Geography: Or, A Description of the World. In Three Parts. Part I.--Geographical Orthography ... Part II.--A Grammar of Geography ... Part III.--A Description of the Earth ... Accompanied with an Atlas. To which is Added, An Easy Method of Constructing Maps, Illustrated by Plates. For the Use of Schools and Academies
Lincoln & Edmands, 1820 - 335 sider
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Side 214 - Supply , their wholesome fare , and chearful cups. Obsequious at their call , the docile tribe Yield to the sled their necks , and whirl them swift O'er hill and dale, heap'd into one expanse Of marbled snow , as far as eye can sweep, With a blue crust of ice unbounded glaz'd.
Side 92 - Switzerland is a small romantic coun try, lying upon the Alps, and is the highest spot in Europe. St. Gothard is the highe-t mountain. "Navigation on the Mississippi is attended with many difficulties and dangers, from the sudden crooks and bends in the river, the falling in of its banks, and more especially from the SAWYERS, so called, which are trees whose roots have by some means become fastened to the bottom of the river, in such a manner, that, from the continual pressure of the current, they...
Side 328 - To find the difference of latitude of any two places. — Rule. If the places are in the same hemisphere, bring each to the meridian, and subtract the latitude of the one from that of the other; if in different hemispheres, add the latitude of the one to that of the other, and the sum will show the difference of latitude.
Side 331 - As the terrestrial globe, by turning on its axis, represents the real diurnal motion of the earth; so the celestial globe, by turning on its axis, represents the apparent motion of the heavens.
Side 331 - Find, by the last problem, the place to which the sun is vertical at the given hour, and bring the same to the meridian, and rectify the globe to a latitude equal to the sun's declination. Then to all the places just under the western side of the horizon, the sun is rising ; to those just above the eastern horizon, the sun is about to set ; to all those under the upper half of the brazen meridian it is noon, and to all those under the lower half it is midnight.
Side 328 - Bring one of the places to the brazen meridian ; mark its longitude ; then bring the other place to the meridian, and the number of degrees between its longitude and that of the first mark is the difference of longitude.
Side 120 - We have the humidity of Great Britain in spring, the heat of Africa in summer, the temperature of Italy in June, the sky of Egypt in autumn, the cold and snow of Norway and the ice of Holland during winter, the hurricanes of the West Indies, to a certain extent, in each season, and the changeable winds of Great Britain in each month of the year.
Side 147 - Oconee, St. Mary's, Flint, Chatahoochee, Tallapoosa and Coosa. The coast of Georgia, for four or five miles inland, is a saltmarsh, mostly uninhabited.