A System of Modern Geography: For Schools, Academies, and Families, Designed to Answer the Twofold Purpose of a Correct Guide to the Student, and of a Geographical Reading Book
E. Huntington, 1834 - 304 sider
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Side 229 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Side 32 - Colbert's ferry, where the thirty-fifth degree of north latitude strikes the same ; thence, due west, with said degree of north latitude, to where it cuts the Mississippi river at or near the Chickasaw Bluffs ; thence, up the said Mississippi river, to the mouth of the Ohio; thence, up the Ohio river, to the mouth of Tennessee river ; thence, up the Tennessee river, to the place of beginning.
Side 30 - Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are parties.
Side 296 - New Holland, Van Diemen's Land, Papua or New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, Solomon's islands, New Caledonia, and New Zeeland, together with a multitude of smaller islands surrounding them in all directions.
Side 11 - Zones are divisions of the earth's surface, formed by the Tropics and Polar Circles. There are Jive zones, viz : — one Torrid, two Temperate, and two Frigid.
Side 3 - GEOGRAPHY. For Schools, Academies & Families, Designed to answer the two-fold purpose of a Correct Guide to the Student, and of a Geographical Reading Book. Containing Preliminary Explanations and Exercises on the Map, comprising about 150 descriptive pieces or lessons, succeeded by appropriate questions, and exhibiting the most prominent natural features and chief productions of the five grand divisions of the globe and of its respective countries, and accompanied by a very Superior ATLAS drawn...
Side 274 - South Africa lies south of the Tropic of Capricorn, embracing the colony of the Cape, and several independent nations, of whom the Hottentots are best known. The other tribes of South Africa, north of the colony, are often classed under the general name of Caffres.
Side 12 - Peninsula is a portion of land surrounded with water, save one narrow neck which joins it to the continent, as the Morea. An Isthmus is a narrow neck of land joining a peninsula to the adjacent land, by which the people may pass from one to the other, as the isthmus of Darien. A Promontory is a high part of land stretching itself into the sea, the extremity of which is called a Cape or Headland. A Mountain is a rising...
Side 242 - Indo-China, and extending from the Bay of Bengal on the west to the China Sea on the east. In fact, the " white wonder" is seldom found within the strict boundaries of the Kingdom of Siam.
Side 59 - The state-house, in which are the public offices of the state, is surmounted by a cupola, and is a very handsome and spacious building. The city hall, built for city purposes, is also spacious and elegant ; it has two fronts, with porticos, — supported each by six massive columns. The American Asylum for the deaf and dumb, the Retreat for the insane, and Washington College, are all beautifully located, in the immediate vicinity of the city. The population within the city limits, in September, 1835,...