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Image from page 47 of "Monteith's physical and political geography; in two parts. Part I. Geography taught as a science ... Part II. Local and civil geography .." (1875)

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Title: Monteith's physical and political geography; in two parts. Part I. Geography taught as a science ... Part II. Local and civil geography ..

Year: 1875 (1870s)

Authors: Monteith, James

Subjects: Physical geography

Publisher: New York, Chicago [etc.] : A.S. Barnes and Company

Contributing Library: University of California Libraries

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rata beneath the present surface of theearth. 20. The Earth yields Troductions and Species of Aniynalspeculiar to each region or climate. >, 21. The Largest Animals are in the hot regions; they arethe elephant and hippopotamus, whose covering is a toughskin, almost entirely destitute of hau-; while, in the Arcticregions, where it is too cold for the horse and the ox, hve thereindeer and Polar bear, thickly covered with hair, to protectthem from the severe cold. 22. The Xear Approach of America to Asia, at BehringsStrait, has given to the Arctic regions of both continents thesame species of animals. 23. The Reindeer and Volar Bear abound in the Arcticregions of North America, Europe, and Asia. 24. Animals are adapted to the zones and districts whichthey inliabit; then- wants and uses are wonderfully fitted tothe circumstances in which they are placed. 25. In the Temperate and If arm Zones is found the horse,which is the most useful of aU animals. \ 44 3IOXTEITIIS PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.

 

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Sedion XX. Q. Laplanders on their Sleds drawn by Reindeers. 26. In the Frozen Regions of the North, are found tliereindeer and the seal. 27. The Reindeer constitutes almost the entire wealth ofthe Laplander, furnishing him with flesh and milk for food,and drawing his sledge over vast fields of snow. 28. These Aninmls obtain their Food from mosses and lowplants, for which they root through the snow, hke swine ia apasture. 29. The Esquimaux derive their Support from the seal, andesert their greatest energies in the capture of this aquaticmammal. 30. The Flesh and Fat of the Seal are used for food; itsoil, for light and fuel; the skins are made into clothing, leather,boats, and tents, and form an important article in the fur trade. 31. Seals are found in large numbers on fields of floatingice near the coast of Greenland. 32. The Camel was made for the desert, where the burningclimate and the absence of water render all other animalsuseless to man. 33. Providenee has given to the Camel a

 

 

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