The geography of the globe

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company; Whittaker and Company; R.Y. Clarke and Company; and L.E. Wittenoom, 1850 - Celestial globes - 360 pages

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Page 226 - Europe, with regard to trade, before the passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope and America was discovered.
Page i - The Geography of the Globe; containing a Description of its several Divisions of Land and Water: to which are added, Problems on the Terrestrial and Celestial Globes, and a Series of Questions for Examination: designed for the Use of Schools and Private Families.
Page 247 - Within less than four years the annexation of Texas to the Union has been consummated; all conflicting title to the Oregon Territory south of the forty-ninth degree of north latitude, being all that was insisted on by any of my predecessors, has been adjusted; and New Mexico and Upper California have been acquired by treaty.
Page 247 - Mountains, contains 2,059,513 square miles, or 1,318,126,058 acres. These estimates show that the territories recently acquired. and over which our exclusive jurisdiction and dominion have been extended, constitute a country more than half as large as all that which was held by the United States before theit acquisition.
Page 318 - Rectify the globe for the latitude of the place, find the sun's place in the ecliptic and bring it to the brass meridian, and set the index of the hour circle to 12.
Page 304 - ... they have received, and which they will continue to receive. Yet we should do wrong if we considered that these two persons alone are to be regarded as the authors of the discovery of this planet. I am confident that it will be found that the discovery is a consequence of what may properly be called a movement of the age ; that it has been urged by the feeling of the scientific world in general, and has been nearly perfected by the collateral, but independent labours, of various persons possessing...
Page 247 - California, 851,598 square miles, or 545,012,720 acres; being an addition equal to more than one-third of all the territory owned by the United States before their acquisition ; and, including Oregon, nearly as great an extent of territory as the whole of Europe, Eussia only excepted.
Page 313 - To find the sun's longitude (commonly called the sun's place in the ecliptic) and his declination. RULE. Look for the given day in the circle of months on the horizon, against which, in the circle of signs, are the sign and degree in which the sun is for. that day. Find the same sign and degree in the ecliptic on the surface of the globe ; bring the degree of the ecliptic, thus found, to that part of the...
Page 321 - ... then bring the given place to the meridian, and set the index to the given hour. Turn the globe till the index points to twelve at noon ; and the place exactly under the sun's declination on the brazen meridian will have the sun vertical at the given time.
Page 247 - ... the Oregon Territory south of the forty-ninth degree of north latitude, being all that was insisted on by any of my predecessors, has been adjusted; and New Mexico and Upper California have been acquired by treaty. The area of these several Territories, according to a report carefully prepared by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, from the most authentic information in his possession, and which is herewith transmitted, contains one million one hundred and ninetythree thousand and...

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