The National Geographic Magazine

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National Geographic Society, 1902 - Geography
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Page 240 - Philocophus, or the Deafe and Dumbe Man's Friend, exhibiting the philosophical verity of that subtile art, which may inable one with an observant eie, to heare what any man speaks by the moving of his lips.
Page 285 - Pierre, the quaintest, queerest, and the prettiest withal, among West Indian cities : all stone-built and stone-flagged, with very narrow streets, wooden or zinc awnings, and peaked roofs of red tile, pierced by gabled dormers. Most of the buildings are painted in a clear yellow tone, which contrasts delightfully with the burning blue ribbon of tropical sky above ; and no street is absolutely level ; nearly all of them climb hills, descend into hollows, curve, twist, describe sudden angles. There...
Page 204 - Thermometrical Navigation. Being a series of experiments and observations, tending to prove, that by ascertaining the relative heat of the Sea- Water from time to time, the passage of a ship through the Gulph Stream, and from deep water into soundings, may be discovered in time to avoid danger, although (owing to tempestuous weather,) it may be impossible to heave the lead or observe the Heavenly Bodies.
Page 211 - ... and it is to be hoped that the Government will be able to prevent the influx of a large RIVER SCENE AND CONVENTO number of unemployed. Already mean whites are abundant and on the increase.
Page 287 - A sheet is designated by the name of some well-known place or feature appearing on it, and the names of adjoining published sheets are printed on the margins. The maps are engraved on copper and printed from stone, in three colors. The cultural features, such as roads, railroads, cities, towns, etc., as well as all lettering, are in black; all water features are printed in blue, while the hill features are shown by brown contour lines. The contour interval varies with the scale of the map and the...
Page 271 - This supreme effort it was which produced the mightiest noise that, so far as we can ascertain, has ever been heard on this globe. It must have been indeed a loud noise which could travel from Krakatoa to Batavia and preserve its vehemence over so great a distance; but we should form a very inadequate conception of the energy of the eruption of Krakatoa if we thought that its sounds were heard by those merely a hundred miles off. This would be little indeed compared with what is recorded on testimony...

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