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The Christian Philosopher; or, Science and Religion

Select Books on Geography

Select Books on Geography

Pinkerton's Modern Geography, 2 vols., 4to., and the Abridgment, 1 vol., 8vo.—The Glasgow Geography, in 5 vols., 8vo. This work comprehends an immense mass of information on the historical and descriptive parts of geography. It also contains comprehensive compends of astronomy, geology, meteorology, etc.—Malte Brun's page 158 System of Geography, 7 vols., 8vo. The English translation of this work contains the fullest and most comprehensive view of universal geography that has yet appeared in our language, including details of the most recent discoveries. The first volume contains a luminous and comprehensive outline of the science of geology and physical and mathematical geography.—Murray's Encyclopedia of Geography, 1 vol., 8vo. This work contains a great mass of information on the subjects connected with geography, and numerous engravings.—Woodbridge's System of Universal Geography, with maps and numerous engravings. —Bell's Geography.—Myer's System of Modern Geography, with maps, views, engravings representing costumes, etc., 2 large vols., 4to.—Cooke's System of Universal Geography, in 2 very large 4to. volumes, closely printed, contains a great variety of interesting sketches in relation to descriptive geography, extracted from the writings of modern voyagers and travelers; the details of incidents, etc., being related, for the most part, in the words of the respective authors from whom the information is collected.—Winterbotham's Geographical and Historical View of the United States of America, etc., 4 vols., 8vo.—Morse's American Geography, 8vo.—Goldsmith's Geography on a popular plan, contains an interesting account of the manners and customs of nations, for the entertainment and instruction of the young, illustrated with above 60 engravings. Of smaller systems, there is a great abundance in the English language; but most of them are extremely deficient, particularly in what relates to general geography.—On sacred geography, Well's Geography, modernized by the Editor of Calmet's Dictionary, is the most complete work of its kind. On physical or general geography: Playfair's System of Geography, vol. I, and Varenius's General Geography. A modern system of general geography, in a separate form, on the plan of Varenius, is a desideratum.—Edin. Encyc., Art. Geography.—Encyc. Brit., 7th edition, Art. Physical Geography, etc. Books of Voyages and Travels generally contain the most circumstantial details of the physical aspects of the different countries, and of the dispositions and customs of their inhabitants; and present to the view of the Christian philanthropist those facts and principles from which the moral state and character of the various tribes of human beings may be inferred. The following works contain comprehensive abridgments of the most celebrated voyages and travels:—Pinkerton's General Collection of Voyages and Travels in all parts of the World, 17 vols., 4to.—Mavor's Voyages, etc., 28 vols., 18mo.—The World Displayed 18 vols., 18mo.—Phillips's Collection of Voyages and Travels, etc.—Conder's Modern Traveler, 20 vols.

The following are among the most respectable modern publications on this subject, arranged according to the different quarters of the world:—Asia. Valencia's Travels in India, Arabia, etc.—Porter's Travels in Georgia, Armenia, etc.—Golownin's Travels in Japan.—Staunton's Account of Macartney's Embassy to China.—Raffles’ Travels in Java.—Clarke's Travels in Asia Minor and the Holy Land.—Chateaubriand's Travels in Palestine.—Ali Bey's Travels in Arabia.—Sir Alexander Burness's Travels in India, etc.—Stephens’ Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrea, and the Holy Land.—Morier's Travels through Persia.—Historical and Descriptive Account of British India, 3 vols.—Historical and Descriptive Account of China, 3 vols.—Crichton's History of Arabia.—Frazer's Account of Persia.—Russell's Palestine, etc.—Africa. Lyon's Travels in Northern Africa.—Burckhardt's Travels in Nubia.—Bruce's Travels in Abyssinia.—Salt's Travels in Abyssinia.—Bowditch's, Hutton's, and Dupuis's Account of Ashantee.—Park's and Lander's Travels in Africa.—Leigh's Journey in Egypt.—Belzoni's Travels in Egypt.—Sonini's Travels in Egypt.—Barrow's, Burchell's, and Campbell's Travels in Southern Africa.—Russell's Account of Nubia, Abyssinia, and the Barbary States, and View of Ancient and Modern Egypt.—Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in Africa, with Illustrations of the Geology, Mineralogy, and Zoology, etc.—America. Howison's Sketches of Upper Canada.—Stewart's Three Years in America.—Tytler's Views of the Northern Coast of America.—Humboldt's Travels.—Duncan's Travels in the United States.—Miss Martineau's Society in America.—Buckingham's Travels in the United States of America.—Luccock's, Vidal's, Koster's, and Hall's Travels in South America, etc.—Europe. Henderson's and Mackenzie's Travels in Iceland.—Thomson's Travels in Sweden.—Carr's Travels in Russia, Denmark, etc.—Pallas's Travels in Russia.—Wraxall's, Neale's, Coxe's, and Lemaistre's Tours through France, Switzerland, Germany, etc.—Burgoing's and Jacob's Travels in Spain.—Brydon's Tour, etc.—Von Buck's Travels in Norway and Lapland.—Cochrane's Travels in Siberia, etc.—Cooke's, Anson's, Byron's, Perouse's, and Bouganville's Voyages round the World, etc.—Prior's Universal Traveler, 1 thick vol., 12mo., closely printed, with 100 engravings.