Rudiments of Geography, on a New Plan ...: Accompanied with an Atlas

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O.D. Cooke, 1826 - Geography - 208 pages


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Page vi - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 42 - Sun shines continually at the North Pole, causing six months day at that pole, and leaves the South Pole six months in darkness. At the same time, it enlightens more than half the Northern Hemisphere, and less than half the Southern.
Page 42 - From September to March, or in our winter, the North Pole has continual night, and the South Pole continual day. At the same time the Southern Hemisphere has days of more than twelve hours, while our days are less. It is in this way that the long days of summer, and the short days of winter are caused.
Page 33 - The Sun heats those parts of the Earth most which are most directly exposed to its rays, as a fire heats those things most which are directly hefore it ; -whilst the countries farthest from these rays, receive only a small portion of heat.
Page 43 - When the sun's rays are vertical at any point on a meridian, it is noon at all places on that meridian that are then lighted by the sun. Since the earth turns from west to east, the sun appears to move from east to west. Therefore when it is noon at any place it is before noon, or earlier, at all places west, because the sun has not yet reached the meridians of those places. It is after noon, or later, at all places east, because the sun has already crossed the meridians of those places. EXERCISES...
Page 42 - From the Polar Circles to the Poles the days lengthen into weeks and months, so that at the poles there is but one day and one night in the year. In latitude 67, the longest day is one month; in 70, two months; in 80, four months, and at the poles six months.
Page 42 - At places under the Equator, the days are always equal, or twelve hours each, and the Sun rises and sets at 6 o'clock the whole year round.
Page 74 - Face 192, Climate 193.) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 196. This is a small district, ten miles square, lying on the Potomac, given to the United States by the states of Maryland and Virginia. It includes Washington, the seat of the United States' government, with Alexandria and Georgetown.
Page 127 - Asia; but in the halfcivilized countries, there are schools arid seminaries to give the knowledge of writing and arithmetic, and of their laws and religion, to certain classes of the people. d. The languages of Asia are far more numerous than those of Europe, and many books of religion, laws, history and poetry are found written in them.
Page vi - ... learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.'/ CHARLES A.

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