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A

SYSTEM

OF

Universal Geography,

ON THE PRINCIPLES OF

COMPARISON AND CLASSIFICATION.


BY WILLIAM CHANNING WOODBRIDGE,
MEMBER OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF PARIS.

SECOND EDITION,

ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS;
AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN


ATLAS,

EXHIBITING, IN CONNEXION WITH THE OUTLINES OF COUNTRIES,
THEIR CLIMATE AND PRODUCTIONS;
THE PREVAILING RELIGIONS, FORMS OF GOVERNMENT, AND
DEGREES OF CIVILIZATION;
AND THE COMPARATIVE SIZE OF TOWNS,
RIVERS, AND MOUNTAINS.


"The very essence of science consists in generalizing, and reducing to a few classes
or general principles, the multitude of individual things which every branch of human
knowledge embraces."Jamiesonís Logic.

Hartford:

PUBLISHED BY OLIVER D. COOKE & CO.
J. & J. HARPER, PRINTERS.


1827

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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This geography book taught geography through a system of "comparison and classification" of both landscapes and cultures. Each country and race of people described in the book is ranked according to its "Degrees of Civilization" much as the major rivers and mountains are classified by comparing their size.

 

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"Universal Geography, Ancient and Modern: Comparison and Classification"

publisher   Oliver D. Cooke and Sons
author   William Channing Woodbridge (1794-1845)
date   1827
location   Hartford, Connecticut
height   7.25"
width   4.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
accession #   #L99.116


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See Also...

"Rudiments of Geography"

"Smith's Geography on the Productive System; for Schools, Academies, and Families"

"A Practical System of Modern Geography"


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