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10 edition of On two continents found in the catalog.

On two continents

memories of half a century

by Marie Hansen Taylor

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Published by Doubleday, Page & company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878

  • Edition Notes

    Published also in German the same year with title: Aus zwei weltteilen.

    Statementby Marie Hansen Taylor with the co-operation of Lilian Bayard Taylor Kiliani; illustrated from contemporary portraits and paintings by Bayard Taylor.
    ContributionsKiliani, Lilian Bayard Taylor Mrs., 1858-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2993 .T2
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx p., 2 l., 3-309 p.
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6960888M
    LC Control Number05032491
    OCLC/WorldCa2414624

    Within a few years, the name "New World" began appearing as a name for South America on world maps, such as the Oliveriana Pesaro map of around — A recently published work designed primarily for adults, entitled Don't Know Much about Geography, locates the "nations of the world" according to their "continental" positions. Infor example, a group of Russian geographers argued that the true divide should follow "the eastern slope of the Urals and their prolongation the Mugodzhar hills, the Emba River, the northern shore of the Caspian Sea, the Kumo-manychskaya Vpadina depression and the Kerchenski Strait to the Black Sea"--thus placing the Urals firmly within Europe and the Caucasus within Asia. Plate tectonics is now the widely accepted theory that Earth's crust is fractured into rigid, moving plates. The book is well constructed and is beautiful to look at. The book ends by stating that there are seven continents, and it invites children to get out a map or globe to find them.

    As Edmundo O'Gorman has brilliantly demonstrated, reckoning with the existence of previously unknown lands required a fundamental restructuring of European cosmography. For in the old conception, Europe, Africa, end Asia had usually been envisioned as forming a single, interconnected "world island," the Orbis Terrarum. Where the Americas are viewed as a single continent Americait is divided into two subcontinents North America and South America [36] [37] [38] or three with Central America being the third. The existence of another such "island" in the antipodes of the Southern Hemisphere--an Orbis Alterius--had often been hypothesized, but it was assumed that it would constitute a world apart, inhabited, if at all, by sapient creatures of an entirely different species.

    Asia Minor[43] The first distinction between continents was made by ancient Greek mariners who gave the names Europe and Asia to the lands on either side of the waterways of the Aegean Seathe Dardanelles strait, the Sea of Marmarathe Bosporus strait and the Black Sea. Racial theories were taught as a matter of fact at university and many really did believe that Kipling's poem "The White Man's Burden" was correct. According to Walter Mignolo, "The Castilian notion of 'the Indies' [remained] in place up to the end of the colonial empire; 'America' [began] to be employed by independentist intellectuals only toward the end of the eighteenth century. As Edmundo O'Gorman has brilliantly demonstrated, reckoning with the existence of previously unknown lands required a fundamental restructuring of European cosmography.


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On two continents book

Yet this move necessitated a series of further adjustments, since the Ural Mountains do not extend far enough south--or west--to form a complete border.

Schweber, Physics Today. After reaching the coast of Brazilthey sailed a long way further south along the coast of South Americaconfirming that this was a land of continental proportions and that it also extended much further south than Asia was known to.

While cartographic conventions of the period rendered the new landmass, like Africa, as distinctly inferior to Asia and Europe, virtually all global geographies by the seventeenth century at least acknowledged the Americas as one of the "four quarters of the world.

Von Strahlenberg's proposal was enthusiastically seconded by Russian intellectuals associated with Peter the Great's Westernization program, particularly Vasilii Nikitich Tatishchev, in large part because of its ideological convenience.

Jerome who died circa A.

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While the old view was remarkably persistent, a new boundary for these two continents was eventually required as well. And decades later, scientists would confirm some of Wegener's ideas, such as the past existence of a supercontinent joining all the world's landmasses as one. Gondwana is shown here.

Asia Minor[43] The first distinction between continents was made by ancient Greek mariners who gave the names Europe and Asia to the lands on either side of the waterways of the Aegean Seathe Dardanelles strait, the Sea of Marmarathe Bosporus strait and the Black Sea.

Although of ancient origin, this convention is both historically unstable and surprisingly unexamined; the required size and the requisite degree of physical separation have never been defined.

They bring her to their home, where they announced to their two tribes her arrival. They admired and respected him.

Racial theories were taught as a matter of fact at university and many really did believe that Kipling's poem "The White Man's Burden" was correct. According to Eviatar Zerubavel, this reconceptualization took nearly a century to evolve, in part because it activated serious "cosmographic shock.

Still others--notably Aristotle--excluded the Hellenic "race" from the continental schema altogether, arguing that the Greek character, like the Greek lands themselves, occupied a "middle position" between that of Europe and Asia.

Malte-Brun gave it his seal of approval in the nineteenth century, the Ural boundary gained near-universal acceptance. The continents accordingly formed the core of Guyot's geographical exposition--one aimed at revealing "the existence of a general law, and disclos[ing] an arrangement which cannot be without a purpose.

While it might seem surprising to find North and South America still joined into a single continent in a book published in the United States insuch a notion remained fairly common until World War II. By the s, however, virtually all American geographers had come to insist that the visually distinct landmasses of North and South America deserved separate designations.

Here the tripartite worldview of the Greeks was retained, but transposed into an abstract cosmographical model, abandoning all pretense to spatial accuracy.

Scouting on Two Continents

Infor example, a group of Russian geographers argued that the true divide should follow "the eastern slope of the Urals and their prolongation the Mugodzhar hills, the Emba River, the northern shore of the Caspian Sea, the Kumo-manychskaya Vpadina depression and the Kerchenski Strait to the Black Sea"--thus placing the Urals firmly within Europe and the Caucasus within Asia.

Indeed, perspicacious geographers have always been troubled by this division. Scientists today can read the history of the rock record by studying the age and mineral content of the rocks in a certain area. During the Carolingian period, by contrast, the inherited framework of Greek geography began to recede from view.

They reacted with apprehension about another day being wasted, but they eventually agreed. At the end of their outing, Luna tells Blue she needed to go down to the Cocoon, signaling the beginning of her metamorphosis. First, America had to be intellectually "invented" as a distinct parcel of land--one that could be viewed geographically, if not culturally, as equivalent to the other continents.

In highlighting the Ural divide, Russian Westernizers could at once emphasize the European nature of the historical Russian core while consigning Siberia to the position of an alien Asian realm suitable for colonial rule and exploitation.Jul 14,  · In A Tale of Two Continents, however, he tells us about his own extraordinary life in the charming, rather formal style that has become his hallmark.

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