International Geographical History of the World
J.E. Woodman, Robert E. Peary
Excerpt from ‘The World Flat-Globe and International Geographical History of the World’:
‘This international geographical history of the reconstructed world, with its accompanying flat-globe, has the epoch-making distinction of being the first work by American geographers, cartographers and economists, to follow the Treaty of Versailles and the close of the Great War. The purpose of this Introduction is to present in concise form the practical facts concerning the world in which we live, with outlines of the ge graphical and political changes that have been created by the World War.
The reconstructed world – The human race in its seven thousand years of recorded development has passed through three great epochs. Geologists find that the age of the earth is millions of years, but the activities of mankind cover a comparatively brief space. We, who live in the world today, are witnessing the birth of a new era; we are, in fact, laying the foundations for the building of a new age of human progress – the fourth great epoch.’