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Birdseye Views of Far Lands

James T. Nichols

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.)

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.)
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

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.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:40