aid in his pursuit.-Poole Herald.
This is an excellent little book of its kind, and thoroughly performs all that it professes to do.-Bristol Journal.
This little work is worthy of Mr. Hughes's reputation, and will be found a most useful auxiliary in the tuition of geography, which is here treated not only with intellectual discernment, but in a manner well adapted to excite a lively interest in the mind of the pupil, The error of overloading the memory by a tiresome or defective arrangement of facts, is avoided; and the student is gradually led on to an enjoyment and understanding of the subject. We can recommend with confidence this wellarranged little manual to the attention of our readers,-Chester Courant.
The mode adopted to teach geography by Mr. Hughes is simple, and appears to us highly commendable. The lessons are easy and many of them illustrated, so as to please the eye and thus doubly impress as it were the memory.-Wakefield Journal.
The work before us contains a great deal of information on geography, admirably arranged for the use of elementary schools. We cordially recommend it both to teachers and scholars.-Ipswich Express.
This little work is one of greatly advanced precision and arrangement for elementary lessons, with beautifully engraved diagrams; it is at once a compendious and useful instructor, with portraits of animals and vegetables of the tropical and temperate zones.-Eldowe's Journal.
We look upon this comprehensive little work as an inexpressibly great improvement in the old style of books devoted to the tuition of children in the important science of geography. It is clear, concise, and so easily arranged that the minds of youth cannot avoid speedily attaining the knowledge it has been designed to convey.-Nottinghamshire Guardian.
Good and brief school-books have always been, next to properly-qualified teachers, a desideratum in elementary schools. Mr. Hughes has already done much to supply the want in respect of geographical tuition, and this little work is another most valuable addition to his contributions toward a genuine elementary library. It more nearly answers to the requirements of such a book than any we have seen, and it is very low-priced.—The Wel-hman.
This is a cheap little work designed for elementary schools. It is one of the cheapest and most comprehensive introductions to geography that we have ever seen.-Sherbourne Journal.
The able Head Master of Greenwich Hospital Naval School, having found his own method of teaching geography eminently successful, has given to the world a little manual, embodying its principles in a most comprehensive and well-arranged manner, It will, we doubt not, prove extremely satisfactory to both pupils and teachers, for instead of a dry accumulation of facts and hard names, the subject is treated intellectually, by which we mean that it commences in a way, and with matters suited to a child's intellect, such that, to use the words of the preface, he can "not merely understand, but feel a lively interest in-and from which he is insensibly led on to comprehend what would, if offered earlier, have repelled him as
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intolerably dry." The first chapters treat of the general features and physical geography of the whole world, the distribution of plants, animals, and man, with his religions and occupations. Then follow lessons on the several quarters of the globe, each separate division commencing with its peculiar physical geography, &c. &c. The whole is interspersed with sensible and judicious remarks, poetry, &c., all combining to render it as interesting as it is instructive.-Leicester Journal.
We commend this little work from an experienced pen to the notice of all interested in youthful education. In price it is a marvel of cheapness, and worthy of purchase by adults, merely to freshen their geographical memories.-Derbyshire Advertiser.
On perusing the work, we were surprised to meet with so much fresh information imparted with the utmost plainness yet precision of language, and with so many illustrations as to make the study of geography quite a recreation for boys. In the first chapter of preparatory lessons, we have simple statements as to the terms, figures, diagrams, and maps used in geography, as to the form and motions of the earth, as to meridians, parallels, and the manner of finding latitude and longitude, &c. Wood engravings are introduced, making the whole plain to the capacity of any child. An account is also given of the natural divisions of the earth, of its component parts, of the distribution of plants, animals, and human beings, of the races of men, with engravings, and with the religions and occupations of mankind. We have, besides, descriptions of different countries, including their physical peculiarities, climate, productions, population, character of the inhabitants, agriculture, manufactures, trade, commerce, institutions, principal towns, &c. Much information is given respecting parts of the world, particularly Australia and Polynesia, scarcely noticed in old school books, but which have become of great importance in this country. Altogether this treatise is infinitely superior to the dry geographies at present in use, full of lists of hard names, forgotten as soon as learnt. It might be adopted with advantage in any; and it has the merit, moreover, of being a very cheap little book.-Norfolk Chronicle.
We have no doubt that boys will learn more, and thoroughly too, from this book, in the preparatory lessons, in one hour per day for one week, than in any other during a month.-Hampshire Advertiser.
This is a very excellent compendium for the use of schools, and is recommended by its simplicity of arrangement, as well as by its moderate price.-Woolmer's Gazette.
This will be found a practical and excellent book for youth. It is written in plain and simple language, rendered still more comprehensive by numerous wood engravings; and merits, what we believe it will obtain, a very general and extensive circulation.-Hereford Journal.
The book before us is intended as a "first course" only, and displays all the care and attention for which the author had previously made himself remarkable.-Windsor Express.
A well-arranged manual, calculated to inspire the pupils with an interest in the study of geography. The earlier portions, which treat of mathematical and physical geography generally, are illustrated by several woodcuts. A great deal of valuable matter is compressed within this small volume, which will be found extremely useful both in the private and the public school-room.--John Bull.
This little work, intended as an introduction to geographical studies, may be recommended to the notice of teachers as a very excellent manual of instruction, the information contained being very considerable in amount, and imparted in a manner happily adapted to the comprehension of juvenile pupils. It contains a number of engravings.-British Mercury.
This, as a first course of instruction in geography, is one of the most useful manuals we have ever seen. It is arranged in so clear and concise a manner as to be in every way attractive to the mind of youth, and will do much to remove the difficulty hitherto experienced in teaching geography intellectually, which, as the author says in his preface, “there is reason to believe lies not so much in the subject as in the mode of treating it." The book is illustrated with beautiful engraved diagrams, portraits of the five principal races of men, and also of animals and plants of the tropical and temperate zones.-Berwick Warder.
We have already had to notice, in terms of commendation, the works which have proceeded from the pen of Mr. Hughes, on the subject of elementary education in its several branches, a most important addition to which has been made in the appearance of the present valuable little publication, which is certainly the best work we have yet seen on the subject. His experience in elementary instruction is of the highest order, and which he has brought to hear, in the present instance, with admirable clearness and excellence of arrangement. The "preparatory lessons," the division of countries, and all the other portions of the work, are well calculated to impress on the youthful mind, in a brief space of time, in a pleasing and comprehensive form, a knowledge of subjects which frequently is not attained after years of dry and painful study. We can safely recommend this excellent book as invaluable to both pupil and instructor.--Waterford Mail.
It is a little volume, but will be of great use, as, on perusal, we have found it one of great excellence. The facts of geography-one of the most important sciences, and which may be rendered equally interesting-are arranged by a new method, on a natural system. It comprehends the very rudiments of geography, and gives, on its scale, general view of the physical features, the productions, and the political characteristics of the countries of the world. It will be seen to be a "first course," is, necessarily, introductory in its bearing, and can hardly fail to become a pleasant book for children. Its lessons are accompanied with woodcuts of diagrams, vegetables, animals, and of varieties of the human race.--Plymouth Times. This geography is written in a novel but most intelligent style-very different from the dry outlines which used to make geography a hated study in our school-days, tasking the memory with long lists of unpronounceable words. The narrative form is here adopted, but with admirable classifications, and everything is done to make the study agreeable and attractive, whilst nothing is omitted that the most careful teacher would wish to see. For schools or private tuition it must be invaluable.--Brighton Herald.
Geography has to do with the products and the natural history of all the parts of the earth, and the habits and manners of their inhabitants, as well as with defining geographical position and boundaries; and Mr. Hughes, by giving due prominence to this important branch of the subject, without, in the slightest degree, neglecting accuracy of local definition and terminology, has certainly done more towards making geography attractive to a child, and towards giving an air of practical utility to the study, than any previous labourer in the same walk. It is really surprising to observe how much valuable information he has compressed into a small compass, and the adult, we hesitate not to say, will find this brochure as useful, by way of reference and remembrancer, as in the case of the juvenile it will be found a convenient help to learning One pleasant feature in the book is a series of very good woodcuts of the animals peculiar to the different parts of the world. They are perfect pictures in their way, and form, in our opinion, a very legitimate mode of stimulating youthful curiosity and re
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We trust that Mr. Hughes will not allow much delay to intervene ere he serves up his "second course."-Kendal Mercury.
This is an excellent, practical school-book, aiming at teaching geography intellectually; illustrated with frequent diagrams, explanatory of the science physically considered, and interspersed with recreative exercises. It is beautifully printed, and is, indeed, the best popular geography we have yet seen --Belfast Newsletter.
The author of this little treatise has lately produced a number of educational works of great merit, some of which we have had occasion to commend, and in entering on the subject of geography, of which the present book is the initiatory course, he has displayed a laudable amount of industry as well as general clearness and exactitude in the statement of his multifarious details.- Edinburgh News.
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