The child's geography

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Page 31 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
Page 35 - The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on the meridian.
Page 26 - ... centre, and which therefore forms one of its diameters. This motion is the cause of day and night. 3. The extremities of the Earth's axis are called the Poles of the Earth. One of them is the North Pole, the other the South Pole. 4. A circle drawn round the Earth midway between the poles — that is, at exactly the same distance from each pole — is called the Equator, The Equator divides the globe into two halves, or Hemispheres— a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere. The northern...
Page 44 - Whites form by far the most important race, for they have the best laws, the greatest amount of learning, and the most excellent knowledge of farming and trade. There are five great races of men and of these the white race is the highest.™ McGeorge also notes that 'while there was no general agreement on the Maori's place on the racial ladder, there was universal agreement that he was a very superior savage'.
Page 27 - ... its very air and clouds, on its long year's journey round the Sun. Even since we read these last words it has gone many, many miles further, and it will not return to the same place in the sky for twelve months hence ! And while it is thus...
Page 25 - ... half the ball may be on each side of the string, you will find that the same piece of string will also go round the ball in any other direction, and that half the ball will, in every case, be on each side of it.
Page 14 - Large hollows or valleys sometimes become filled with water and form lakes. A lake is a piece of water lying in hollow ground, and surrounded by land.
Page 18 - Have you ever seen a puddle left in the road after a heavy shower in summer, and noticed how quickly it dries up when the sun shines out again, even where the ground is hard and the water cannot sink into it...
Page 17 - There are large gulfs and small gulfs, large bays and small bays. The difference between the words bay and gulf is really trifling.
Page 18 - ... continually pouring water into the sea, how is it that the sea does not at last get so full as to flow over the land ? And, again, where does the rain come from that has to supply such an enormous number of springs, brooks, rivers, and lakes ? "Well, I must try to explain this to you...

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