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New Catholic World Volume 8 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,187 Discovery Miles 11 870
New Catholic World Volume 8 (Paperback): Books Group
New Catholic World Volume 8 (Paperback): Books Group

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ...in it to the astronomical and physical aspects of the earth. The political division, which from its artificial and mutable character is an obstacle to a clear view of geography in its unity, is kept in the background, but is by no means neglected. A mapshowingthe changes produced by the war of 1866 may be specially mentioned in this connection. The astronomical part is very full, and in the main correct; there are, however, a few inaccuracies, as in the time occupied by light in coming from Neptune, and in the statement that the sun could hardly be distinguished in brightness from a fixed star by an observer on that planet. But these are small matters. The explanations in this part are clear and interesting, and the reticence of the author on points beyond the scope he has proposed to himself is specially commendable. To satisfy the student without misleading or puzzling him is an admirable talent. We doubt the propriety of the items of historical information occasionally introduced; they seem unnecessary, and spoil the unity of the work. Considering the strength of memory generally possessed in youth, the advantage claimed by the author that his method makes no direct demand upon this faculty seems doubtful; but, as he states in the preface, the work must be used to be judged; and the lessons can be memorized if desired. We must protest against the use of small initial letters in the national adjectives; as british, french, etc. The maps deserve the highest praise for their conception and execution. Asmodeus In New York. New York: Longchamp & Co. 1868. This work appeared last year in Paris, and is now translated and published in this country by the author. It pretends to give an inside view of American society, and to do this the author picks out all t...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 476
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-05948-2
Barcode: 9781236059482
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-05948-4

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