First Impressions Of England And Its People by Hugh MillerFirst Impressions Of England And Its People by Hugh Miller

First Impressions Of England And Its People

byHugh Miller

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: added the southward course of an under-current, from the pole, of cold water, with a low velocity of revolution, and the northward course of an upper current, from the equator, of warm water, with a high velocity of revolution. The first would become a westerly current when it reached the tropics; and the second an easterly current when it reached the temperate zone. Such would be the state of an open ocean from the equator to the north pole; and, mutatis mutandis, the same description applies to the southern hemisphere. All the three currents, in truth, exist at this day, but enfeebled and metamorphosed by the transverse position of the two great continents. Now, if these currents were acting permanently, and with the force which they would have if little obstructed, their operation, when tracts of land rose above the sea, would be thus:--They would form deep indentations on the east side of intertro-pical, and on the west side of extratropical lands; and, when acting in very favourable circumstances, would form islands, by making breaches through continents, or separating their prominent parts. The boundary between the opposite currents would be between the latitudes of 28 and 30, where a zone of still water would exist; and their maximum effort would be near the equator, and within the polar circle. When the land was rising, and near the surface of the water, or partially above it, the currents would produce the phenomena of Crag and Tail. The crag or save that the south-eastern corner of England is cut off diagonally, from the Wash to the Isle of Wight; next the Swedish and Norwegian group, consisting mainly of one great island; and then a still larger group than either, scattered over the existing area of France, Southern Austria, part of...
Title:First Impressions Of England And Its PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217476325

ISBN - 13:9780217476324