Carpenter's geographical reader: Europe


Read by BettyB

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

The book tries to give its young readers a living knowledge of Europe. The author conducts tours through various parts of Europe giving a glimpse of the people and their lives and livelihoods. He includes as well information on the natural resources and physical geography of those many countries. Summary by BettyB and preface. (10 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:11 Read by BettyB
Across the Atlantic to Europe 10:11 Read by BettyB
Southern Ireland 12:12 Read by BettyB
Central and Northern Ireland 10:37 Read by BettyB
Glasgow and the Clyde 10:05 Read by BettyB
The Scottish Highlands - Edinburgh 9:45 Read by BettyB
Rural England 8:28 Read by BettyB
Manufacturing England 16:24 Read by BettyB
London - The Commercial Center of the World 13:19 Read by BettyB
How England is Governed - A Visit to Parliament 13:47 Read by BettyB
Rural France 13:35 Read by BettyB
Commercial and Manufacturing France 14:43 Read by BettyB
Paris - The Most Beautiful City in the World 14:34 Read by BettyB
How France is Governed 11:25 Read by BettyB
Belgium - The Busiest Workshop of Europe 12:31 Read by BettyB
A Country Below the Sea 15:45 Read by BettyB
In the Dutch Cities - Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague 16:58 Read by BettyB
The Land of the Danes 9:28 Read by BettyB
Where the Sun Shines at Midnight 17:45 Read by BettyB
Travels in Norway and Sweden 14:48 Read by BettyB
In the German Empire 12:15 Read by BettyB
The Seaports of Germany 12:33 Read by BettyB
Berlin 17:11 Read by BettyB
The Emperor - How Germany is Governed 10:15 Read by BettyB
Rural and Manufacturing Germany 15:58 Read by BettyB
Up the Rhine to Switzerland 21:18 Read by BettyB
Switzerland - The Alps 15:37 Read by BettyB
The Swiss People and How They are Governed 14:08 Read by BettyB
The Upper Danube - From Ulm to Vienna 14:26 Read by BettyB
In the Capital of Austria-Hungary 17:01 Read by BettyB
Hungary and the Hungarians 11:18 Read by BettyB
On the Lower Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea 12:25 Read by BettyB
In Odessa - General View of Russia 15:50 Read by BettyB
The Russian Peasants - A Nation of Villages 13:38 Read by BettyB
In St. Petersburg 14:51 Read by BettyB
Moscow - Commercial and Manufacturing Russia 17:57 Read by BettyB
Down the Volga to the Caspian Sea 16:07 Read by BettyB
In Constantinople 16:28 Read by BettyB
Among the Mohammedans 12:23 Read by BettyB
In Modern Greece 17:19 Read by BettyB
Venice 15:43 Read by BettyB
Northern Italy 13:45 Read by BettyB
Rome, the Capital of Italy 10:11 Read by BettyB
Naples and Mount Vesuvius 16:43 Read by BettyB
Rural Spain 13:12 Read by BettyB
In the Cities of Spain 14:39 Read by BettyB
The Kingdom of Portugal 9:44 Read by BettyB

Reviews

Fascinating

(5 stars)

This book (and it's companions, which, in several other editions, cover the rest of the world) is great. Although written around 100 years ago, it still contains many interesting facts (the streetlights on London Bridge were made from seized French cannon, for example). The reader is excellent. This is a brilliant tour of Europe, covering politics, business and enterprise, customs, costumes, housing concerns, religious observations, and detailing professions which are now lost to industrialisation. Despite ostensibly being a textbook for children, there is plenty for adults to enjoy here, and plenty to learn. Thoroughly recommended to anyone interested in a snapshot in time of different cultures and peoples, and anyone who has enjoyed this should definitely check out the rest of the series.

(5 stars)

A very fascinating journey through an old, very different Europe now long gone - in the years just before the First World War would change the continent forever.