# Treasury of General Knowledge, Part 2

American Book Company, 1910

### Contents

 SECTION I 13 The Waters 17 The Civil 18 Characteristics of Various Mammals 19 Magnets 23 Other Insects Spiders Worms 25 Names of Flowers 30 Other Minerals 36
 SECTION II 161 Velocity The Pendulum 167 90 171 Melting and Freezing 174 Some Measures and Weights 197 Volcanoes and Earthquakes 203 91 209 National Holidays 210

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Page 196 - A circle (Fig. 38) is a figure bounded by a curved line, called the circumference, every point of which is equally distant from a point within, called the center.
Page 212 - George Washington 1789 John Adams 1797 Thomas Jefferson 1801 James Madison 1809 James Monroe 1817 John Quincy Adams 1825 Andrew Jackson 1829 Martin Van Buren 1837 William Henry Harrison 1841 John Tyler 1841 James K.
Page 249 - What creature walks on four feet in the morning, on two feet at noon, and on three feet in the evening?
Page 166 - ЛХ7еНр'А (vvedj), a piece of wood or o metal, thick at one end, and sloping to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc.
Page 213 - Just to the People of the United States. Whereas, under the Constitution of the United States Presidential and Vice Presidential Electors In the several states are now elected on a statewide basis, each state being entitled to as many electors as it has senators and representatives In Congress ; and...
Page 210 - America, forming the legislature of the United States. It consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives, each constituting a distinct and independent branch.
Page 196 - As a result of the informal, developmental, discussion type of teaching, the pupil will have participated in the making of such generalizations as: 1. The circumference of a circle is a little more than three times its diameter. 2. When we divided the length of the circumference of a circle by the length of its diameter, we got a quotient of about 3. 3. We called the "quotient of the circumference divided by the diameter" the ratio of the circumference to the diameter.
Page 174 - ... occupying 1090.83 cc, or 90.7 cc more than an equal weight of water at the same temperature. This is again very unusual, since nearly all substances contract on changing from the liquid to the solid state. It plays a very important part, however, in the economy of nature. If ice were heavier than water, it would sink to the bottom as soon as formed, and rivers and lakes would soon become entirely frozen.
Page 182 - The colors of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.