Elements of Geography: Designed for Young Students in that Science. In Seven Sections. Sect. I. Of the Solar System. Sect. II. Of the Earth in Particular. Sect. III. Of Maps and Globes. The Three Foregoing Sections Contain the Scientific, Or Astronomical Part of Geography, Digested in a Clear and Comprehensive Manner. Sect. IV. Of the Different Religions, Governments, Languages, Civilization, and Commerce of Nations, with an Outline of Universal History. Sect. V. Of Political Divisions of the Earth Into Empires, Kingdoms, &c.; Or the Historical Part of Geography. Sect. VI. Of Natural Philosophy; Or the Properties of Matter. Sect. VII. Of Chronology

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John M'Culloch, no. 1, North Third street, 1809 - 191 páginas
 

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Página 17 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, etc.
Página 156 - Sinai to the entire country, 23,000 square miles in area, bounded on the north by the Mediterranean; on the south by the Red Sea...
Página 43 - ... will show the time of its setting. In the summer the sun rises and sets to the northward of the east and west points, but in winter to the southward of them. Therefore, when the sun's place...
Página 83 - About twenty feet from the entrance begins a lake, the water of which is transparent, and extends to an unsearchable distance ; for the darkness of the cave prevents all attempts to acquire a knowledge of it.
Página 92 - ... are of a darker brown than the body; its tail is composed of four or five feathers, which are three times as long as its body, and which are beautifully shaded with green and purple. It carries this fine length of plumage in the same manner as a peacock does...
Página 183 - Sun is a revolution of 28 years ; in which time the days of the months return again to the same days of the week ; the sun's place to the same signs and degrees of the Ecliptic on the same...
Página 19 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
Página 44 - ... shortest night. If we bring the beginning of Capricorn to the meridian, and proceed in all respects as before, we shall have the length of the longest night and shortest day. Thus, in the Great Mogul's dominions, the longest day is fourteen hours, and the shortest night ten hours.
Página 43 - Rectify the globe for the latitude of the place you are in ; bring the sun's place to the meridian, and set the index to 12 ; then turn the sun's place to the eastern edge of the horizon, and the index will point...
Página 168 - The change of motion is proportional to the motive force impressed and is made in the direction of the straight line in which that force is impressed.

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