Some words of explanation may be offered in adding another to the long list of already published "Geographies" of the British Isles. The present little work has been prepared in accordance with the plan of instruction advocated in my Teaching of Geography. It is mainly designed for children who have already acquired an elementary knowledge of what geography is, not from class-books, but from practical instruction based on the topography of their own district.
As the map must ever be the groundwork of lessons in geography, this class-book is written as a kind of guide to the map, and is not meant to be used merely by itself as material to be learnt by rote. In the class-room the large wall-map will be constantly referred to, and at home the pupil will have his little hand-map or atlas. The cheap elementary atlas prepared in connection with the present Geographical Series by Mr. Bartholomew will be found of essential service in the following lessons.