Rabenort's Geography: North America and the United States, Book 2

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American Book Company, 1913 - 194 pages
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Page 12 - All places on the same east-west line (parallel of latitude) are directly east or west of one another and are the same distance north or south of the equator. • All places north of the equator are in north latitudes; all places south of the equator are in south latitudes. • The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are imaginary lines of latitude lying north and south of the equator. The part of the earth between them is known as the tropics. • The Arctic and Antarctic Circles are imaginary...
Page 167 - ... first named, was the leader in the house of representatives on the democratic side in the debate on the KansasNebraska bill. In February. 1859, the name was changed to Wabaunsee, that being the name of a chief of the Pottawatomie Indians.
Page 11 - Jan, Feb. Mar. April. May .Tune July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Page 77 - What river forms part of the boundary between Mexico and the United States ? Into what body of water does it flow?
Page 99 - ... greater ability of large firms to outcompete smaller firms in a price war, because of the existence of greater reserves and surplus margins on the part of the large companies. In any price war, the smaller firms are generally eliminated first. While Philadelphia has been traditionally looked upon as one of the leading centers of the insurance business in the United States with a number of large insurance companies and combines, there are also many long-established smaller companies which have...
Page 13 - Every circle of longitude and latitude is divided into 360 parts called degrees, and every degree is divided into 60 minutes, and every minute into 60 seconds.
Page 106 - Association' souvenirs of her administration, including a block of wood from the elm tree under which George Washington took command of the American Army...
Page 2 - The great circle formed by passing a plane perpendicular to the earth's axis halfway between its poles is known as the equator. The equator, which divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres, is of major importance because it is one of the two great circles from which all locations on the earth's surface are referenced. Any great circle formed by passing a plane through the center of the earth at right angles to the equator is called a meridian. There are an infinite number of meridians...
Page 5 - In the northern hemisphere between the Torrid Zone and the North Frigid Zone is the North Temperate Zone.
Page 3 - Be sure to make each motion in the proper direction, namely, from left to right (west to east); opposite to the motion of the hands of a watch.

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