General treatise on geography

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Page 305 - States extend from the British possessions on the north, to the Gulf of Mexico on the south ; and from the Atlantic Ocean on the east, to the Pacific Ocean on the west. They originally consisted of thirteen States, but now they amount to upwards of thirty. The AREA of the United States...
Page 56 - Inverness, the average breadth dots not exceed 70 miles. The entire area is about 31,300 square miles. The greater part of the surface of Scotland is irregularly distributed into mountain and valley, a very small proportion spreading into level plains. The eastern coast forms a waving, continuous, and rarely broken line ; but the western is extremely irregular, being deeply indented with bays and arms of the sea, and exhibiting steep promontories and mountainous islands. The whole country is physically...
Page 160 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
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Page 61 - The depth of the recess is 227 feet, and the breadth at the inner termination 22. The sides within are columnar throughout; the columns being broken and grouped in many different ways, so as to catch a variety of direct and reflected tints, mixed with secondary shadows and deep invisible recesses. As the sea never ebbs entirely out, the only floor of this beautiful cave is the fine green water, reflecting from its white bottom tints which vary and...
Page 25 - It is bounded on the North by the Arctic Ocean ; on the East by the Pacific Ocean ; on the South by the Indian Ocean ; and on the West by the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Caspian Sea, and the Oural Mountains.
Page 16 - ... it. The face is divided into three equal parts by the line of the eyes and that of the mouth. The eyes are large, well cut...
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Page 236 - Himalayas in the north, the country stretches southwards and, at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Lying entirely in the northern hemisphere, the mainland extends between latitudes 8 4' and 37 6' north and longitudes 68 7...
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