National Geographic March 1905
Progress in the Philippines
Encouraged by the success of scientific agricultural methods at home, the U. S. seeks to further cultivate government- held farmlands in the islands by introducing American machinery and previously untried crops.
A Growing Camp in the Tanana Gold Fields, Alaska
Carrying dreams of wealth along with their pickaxes, hopeful miners pour into the gold fields of Alaska and help establish the camp town of Fairbanks.
Philip Nolan and the Levant
Arguing that he never intended his story to be taken as fact, writer Edward E. Hale defends his use of actual events – – the disappearance of the ship Levant – – to create an allegorical tale and the entirely fictional character Philip Nolan.
Decisions of U. S. Board on Geographic Names
Geographic Notes includes information on topics such as the decisions of the U. S. Board on Geographic Names.
The Characteristics of the Japanese People
In an address to the Society, Japanese Baron Kentaro Kaneko challenges his listeners to move beyond their surface opinions of his homeland and strive instead to understand the Japanese people through their history, culture, and aspirations.
The Cause of the Earth’s Heat
New theories about radium and its ability to produce heat at the atomic level call into question previous predictions about the sun’s longevity and Earth’s ability to sustain life.
The Industrial Training of the German People
Promising great industrial prowess in the early years of the 20th century, the German empire boasts highly regarded technical institutes open equally to native and foreign students.
Geographic Names in the United States and the Stories They Tell
What’s in a name? Well, quite a bit it turns out. If you want to know the history of a place – – be it region, city, mountain, or body of water – – the best starting point is often its name.
The Gardens of the West
In the face of sizable natural obstacles, engineers seek to irrigate the arid regions of the West with enormous dams and the world’s largest irrigation project.
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