Catechism of Practical Agriculture

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1856 - Agriculture - 76 pages

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Page 2 - Illustrating, in a Series of Original Designs, the Elementary Facts of Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology, and Natural History. In this Atlas of Physical Geography the subject is treated in a more simple and elementary manner than in the previous works of the Author—the object being to convey broad and general ideas on the form and structure of our Planet, and the principal phenomena affecting its outer crust.
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Page 7 - The extent to which this little Catechism has been circulated at home, its translation into nearly every European language, and its introduction into the schools of Germany, Holland, Flanders, Italy, Sweden, Poland, and South and North America, while it has been gratifying to the author, has caused him to take additional pains in improving and adding to the amount of useful information in the present edition."—Preface.

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