A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43, Volum 1

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John Murray, 1847 - 447 sider
This is the second volume of a two-volume series documenting the Antarctic voyages by Captain Sir James Clark Ross and his crew in the mid-19th century. This volume discusses their voyage and discoveries from Entrecasteaux Channel, to the Falkland Islands, to the search for Bouvet Island and their journey back home to England.
 

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Side 249 - Lord, my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done ; like as be also thy thoughts, which are to usward; and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee. 7 If I should declare them, and speak of them, they should be more than I am able to express.
Side 188 - As we approached the land under all studding sails, we perceived a low white line extending from its eastern extreme point as far as the eye could discern to the eastward. It presented an extraordinary appearance, gradually increasing in height as we got nearer to it, and proving at length to be a perpendicular cliff of ice between 150 and 200 feet above the level of the sea, perfectly flat and level at the top, and without any fissures or promontories on its even seaward face...
Side xi - With reference to the second branch, viz. the secular and periodical variations, it is observed that — "The progressive and periodical being mixed up with the transitory changes, it is impossible to separate them so as to obtain a correct knowledge and analysis of the former, without taking express account of and eliminating the latter...
Side 157 - It is situated in latitude 71° 56' and longitude 171° 7' east, composed entirely of igneous rocks, and only accessible on its western side. We saw not the smallest appearance of vegetation, but inconceivable myriads of penguins completely and densely covered the whole surface of the island, along the ledges of the precipices, and even to the summits of the hills, attacking us vigorously as we waded through their ranks, and pecking at us with their sharp beaks, disputing possession : which, together...
Side 188 - ... feet above the level of the sea, perfectly flat and level at the top, and without any fissures or promontories on its even seaward face. What was beyond it we could not imagine ; for, being much higher than our mast-head, we could not see anything except the summit of a lofty range of mountains extending to the southward as far as the seventy-ninth degree of latitude.
Side 249 - A gentle air of wind filled our sails ; hope again revived ; and the greatest activity prevailed to make the best use of the feeble breeze. As it gradually freshened, our heavy ships began to feel its influence, slowly at first, but more rapidly afierwards ; and before dark we found ourselves far removed from every danger.
Side 155 - It was a beautifully clear evening, and we had a most enchanting view of the two magnificent ranges of mountains, whose lofty peaks, perfectly covered with eternal snow, rose to elevations varying from seven to ten thousand feet above the level of the ocean.
Side xi - ... itself one of the most interesting and important points to which the attention of magnetic inquirers can be turned, as they are no doubt intimately connected with the general causes of terrestrial magnetism, and will probably lead us to a much more perfect knowledge of those causes than we now possess.
Side 84 - ... these great national undertakings should have selected the very place for penetrating to the southward, for the exploration of which they were well aware, at the time, that the expedition under my command was expressly preparing, and thereby forestalling our purposes, did certainly greatly surprise me. I should have expected...

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