The elements of physical geography: for the use of schools, academies, and colleges (Google eBook)

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Eldredge & Brother, 1901 - Physical geography - 399 pages
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Page 37 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
Page 308 - But the opinion of modern zoologists, whose study of the species and breeds of animals makes them the best judges, is against this view of several origins of man, for two principal reasons. First, that all tribes of men, from the blackest to the whitest, the most savage to the most cultured, have such general likeness in the structure of their bodies and the working of their minds, as is easiest and best accounted for by their being descended from a common ancestry, however distant.
Page 206 - These tendencies are combined together, and cause the trade-winds to blow from the NorthEast in the northern hemisphere, and from the South-East in the southern hemisphere. The...
Page 208 - On either side of this zone and converging toward it are the trade winds, which blow from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere. The...
Page 102 - British possessions, between the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains on the west. The following are the species peculiar to the province: Limax montamis.
Page 206 - ... from the southwest in the northern hemisphere and from the northwest in the southern hemisphere. The atmospheric disturbances, due to these causes, seldom reach an elevation of more than 3000 m or two miles.
Page iii - ... man, by Edward Clodd, chapter 6 (conclusion). Marett, RR Anthropology. 2v. (Home university library of modern knowledge) Natural history Hawkes, Clarence. Little foresters Shaggycoat: a biography of a beaver Trail to the woods Maeterlinck, Maurice. Life of the bee. 2v. Physical geography Houston, EJ Elements of physical geography, for the use of schools, academies and colleges.
Page 21 - ... engineers in cutting canals have to make an allowance for a dip of this extent in order to keep the water at a uniform level. 7. The shadow which the earth casts on the moon during an eclipse is always circular. 8. And lastly, the earth belonging to a system or brotherhood, the other members of which are globular, the fair presumption is, that she also is of the same form.
Page 308 - ... most savage to the most cultured, have such general likeness in the structure of their bodies and the working of their minds, as is easiest and best accounted for by their being descended from a common ancestry, however distant Second, that all the human races, notwithstanding their form and colour, appear capable of freely intermarrying and forming crossed races of every combination...
Page 253 - F Definitions of Commonly Used Electrical Terms in Telegraph and Telephone Work Ampere. The practical unit of electric current. A rate of flow of electricity transmitting one coulomb per second. The current of electricity which would pass through a circuit whose resistance is one ohm under an electromotive force of one volt. Ampere Hour. A unit of electrical quantity equal to the quantity of electricity conveyed by one ampere flowing for one hour. Ampere Turn. A unit of magnetic field...

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