The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London, Volumen18;Volumen1848

"List of geographical works and maps recently published" in vol. 6-11.

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Página 98 - Clyde above its loftiest fall, which, being eighty feet in height, it is utterly impossible for fish of any kind to surmount. The fact is accounted for in this way. After passing Tinto Hill, the bed of the Clyde approaches to a level with that of the Biggar Water, which is close at hand, and discharges itself into the Tweed. On the occasion of a large flood, the two streams become connected, and the Clyde actually pours a portion of its waters into one of the tributaries of the Tweed, which is accessible...
Página 78 - Before steam-navigation was introduced into the 'Danube, the boats which descended it were very rarely if ever taken back, but were broken up at the end of their voyage. The...
Página xli - ... in others — changes arising from the expansion and contraction of the strata under the bed of the ocean. There are strong reasons for believing that a continent once occupied a great part of the tropical Pacific, some part of which subsided by slow and imperceptible degrees. AS portions of it gradually sank down below the surface of the deep, the tops of mountains and table-lands would remain as islands of different magnitude and elevation, and would form archipelagoes elongated in the direction...
Página 137 - The body of fresh water appears to be fully fifty feet in diameter. In calm weather it may be seen rising with such force as to form a convex surface, disturbing the sea for several hundred feet around. It is clearly the exit of a subterraneous river of some magnitude, and thus corresponds with the Dine of Pausanias.
Página 77 - This gives an average fall of nearly 15 feet for every mile of the course below the bend ; being nearly equal to that of the Jordan. But the stream differs greatly from the Jordan in its character. Below Antioch it passes through a mountain gorge with perpendicular walls ; where the river " roars over its rocky bed " in a succession of rapids and shallows, which render it unnavigable even for steam-vessels.
Página 74 - The fulfilment of this wish was nearer at hand than I could then anticipate. It was accomplished by Lieut. Symonds, in 1841 ; and a slight notice of his results was laid before the Royal Geographical Society of London, at their meeting January 24th, 1842 ; from which an erroneous statement found its way into the newspapers. A full report of his measurements and calculations was afterwards laid before the society by Lieut. Symonds himself ; but no further publication appears yet to have been made...
Página 135 - Berbereh, the Wadi Nogal extends in almost a straight line between two ranges of mountains. The happy valley is spoken of in the most glowing terms by the natives, and apparently forms their great road for trade ; the people of Ogahden, Murreyhan, &c. bring all their gums, ivory, and ghi along this valley, as being the safest and least fatiguing route, and the people are described as a peaceful race, who subsist chiefly by the chace, and by their sale of ostrich feathers, myrrh, and ghi or clarified...
Página 89 - Sea, bear unequivocal evidence of volcanic agency, such as disruptions, up-beavings, faults, &c., proofs of which agency are still notorious in the continual earthquakes, hot springs, and formations of asphalt...
Página 108 - Jordan the lower plain might be perhaps 1£ or 2 miles broad, and so full of the most rank and luxuriant vegetation, like a jungle, that in a few spots only can anything approach its banks. Some of the bushes and ferns are very beautiful, particularly a feathery-leaved tree (something like the cedar of Lebanon), of which there is a great quantity.
Página 125 - ... track during both nights we observed in the sky a white streak like a cloud extending also N. and S. and as far as the eye could reach.

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