The Encyclopaedia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political, Exhibiting Its Relation to the Heavenly Bodies, Its Physical Structure, the Natureal History of Each Country, and the Industry, Commerce, Political Institutions, and Civil and Social State of All Nations
Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, Sir William Jackson Hooker, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, William Swainson
Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1837 - Commercial geography
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Page 120 - The squares of the periods of revolution of any two planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
Page i - Encyclopaedia of Geography ; comprising a complete Description of the Earth : Exhibiting its Relation to the Heavenly Bodies, its Physical Structure, the Natural History of each Country, and the Industry, Commerce, Political Institutions, and Civil and Social State of All Nations. Second Edition ; with 82 Maps, and upwards of 1,000 other Woodcuts. 8vo. price 60s. Neale.
Page 84 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, &c.
Page 114 - ... the squares of the periodic times are as the cubes of the distances from the common centre, the centripetal forces will be inversely as the squares of the distances.
Page 284 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page 351 - The court-leet, or view of frankpledge,(x) which is a court of record, held once in the year, and not oftener,(^) within a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet: being the king's court, granted by charter to the lords of those hundreds or manors.
Page 345 - Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, Chatham, Cheltenham, Dudley, Frome, Gateshead, Huddersfield, Kidderminster, Kendal, Rochdale, Salford, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Whitby, Whitehaven, and Merthyr Tydvil, shall for the purposes of...
Page 350 - ... prohibit their progress below. It superintends all civil corporations in the kingdom. It commands magistrates and others to do what their duty requires, in every case where there is no other specific remedy. It protects the liberty of the subject, by speedy and summary interposition. It takes cognizance both of criminal and civil causes : the former in what is called the crown side, or crown office ; the latter in the plea side of the court.