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, 1857 - 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 218 - Africa ; the small Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence ; the Islands of St.
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 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, and set the index of the hour circle to 12.
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...
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.
Page 51 - Oporto, 1 ; Quebec, 15. Internal improvements in all the provinces will appear in a general table. UPPER CANADA. — This province is separated from Lower Canada by the Ottawa river, which empties into the St. Lawrence near Montreal. Of Canada generally, it has been said, that the climate is subject to great extremes of heat and cold ; the thermometer ranging between 102 above, and 36 below Fahrenheit ; the ground being covered five months in the year with snow. The geographical limits are given...
Page 116 - The broad plain was said to be bounded in the east by the Sierra Nevada, and on the west by the Bolbones and Diablo mountains.
Page 400 - ... then bring the given place to the meridian, and set the index to the given hour. Turn the globe till the index points to twelve at noon ; and the place exactly under the sun's declination on the brazen meridian will have the sun vertical at the given time.
Page 62 - When the traveler first arrives at the cataract, he stands and gazes, and is lost in admiration. The mighty volume of water which forms the outlet of the great Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie, is here precipitated over a precipice 160 feet high, with a roar like that of thunder, which may be heard, in...

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