Physical Geography: Or The Terraqueous Globe and Its Phenomena

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Dulau and Company, 1876 - 429 pages
 

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Page 164 - Then the land-winds, whose office it is to breathe in the night, moved by the same order of divine impulse, do rouse out of their private recesses, and gently fan the air till the next morning, and then their task ends, and they leave the stage.
Page v - London, iSj6.) f Cooley defines it more strictly as that department of science which embraces the course of physics reigning on the earth's surface, over land, sea and air, and of which, as it depends to some extent on the features of that surface, Geography is a function. (Cooley' s Physical Geography, Preface.') carries us back to a very primitive age, and suggests at the outset what knowledge we can possibly have of man's impressions respecting the earth, at a period so remote.
Page 429 - Paris and Its Environs, with Routes from London to Paris, and from Paris to the Rhine and Switzerland. With Ten Maps and Thirty Plans.
Page 389 - ... place is directed. In high northern latitudes, in the near vicinity of the magnetic pole, the dark segment appears less dark, and sometimes is not seen at all ; and in the same localities, where the horizontal magnetic force is weakest, the middle of the luminous arch deviates most widely from the magnetic meridian. The luminous arch undergoes frequent fluctuations of form : it remains sometimes for hours before rays and streamers are seen to shoot from it, and rise to the zenith. The more intense...
Page 164 - ... they make some faint breathings, and, as if not willing to offend, they make a halt, and seem ready to retire. I have waited many a time both ashore to receive the pleasure, and at sea to take the benefit of it.
Page 388 - Low down in the- distant horizon, about the part of the heavens which is intersected by the magnetic meridian, the sky which was previously clear is at once overcast. A dense wall or bank of cloud seems to rise gradually higher and higher until it attains an elevation of 8 or 10 degrees. The colour of the dark segment passes into brown or violet ; and stars are visible through the cloudy stratum, as when a dense smoke darkens the sky.
Page 164 - ... time after it has reached the shore it fans pretty briskly, and so increaseth gradually till twelve o'clock, then it is commonly strongest, and lasts so till two or three a very brisk gale ; about...
Page 218 - Stratus is also sometimes formed very suddenly on a higher level, when in a clear, calm night the general temperature of the air sinks by radiation, or by diminution of atmospheric pressure, till at some definite altitude above the surface the dewpoint is attained. Thus, on the night of April 19...

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