A System of Universal Geography: On the Principles of Comparison and Classification, Issue 1

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Oliver D. Cooke & Company, 1827 - Geography - 340 pages

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Page 43 - They were unenlightened by science, and unacquainted with that religion, which enjoins men to do unto others as they would that others should do unto them.
Page 11 - The native Caledonians preserved in the northern extremity of the island their wild independence, for which they were not less indebted to their poverty than to their valour. Their incursions were frequently repelled and chastised; but their country was never subdued.
Page 8 - Earth, east is that part of the heavens in which the Sun rises, and west, that part in which it sets. When we stand with our right hand to the east, the west is on our left, north before us, and south behind us.
Page 28 - ... and it is difficult to observe the temperature of the atmosphere, without these particles of sand striking against the bulb of the thermometer. All around us, the plains seemed to ascend toward the sky, and that vast and profound solitude appeared to our eyes like an ocean covered with sea-weeds. According to the unequal mass of vapours diffused through the atmosphere, and the variable decrement in the temperature of the...
Page 84 - Carolina are navigable nearly through the alluvial region, and there are some good harbors at their mouths. The coast of North Carolina is bordered with a range of low, sandy islands, enclosing a chain of sounds. Their entrances are generally obstructed by bars, which vessels of considerable size cannot pass. But the streams are navigable for sloops some distance into the interior.
Page 47 - ... hung with festoons of various forms and brilliant appearance. In some parts, immense columns descend to the floor; others present the appearance of trees and brooks turned to marble. The Peak cavern, in Derbyshire, England, is also a celebrated curiosity of this kind.
Page 73 - PROBLEM X. — To find the Length of the Day and Night at any time of the Year. Only double the time of the sun's rising that day, and it gives the length of the night ; double the time of its setting, and it gives the length of the day. Thus...
Page 257 - Several of these are navigable, with occasional obstructions from fells, for boats and canoes, while they offer many choice situations for the erection of mills. On the northern shores of Lake Ontario is a ridge of heights of no great elevation, and of inconsiderable breadth, from which the land soon descends again, and forms a level...
Page 83 - As a navigable channel, it is superior to any north-east of the Hudson. The numerous rivers on the eastern declivity of the Apalachian chain afford the advantages of a good inland navigation to most parts of the Atlantic states. In all those streams which flow through the alluvial region from the Mississippi to the...
Page 70 - It runs nearly parallel with the coast of the Pacific Ocean, at the distance of several hundred miles ; and probably extends to the Arctic Circle.

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