The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal.
Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.
We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers.
America forms the longest and straightest bone in the earth's skeleton.
Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man.
As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings.
In America the most widespread type of forest is the evergreen coniferous woodland of the north.
The coast of British Columbia was one of the three chief centers of aboriginal America.
Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers, a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur company to maintain a practical monopoly.
After washing there was no place to pour the water except out of the window onto the heads of the people in the streets, which is the proper place to throw everything that is not wanted.
Thus the races, though alike in their physical response to climate, may possibly be different in their mental response because they have approached America by different paths.
The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools but also because they had no draft animals.
A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made in any part of the United States, but in Turkey it takes as many days.
Curiously enough man's body and his mind appear to differ in their climatic adaptations.
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