A System of Questions in Geography: Adapted to Any Modern Atlas : Embracing Geographical Definitions, Introduction to the Use of the Terrestrial Globe, and Ancient Geography

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Kiggins & Kellogg, 1854 - 189 pages
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Page 141 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 133 - ... future more discouraging than in the summer of 1850. The revolutionary war of 1848, that had swept over the country from the lagoons of Venice to the extremities of Sicily, had receded, and left nothing but defeat and disappointment behind. Italy at that time comprised the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the States of the Church, the grand duchy of Tuscany, the duchies of Parma and Modena, the LombardoVenetian territory and the kingdom of Piedmont or Sardinia.
Page 184 - Bring the place, where the hour is given, to the brass meridian, and set the index...
Page 46 - The word zone signifies a belt or girdle ; and these divisions are called zones, because they encompass the earth like a girdle. Q. How many Zones are there ? A. There are five zones — one torrid, — two temperate, — and two frigid zones. Q. What part of the earth's surface does th
Page 78 - The whole floor of tne cave is covered with Epsom salt, sometimes in lumps of ten pounds weight, and of the purest quality. About a mile and a half within the cave is a white column of satin spar, fifteen feet in diameter, and thirty feet high, regularly fluted from top to bottom.
Page 184 - To find the distance between any two places on the globe. Lay the graduated edge of the quadrant of altitude over both the places and count the number of degrees intercepted between them; which being multiplied by 60 for geographical, or t;9r'n for English miles, will give the distance required.
Page 48 - The judicial power is vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as Congress may from time to time establish.
Page 2 - In the year 1850, by HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office for the Southern District of New York. PREFACE THE...
Page 44 - ... that lie on the left hand side, are in west longitude. Or, if the figures on the top and bottom of the map increase from left to right, the longitude is east ; if from right to left, the longitude is west. Point to the meridian that passes through Washington, on the Map of the United States, and tell me how this is marked on the top of the map. Why is it marked 0 ? A.
Page 7 - ... peninsulas. 55 What is an Isthmus ? A. A narrow neck of land,, which joins two parts of a continent, or a peninsula to a continent; as the Isthmus of Darien, and the Isthmus of Suez.

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