Birdseye Views of Far Lands

James T. Nichols (1865 - )

Birdseye Views of Far Lands is an interesting, wholesome presentation of something that a keen-eyed, alert traveler with the faculty of making contrasts with all classes of people in all sorts of places, in such a sympathetic way as to win their esteem and confidence, has been able to pick up as he has roamed over the face of the earth for a quarter of a century.

The book is not a geography, a history, a treatise on sociology or political economy. It is a Human Interest book which appeals to the reader who would like to go as the writer has gone and to see as the writer has seen the conformations of surface, the phenomena of nature and the human group that make up what we call a "world."

The reader finds facts indicating travel and study set forth in such vigorous, vivid style that the attention is held by a story while most valuable information is being obtained. The casual reader, the pupil in the public school and student in the high school, professional men and women, will all find the book at once highly interesting and instructive. In no other book with which I am acquainted can so much that is interesting be learned of the world in so short time and in such a pleasing way.

Teachers in rural schools will find the book especially helpful. It will inspire the pupils in the upper grades in these schools to do some observation work themselves and to in this manner seek to learn their own localities better, while at the same time it will suggest the collection of materials about other countries, their peoples, products, characteristics and importance from sources other than text books.

Every rural school as well as every high school and public library in the land should have one or more copies of this book. (Summary from book's Introduction.)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction and Acknowledgment RudeJohn
Play 01 The Land of Opposites - China Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Play 02 The Pearl of the Orient - Philippines JoeD
Play 03 The Country America Opened to Civilization - Japan Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Play 04 The Transformation of a Nation - Korea Easton
Play 05 A Great Unknown Land - Manchuria Easton
Play 06 The Land of Sorrow - Siberia theunknownchristian
Play 07 The Home of Bolshevism - Russia theunknownchristian
Play 08 The Nation That Conquers the Sea - Holland Edith van der Have-Raats
Play 09 The Nation That the World Honors - Belgium Guero
Play 10 A Glimpse of America's Friend - France Heather Hamtil
Play 11 Some Impressions of the Great Peace Conference Hugh Gillis
Play 12 The Nightmare of Europe - Alsace-Lorraine ToddHW
Play 13 The Home of the Passion Play - Oberammergau Cheri Gardner
Play 14 The Country Where the War Started - Servia Easton
Play 15 A World-Famous Land - Palestine Easton
Play 16 A World-Famous City - Jerusalem Easton
Play 17 A World-Famous River - The Jordan Easton
Play 18 The Playground of Moses - Egypt Hugh Gillis
Play 19 A Country With a Thousand Rivers - Venezuela TriciaG
Play 20 A Land of Great Industries - Brazil Leni
Play 21 Uruguay and Paraguay TriciaG
Play 22 The Wonderful Argentine Republic TriciaG
Play 23 Yankeedom of South America - Chile TriciaG
Play 24 The Switzerland of South America - Bolivia TriciaG
Play 25 The Land of Mystery - Peru TriciaG
Play 26 The World's Great Crossroad - Panama Canal TriciaG
Play 27 The Seven Wonders of the World Hugh Gillis