A Teacher's Manual Of Geography; To Accompany Tarr And Mcmurry's Series Of Geographies

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byCharles Alexander Mcmurry

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... prairie on either side. Make a diagram of this on the board, and show where the rock quarries jut out at the sides of the valley, from which sources the limestone rock for the foundations of houses is obtained. Observations which can be made by a class near the school at De Kalb in connection with the topics on rivers in the First Book. The winding course of the river, fringed in places with groves of natural woods, the general direction of the valley, with the slopes on the sides, and the tributary brooks, can be traced by observation. The floods of the Kishwaukes in March, which are caused by the melting snow and rain, break up the ice which has formed during the winter months and send it down the stream in floating masses. This mass of ice sometimes collects above the foot-bridge, and even threatens to sweep away the heavy piles upon which it is built. Water is from five to eight feet deep and from sixty to one hundred feet wide. During the several days of the spring freshet, and for several weeks, in fact, a very large quantity of water passes down this valley. Without the river to drain off this excess of water the fields would remain flooded for long periods. At the same time the small tributary stream or brook which passes through the campus grounds overflows its banks, and spreads out over the low part of the campus almost like a river, making approach from that direction to the school impossible. It collects much sediment from the corn-fields and other fields which it drains, and when the flood is passed the mud is found covering the sidewalks and slopes. On the other side of the river, toward the town, small runs and sewers empty into the river, which in this way provides drainage for the town. During the dry summer and autumn months there is bu...

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... prairie on either side. Make a diagram of this on the board, and show where the rock quarries jut out at the sides of the vall...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217153887

ISBN - 13:9780217153881

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