Universal Geography, Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe: Theory, or mathematical, physical, and political principles of geography

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Wells and Lilly, 1826

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Terrestrial and Aquatic HemisphereDimensions of the Austro
46
Measurement carried on in Lapland and PeruDifferent other
49
Measurement conducted by Delambre Mechain Biot
55
BOOK III
61
Meridian and AntimeridianLongitude counted after the cus
68
Basaltic Caverns Veins
79
To find the Length of the Days
80
of Places
86
Tracing of ParallelsHorizontal Projection
93
Polar ProjectionEquatorial
99
Continuation of the Theory of GeographyOf Geographic
105
First method of Ptolemy
111
Cylindrical Developments Of Loxodromic Lines
117
Remarks on the Measure of DistancesLaw of the Decrease
120
Proportional ProjectionsProjection of Lambert
121
Relation of Places to the Points of the Horizon
126
Choice of Projections of the Scale
127
Nautical MapsScientific Maps
128
Employment of Itinerary DistancesValuation of Measures
134
Sinuosity of the RouteValue of Days of March
140
Illumination
146
BOOK VII
152
Proximity of the PoleContrasted ConfigurationsMountains
162
Valleys in the form of Basins
168
Submarine Chains
175
Their Origin 312
181
Caverns and Grottos
182
Direction of VeinsFormationThickness of Strata
185
Volcanic LavasBasalt
191
Calcareous Alabaster incrustations Phosphated and fluated
197
Situation of Hyaline QuartzSituation of arenated Quartz
203
Talc position of Talc
209
Tourmaline Lazulite Jade Asbestos or Amianthus
210
Pit Coals situated in BasaltJet Elastic Pitch
216
Continuation of the Theory of GeographyOf the Revolutions
219
Sands producing GoldQuality of Gold
222
Internal Heat of the GlobeCentral Fire
223
Currents of the Western OceanCurrent of Cape St Augus
225
Position of Copper
228
Vitriol of Iron EmerySteel Qualities of Iron
234
Continuation of the Theory of Geography Of aggregate Sub
239
Petrosilex jade c Primitive LimestoneMagnesian Rocks
245
Chalk Argile or Clay
251
Hypothesis of Werner
257
Continuation of the Theory of Geography Of the Fossil
264
TowraineRemarks upon the Shells in Germany
270
Utility of the preceding Calculations
271
Remains of cetaceous animalsBirds and losectsRemains
276
Continuation of the Theory of Geography Of Water in general
284
Beds of riversDeclivity of rivers
291
Current of the Strait of BassCurrent of the Gulf of Bengal
338
Current of the Gulf of GuineaCurrent of the Gulf of Mexico
342
Salubrity of the AirColour of the AirWeight of the Air
348
Aqueous Matters
354
Showers of Blood of Sulphur and of Fire
360
Variations of the Electric Fluid
366
Aurora Borealis
368
Magnetism Magnetic Needle
374
Origin of Variable WindsSea and Land Breezes
380
Monsoons or Halfyearly Winds of IndiaVarieties in
386
BOOK XVII
392
Elevation of the GroundGeneral and Local AspectsEffects
396
Influence arising from the Nature of the Soil
402
Southerly Climate
408
Modifications of these Climates
415
Origin of Subterraneous Forests
429
Effects of falling down
435
Manner in which the sea produces changesChanges in
441
Historical ArgumentsMaps of the Middle ages
447
Effects of the FrostObservations upon Western America
449
Volcanoes of the Atlantic OceanScattered VolcanoesGe
455
Of the new Volcanic Islands
461
Abuse of Physic and ChemistryConnection of Geology with
467
Deluge of Deucalion and OgygesHypothesis upon the drying
474
Ideas of Palissy 1581Ideas of Stenore 1669System
475
Explanation of the Universal Deluge
481
Influence of Temperature upon VegetablesTo what point
487
Epochs in the propagation of plantsPrimitive centres
493
Vegetation of the Torrid Zone
499
Appearance of the Vegetation of the Torrid Zone
500
Fishes
506
Birds of the Temperate Zones Annual Migrations Birds
512
The Rabbitthe Squirrelthe Stag
518
Isatis or Polar FoxOtterBeaver
521
HippopotamusElephants of Asia and AfricaThe Lion
527
Character of the Zoology of South AmericaQuadrupeds
533
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550
Continuation and Conclusion of the General Theory of Geogra
565
Tagalic Taitienne Languages c Singular CustomLan
572
JudaismChristianityGreek Church
578
Forms of GovernmentDemocracyAristocracy
583
CastesOrders of the State
589
Sea ForcesFleet and FlotillaForce arising from external
595
VOL 1
601
People inhabiting Plains NomadesFishermen and Agricul
602
PAGE
607
Ill Table of Climates
613
A Table of the different Measures of Antiquity
626
Table of the most Remarkable Heights in different parts
632

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