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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

ble portion of the system of the sciences." True, even in this broad conception, Ritter conveys no adequate idea of what scientific geography is. His illustrious labors were restricted to a narrower field, and we may say that he worked only upon a part of the foundations

PSM V09 D742 Map of the mediterranean sea.jpg
Map of the Mediterranean Sea showing the Relative Depths.

of the proud edifice which future ages will behold. Still, so far are we from wishing to discredit the important services rendered by this great geographer that we are free to confess that he achieved all that