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Birdseye Views of Far Lands

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Birdseye Views of Far Lands is an interesting, wholesome presentation of something that a keen-eyed, alert traveler with the faculty of making contrasts with all classes of people in all sorts of places, in such a sympathetic way as to win their esteem and confidence, has been able to pick up as he has roamed over the face of the earth for a quarter of a century.

The book is not a geography, a history, a treatise on sociology or political economy. It is a Human Interest book which appeals to the reader who would like to go as the writer has gone and to see as the writer has seen the conformations of surface, the phenomena of nature and the human group that make up what we call a "world."

The reader finds facts indicating travel and study set forth in such vigorous, vivid style that the attention is held by a story while most valuable information is being obtained. The casual reader, the pupil in the public school and student in the high school, professional men and women, will all find the book at once highly interesting and instructive. In no other book with which I am acquainted can so much that is interesting be learned of the world in so short time and in such a pleasing way.

Teachers in rural schools will find the book especially helpful. It will inspire the pupils in the upper grades in these schools to do some observation work themselves and to in this manner seek to learn their own localities better, while at the same time it will suggest the collection of materials about other countries, their peoples, products, characteristics and importance from sources other than text books.

Every rural school as well as every high school and public library in the land should have one or more copies of this book. (Summary from book's Introduction.) (6 hr 23 min)


Introduction and Acknowledgment


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The Land of Opposites - China


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The Pearl of the Orient - Philippines


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The Country America Opened to Civilization - Japan


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The Transformation of a Nation - Korea


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A Great Unknown Land - Manchuria


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The Land of Sorrow - Siberia


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The Home of Bolshevism - Russia


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The Nation That Conquers the Sea - Holland


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The Nation That the World Honors - Belgium


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A Glimpse of America's Friend - France


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Some Impressions of the Great Peace Conference


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The Nightmare of Europe - Alsace-Lorraine


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The Home of the Passion Play - Oberammergau


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The Country Where the War Started - Servia


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A World-Famous Land - Palestine


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A World-Famous City - Jerusalem


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A World-Famous River - The Jordan


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The Playground of Moses - Egypt


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A Country With a Thousand Rivers - Venezuela


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A Land of Great Industries - Brazil


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Uruguay and Paraguay


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The Wonderful Argentine Republic


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Yankeedom of South America - Chile


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The Switzerland of South America - Bolivia


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The Land of Mystery - Peru


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The World's Great Crossroad - Panama Canal


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The Seven Wonders of the World


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(5 Sterne)

I am a world traveler and am learning new things in this book. I am really enjoying it. So far. very well read.