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Excerpt from Geography of ScienceThe Growth of the Continent. - There are about one hundred million persons in North America at the present time, although a century ago there were scarcely one tenth of that number. This wonderful growth has beenMoreExcerpt from Geography of ScienceThe Growth of the Continent. - There are about one hundred million persons in North America at the present time, although a century ago there were scarcely one tenth of that number. This wonderful growth has been largely due to the useful and valuable mineral products of the earth- to the soil and climate which have allowed many different kinds of plants and animals to thrive- and to the rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and harbors which have made manufacturing and shipping easy.As it takes time to build a house, and to prepare the boards from trees, the nails from iron ore, and the bricks from clay, so it takes time for the formation of minerals and rocks and for the building of a continent. In fact, millions of years have been required for that work.The story telling how North America was made is a very interesting one. It has been discovered by a careful study of the rocks- and although there are many questions that no man is yet able to answer, we are prepared to tell a part of the story.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.