The American School Geography: Embracing a General View of Mathematical, Physical, and Civil Geography ... With an Atlas

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Charles J. Hendee, 1837 - Geography - 156 pages
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Page 137 - Constitution in a Congress, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate consists of two members from each State, chosen by the State Legislatures for six years.
Page 118 - ... by which it is illustrated, that the sun constantly shines on a portion of the earth equal to 90 degrees north, and 90 degrees south, from his place in the heavens, and, consequently, that he always enlightens 180 degrees, or one half of the earth.
Page 14 - The top of a map is North, the bottom South, the right hand East, the left hand West.
Page 94 - Himalayas in the north, the country stretches southwards and, at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Lying entirely in the northern hemisphere, the mainland extends between latitudes 8 4' and 37 6' north and longitudes 68 7...
Page 16 - The Longitude of a place is its distance, east or west, from a given meridian. It is reckoned in degrees, minutes, and seconds, and cannot exceed 180, or a semicircumference.
Page 122 - Turn the globe, and bring the place to the graduated edge of the brazen meridian ; and the degree on the meridian is the latitude north or south, as it may be on the north or south side of the equator.
Page 123 - If the places are in the same hemisphere, bring each to the meridian, and subtract the latitude of the one from that of the other : if in different hemispheres, add the latitude of the one to that of the other. Thus the difference of latitude between London and Madras is 38 28' : between Paris and Cape Horn is 104 49'.
Page 129 - The quality of winds is affected by the countries over which they pass ; and they are sometimes rendered pestilential by the heat of deserts or the* putrid exhalations of marshes and lakes. Thus, from the deserts of Africa, Arabia and the neighboring ..countries, a hot wind blows, called Samiel, or Simoon, which sometimes produces instant death.
Page 125 - PROBLEM X. — To find the Length of the Day and Night at any Time of the Year.
Page 75 - Schools and Colleges in the Provinces of Belgium, in 1827. VII. GREAT BRITAIN. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland consists of the two islands of Great Britain (comprising England, Wales, and Scotland) and Ireland ; together with various small neighbouring islands j it also possesses the fortress of Gibraltar, and the islands of Malta and Heligoland, in Europe, and has possessions of vast extent in America, Asia, and Africa. Provinces. Sq. Miles. Pop.

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