A System of Modern Geography, Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies

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T.H. Butler, 1881 - Geography - 126 pages
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Page 10 - The north temperate zone lies between the tropic of Cancer and the arctic circle ; and the south temperate zone between the tropic of Capricorn and the antarctic circle.
Page 75 - Lakes now meet twice a year in a grand parliament of two houses — the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Page 7 - ... court of appeals, circuit courts, orphans' courts, and justices of the peace. The judges of all courts are elected in the counties by the qualified voters in their respective judicial circuits. Each of the judges holds office for a term of 15 years or until he shall have attained the age of 70 years.
Page 8 - Mankind has been classed by different ethnologists into a variety of races or types of humanity; the most generally accepted classification for the last century being Blumenbach's division into five races — the Caucasian, or white race; the Mongolian, or yellow race; the Ethiopian, or black race; the American, or red race; and the Malay, or brown race. The only race which has figured in history is the Caucasian. The history of the civilized world is the history of the Caucasian race. The great...
Page 4 - Atlantic state, bounded on the north by Pennsylvania and Delaware, on the east by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the District of Columbia, and on the west and south by Virginia and West Virginia.
Page 123 - Virginia, N'orth Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky...
Page 7 - A gulf, bay or sea is a division of the water partly surrounded by land. What is a strait ? A strait is a narrow passage of water which joins two bodies of water.
Page 22 - Dominion on the south, and between the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
Page 33 - ... them, a third, and afterwards a fourth highway was made ready for those on the south and the west. So four great streams of pilgrims landed upon the island, and went up through lovely groves and gardens to the city that stood in the centre, and when they reached the walls they found on each side — on the north, on the south, on the east, on the west — splendid gates standing wide open for their entrance; and they passed on through streets of marble and jasper, and gardens where grew every...
Page 31 - ... citation of these two opinions could dispose of the question here without more, but out of deference to the sincerity of defendant and to her attorney for his thorough, exhaustive and able brief, the matter will not be disposed of in such short order. [1] At this point let it be remembered that our government is divided into three departments, — the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial, and that the Judicial shall not encroach upon the prerogatives of either of the others. The Judicial...

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