The Gallery Of Nature And Art (volume 5);  Or, A Tour Through Creation And Science by Edward Polehampton

The Gallery Of Nature And Art (volume 5); Or, A Tour Through Creation And Science

byEdward Polehampton

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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.1815 Excerpt: ... SECTION II. Principal Rivers in the different Quarters of the World. The general course of the largest rivers we are acquainted with is from a thousand to two thousand miles; and we have them of this length in every quarter of the world; yet in no instance do we fiad them much exceeding two thousand miles long. We shall com mence our rapid tour with those of ASIA. The rivers that here attract our attention are the Indus and the Ganges. The Indus is by the natives called Sinde or Sindet, and in the Sanscrit language Seendho. It is aUo called Nilab, or the Blue River. The source, both of this and of the Ganges, are to this hour unkuown: Major Rennell, and various other geographers, have offered opinions upon the subject, but at present they are opinions and nothing more. It is generally supposed to originate in the mountains of Mus Tag, which, as laid down by Strahlenburg, run from west to east, forming a chain to the south of Little Bucharia. Its comparative course may be about a thousand British miles, when it forms a Delta in the province of Sindi, entering by numerous mouths into the Indian sea. The tributary streams of the Indus chiefly join it in the northern half of its course, where they form the Panjab, or county of Five Rivers. From the west run into Indus the Kamet, with its auxiliary streams, and the Comul; from the east the Bahut or Hydaspes; the Chunab or Acesinas; the Kauvee or Hydraotes; and the Setlege or Hesudrus, being on the east of the Indus. The whole of this part of Hindustan is even at present but little known to the moderns; and it is uncertain whether the Caggan, a considerable and distant river to the east, joins the Indus or falls into the gulph of Cuteh. The Ganges is a still nobler stream, both in magnitude and length; for it is ...

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Title:The Gallery Of Nature And Art (volume 5); Or, A Tour Through Creation And ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217084001

ISBN - 13:9780217084000

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