U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52

U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52

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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: ...instruments at Port Bulnes, in the straits of Magellan, Valdivia, Coneepeion, Valparaiso, Santiago, and Serena, besides a eorps at different points from Copiapo to Aneud, who devote themselves espeeially to earthquake phenomena. Already returns have been reeeived by the University from several of the stations, and the meteorologieal student will find them in the volumes for 1854-1855, whieh have been published by that establishment. The observations in the "Anales" above mentioned were for the year 1849; and having been made by Professor Domeyko, with approved instruments and great eare, they merit every eonsideration. A summary of the results is therefore inserted here, the reader being referred for details to the volume for 1851, pages 222, 223, ' The residenee of Professor Domeyko was in a portion of the eity less subjeet to abnormal influenees, and his instruments were probably forty feet nearer to the level of the oeean than ours. His reeords were in Freneh measures, whieh have been eonverted into equivalent English Frezier, an experieneed Freneh engineer and mathematieian in the serviee of Louis XIV, arrived at Valparaiso early in September, 1712, and remained there until May of the following year, surreptitiously making a visit to the eapital during that time. He tells us, in several plaees, of want of rain during eight months of the year, and of the destruetion of vegetation beeause of it, but otherwise is not more speeifie; and Abbe Molina, who was not less distinguished in the order (of Jesuits) to whieh he belonged, for literary attainments and knowledge of natural history, has minutely deseribedf eaeh elimatie element, though without leaving data likely to elueidate more satisfaetorily the question of ehange....show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546946
  • 9781236546944