A Gazetteer of the World; Ta-Zzubin and Appendix

A Gazetteer of the World; Ta-Zzubin and Appendix

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... inland 200 m., to its termination in Maryland. Between the capes, its width is 12 m.; a little above, it increases to 30 m.; and gradually diminishes to 5 m., at its northern extremity. Climate. The states of V. and Maryland lie between those parallels which include tho finest climate in the old continent, viz.: Marocco, Fez, Syria, Asia Minor, Greece, Sicily, Naples, and the southern provinces of Spain. Jefferson, In his 'Notes on Virginia, ' observes, that, proceeding on tho same parallel of latwestwardly, the climate becomes colder, Ull yon reach the summit of the Alleghany ridge. Thence descending to the Mississippi, the temperature again increases, and to such an extent, that the climate is several degrees warmer than in tho same laL on the shores of the Atlantic. The total range of the therm, is from 6 below zero to 98. Of late years, snow does not lie below the mountains more than a few days; the rivers seldom freeze, and the heat of summer is also more numerate. The temp. Is much influenced by the winds; those from the N and NW bringing cold and clear weather: those from the 8E haziness, moisture, and warmth. The pleasantest momlu are May and June: July and August ore intensely hot: September and October are generally rainy. Production!. The principal forest-trees in the state of V. are the wild or sweet-scented crab, ash, aspen, beech, black and white birch, catalpa, cherry, chestnut, horse chestnut, cucumber-tree, cypress, dogwood, elder, elm, fir-hemlock, spruce, fringe or snow-drop tree, sweet gum, hawthorn, hickory, Indus red-bud; juniper or Virginia cedar, laurel-swamp, linden or American lime, the locust tho sugar and red-flowering maple, red mulberry, black chestnut, red and white oak, paean or Illinois nut, perrimon, the block...show more

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  • Paperback | 944 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,651g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645898
  • 9781236645890