The Earth: a Descriptive History of the Phenomena of the Life of the Globe.

By: RECLUS, Elisee (1830-1905).

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Thick 8vo. xi, [1], [13]-560 [of 573] pp. 24 colored maps (incl. frontis.), 232 [of 234] figs. Original gilt- and black-stamped brick red cloth; extremities worn. Ownership signature of A. Warren. As is. Rare. Translated by the late B. B. Woodward, edited by Henry Woodward. Reclus was an eminent French geographer and early anarchist, who in 1892 received the Gold Medal of the Paris Geographical Society despite being exiled from France for his political activism. Separated into 4 parts (The Earth as a Planet, The Land, The Circulation of Water, and Subterranean Forces) and 86 chapters, this volume was meant to capture the popular imagination, as can be seen from a survey of its contents: "Hindoo Legends.—Atlas and the Giant Chibchacum.", "Various Forms of Mountains.—Poverty of polished Languages in describing their Appearance.—Richness in this respect of the Spanish Language and the Alpine and Pyrenean Patois.", "The River of the Amazons.—Diversity in the Character of Water-courses.—Unity of the Law which governs them.", etc.

Title: The Earth: a Descriptive History of the Phenomena of the Life of the Globe.

Author Name: RECLUS, Elisee (1830-1905).

Categories: Other,

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers, 1873.: 1873

lbs: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: RW1623

Keywords: Geography