Methods and Aids in Geography: For the Use of Teachers and Normal Schools

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Lee and Shepard, 1888 - Broj stranica: 518

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Stranica 389 - A Circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Stranica 283 - ... now and then, in the bay of a recess, to admire the gigantic scenery. And ever, as we go, there is some new pinnacle or tower, some crag or peak, some distant view of the upper plateau, some strange shaped rock, or some deep, narrow side canon.
Stranica 442 - IN Siberia's wastes The ice-wind's breath Woundeth like the toothed steel. Lost Siberia doth reveal Only blight and death. Blight and death alone. No Summer shines. Night is interblent with Day. In Siberia's wastes alway The blood blackens, the heart pines. In Siberia's wastes No tears are shed, For they freeze within the brain. Nought is felt but dullest pain, Pain acute, yet dead ; Pain as in a dream, When years go by Funeral-paced, yet fugitive — When man lives and doth not live Doth not live—...
Stranica 289 - Dec. 15.— We have lost the last vestige of our midday twilight. We can not see print, and hardly paper ; the fingers can not be counted a foot from the eyes. Noonday and midnight are alike ; and, except a vague glimmer in the sky that seems -to define the hill outlines to the south, we have nothing to tell us that this Arctic world of ours has a sun. In...
Stranica 282 - A thousand feet of this is up through granite crags; then steep slopes and perpendicular cliffs rise one above another to the summit. The gorge is black and narrow below, red and gray and flaring above, with crags and angular projections on the walls, which, cut in many places by side canyons, seem to be a vast wilderness of rocks.
Stranica 443 - In Siberia's wastes Are sands and rocks. Nothing blooms of green or soft, But the snow-peaks rise aloft And the gaunt ice-blocks. And the exile there Is one with those; They are part, and he is part, For the sands are in his heart, And the killing snows.
Stranica 255 - There are periods," said Niebuhr, "when something much better than happiness and security of life is attainable." We live in a new and exceptional age. America is another word for Opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of the Divine Providence in behalf of the human race...
Stranica 8 - The primary principle of education is the determination of the pupil to self-activity; the doing nothing for him which he is able to do for himself.
Stranica 4 - ought to know of everything much more than the learner can be expected to acquire. The teacher must know things in a masterly way, curiously, nicely, and in their reasons.

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