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 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 218 - Africa ; the small Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence ; the Islands of St.
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 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 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 399 - Look for the longitude on the equator, and bring it to the brazen meridian, then under the given degree of latitude will be the place required. Thus the place whos longitude is 30 17...
Page 339 - ... on his right hand a continuous system of high mountains extending along the entire coast of America, linked with Asia by the Aleutian Isles. He would see also a chain on his left hand running along the coast of Africa, passing through Arabia into Persia, mingling there with the range that traverses Europe from the Atlantic, and merging in the mountains of central Asia, which are continued north-easterly to Behring's Straits, and form the spine of the old world.
Page 399 - What is the greatest latitude a place can have ? PROBLEM II. To find all those places which have the same latitude as any given place. RULE. Bring the given place to that part of the brass meridian which is numbered from the equator towards the poles, and observe its latitude ; turn the globe round, and all places passing under the observed latitude are those required. All places in the same latitude have the same length of day and night, and...

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