Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania


Wealth of the World’s Waste Places and Oceania


  • Author: Jewett Castello Gilson
  • Language: English
  • Format: eBook (Print-ready PDF)
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“Although the term “Waste Places” carries an implied meaning of “worthless,” yet, interpreted in the light of Nature’s methods, each region described, useless as it may apparently seem, possesses a definite relation to the rest of the world, and therefore to the well-being of man. The Sahara is the track of the winds whose moisture fertilizes the flood-plains of the Nile. The Himalaya Mountains condense the rain that gives life to India. From the inhospitable polar regions come the winds and currents that temper the heat of the tropics.” -Preface


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