Our New Protectorate (volume 1); Turkey In Asia Its Geography, Races, Resources, And Government…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJames Carlile Mccoan

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. ASIA MINOR. Largest of the five divisions--Area and limits--Mountain system--Chief passes--Rivers and lakes--Lines of communication, main and secondary--Geology--Climate--The Archipelago--Forms separate government--Thasos, Samothrace, and Imbros, Thracian rather than Asiatic--Lemnos--Tenedos--Mytilene--Psyra--Scio--S amos--Icaria--Patmos--Calymno--Cos--Rhodes--Cyprus--Its present economical and sanitary condition--Rhodes or Mytilene preferable for purposes of British occupation. THIS great division much exceeds any of the others in area, density of population, and natural wealth. In form, an irregular parallelogram about 650 miles in length by 400 miles wide, it is almost separated from the rest of Asia not only by the sea, which surrounds it on three sides, but by the nearly impassable mountain chain which traverses most of the broad isthmus that joins it on to the main continent eastwards. In area it thus about equals France, and is little less than Spain and Portugal, with which it has in physical conformation some striking analogies. Its boundaries are: on the north the Black Sea, on the west the Sea of Marmora and the Egean, on the south the Mediterranean, and on the east an imaginary line drawn from the Gulf of Alexandretta to near the meridian of Trebizond.1 The interior of this extensive region consists, as already stated, of an elevated table-land about 250 miles in length from north-east to south-west, by about 160 miles broad, walled in by a girdle of mountains, outside which lower valleys of varying width, but for the most part of great beauty and fertility, slope down north, west, and southwards to the sea. The southern of these inclosing ranges, the Taurus, begins in the upper basin of the Euphrates, in about 38 N. latitude, and ...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. ASIA MINOR. Largest of the five divisions--Area and limits--Mountain system--Chief passes--Rivers and lakes--Lines...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217525490

ISBN - 13:9780217525497

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