Africa, Vol. 3 of 4: History, Geography and People (Classic Reprint)

Elisee Reclus

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Synopsis: THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS.
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WEST AFRICA.
CHAPTER I.
the central and south atlantic. The Fabled Atlantis.
TIE term " Atlantis" should properly be restricted to the Atlas region-that is, to Bar bar y, and more especially to Morocco, which is dominated by the Atlas Range, the Idraren Daren, or "Mountain of Mountains." But by long-established usage this name has bsen applied to lands which have no existence, and which have probably been submerged for long geological periods. A mythical tradition, referred by Plato to Solon, who was said to have receiver] it from the Egyptian priests of Sais, has been the main source of the endless conjectures advanced by the learned regarding the identification and locality of some great islands and of ;i continent supposed to lie beyond the Columns of Hercules. Yet the Greek philosopher's relation contains not a single detail in accordance cither with known history or with the vague memories of the oldest peoples of antiquity. When

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CONTENTS; CHAI>; I TnE central axd sottth atlantic 1; The Fabled Atlantis, p 1 Relief of the Atlantic, p 2 The Azorian "Waters, p 4 Atmospheric Currents of the Azoriau Basin, p 10 Marine Currents, p 12 Fanna, the Sargasso Sea, p 14 The Guinea Waters, p 15 Atmospheric Currents, Rainfall Salinity, p 19 Temperature, Fauna, p 21; II The West African Islands23; The Azores, p 23 Climate, p 25 Flora, p 26 Fauna Inhabitants, p 29 Topography, p 33 Madeira, p 43 Climate, p 47 Flora, p IS Fauna, Inhabitauts, p 51 The Canary Archipe'ago, p 54 Climate, p 5S Flora, Fauna, Inhabitants, p 59-01 Topography, 63 Administration, p 81 The Cape Verd Archipelago, p 82 Climate, Flora, Fauna, p 84-85 Inhabitants, p 86 Topography, p 88 Administration, p 94; III Tur South-West African Islands96; Gonza

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Title: Africa, Vol. 3 of 4: History, Geography and ...
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2011
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