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Influences of Geographic Environment

On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 227,735 / 734 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 2.4
LoC Category: GF
Downloads: 899
Added to site: 2005.03.09
mnybks.net#: 9968
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Science
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The protection of a water frontier--Pile villages of ancient times--Modern pile dwellings--Their geographic distribution--River-dwellers in old and popular lands--Man's encroachment upon the sea by reclamation of land--The struggle with the water--Mound villages in river flood-plains--Social and political gain by control of the water--A factor in early civilization of arid lands--The economy of the water--Fisheries--Factors in maritime expansion--Fisheries as nurseries of seamen--Anthropo-geographic importance of navigation.

CHAPTER XI.

THE ANTHROPO-GEOGRAPHY OF RIVERS

Rivers as intermediaries between land and sea--Sea navigation merges into river navigation--Historical importance of seas and oceans influenced by their debouching streams--Lack of coast articulations supplied by rivers--River highways as basis of commercial preŽminence--Importance of rivers in large countries--Rivers as highways of expansion--Determinants of routes in arid or semi-arid lands--Increa

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2006.04.03
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I think it means so much to our country. as we know , china has devleloped so quickly that destroyed the environment. I do hope the book could help people know the environment is very important to us .


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