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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 35. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1410.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 35. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1410

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 35, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 20, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1410.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript Russia's Gift to the World 33 r Geographical exploration and research have been pursued actively in Russia since the 17th century, and with this there has been a steady progress of geographical science. The Russian Imperial Geographical Society was founded in 1845, and has established branches in all of the outlying parts of the Empire, in the Caucasus, in Siberia, and in Turkestan. " No similar scientific body," an expert authority states, " can show a better record." Russian geographers have not only explored their own empire, but have taken part in the exploration of all the less known regions of the earth, and likewise of the ocean and its depths. The scant justice done to Russia in this matter is due to foreign ignorance and to the modesty of the Russian geographers themselves. In all the branches of geographical science—map-making, with all the mathematical work which it involves, physical geography, ethnology and anthropology, and the collection and classification of statistics—their work is large and excellent. Their names are familiar to their scientific colleagues throughout the world, but are not widely known among the public, and would only be strange here. It is not surprising that Russia, with its varied geographical features and its mineral wealth, should have at an early date given particular attention to the scientific study of the earth's crust, which forms the subject of geology. Even at the end of the 18th century geological museums and schools of mining had been founded, and at the present time the many geological publications issued in Russia are now a necessary part of every geological library. The names of Chernyshev, Nikitin, Pavlov, Lagusen, and Federov are well known to all students of the science for their admirable work in strati- graphical geology, and in palaeontology. The contributions of Russia are equally great to the kindred science of geodesy, which deals with the size and shape of the earth, and to seismology,