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The Shores of the Adriatic

The Austrian Side, The Küstenlande, Istria, and Dalmatia

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,790 / 370 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: GN
Downloads: 1,113
Added to site: 2009.11.27
mnybks.net#: 25895
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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stony district of the Karst. The Istrian ranges are spurs from this lofty plateau, the chain culminating in Monte Maggiore, north-west of Fiume. All these heights belong to the Julian Alps. Beyond Fiume, southwards, there are three principal mountain chains, all of which have much the same formation of limestone, pale brownish or grey in colour, with fossils and streaks of other colours. The first is the Dinaric Alps or Velebits, a continuation of the Julian Alps. These separate Dalmatia from Bosnia as far as Imoschi, where they enter Herzegovina, finally joining the Montenegrin chain. The chain of the shore commences on the left bank of the Kerka and extends to the Narenta, which cuts it. It runs as far as Trebinje, beyond the river. The Montenegrin mountains, which are so impressive above the Bocche di Cattaro, joining with those of the Herzegovina, make the third chain. The islands and rocks in the sea appear to be submarine branches of the littoral chain; the strata lie in the same direction--in the North

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