Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia; A Comprehensive Reference Book Volume 7

Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia; A Comprehensive Reference Book Volume 7

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the flood a great portion of the Delta, and of the valley of Egypt higher up, is inundated. This annual inundation, with all the bounty which it brings, is watched and waited eagerly, and no doubt it was from this character of benefactor that the Nile has been worshiped as a god alike by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Its length is estimated at nearly 4200 miles, or rather less than that of the Mississippi-Missouri. Its usefulness in irrigation has been greatly increased under Rritish influence by large dams, the barrage at Assuit, and the colossal dam at Assnan, which is estimated to have a holding power of 37.500.000,000 cubic feet, capable of irrigating hundreds of thousands of acres. Nile, battle of TnE-Sce Aboukir. TJilea a c'ty of Trumbull Co., Ohio, on Jlies, thp Mahoning River. 55 miles E. s. E. of Cleveland on three trunk railroads. Produces sheet metal. sheet-metM products, trolley cars, printing presses, electric bulbs, etc. Top. (1920) 13,080. Niles Nimrod Nilp a c'ly f Berrien Co., Michigan. w' on the St. Joseph's River, 112 miles s. w. of Lansing. It has 17 manufactories, and ships large quantities of fruit aud livestock. Pop. 7311. Nilgiri Hills. See Ncilaherrv un. Milometer (nl-lom'e-ter), an instrument for measuring the rise of water in the Nile during its periodical floods. The nilometer In the island of Khoda (Er-Rodah), opposite to Cairo, consists of a slender graduated pillar standing in a well which communicates with the river. The pillar is divided into 24 cubits, each of which measures 21.4 inches. When the inundation reaches the height of 21 cuhits it is considered adequate. TTildtmn (nil son), Christine, born at.Hiisauu Hnggabyt Dear wexib, in Sweden in 1843. Accompanied by her brother she used to sing at...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911121
  • 9781236911124