An Account of the Tribes on the Neilgherries

An Account of the Tribes on the Neilgherries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Dem' this latter season is not so certain, depending er and J anuai y--. Honest months April mainly upon the character and time of setting and May ' in of the rainy or S. W. monsoon. The hottest period of the day is about 2 o'clock or 2h. 40m. P. m., and the extreme range of temperature from sunrise to that time averages most commonly 16 throughout the year. The variation is of course the greatest at the time of frost, viz., January and December, when the extreme radiation which goes on during clear nights produces excessive cold towards sunrise, after which the sun's rays, shining with great fierceness through the rarefied atmosphere, speedily restore heat to the earth, and the temperature of the air rises in proportion. Similar causes, reversed in their action, necessarily produce sudden and great cold after sunset, rendering the climate at this season (and indeed at all seasons more or less) one in which the most healthy residents, and especially those who have recently come under its influence, stand in need of caution in their mode of encountering its vicissitudes. For the reasons alluded to, I would venture to remark, that very early and very late parades, according to the practice of the plains, will be found injurious to European troops located on these Hills, and especially to those men whose constitutions have been worn by long residence in a tropical climate. The chief station, -Ootacamund, from its superior elevation (7,300 feet Ootacamund 7,300 feet above the level of the sea) is more exposed to above the level of the this unfavorable action than the two minor Sm' stations, Coonoor and Kotergherry, which are each 6,000 feet above the level of the sea: although these latter are by no means exempt from the same...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921526
  • 9781236921529