Outlines of Modern Geography: On a New Plan, Carefully Adapted to Youth : with Numerous Engravings of Cities, Manners, Costumes, and Curiosities, Accompanied by an Atlas

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S.G. Goodrich, 1826 - Costume - 252 pages

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Page 2 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 13 - ... down the sides. If the figures increase upward, the latitude is north ; if they increase downward, the latitude is south.
Page 2 - An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 246 - From north latitude 12 to 43, the mean number of rainy days is 78 — from 43 to 46, the mean number is 103— from 46 to 50, it is 134— from 50 to 60, 161.
Page 9 - ... stars. The nearest stars are, on good grounds, concluded to be at least twenty billions of miles distant from our globe — a distance through which light (the swiftest body in nature) could not travel in the space of three years ; and which a ball, moving at the rate of 500 miles an hour, would not traverse in four millions five hundred thousand years, or 750 times the period which has elapsed since the Mosaic creation. But how far they may be placed beyond this distance, no astronomer will...
Page 11 - Every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees. Each degree is divided into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds.
Page 232 - Twice a-day it pours out its imprisoned waves into the bosom of the ocean. A liquid mountain is thus raised of the height of 180 feet; it frequently meets the flowing tide of the sea, and the shock of these two bodies of water is so dreadful, that it makes all the neighbouring islands tremble ; the fishermen and navigators fly from it in the utmost terror.
Page 250 - A hill, inclined 45 degrefcslfowarJs the south, when the sun is elevated 45 degrees, receives the solar rays perpendicularly, whilst upon a plain, the same rays strike the soil under an angle of 45 degrees, that is, with one quarter less of force; and a hill inclined 45 degrees to the north, will be struck by the solar rays in a horizontal direction, which makes them glide along its surface.
Page 80 - The public buildings are magnificent ; and some of them of the most beautiful architecture. The city contains 137,000 inhabitants.
Page 2 - Outlines of Modern Geography, on a new plan, carefully adapted to Youth. With numerous engravings of cities, manners, costumes, and curiosities. Accompanied by an Atlas. By Rev. Charles A. Goodrich.

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