Cornell's High School Geography: Forming Part Third of a Systematic Series of School Geographies : Comprising a Description of the World : Arranged with Special Reference to the Wants and Capacities of Pupils in the Senior Classes of Public and Private Schools : Embellished by Numerous Engravings and Accompanied by a Large and Complete Atlas, Drawn and Engraved Expressly for this Work

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D. Appleton & Company, 1861 - Geography - 405 pages

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Page 323 - CIRCLE is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, all the points of which are equally distant from a point within called the centre; as the figure ADB E.
Page 325 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Page 112 - Missouri defined her northern boundary to be the parallel of latitude which passes through the rapids of the Des Moines River. The lower rapids of the Mississippi immediately above the mouth of the Des Moines River had always been known as the Des Moines Rapids, or "the rapids of the Des Moines River.
Page 44 - State, elected by the legislature thereof, for the term of six years ; and the whole number is divided into three classes ; of which one goes out at the expiration of every two years.
Page 401 - Rectify the globe for the latitude of the place. Find the sun's place in the ecliptic, and bring it to the brass meridian ; the number of degrees on the meridian between the horizon and the sun's place is the altitude required.
Page 42 - We have now a territorial extent nearly ten times as large as that of Great Britain and France combined ; three times as large as the whole of France, Britain, Austria, Prussia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, and Denmark together ; one and a half times as large as the Russian empire in Europe ; about one-sixth less than the area of all...
Page 93 - British possessions on the north, to the Gulf of Mexico on the south, and from Mississippi River on the east to the Rocky Mountains on the west.
Page 51 - Rivers. The climate is subject to great extremes of heat and cold; the winters are long and severe, the lakes being covered with ice from December to April. • Among the most important productions are grain, potatoes, wool, butter, cheese, bees'-wax and honey. The great staple product is lumber. The chief minerals are iron, limestone, granite and slate. Inhabitants, etc.—The inhabitants are mainly of British descent.
Page 137 - MEXICO, the capital, is situated in a vast plain of carefully cultivated fields, enclosed by lofty mountains, about two miles from Lake Tezcuco. The city is in the form of a square (each side of which is about 9,000 feet in length), and is enclosed by high walls. It is noted for its numerous churches, convents and squares. The city markets are abundantly supplied with animal and vegetable productions ; the latter are chiefly cultivated on the chinampas, or floating islands, in the adjacent lakes....
Page 33 - Warehouses rise over the wharves, or tower aloft in different parts of the town, and dwellinghouses and public buildings rear their heads over each other, as they stretch along and up the sides of the hill.

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