Topical Outline Of Geography (volume 3)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byHarold Wellman Fairbanks

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... (Harbor, timber, water power, damp climate, accessibility from the north.) To what is due the great lead which Naples has acquired among Italian cities? (Harbor, fertile plain, free commercial city.) In what way did the importance of Rome in ancient times differ from the present? i. The city had an advantageous position. 2. Boats could ascend the Tiber to the city, a distance of fourteen miles. 3. The Tiber is no longer navigable and the present importance rests in its remains of ancient art, historic and religious associations as well as the fact that it is the capital. In the manufacture of what articles do the Italians, though lacking in machine industries, show their artistic skill and taste? 1. Fine jewelry of every description. 2. Fine pottery and Majolica ware. 3. Painting and sculpture. SPECIAL PROBLEMS Why would Italy like to make the Adriatic an Italian sea? On what grounds does Italy lay claim to Dalmatia? If Italy held the northern or Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic, would it be any safer from attack, with Serbia (Jugo-Slavia) holding the high mountains behind, than if the dominion of Serbia extended down to the sea? Why is it that we find upon the Island of Sicily the remains of so many different Mediterranean civilizations? The statement is sometimes made that the people of the southern peninsulas of Europe are poor because of the lack of summer rains. If this is true, why are not the people of California poor because they also have long dry summers? What is the reason that so many Italian emigrants are found scattered over many of the countries of the new world? The Italian Peninsula is, with the exception of Denmark, the only one controlled by a single state. Is there anything in the surface features which might help account for this? Explai...

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... (Harbor, timber, water power, damp climate, accessibility from the north.) To what is due the great lead which Naples has acquir...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217902952

ISBN - 13:9780217902953

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