# A concise syopsis of geography, for the use of the junior department of the Royal military college, at Sandhurst

1829

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### Contents

 Section 1 5 Section 2 16 Section 3 26 Section 4 56
 Section 5 83 Section 6 93 Section 7 99

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Page 76 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.
Page 91 - Rectify the globe to the latitude of the place; bring the sun's place in the ecliptic to the meridian, and set the index to XII.
Page 78 - TROPICS are two small circles, parallel to the equator (or equinoctial,) at the distance of 23° 28' from it ; the northern is called the tropic of Cancer, the southern the tropic of Capricorn. The tropics are the limits of the torrid zone, northward and southward. 17. The POLAR CIRCLES are two small circles, parallel to the equator (or equinoctial,) at the distance of 66° 32' from it, and 23° 28
Page 82 - ANTIPODES are those inhabitants of the earth who live diametrically opposite to each other, and consequently walk feet to feet ; their latitudes, longitudes, seasons of the year, days and nights, are all contrary to each other.
Page 24 - Sound, between Zealand and Sweden ; the Great Belt, between Zealand and Funen ; the Little Belt, between Funen and Jutland.
Page 92 - Rule.—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.
Page 2 - A Creek is a narrow branch of the sea, running into the land. A Lake is a portion of water, entirely surrounded by land ; as the lake of Geneva.
Page 1 - Land.—The laud is divided into continents, countries, islands, peninsulas, isthmuses, promontories, capes, mountains, volcanoes, shores or coasts, and deserts. A Continent is a very great extent of land, containing many countries ; as, the Eastern and Western Continents; the former including Europe, Asia, and Africa, and the latter, North and South America. A Country is a smaller portion of land, distinguished by a particular name, people, and form of government. An Island (from Insula) is land...
Page 79 - THE LATITUDE of a place is its distance north or south from the equator, reckoned in degrees on the meridian passing through that place.
Page 83 - Look for the longitude on the equator, and bring it to the brazen meridian, then under the given degree of latitude will be the place required. Thus the place whose longitude is 31° 30...