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Commercial Geography A Book for High Schools, Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges   By: (1849-1942)

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Commercial Geography: A Book for High Schools, Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges by Jacques W. (Jacques Wardlaw) Redway is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the world's commercial activities. With its detailed approach and practical examples, this book offers a thorough exploration of the principles and practices that shape global business.

Redway's writing style is clear and concise, making complex concepts accessible to readers of all backgrounds. The book begins with an overview of the field, discussing the role of geography in commercial activities and its impact on trade and commerce. The author skillfully explains the importance of geographical factors such as climate, topography, natural resources, and transportation systems in shaping countries' economic landscapes.

One of the book's strengths is its emphasis on real-world applications. Redway consistently provides examples and case studies that illustrate how commercial geography theory translates into everyday business practices. From examining the impact of colonialism on trade routes to analyzing the rise of emerging economies, the book delves into the historical context and contemporary relevance of various commercial phenomena.

Furthermore, the text is enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations that effectively complement the written content. These visual aids enhance the reader's understanding of spatial relationships, global patterns, and interdependencies, thereby reinforcing the book's educational value.

Another notable feature of Commercial Geography is its comprehensive coverage of global markets. Redway analyzes various regions, discussing their unique economic profiles, major industries, and trading partners. By exploring specific countries and continents, the author highlights the diverse challenges and opportunities businesses face in different parts of the world.

While the book provides a wealth of information, some readers may find that certain sections could benefit from more in-depth analysis. Additionally, the publication date of the book may limit the inclusion of recent developments in the field of commercial geography. However, these minor drawbacks do not detract significantly from the overall quality and usefulness of the book.

In conclusion, Commercial Geography: A Book for High Schools, Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges is a highly recommended resource for students, educators, and professionals interested in the dynamics of global commerce. Redway's engaging writing style, practical examples, and comprehensive coverage make this book an indispensable tool for gaining a deeper understanding of how geography shapes the world of business. Whether you are studying for an exam or seeking to broaden your knowledge of commercial geography, this book is a valuable asset.

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A Book for High Schools Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges



Author of "A Series of Geographies," "An Elementary Physical Geography," "The New Basis of Geography"

Charles Scribner's Sons New York ... 1907

Copyright, 1903, by Jacques W. Redway


The quiet industrial struggle through which the United States passed during the last decade of the nineteenth century cannot fail to impress the student of political economy with the fact that commercial revolution is a normal result of industrial evolution. Within a period of twenty five years the transportation of commodities has grown to be not only a science, but a power in the betterment of civil and political life as well; and the world, which in the time of M. Jules Verne was eighty days wide, is now scarcely forty.

The invention of the Bessemer process for making steel was intended primarily to give the railway operator a track that should be free from the defects of the soft, wrought iron rail; in fact, however, it created new industrial centres all over the world and brought Asia and Africa under commercial conquest. The possibilities of increased trade between the Atlantic seaboard and the Pacific Coast States led to the building of the Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railways... Continue reading book >>

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