Scottish Geographical Magazine, Volume 10; Volume 1894

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Royal Scottish Geographical Society., 1894 - Electronic journals
 

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Page 459 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade : — 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade: 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
Page 161 - BRITISH COMMERCE AND COLONIES FROM ELIZABETH TO VICTORIA. By H. de B. Gibbins, Litt.D., MA Third Edition, is.
Page 377 - That whenever the summit of the mountains which extend in a direction parallel to the coast from the 56th degree of north latitude to the point of intersection of the 141st degree of west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia, as above mentioned...
Page 459 - ... tis that must make us a nation in India ; without that we are but as a great number of interlopers, united by His Majesty's royal charter, fit only to trade where nobody of power thinks it their interest to prevent us ; and upon this account it is that the wise Dutch, in all their general advices which we have seen, write ten paragraphs concerning their government, their civil and military policy, warfare, and the increase of their revenue, for one paragraph they write concerning trade.
Page 377 - Greenwich,) the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland Channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the...
Page 533 - Illustrations. 6s. 6d. net. SONNTAG (CO). A POCKET FLORA OF EDINBURGH AND THE SURROUNDING DISTRICT. A Collection and full Description of all Phanerogamic and the principal Cryptogamic Plants, classified after the Natural System, with an artificial Key and a Glossary of Botanical Terms.
Page 59 - NOT A PARTICLE OF ICE OF ANY DESCRIPTION WAS TO BE SEEN.
Page 273 - THE MEAN DENSITY OF THE EARTH : An Essay to which the Adams Prize was adjudged in 1893 in the University of Cambridge. By JH POYNTING, Sc.D., FRS, Late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Physics, Birmingham University. In Large 8vo, with Bibliography, Illustrations in the Text, and Seven Lithographed Plates. 12s. 6d. " Cannot fail to be of GREAT and GENERAL INTEREST."— Athenteum.
Page 107 - Bucaniers of America: OR, A TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE MOST REMARKABLE ASSAULTS COMMITTED OF LATE YEARS UPON THE COASTS OF THE WEST INDIES, BY THE BUCANIERS OF JAMAICA AND TORTUGA both English and French.
Page 60 - Had it been possible to have found a place of security upon any part of this coast where we might have wintered in sight of the brilliant burning mountain (Erebus), and at so short a distance from the magnetic pole ; both of these interesting spots might easily have been reached by travelling parties in the following Spring. It was, however, some satisfaction to know that we had approached the pole some hundreds of miles nearer than any of our predecessors.

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