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THE

GEOGRAPHY OF THE GLOBE,

CONTAINING

A DESCRIPTION OF ITS SEVERAL DIVISIONS

OF LAND AND WATER;

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

PROBLEMS

ON THE TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES,

AND A SERIES OF

QUESTIONS FOR EXAMINATION:

DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE FAMILIES.

BY

JOHN OLDING BUTLER,

AUTHOR OF QUESTIONS IN ROMAN HISTORY, &c.

WITH ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS,

BY

J. ROWBOTHAM, F.R.A.S.

Tenth Edition,

CORRECTED TO THE PRESENT TIME.

LONDON:

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.; WHITTAKER AND CO.;
AND HALL, VIRTUE, AND CO.

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PREFACE

TO THE EIGHTH EDITION.

IN preparing a New Edition of " BUTLER'S GEOGRAPHY of the Globe" for the press, it has been the endeavour of the present Editor to adhere as closely as possible to the plan of the Author, as described in his " Preface to the Second Edition" of the work.

"The observations on those grand features of the earth, its mountains and rivers, have been considerably enlarged by the introduction of many interesting facts, connected with their utility and importance, as well as with their geographical character.

"While much additional miscellaneous information is given, that portion of the work which is more immediately geographical has been increased. To this end several new notices of places, of the direction of mountain ranges, and of rivers and their tributaries, are introduced.

"The interest excited by the Questions for Examination, which were affixed to the former edition, has induced the Author to insert more than one hundred and fifty new questions. The greater part of these relate to the matter contained in the smaller type, and they have been so constructed as to leave few important facts wholly unnoticed.

"It is necessary, however, to state, that some part of

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