A New and Easy System of Geography and Popular Astronomy

A New and Easy System of Geography and Popular Astronomy

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...the east, A.Bath, situated in a vale near able for its hot baths; Manchester, famous' for its Cotton manufactories; Birmingham, noted for the manufacture of gilt buttons, and japanned and enamelled works; Sheffield, distinguished for its cutlery; Dorchester, situated in Vviltshire, a remarkis a beautiful cathedral ftiest spire in England, once the metropolis of on the small river It Bristol, and remark able neat town, in which there of Gothic structure, with the lo 400 feet in height. Winchester, .ngland, is situated 'in a-bottom Che"; Lewis, on the Ouse, in a lofty and picturesque si-: tt-ration.. Canterbury is the metropolis pf the English, on the river Wye, is of little note. otcester, on the Severn; the former is V atness and regularity of its four prinfnpal Streets; joining in the centre of the town. Coventry isa large and populous town on the little river Skerborn. orwichl Lincoln, Chester, Leeds, Bradfield, Halifaxg e the list of the chief inland towns ct England: the four last mentioned are famous for the fnanufacture of woollen cloths and stalls. Leeds, which Is situated on the river Eyre, in an extensive plain, is the prlnclpal mart for broad cloths Q. Vhich are the-most noted inland towns of Eng-;. Q-What is the population of Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds. 7 A. Manchester contains about 70,000 inhabitants, Birmingham about 60,000, Sheflield about 45,000, and Leeds 16,000; the three first of these are next to Bristol in point of opulence. ' i Q. What are the climate, soil, and productions of En'gland 2, A. The climate is moist and changeable, but temperate. The inhabitants do not experience those extremes of heat and cold, which are felt in' the same latitude all over the...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737571
  • 9781236737571