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