Geography: Or, A Description of the World

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Lincoln & Edmands, 1820 - 335 strani

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Stran 214 - Supply , their wholesome fare , and chearful cups. Obsequious at their call , the docile tribe Yield to the sled their necks , and whirl them swift O'er hill and dale, heap'd into one expanse Of marbled snow , as far as eye can sweep, With a blue crust of ice unbounded glaz'd.
Stran 102 - Constitution, the legislative power is vested in a Congress of the United States, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Stran 92 - Switzerland is a small romantic coun try, lying upon the Alps, and is the highest spot in Europe. St. Gothard is the highe-t mountain. "Navigation on the Mississippi is attended with many difficulties and dangers, from the sudden crooks and bends in the river, the falling in of its banks, and more especially from the SAWYERS, so called, which are trees whose roots have by some means become fastened to the bottom of the river, in such a manner, that, from the continual pressure of the current, they...
Stran 328 - To find the difference of latitude of any two places. — Rule. If the places are in the same hemisphere, bring each to the meridian, and subtract the latitude of the one from that of the other; if in different hemispheres, add the latitude of the one to that of the other, and the sum will show the difference of latitude.
Stran 331 - As the terrestrial globe, by turning on its axis, represents the real diurnal motion of the earth; so the celestial globe, by turning on its axis, represents the apparent motion of the heavens.
Stran 331 - Find, by the last problem, the place to which the sun is vertical at the given hour, and bring the same to the meridian, and rectify the globe to a latitude equal to the sun's declination. Then to all the places just under the western side of the horizon, the sun is rising ; to those just above the eastern horizon, the sun is about to set ; to all those under the upper half of the brazen meridian it is noon, and to all those under the lower half it is midnight.
Stran 328 - Bring one of the places to the brazen meridian ; mark its longitude ; then bring the other place to the meridian, and the number of degrees between its longitude and that of the first mark is the difference of longitude.
Stran 120 - We have the humidity of Great Britain in spring, the heat of Africa in summer, the temperature of Italy in June, the sky of Egypt in autumn, the cold and snow of Norway and the ice of Holland during winter, the hurricanes of the West Indies, to a certain extent, in each season, and the changeable winds of Great Britain in each month of the year.
Stran 147 - Oconee, St. Mary's, Flint, Chatahoochee, Tallapoosa and Coosa. The coast of Georgia, for four or five miles inland, is a saltmarsh, mostly uninhabited.
Stran 24 - The world or earth is a large globe, the diameter of which is nearly eight thousand miles, and its surface contains nearly 200 millions of square miles.

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