Elements of Physical and Political Geography: Designed as a Text Book for Schools and Academies ...

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Swan, Brewer & Tileston, 1861 - 342 էջ

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Էջ 157 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Էջ 137 - THE earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods.
Էջ 32 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Էջ 39 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Էջ 143 - ... to raise the waters of the ocean into ridges like mountains, and dash the strongest ships to pieces like toys. " It warms and cools by turns the earth and the living creatures that inhabit it. It draws up vapours from the sea and land, retains them dissolved in itself, or suspended in cisterns of clouds, and throws them down again as rain or dew when they are required.
Էջ 38 - Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest ? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof ; When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Էջ 83 - It is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the west by the Arctic Ocean...
Էջ 143 - ... retreat of the orb of day. But for the atmosphere, sunshine would burst on .us, and fail us at once, and at once remove us from midnight darkness to the blaze of noon. We should have no twilight . to soften, and beautify the landscape ; no clouds to shade us from the scorching heat, but the bald earth, as it revolved on its axis, would turn its tanned and weakened front to the full and unmitigated rays of the lord of day.
Էջ 18 - Why did he span the heavens, but that he might mete out the atmosphere in exact proportion to all the rest, and impart to it those properties and powers which it was necessary for it to have, in order that it might perform all those offices and duties for which he designed it?
Էջ 151 - While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease.

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