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National Geographic February 1905

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The Wonderful Canals of China
The canals of Venice and Amsterdam may be the world’s best- known, but China’s extensive waterways are vital to the nation’s farming and fishing.
Geographic Notes { National Geographic Society}
Geographic Notes includes information on topics such as the annual meeting of the National Geographic Society and a solar eclipse.
Russia
A former minister to Russia, Charles Emory Smith attempts to illuminate government, political reform, and everyday life in the empire of Czar Nicholas II.
French Conquest of the Sahara
Hoping to expand their control of central Africa, French caravans traversed the Sahara using meharis – – an extremely hardy breed of camel – – for transportation and traded their previously defensive stance against the native population for a more aggres
Helping the Farmers
From combating pests to experimenting with crop growth in Alaska, the Department of Agriculture had a busy year in 1904. Detailed here are several of the projects undertaken – – some successful, some not – – to aid American farmers.
Observations on the Russo- Japanese War, in Japan and Manchuria
With disease a danger equal to that of battle, the Japanese focus on proper nutrition, sanitation, and medical attention for their troops impresses American doctor Louis Livingstone Seaman, who calls the Japanese soldier the ideal fighting machine.
Marine Hydrographic Surveys of the Coasts of the World
Essential to commerce and marine safety, geographic knowledge of the world’s coastlines is incomplete in the early 1900’s, most notably in regard to the myriad islands scattered across the globe.
Geography and Culture
From Columbus’s discovery of the Americas to South Africa’s Boer War, this article argues for geography as an essential component to a more complete understanding of history.
Tides in the Bay of Fundy
Canada’s Bay of Fundy displays tides of unusual extremes in these photos taken by summer visitor Roland Hayward.

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