Cornell's Grammar-school Geography: Forming a Part of a Systematic Series of School Geographies, Embracing an Extended Course and Adapted to Pupils of the Higher Classes in Public and Private Schools

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D. Appleton and Company, 1863 - Geography - 108 pages

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Page 54 - The members of the House of Representatives are chosen by the people of the several States every second year. Each State is entitled to one Representative for every 127,000 inb^Mf.snts, and to one, at least, though the population be less.
Page 60 - Siloxi and St. Louis Bays are shallow basins. The Passes or straits admit the passage of vessels drawing 6 feet of water. Lake. Borgne lies principally in Louisiana. Ship Island, Cat Island, and Horn Island are sterile banks of sand. 5. Climate. The winters are several degrees colder than in the Atlantic States of the same latitude, and rarely pass without snow. The summers are long and hot, and long droughts often succeed excessive and protracted rains. Along the rivers, and stagnant waters, it...
Page 60 - But little attention has, as yet, been paid to manufactures. Cotton manufactures have been introduced with considerable success. The commerce of the state consists chiefly in the exportation of articles of domestic produce. Cities. — MONTGOMERY, the capital, is situated on a high bluff, on the left bank of Alabama River, at the western termination of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad. The surrounding country is one of the richest cotton regions of the state ; and large quantities of this article...
Page 17 - Mexico, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico, and on the West by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 7 - About two hundred millions. What portion of this is land ? About one-fourth, or fifty millions. What portion water? About three-fourths, or one hundred and fifty millions. How is the land distributed ? There is about three times as much land in the Northern Hemisphere as in the Southern; and two and a half times as much in the Eastern as in the Western Hemisphere. How is the land naturally divided...
Page 106 - ... land. The climate is in general dry and healthy ; the northern parts, which are within the torrid zone, are of course hot. A scarcity of fresh water, whether in the form of rivers or lakes, forms a marked characteristic of the Australian continent. Both the vegetable and animal productions of Australia present the most striking contrast to those of other parts of the world. The native trees are all evergreens; and the forests consist chiefly of acacias, gum-trees, and gigantic ferns.
Page 98 - India, abound in ferocious animals, and birds and insects are very numerous. The trees are sometimes so completely covered with a beautiful insect called the fire-fly, as to appear like
Page 97 - The soil is fertile, and the climate hot and moist, but generally healthy. Forests are numerous and yield much valuable timber, among which are many woods, used as dyes and perfumes. Rice is the chief crop, and cotton, indigo, tobacco, and the sugar-cane, are extensively grown. Marble, amber, also sapphires and other gems, are found in various parts of the peninsula. Wild animals, such as elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, etc., are numerous.
Page 2 - has been prepared for uh classes as need a comprehensive course, embodying the less prominent as well as the more important localities on the earth's surface, and exercising the student in every profitable variety of map studies. It may with advantage be placed in the hands of those that have completed the Intermediate, or, where the saving of time is an object, it may be used instead of the latter work as the Second Part of the Series.
Page 3 - Political. 3. It treats of the form, magnitude, and motions of the earth, and of the various imaginary lines on the surface.

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