Elementary Meteorology, Volume 1

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Ginn, 1894 - 355 pages
 

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Page 14 - Every particle of matter, in the universe, attracts every other particle with a force, which is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Page 309 - These sea-breezes do commonly rise in the morning about nine o'clock, sometimes sooner, sometimes later ; they first approach the shore so gently, as if they were afraid to come near it, and ofttimes 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. It comes in a fine small black curl upon the water...
Page 310 - ... 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 310 - Land-breezes are as remarkable as any winds that I have yet treated of; they are quite contrary to the sea-breezes ; for those blow right from the shore, but the sea-breeze right in upon the shore ; and as the sea-breezes do blow in the day and rest in the night ; so, on the contrary, these do blow in the night and rest in the day, and so they do alternately succeed each other. For when the sea-breezes have performed their offices of the day, by breathing on their respective coasts, they, in the...
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Page 310 - It comes in a fine, small, black curl upon the water, when as all the sea between it and the shore not yet reached by it is as smooth and even as glass in comparison ; in half an hour's 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...
Page 355 - Elements of Astronomy " is a textbook for advanced high schools, seminaries, and brief courses in colleges generally. Special attention has been paid to making all statements accurate. The " Manual of Astronomy " is a new work prepared in response to a pressing demand for a classroom textbook intermediate between the author's " General Astronomy" and his
Page 355 - The book has just been revised and brought fully up to date. Great pains has been taken not to sacrifice accuracy and truth to brevity, and no less to bring everything thoroughly up to the present time. The Elements of Astronomy is a text-book for advanced high schools, seminaries, and brief courses in colleges generally. Special attention has been paid to making all statements correct and accurate.
Page 133 - The heat which is expended in changing a body from the solid to the liquid state, or from the liquid to the gaseous state, is called latent heat.

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