Geographical Questions

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Cowperthwait & Company, 1877
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Page 9 - What is a river ? A river is a large stream of water flowing through the, land. What is a lake ? A lake is a body of water surrounded by land.
Page 8 - An Isthmus is a neck of land joining a peninsula to the main land. The Isthmus of Darien, which unites North and South America, and the Isthmus of Suez, which unites Asia and Africa, are th
Page 9 - A gulf or bay is a part of an ocean or sea extending into the land. What is a strait? A strait is a narrow passage of water connecting two.
Page 71 - The northern is called the Tropic of Cancer, and the southern the Tropic of Capricorn, because they touch the ecliptic in the beginning of those signs.
Page 22 - ... not without danger from quicksands. WASHING OF ORES. (See Mining, vol. viii, p. 504.) WASHINGTON, the capital of the U. States, in the district of Columbia, is situated on the left bank of the Potomac and the right bank of the Anacostia, or Eastern branch. The Tiber, a small stream, runs through the middle of the city ; and its waters may be conveyed to the capitol and the president's house. Lat 38 32? 54
Page 37 - Population 1870 New York . Philadelphia . Brooklyn St. Louis Chicago . Baltimore Boston . Cincinnati .. New Orleans San Francisco Buffalo . " . Washington . ; . Newark . • Louisville . New York Pennsylvania New York Missouri Illinois . Maryland . Massachusetts Ohio . Louisiana . California New York Dis.
Page 9 - A river is a large stream of fresh water, flowing from mountains or high land, into an ocean, sea, or some other body of water. Small streams are called brooks, creeks...
Page 71 - Now, boys ,what is the axis of the earth?" "The axis of the earth," said Johnny, "is an imaginary line which passes from one pole to another, and on it the earth revolves.
Page 9 - A Gulf, or Bay, is a branch of some large division of water, extending into the laud.
Page 7 - THE EARTH. What is the form of the earth? The earth is a large round body, composed of land and water.

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