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THE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

MAGAZINE

AN ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY

EDITOR : GILBERT H. GROSVENOR

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

A. W. GREELY

WILLIS L. MOORE
W J McGEE

O. H. TITTMANN
C. HART MERRIAM

O. P. AUSTIN
ELIZA RUHAMAH SCIDMORE

DAVID T. DAY
MARCUS BAKER

IDA M. TARBELL
CARL LOUISE GARRISON

VOL. XIV—YEAR 1903

PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

HUBBARD MEMORIAL HALL

WASHINGTON, D. C.

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CONTENTS

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Page The Work of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey ; by 0. H. TITTMANN.....

I Jade; by S. E. EASTER

9 Notes on Venezuela ..

17 An Introduction to Physical Geography.. Dr Sven Hedin

26 Peary on the North Pole.

29 Plan for Climbing Mount McKinley; by ALFRED H. BROOKS and D. L. REABURN. 30 What the United States Government Does to Promote Agriculture...

35 Geographic Notes......

39 Is Germany the Cause of Denmark's Refusal to Sell Her West Indian Possessions ?.. 39 The Amount of Water Hidden Beneath the Surface.....

39 Loubat Prizes...

40 Subduing the Nile.

40 Government Maps Recently Issued.. Testing the Currents of Lake Erie; by E. L. Moseley.

41 Geographic Literature

42 "The Uganda Protectorate" (Sir Harry Johnston).

42 “Animals Before Man in America" (F. A. Lucas).

43 Europe” (Frank G. Carpenter).

43 “A Ribbon of Iron ” (Annette M. B. Meakin)..

43 “The Land of the Amazons" (Baron de Santa Anna Nery)

43 “Strange Lands Near Home"

43 “Hurricanes" (William H. Alexander)...

44 National Geographic Society.....

44 Members of the National Geographic Society.

Appendix The Great Turk and His Lost Provinces ; by WILLIAM E. CURTIS ...

45 The Work of the U. S. Hydrographic Office; by W. H. H. SOUTHERLAND.

61 Why Great Salt Lake Has Fallen; by L. H. MURDOCH. Geographic Notes...

77 · American Claims in the Antarctic; by EDWIN SWIFT BALCH..

77 Reclamation of Arid Lands in California...

78 Alaskan Boundary Dispute ....

79 Recent Maps and Publications by the U. S. Geological Survey..

79 Timber Lines ...

80 Reclamation of the High Plains

81 Commander Robert E. Peary...

81 The Magnetic Work of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey..

81 Ziegler North Polar Expedition.

82 Maps of Guatemala

82 The Carnegie Institution Grants ... Report of the Brown-Harvard Expedition to Labrador in 1900.

82 Decisions of the U. S. Board on Geographic Names.

82 Geographic Literature....

Crater Lake National Park” (J. S. Diller)..
“ Commercial India in 1902" (Bureau of Statistics)..

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