Outlines of elementary physiography

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Page 128 - GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS. If the rules are not attended to, the paper will be cancelled. You may take the Elementary or the Advanced or the Honours paper, but you must confine yourself to one of them.
Page 4 - Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying directly as the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between them.
Page 65 - ... the mean temperature of the entire mass of moving water is not under 65 at the moment of leaving the Gulf.
Page 132 - Draw a sketch map of the Mediterranean Sea, showing the positions of the chief islands. (11.) 8. Name the minerals which occur in a piece of granite, and describe their chemical composition. (11.) 9. What is the chemical composition of a piece of common coal, and how does it differ in composition from peat on the one hand and anthracite on the other ? (11.) 10.
Page 132 - The value attached to each question is indicated by the numbers at the end of the question. 1. Name the binary compounds which are united to form a piece of limestone. State how these may be separated from one another, and describe the characters presented by each of them. What elements are present in these binary compounds, and what is the general character of each of these elements ? (15.) 2. Describe the construction and use of a thermometer, and explain the method by which thermometers are graduated....
Page 38 - Those lands whose volcanoes still burn, are yet without corals, or there are only limited patches on some favored spots. Zoophytes and volcanoes are the land-making agents of the Pacific. The latter prepare the way by pouring forth the liquid rock, and building up the lofty summit. Quiet succeeds, and then commences the work of the zoophyte beneath the sea, while verdure covers the exposed heights.
Page 105 - The removal, for a single summer night, of the aqueous vapour from the atmosphere which covers England, would be attended by the destruction of every plant which a freezing temperature could kill.
Page 1 - We cannot, of course, give a definition of Matter which will satisfy the metaphysician; but the naturalist may be content to know matter as that which can be perceived by the senses, or as that which can be acted upon by, or can exert, force.
Page 130 - Rh one enters the Lake of Geneva as a muddy stream, and leaves it as a perfectly clear one. State the source whence the sediment carried by the river is derived, and what becomes of it. Explain the changes which are being produced in the physical features of the country by the removal and re-deposition of the material carried by the river. (15.) 52. What is a " bore " ? How are bores produced ? Name three rivers which exhibit this phenomenon.
Page 128 - Your name is not given to the Examiner, and you are forbidden to write to him about your answers. The value attached to each question is shown in brackets after the question.

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