The scholar's manual of geography (Google eBook)

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Allman & Son, 1884 - Geography - 204 pages
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Page 28 - The space between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle is called the North Temperate Zone, and that between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle is the South Temperate Zone.
Page 207 - Scotland, Ireland, the Colonies, for Standard IV., with 12 Maps, price 3d. Part IV. Europe, for Standard V., with 6 Maps, price 3d. Part V. Asia, Africa, America, for Standard VI., with 3 Maps, price 3d. Part VI. (with Two Maps), On the Oceans, Geographical Discovery, &C., ia published only with the Complete Manual.
Page 207 - ... mere lists of names, the memory has been assisted and the mind directed to infer and judge. Care has been taken to have a well illustrated Introduction, simple in style, to furnish lucid accounts of physical features, and maps not...
Page 51 - The commerce of England is greater than that of any other country in the world.
Page 6 - Illll us. in Geography, a narrow 'neck of land joining two larger portions, as the Isthmus of Suez and the Isthmus of Panama. The name was often employed by the ancients without any addition to designate the Isthmus of Corinth, joining the Peloponnesus to continent*!
Page 23 - Latin mnutum, which signifies a small part. The term seconds, is an abbreviated expression for second minutes, or minutes of the second order. 268. Since the earth turns on its axis from west to east once in 24 hours, it evidently revolves 15 per hour; or 1 in 4 minutes, and 1

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