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Page 282 - America, is bordered on the north by Honduras, on the south by Costa Rica, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Known as "the land of lakes and volcanoes," it contains Central America's two largest lakes and numerous active volcanoes.
Page 27 - The streams and navigable rivers rising in this mountain range, and flowing into the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and the Gulf of Mexico on the south, are very numerous.
Page 233 - Blackfeet, and other mountain tribes. Upon investigating the peculiarities of the country, I learned from the Indians, and afterwards confirmed by my own explorations, the fact of the existence of an infinite number of hot springs at the headwaters of the Missouri, Columbia, and Yellowstone rivers, and that hot geysers, similar to those of California...
Page 93 - ... barometrical pressure, the calm state of the air or the action of opposite winds, the amount of electric tension, the purity of the atmosphere or its admixture with more or less noxious gaseous exhalations, and, finally, the degree of ordinary transparency and clearness of the sky, which is not only important with respect to the increased radiation from the Earth, the organic development of plants, and the ripening of fruits, but also with reference to its influence on the feelings and mental...
Page 240 - Belize, on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 47 - ... the whole Company. Besides, the cause of Discovery was effectively advanced in former days by Herne, and in later years by Dease and Simpson, Dr. Rae, and others ; so that, whatever might have been the case at first, there can be no doubt that the Company have done much for the cause of late years.
Page 25 - ... the animals and vegetables that delight in the extremes of heat and cold, and produces its own peculiar plants, which can neither grow above its limits nor descend below them. Its temperature, which does not brace the constitution of its constant inhabitants, acts like spring on the diseases of the hot regions, and like summer on those of the frigid zone.
Page 59 - ... isles, or reflecting the wood-clad mountains on its margin, clothed in all the variegated hues of autumn ; and there glittering with dazzling brilliancy in the bright rays of the evening sun, or rippling among the reeds and rushes of some shallow bay, where hundreds of wild fowl chatter as they feed with varied cry, rendering more apparent, rather than disturbing the solemn stillness of the scene: all...
Page 24 - Liard in lat. 60 5' north, long. 122 31' west, and having an altitude of between 400 and 500 feet above the sea. This locality, however, being in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountains, is subject to summer frosts ; and the grain does not ripen perfectly every year, though in favorable seasons it gives a good return.
Page 245 - High mountain ranges, isolated volcanic peaks, elevated table-lands, deep valleys, broad and fertile plains, and extensive alluvions, are here found grouped together, relieved by large and beautiful lakes, and majestic rivers, the whole teeming with animal and vegetable life, and possessing every variety of climate, from torrid heats to the cool and bracing temperature of eternal spring.

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