Special Record of the Proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia, in Fitting Out and Starting the Exploratory Expedition to New Guinea, July, 1885

Special Record of the Proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia, in Fitting Out and Starting the Exploratory Expedition to New Guinea, July, 1885

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... recognizable mountain, the junction of rivers, creeks, etc. This should be done by astronomical observations, as well as by dead reckoning. The dead reckoning always to commence with the last good, reliable astronomical observations made. The altitude of all the principal hills and valleys crossed to be noted from aneroid observations. At every camping place a systematic registration of the pressure and the temperature of the air should be carried out. The hours of registration are to be as numerous as possible. The hours 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. being obligatory. The state and changes of the weather, storms, direction of the Wind, etc., should be daily recorded. The Leader is to make arrangements for an exact account being taken of the stores and their expenditure, by the persons in charge of them. The Leader is to address all his communications, on subjects connected with the exploration, to the Secretary of the Society, and all persons acting with him are to forward their communications through him. He will cause full reports to be furnished on any subject of interest, and forward them to Sydney as often as may be practicable without retarding the progress of the Expedition. On the completion of the exploration of the Main Dividing Range as previously proposed, the Expedition shall return to Thursday Island for the purpose of delivering under seal into safe keeping of the Government Resident there, all specimens and records in their possession. And should time allow of further exploration of New Guinea, the Leader, after consultation with the members of the Expedition, shall decide upon the course to be adopted. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NAUTICAL SUB-LEADER. He shall have charge of, and be responsible for, the safe keeping and...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695470X
  • 9781236954701