The Desert Home (Illustrated Edition) Thomas Mayne Reid

ISBN: 9781406545203

Published: March 21st 2008


276 pages


The Desert Home (Illustrated Edition)  by  Thomas Mayne Reid

The Desert Home (Illustrated Edition) by Thomas Mayne Reid
March 21st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 276 pages | ISBN: 9781406545203 | 4.75 Mb

1889. Reid was a popular writer of books for young people. The Desert Home begins: There is a great desert in the interior of North America. It is almost as large as the famous Sahara of Africa. It is fifteen hundred miles long, and a thousand wide. Now, if it were a regular shape,-that is to say, a parallelogram,-you could at once compute its area, by multiplying the length upon the breadth- and you would obtain one million and a half for the result-one million and a half of square miles. But its outlines are as yet very imperfectly known- and although it is fully fifteen hundred miles long, and in some places a thousand in breadth, its surface extent is probably not over one million of square miles, or twenty-five times the size of England.

Fancy a desert twenty-five times as big as all England! Do you not think that it has received a most appropriate name, when it is called the Great American Desert? See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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