Excerpt from Fourth Part General Geography: South America and Europe Review of General Geography. - Following our plan of providing frequent reviews of salient points, we have in this book prefaced sections devoted to the continents with a few chapters on general geography. Especially important subjects, such as winds, ocean currents, climate, etc., which served as topics in the preceding book, are again taken up. But the matter is t merely repeated, for these discussions assume some kwledge of the subject treated and carry the inquiry further than before. By this plan a review is provided, and, at the same time, a more advanced and wider kwledge is obtained. Review of North America. - A common defect in the teaching of geography is that the facts previously learned about the United States fade from the pupils memory while other countries are being studied. Yet the relation between North America and the other continents is so marked that this defect is unnecessary. For example, most of the industries and important principles of physiography and climate have received the attention of a child when he has completed a general study of the United States. Foreign lands illustrate the same great ideas under slightly different conditions. This means that the comprehension of foreign countries may best be gained by our children if they use their previous kwledge of the United States as a basis of comparison. If, then, this old related kwledge is carefully called to mind when the physiography, climate, and industries of a foreign land are approached, our pupils will t only secure a fuller appreciation of that region, but will also keep alive their present kwledge of the United States by bringing it into use. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.