The Seal of the District of Alaska, 1911. The image on the seal shows Alaska's mountains and shore.

Seal of Alaska

The Seal of the District of Alaska, 1911. The image on the seal shows Alaska's mountains and shore.

The coat of arms of Alberta, a province of Canada.

Alberta Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Alberta, a province of Canada.

Basaltic Columns at Finagl's Cave in Scotland. It is formed entirely from hexagonally-jointed basalt.

Basaltic Columns

Basaltic Columns at Finagl's Cave in Scotland. It is formed entirely from hexagonally-jointed basalt.

The Great Seal of the State of California. The seal shows Eureka with a bear cub. In the background are mountains and ships.

Seal of California

The Great Seal of the State of California. The seal shows Eureka with a bear cub. In the background…

The Seal of Colorado, 1876. The seal shows The Eye of Providence and Colorado's motto 'Nil sine numine' meaning "Nothing without God's will.

Seal of Colorado

The Seal of Colorado, 1876. The seal shows The Eye of Providence and Colorado's motto 'Nil sine numine'…

"Düreresque Detail, as illustrated in a woodcut by Dürer." -Whitney, 1911

Dürer Woodcut

"Düreresque Detail, as illustrated in a woodcut by Dürer." -Whitney, 1911

Turner painted this picture of The Devil's Bridge in England. It is from the "Liber Studiorum".

The Devil's Bridge

Turner painted this picture of The Devil's Bridge in England. It is from the "Liber Studiorum".

Fissures produced by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886.

Fissures

Fissures produced by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886.

Odin lets Frey, the god of sunshine, sit in his throne. While he looks across the land, he sees Gerda, a giantess, and falls in love with her.

Frey Sitting in Odin's Throne

Odin lets Frey, the god of sunshine, sit in his throne. While he looks across the land, he sees Gerda,…

An outdoor scene

Great Outdoors

An outdoor scene

An illustration of a group hiking through the mountains.

Group Hiking

An illustration of a group hiking through the mountains.

Two boys and a man hiking up a mountain.

Hiking

Two boys and a man hiking up a mountain.

An eminence less than a mountain.

Hill

An eminence less than a mountain.

An image of a hill, valley, and river.

Hill

An image of a hill, valley, and river.

Hills covered with trees.

Hills

Hills covered with trees.

The Himalayas, the loftiest mountains in the world, rise abruptly form the plains of Northern Hindustan.

Himalaya Mountains

The Himalayas, the loftiest mountains in the world, rise abruptly form the plains of Northern Hindustan.

Lake with trees and mountains in distance.

Lake

Lake with trees and mountains in distance.

The Great Seal of the State of Montana. The seal shows Montana and a shovel, pick, and plow symbolizing agriculture. The state motto is 'Oro y Plata' meaning "Gold and Silver."

Seal of Montana

The Great Seal of the State of Montana. The seal shows Montana and a shovel, pick, and plow symbolizing…

Picture of a mountain erupting.

Mountain

Picture of a mountain erupting.

A scene in the mountains with trees and water running by.

Mountain

A scene in the mountains with trees and water running by.

A mountain pass with a caravan passing through it.

Mountain-Pass

A mountain pass with a caravan passing through it.

Monarch of mountains of north cape.

Mountains

Monarch of mountains of north cape.

Monarch of mountains of Straight of Gibraltar.

Mountains

Monarch of mountains of Straight of Gibraltar.

A Native American father and his son find a pony while hiking near the mountains.

Native Americans with Pony

A Native American father and his son find a pony while hiking near the mountains.

The Great Seal of the State of Nevada. The seal shows wheat, a sickle, and a plow representing agriculture. It also shows sunshine, mountains and the state motto, "All for Our Country."

Seal of Nevada

The Great Seal of the State of Nevada. The seal shows wheat, a sickle, and a plow representing agriculture.…

Also known as Abies nobilis. Native to the Cascade Range and Coast Range mountains.

Pine Cone of Noble Fir

Also known as Abies nobilis. Native to the Cascade Range and Coast Range mountains.

The Great Seal of the State of Oregon. The seal shows mountains, an elk, a wagon, and the Pacific Ocean.

Seal of Oregon

The Great Seal of the State of Oregon. The seal shows mountains, an elk, a wagon, and the Pacific Ocean.

A picture of two birds, with a waterfall in the background.

Outdoors

A picture of two birds, with a waterfall in the background.

The great low plain of North America lies between the Atlantic system on the east and the Pacific system of the west.

Plains

The great low plain of North America lies between the Atlantic system on the east and the Pacific system…

A river from its source to its mouth.

River

A river from its source to its mouth.

A river with boats traveling on it.

River

A river with boats traveling on it.

This painting, by Titian was so famous for its country appeal that it was turned into a book. It can now be found hanging in the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy.

Scene in the Cadore Country

This painting, by Titian was so famous for its country appeal that it was turned into a book. It can…

"Although the characteristics of this class of buildings are generally uniform, yet shades of difference occur here or there. These deviations are perceptible in the various countries where wooden houses are met with, and are found even in the different cantons of Switzerland. It would, however, carry us too far to enter more fully into various points of difference. [This image] exhibits a characteristic example of one of these Swiss-cottages or chalets."

Swiss House in the Canton of Berne, Iseltwald

"Although the characteristics of this class of buildings are generally uniform, yet shades of difference…

"The third class of timber buildings which has to be described is the so-called Swiss-Cottage style [shown here]. This class belongs exclusively to the country in contradistinction to the town. It is only lately that its application has been extended to other purposes, as for example, (and in combination with framed half-timbered construction) to railway stations, &c."

Group of Swiss Houses

"The third class of timber buildings which has to be described is the so-called Swiss-Cottage style…

An image of a valley between mountains.

Valley

An image of a valley between mountains.

A pretty lake in a valley.

Valley

A pretty lake in a valley.

An eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Vesuvius

An eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

A man and his son hunting in the mountains of Virginia.

Virginia Mountaineers in Colonial Times

A man and his son hunting in the mountains of Virginia.

The sides of volcanic cones are often rent during the eruption, and the fissures filled with lava, which hardens and forms rocky ribs called <em>dykes</em>. Sometimes the central cone becomes choked, and secondary or parasitic cones are formed.

Volcanic Dykes and Parasitic Cones

The sides of volcanic cones are often rent during the eruption, and the fissures filled with lava, which…

Also known as Larix occidentalis. A species of larch native to the mountains of western North America.

Western Larch Pine Cone

Also known as Larix occidentalis. A species of larch native to the mountains of western North America.