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Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 1

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Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 208,224 / 615 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 22.3
LoC Category: GB
Downloads: 667
mnybks.net#: 3770
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nature, Non-fiction
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ufficient variety of knowledge to avail themselves of every advantage arising from their position. It appeared to me, that the importance of the results hitherto obtained did not keep pace with the immense progress which, at the end of the eighteenth century, had been made in several departments of science, particularly geology, the history of the modifications of the atmosphere, and the physiology of animals and plants. I saw with regret, (and all scientific men have shared this feeling) that whilst the number of accurate instruments was daily increasing, we were still ignorant of the height of many mountains and elevated plains; of the periodical oscillations of the aerial ocean; of the limit of perpetual snow within the polar circle and on the borders of the torrid zone; of the variable intensity of the magnetic forces, and of many other phenomena equally important.

Maritime expeditions and circumnavigatory voyages have conferred just celebrity on the names of the naturalists and astronomers who have be

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