The Cellular Cosmogony; Or, the Earth a Concave Sphere. PT. I the Universology of Koreshanity (with Addendum Astronomy's False Foundation.) by Koresh
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... 4, Plate 1, it will be seen that the rectiline would vary from the water level in ever-increasing angles from the beginning to the end of the line. If the earth were convex, the line at the end of 4 miles would be higher than at the beginning, and the angles would be divergent from the beginning; if concave, convergent from the beginning. We used levels for two purposes: First, to level the first section; second, to ascertain and record the variation of the sections from the water horizontal at given points along the coast. By reference to the "Comprehensive View of the Air Line," the reader will understand how the plumb-line should hang with reference to the right-angled bars first, if the earth were convex; second, if it were flat; and third, on the basis of the concavity. The leveling of the first section was the point for the exercise and application of the greatest skill and accuracy; the first section must be accurately leveled! For this purpose we applied one of the finest and most sensitive spirit levels obtainable. In connection with this we had our 12foot Mercurial Geodetic Level, invented by the writer, especially for this survey. Being 12 feet in length, it was susceptible of being used with great accuracy and precision. Applied to the first section, the spirit and mercurial levels agreed. The plumb was also applied to the cross-arms of the first section, as additional corroboration. The horizon was also observed in relation to the long straight-edge formed by a number of adjustments, and the straight-edge was perfectly parallel with the clear-cut water line of the Gulf of Mexico, viewed from a point three or four rods back of the appapatus, so as to place the under edge of the straight-edge and the water line in apparent...
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