Audiobook: Birdseye Views of Far Lands
Birdseye Views of Far Lands
1 - Introduction and Acknowledgment
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- Download The Land of Opposites - China audio
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- Download The Country America Opened to Civilization - Japan audio
- Download The Transformation of a Nation - Korea audio
- Download A Great Unknown Land - Manchuria audio
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- Download The Home of Bolshevism - Russia audio
- Download The Nation That Conquers the Sea - Holland audio
- Download The Nation That the World Honors - Belgium audio
- Download A Glimpse of America's Friend - France audio
- Download Some Impressions of the Great Peace Conference audio
- Download The Nightmare of Europe - Alsace-Lorraine audio
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- Download A World-Famous Land - Palestine audio
- Download A World-Famous City - Jerusalem audio
- Download A World-Famous River - The Jordan audio
- Download The Playground of Moses - Egypt audio
- Download A Country With a Thousand Rivers - Venezuela audio
- Download A Land of Great Industries - Brazil audio
- Download Uruguay and Paraguay audio
- Download The Wonderful Argentine Republic audio
- Download Yankeedom of South America - Chile audio
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- Download The Land of Mystery - Peru audio
- Download The World's Great Crossroad - Panama Canal audio
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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.)
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