Here are some antique schoolbooks - particularly Geography books - that I found at my favorite used book store over the weekend. All of them were printed between the 1850s and 1905 and none cost me more than ten dollars.
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From 1904 - Probably the prize of the bunch
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Please note the extent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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Not to mention Iowa
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It includes all the latest Census data
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And a guide to Hawaiian 'surf-riding'
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This little guy is in rough shape, but only cost me a dollar.
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The illustrations are great!
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The binding on this one is cracked, but the cover is in beautiful shape. (1881)
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A common theme in these old Geography books was Russians being attacked by wolves.
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'Physical Geography' (1857) has a wealth of good information...
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...like dealing with sandstorms.
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Harper's School Geography (1878) is a classic.
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I wonder how different this would have been before the War.
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I've discovered that it is good to have a couple of these on hand during the school year.
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They make great gifts for graduating interns...
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...and other nerds.





8/3/2010 06:54:03

Love these! I would show them to the students and ask them how they think information has changed in the last decade. See what they have to say! :)

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