What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Africa Aksu Asia bank Baroghil basin British camels camp Cape Captain Central Chakmak Chart Chinese Chitral coast Colonel Congress course crater crossed Daria desert direction distance district east eastern Euphrates expedition exploration feet flowing forest Franz Josef Land Fulah Gallas Geographical Society geological glacier ground Gulf Hausa Hausaland Herodotus Illustrations inch India inhabitants interesting island Ixtaccihuatl journey Kashgar Khotan Lake land Lieut London Lukchun Mekong Melitene miles mounds mountains Nan-shan Nansen native Niger north-east north-west northern observations Oxus paper pass Popocatepetl population present Prof province published railway range reached region Report river road Roborovsky rocks route Royal Geographical Society Russian sand Shighnan side slopes snow Sokoto empire southern Spitzbergen stream Survey temperature tograks town travellers tribes Tseku valley village visited Wakhan western whole Yarkand
Page 20 - Come down, O maid, from yonder mountain height : What pleasure lives in height (the shepherd sang) In height and cold, the splendour of the hills? But cease to move so near the Heavens, and cease To glide a sunbeam by the blasted Pine, To sit a star upon the sparkling spire; And come, for Love is of the valley, come, For Love is of the valley, come thou down And find him; by the happy threshold, he, Or hand in hand with...
Page 181 - GENERAL CONTENTS. — The Materials of the Earth — A Mountain Hollow —Down the Valley — Along the Shore — Across the Plains — Dead Volcanoes —A Granite Highland— The Annals of the Earth— The Surrey Hills— The Folds of the Mountains. "The FASCINATING ' OpEN-AlK STUDIES' Of PnOF. OOLE give the subject a GLOW OF ANIMATION . . . cannot fail to arouse keen interest in geology."— Geological Magazine.
Page 248 - Now, if we go on with our journey towards the eastnorth-east, we travel a good forty days, continually passing over mountains and hills, or through valleys, and crossing many rivers and tracts of wilderness. And in all this way you find neither habitation of man, nor any green thing, but must carry with you whatever you require.
Page 491 - The construction of roads, and in particular of railways, connecting the advanced stations with the coast, and permitting easy access to the inland waters, and to...
Page 203 - ... these industries. They consist chiefly of the weaving of cloth from nativegrown cotton, and in the making and dyeing of various articles of clothing therefrom. It would be well within the mark to say that Kano clothes more than half the population of the Central Soudan, and any European traveller who will take the trouble to ask for it, will find no difficulty in purchasing Kanomade cloth at towns on the coast as widely separated from one another as Alexandria, Tripoli, Tunis or Lagos. The cloth...
Page 96 - Room, if all the Fellows of the Society who have taken photographs during their travels, would forward copies of them to the Map Curator, by whom they will be acknowledged. Should the donor have purchased the photographs, it will be useful for reference if the name of the photographer and his address are given. •, j ^ $ 0 /' .. L' p
Page 15 - Anatomy of Melancholy,' the ingenious Burton, summarizing the problems of natural history or physical geography which he would fain have solved, speaks thus : " I would examine the Caspian Sea, and see where and how it exonerates itself after it hath taken in Volga, laxares, Oxus, and those great rivers. I would find out with Trajan the fountains of Danubius, of Ganges, and of Oxus.
Page 249 - They halted there two days to rest the horses, and then in two days more reached the foot of the mountain called CIECIALITH. It was covered deep with snow, and during the ascent many were frozen to death, and our brother himself barely escaped, for they were altogether six days in the snow here.
Page 247 - ... tis said to be the highest place in the world ! And when you have got to this height you find [a great lake between two mountains, and out of it] a fine river running through a plain clothed with the finest pasture in the world ; insomuch that a lean beast there will fatten to your heart's content in ten days.