National Geographic August 1900


The National Geographic Society’s Eclipse Expedition to Norfolk, Va.
The National Geographic Society organizes a steamer journey to Norfolk, Virginia, for observation of a total solar eclipse.
The Scientific Work of the National Geographic Society’s Eclipse Expedition to Norfolk, Va.
The society’s eclipse expedition undertakes some limited scientific operations, including observation of the so- called shadow bands and eclipse photography.
The First American Census of Porto Rico
The first American census taken in Porto Rico reveals, among other findings, a very high population of children, a large number of single persons, and a small number of people over 45 years of age.
Railways, Rivers, and Strategic Towns in Manchuria
The author takes a look at the strategic importance of transportation systems and key towns in Manchuria.
U. S. Board on Geographic Names
As part of a new policy enacted by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine, the recent decisions of the U. S. Board on Geographic Names are listed.
Foreigners and Foreign Firms in China
The author breaks down by nationality the foreign residents and businesses in the Chinese treaty ports.
China and Her People- -Some Reflections on Their Manners and Customs, Habits and Lives
Observing Chinese life for nearly 40 months affords the author the opportunity to become familiar with the citizens of this eastern empire.
Problems in China
The situation in China becomes problematic, due in large part to the commercial and religious invasion of China by the western nations.
Hydrographic Work of the U. S. Geological Survey
The U. S. Geological Survey engages in hydrographic studies that will have marked effects on American industry, agriculture, and commerce.

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