A Smaller Commercial Geography by George Goudie ChisholmA Smaller Commercial Geography by George Goudie Chisholm

A Smaller Commercial Geography

byGeorge Goudie Chisholm

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... 57. Train-oil (145) is derived from the blubber of whales and seals caught in cold northern, and to a less extent in southern, waters, mostly from the so-called right or Greenland whale; sperm-oil from the head, and a tube running along the back, of the sperm-whale, which is met with all over the ocean. 58. Fishery Products.--So far as commerce is concerned, the principal fisheries of the world are those of Norway and the Great Bank of Newfoundland, and the principal commercial product consists of dried and cured cod-fish. Herrings are largely exported from Norway and the east coast of Great Britain to north Germany; oysters from the west of France to England and elsewhere; canned salmon from the Columbia, Fraser, and other rivers on the Pacific coast of North America to many parts of the world. II.--MINERAL PRODUCTS. 59. Coal.--The principal coal-producing countries in the order of importance are the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Austria-Hungary, Belgium; and the principal exporters of coal, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium. In the southern hemisphere the chief coal-producers in the order of importance are New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, and Chile. Lignite is a somewhat woody kind of coal, with less heating-power than true coal. Anthracite is a form of coal which burns without smoke, and has very great heatingpower. It is therefore of greater value than ordinary coal. In the United States, where anthracite is most abundantly produced, the average value of anthracite at the pit-mouth in the five years 1884-88 inclusive was 9s. a ton, that of ordinary coal 5s. Id.; but since then the ratio has declined. Coke, which also has a greater heating-power than ordinary coal, is made from certain kinds of coal. In 1898 the to...
Title:A Smaller Commercial GeographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217342264

ISBN - 13:9780217342261