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Carpenter's geographical reader: Europe

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(5 Sterne; 2 Bewertungen)

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

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Across the Atlantic to Europe

10:11

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Southern Ireland

12:12

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Central and Northern Ireland

10:37

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Glasgow and the Clyde

10:05

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The Scottish Highlands - Edinburgh

9:45

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Rural England

8:28

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Manufacturing England

16:24

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London - The Commercial Center of the World

13:19

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How England is Governed - A Visit to Parliament

13:47

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Rural France

13:35

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Commercial and Manufacturing France

14:43

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Paris - The Most Beautiful City in the World

14:34

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How France is Governed

11:25

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Belgium - The Busiest Workshop of Europe

12:31

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A Country Below the Sea

15:45

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In the Dutch Cities - Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague

16:58

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The Land of the Danes

9:28

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Where the Sun Shines at Midnight

17:45

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Travels in Norway and Sweden

14:48

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In the German Empire

12:15

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The Seaports of Germany

12:33

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Berlin

17:11

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The Emperor - How Germany is Governed

10:15

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Rural and Manufacturing Germany

15:58

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Up the Rhine to Switzerland

21:18

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Switzerland - The Alps

15:37

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The Swiss People and How They are Governed

14:08

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The Upper Danube - From Ulm to Vienna

14:26

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In the Capital of Austria-Hungary

17:01

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Hungary and the Hungarians

11:18

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On the Lower Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea

12:25

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In Odessa - General View of Russia

15:50

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The Russian Peasants - A Nation of Villages

13:38

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In St. Petersburg

14:51

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Moscow - Commercial and Manufacturing Russia

17:57

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Down the Volga to the Caspian Sea

16:07

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In Constantinople

16:28

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Among the Mohammedans

12:23

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In Modern Greece

17:19

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Venice

15:43

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Northern Italy

13:45

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Rome, the Capital of Italy

10:11

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Naples and Mount Vesuvius

16:43

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Rural Spain

13:12

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In the Cities of Spain

14:39

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The Kingdom of Portugal

9:44

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Bewertungen

Fascinating

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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.