The Geographical Journal, Volume 16

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Royal Geographical Society., 1900 - Geography
Includes the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, formerly published separately.

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Page 451 - ... political control. Persian, Arabian, North African railway projects are happily rarely heard of now. As national enterprises they never were and never could be practicable, or otherwise than dangerous mistakes. We are a world-power solely because of our worship and because of our command of the sea. In the future also we shall remain a worldpower only so long as we hold command of the sea in the fullest sense of the term, not merely by the force and efficiency of the fighting Navy, but by the...
Page 455 - And here, not far from Alexandria, Whereas the Terrene and the Red Sea meet, Being distant less than full a hundred • leagues, I meant to cut a channel to them both, ! That men might quickly sail to India.
Page 488 - Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope to the Secretary of the Admiralty for the year 1901 London 1902.
Page 574 - Arabia : The Cradle of Islam Studies in the Geography, People and Politics of the Peninsula; with an account of Islam and Missionary Work.
Page 254 - Majesty's plenipotentiary, has received Her Majesty's instructions to declare that Her Majesty does not understand the engagements of that convention to apply to Her Majesty's settlement at Honduras, or to its dependencies. Her Majesty's ratification of the said convention...
Page 450 - ... than it was sixty- years ago. The difference between its actual extent in the last year of the century and its size at the date of the Queen's accession can be estimated by a glance at a remarkable series of maps published in the ' Statesman's Year-book for 1897," while since 1897, and at this instant as we all know well, its mighty bulk is being still further increased. The world as a whole has strangely contracted owing to a bewildering increase in lines of communication, to our more detailed...
Page 407 - There would appear, then, to be good reasons for believing that the region of the South Pole is covered by what may be regarded practically as a great permanent anticyclone, with a much wider extension in winter than in summer. It is most likely that the prevailing winds blow out from the Pole all the year round towards the...
Page 448 - ... earlier period, geologically, the Irish Channel was formed. Such large-scale facts are not to be overlooked ; there are others, however, of varying degrees of prominence. Some merely require to be interpreted thoughtfully, while others, after diligent study, may still remain dubious and matter for speculation. Geography is the true basis of historical investigation and the elucidation of contemporary movements. At the present time great social and political changes are occurring throughout the...
Page 377 - Historical Atlas of Modern Europe, from the decline of the Roman Empire. Comprising also Maps of parts of Asia and of the New World connected with European history.
Page 406 - Fahr. was frequently recorded by this thermometer, whilst the temperature in the shade remained below freezing-point. These high readings were probably due to the hygrometric conditions of the atmosphere, the air, on account of the intense cold, being extremely dry. Table IV. gives some of the highest readings with the solar radiation thermometer and the temperature of air in the shade observed at the same time. TABLE IV. Relative humidity between 40 and 50 per cent.

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