Colton and Fitch's Introductory School Geography: Illustrated by Twenty Maps and Numerous Engravings

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J.H. Colton, 1857 - 98 pages
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Page 11 - 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 28 - States, then, are bounded on the north by the British possessions, east by the Atlantic Ocean, south by the Gulf of Mexico and the States of Mexico, and west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 6 - Paper be considered as North ; the Bottom, South ; the Right hand, East ; and the Left hand, West...
Page 64 - Jtogota, capital of the States, is a large city with a university. It is 9,000 feet above sea-level. VENEZUELA. BOUNDARIES. — West by Colombia ; north by the Caribbean Sea ; east by British Guiana ; south by Brazil. AREA, 403,000 square miles ; POPULATION, over 2 millions.
Page 13 - A portion of land entirely surrounded by water. What is a Peninsula? A portion of land almost surrounded by water. What is a Lake ? What is an Isthmus?
Page 10 - ... the North Frigid Zone, between the North Pole, and the Arctic Circle; the North Temperate Zone, between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer...
Page 24 - Atlantean theory, in which the western shores of Europe and Africa, and the eastern shores of North and South America are outlined, and between them, in dotted lines, is Atlantis, the only part of that vast continent now being visible being the Azore Islands, at the northern extremity.
Page 10 - Zones are divisions of the earth's surface, formed by the Tropics and Polar Circles. There are Jive zones, viz : — one Torrid, two Temperate, and two Frigid.
Page 13 - What is an Isthmus ? A neck joining two larger portions of land What is a Strait? A passage connecting two larger bodies of water. What is a Cape ? A point of land extending into the water. What is a Mountain ? A vast elevation of land.
Page 10 - When it is summer in one, it is winter in the other, &c. In these parts, nature shews more variety in the produce of the earth, and in animals, than elsewhere Wine is peculiar to these countries ; for the vine cannot be cultivated, either in intensely hot, or severely cold climates.

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