A Practical System of Modern Geography, Or, a View of the Present State of the World: Simplified and Adapted to the Capacity of Youth ... Accompanied by a New and Improved Atlas

Robinson, Pratt & Company, 1838 - 288 sider

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Side 4 - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;
Side 61 - The judicial power is vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as Congress may from time to time establish.
Side 4 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape.
Side 61 - District Courts, and seven Circuit Courts, which are thus organized : the Supreme Court is composed of one Chief Justice, and six Associate Justices, who hold a court in the city of Washington, annually ; besides which, each of these justices attends in a certain circuit, comprising two or more districts, appropriated to each, and, together with the judge of the district, composes a Circuit Court, which is held in each district of the circuit.
Side 4 - ... the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of Maps, charts, and books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.
Side 253 - It can enumerate five times as many species of quadrupeds as Asia, and three times as many as all America. It excels Asia in the size of its colossal river-horse (hippopotamus), gigantic giraffe, and large antelopes and apes.
Side 173 - Guiana, and grows to an enormous size, measuring about 32 £ inches between the tips of the two wings. It sucks the blood of men and cattle when they are fast asleep. After it is full, it disgorges the blood, and begins to suck afresh, until it reduces the sufferer to a state of great weakness. The rivers of Guiana abound with fish, many of which are highly prized by the inhabitants ; and, owing to the heat and moisture of the climate, insects and reptiles of all sorts are produced in such abundance,...
Side 22 - Zone which lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic circle is called the NORTH TEMPERATE ZONE ; and the one lying between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic circle, the SOUTH TEMPERATE ZOKE.
Side 130 - ... 1000 years — since the desertion of these fabrics, and the extinction of the people by whom they were constructed. They are found in the vicinity of each other, spread over the great plains, from the southern shore of lake Erie to the gulf of Mexico, generally in the neighborhood of the great rivers. Their structure is regular, and they have been supposed to warrant the opinion of the existence, in ancient times, of great cities along the Mississippi. The mummies...
Side 96 - ... situation than New York, both for internal and external commerce. It is here that merchants and traders resort from all quarters — from the shores of the Atlantic, the confines of the lakes, and the banks of the Mississippi, with a certainty that they can dispose of their own produce, and supply themselves with every article they require. It is here that strangers and travellers assemble as the place of departure to every part of the world. It is at present, and probably will long remain, in...

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