Modern School Geography: On the Plan of Comparison and Classification

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Belknap and Hamersley, 1844 - Atlases - 352 pages
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Page 112 - Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Page 305 - In the nortturn regions of Siberia and Kamschatka, the ground is covered with snow for the greater part of the year, and remains frozen even in summer, at a short distance below the surface. 1529. The summer is short, but very hot, producing clouds of insects, and causes the plants to grow with a rapidity unknown in temperate countries 5 but grain ripens only in the southern parts.
Page 157 - Afi wan race in Middle and Southern Africa, have such false and cruel systems of religion, that they are inferior in character to most barbarous nations of Asia and must likewise be considered as barbarous. 649. The settled nations' of Asia and Northern Africa, such as the Chinese, Hindoos, Moors and Egyptians are well acquainted with agriculture, and many of the arts, and have some books and learning. Still they have false religions, which do not generally teach them justice and kindness to all...
Page 122 - Jimerica is distinguished for the size of its lakes; which have even been the scenes of naval engagements. Lake Superior is the largest body of fresh water on the globe. The lakes of Nicaragua, in Guatemala, and of Maracaybo, and Titicaca, in South America, are also very large bodies of fresh water.
Page 75 - America from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, and from the Atlantic coast to the Great Plains.
Page 348 - Here the sun is placed in the centre of the system, about which the planets revolve from west to east, in the following order : Mercury, Venus, the Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Herschel planet : beyond which, at immense distances, are placed the fixed stars. The moon revolves round the earth ; and the earth turns about an axis.
Page 96 - Those parts of the earth which are not more than 500 or 600 feet above the level of the sea, ' are called by geographers, lowlands.
Page 130 - PM; returning at 10 in the evening. (Rules IV. and III.) But the seasons are not alike in all countries of the same region, for the reasons already given. See chap. vi. xii.
Page 127 - It descends in one season of the year, and for the rest of the year there is no rain. 468. From this circumstance the number of rainy days is smallest at the equator ; and increases in proportion to the distance from it. From North latitude 12 to 43, the average number of rainy days in...
Page 126 - ... sea breezes. 453. In the Torrid Zone, which is the hottest part of the earth, the air is most heated, and rises continually ; while the colder air rushes in from the North and South, to take its place. 454. At first, this causes North-East and South-East winds, in consequence of the motion of the earth ; and in coming near the equator, they become at lust easterly winds.

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