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The Western United States: A Geographical Reader

The Western United States: A Geographical Reader by Harold W. Fairbanks
By: (1860-1952)

“In preparation of this book the author has had in mind the needs of the upper grammar grades. The subject matter has not been selected with the object of covering the field of Western geography in a systematic manner, but instead the attempt has been made to picture as graphically as may be some of its more striking and interesting physical features, and the influence which these features have exerted upon its discovery and settlement.” (from the Preface of The Western United States)

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[Illustration: THE TWINS, BLUFF CITY, UTAH

The distance from the bottom of the cliff to the top of the erosion columns is 275 feet.

Frontispiece ]

THE WESTERN

UNITED STATES

A GEOGRAPHICAL READER

BY

HAROLD WELLMAN FAIRBANKS, PH.D.

AUTHOR OF "STORIES OF OUR MOTHER EARTH," "HOME GEOGRAPHY," "STORIES OF ROCKS AND MINERALS," "PHYSIOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA," ETC.

BOSTON, U.S.A.

D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS

1904

PREFACE

In the preparation of this book the author has had in mind the needs of the upper grammar grades. The subject matter has not been selected with the object of covering the field of Western geography in a systematic manner, but instead the attempt has been made to picture as graphically as may be some of its more striking and interesting physical features, and the influence which these features have exerted upon its discovery and settlement.

Those subjects have been presented which have more than local interest and are illustrative of world wide principles. Clear conceptions of the earth and man's relation to it are not gained by general statements as readily as by the comprehensive study of concrete examples... Continue reading book >>


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