Rudiments of modern geography

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Oliver & Boyd, 1851 - Geography - 122 pages
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Page 119 - Aries the Ram, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, Virgo the Virgin, Libra the Balance, Scorpio the Scorpion, Sagittarius the Archer, Capricornus the Goat, Aquarius the Waterbearer, and Pisces the Fishes...
Page 11 - An island is a smaller portion of land altogether surrounded by water. A peninsula is a portion of land almost surrounded by water. An isthmus is a narrow neck of land joining two continents, or a peninsula and a continent.
Page 10 - Longitude is the distance of a place east or west from the first meridian. The ecliptic is a circle round the middle region of the globe, corresponding to the sun's path in the heavens.
Page 117 - Bring the place at which the time is given to the brass meridian, and set the index of the hour circle to...
Page 33 - Parliament are the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. The...

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