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Image from page 303 of “New geographies” (1910)
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Title: New geographies
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Tarr, Ralph S. (Ralph Stockman), 1864-1912 McMurry, Frank Morton, 1862-1936
Publisher: New York : The MacMillan Company
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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. Thus P**°®the continent is rapidly becoming known. In the past, in most parts of Africa,there have been very few wagon roads.Goods had to be carried either on therivers or along paths or trails. Thenatives themselves usually carried thesegoods on their backs. Now, however,roads, railways, and telegraph lines arebeing built. 234 WORLD GEOGBAPHT You will see three large lakes on theeastern side, south of the equator.What are their names ? Each of theseis important for navigation, for uponthem steamboats can go long distances.The rivers are also more used for navi-gation. Above and below the waterfallsof the Kongo, Nile, and other rivers,boats can run long distances. By build- portant cities along the coast of northernAfrica. Later, Arabs from Asia spread west-ward over that section, and their descend-ants still occupy the region. Like theTurks (p. 219), they are Mohammedans,and they still make pilgrimages to theholy city, Mecca, in Arabia. Theirmanners and customs are very different
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Fig. 295. —A group of nomads aud their tent on the northern border of the Sahara Desert in Algeria. ing railways around the falls and rapids,these rivers are now becoming of greatvalue for transportation. The boldest plan of all is to build arailway from the Cape of Good Hope toCairo in Egypt. How far is that ? Itis called the Cape-to-Cairo route. Doubt-less one will in time be able to travel byrail all the way from Cape Town to theMediterranean Sea. 2. Northern Africa The northern part of Africa has longbeen settled by the white race. Indeed,Character of in early days, when thethe people Greeks and Romans wereflourishing, there were large and im- from those of Europeans. Indeed, theystill live much, as the people of westernAsia did in the time of Christ. Theyknow little about the rest of the world,and carry on hardly any trade withother people. Their manufacturing isdone by hand, and the chief productsof the country are those needed for thesimplest food, clothing, and shelter. The
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