Geography Made Familiar and Easy to Young Gentlemen and Ladies: Being the Sixth Volume of The Circle of the Sciences, &c

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Newbery and Carnan, 1769 - Geography - 319 pages
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Page 39 - Bring the given place to the brazen meridian, and fet the index to the given hour ; then turn the globe, until the place where the hour is required, comes to the meridian ; and the index will point to the hour at that place. PROBLEM VII. Tojind the Suit's Place in the Ecliptic, and his Declination, for any given Day in the Year.
Page 54 - There is a considerable nuii.ber of places lying within the torrid zone, in any of which if a certain kind of sun-dial be duly erected, the shadow will go back several degrees upon the same, at a certain time of the year ; and that twice every day for the space of divers weeks; yet no ways derogating from that miraculous returning of the shadow upon the Dial of Ahaz, in the days of King Hezekiah.
Page 46 - The hour of the day at any place being given, to find what time it then is at any other place. Bring the given place to the brazen meridian, and...
Page 88 - Loch, he will perceive that the county is bounded on the north by the Northern Ocean, on the south by the county of Ross, on the west by the Mynch, on the north-east by Caithness, and on the south-east by the Moray Firth.
Page 59 - Semidiameter more diftant from that Place than in his Meridian at Noon. Now there being but an inconfiderable Proportion between the Depth of the loweft Valley in the World and the...
Page 63 - ... of the other three, that a man may travel on foot from it to any of the other three, in the...
Page 21 - How they are framed, viz. the parallel of latitude in which they end (that being likewife the breadth of the next) with the refpeftive breadth of each of them, is...
Page 40 - ... face of the heavens at that time, by the celestial globe, so as to find and point out all the constellations, and principal stars, there visible. Rule. — Elevate the globe to so many degrees above the horizon as are equal to the latitude of the place, and set the globe due north and south : find the sun's place in the ecliptic, bring it to the brazen meridian, and set the index to twelve at noon ; turn the globe westward till the index points to the given hour; then the surface of the globe...

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