National Geographic September 1901
The British Antarctic Expedition
The full text of instructions and orders issued to Captain Scott, commander of the British National Antarctic expedition, outlines the major objectives of the expedition.
The Drift of Floating Bottles in the Pacific Ocean
Volunteer ship captains note their exact location and date, seal this information in bottles, and toss them overboard. Bottles found around the globe are often returned to the U. S. Hydrographic Office, allowing scientists to study oceanic currents.
The author foresees a promising future for Siberia, whose great railroad may at last facilitate the development of its vast mineral and natural resources.
Urban Population of United States
The ten- year span ending with the last census, shows remarkable urban growth in the United States.
German Geographers and German Geography
Germany has historically been in the forefront of developing geographic knowledge and strongly emphasizes the science in its educational systems, from primary schools to universities.
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