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Africa appears arrived bank British called camp Captain carried Central chief coast complete Congo connection considerable contains continued course covered crossed direction distance district east eastern expedition exploration extended fall feet five forest four further geographical give given glacier Government ground height hills illustrations important inch Indian interesting island journey lake land latter London March means meeting miles mountain natives natural night observations obtained Office party passed peak position present Price Proceedings published railway range reached received recent region rise river road rocks route Scale seen sheet showing side snow Society stream survey taken town trade traveller trees tribes Upper valley various village visited volume whole
Página 305 - Great and the Seven Years' War. Fcp. 8vo. 25. 6d. Longman's Magazine. Published Monthly. Price Sixpence. Vols, i -18. Svo. price 55. each. Longmans' New Atlas. Political and Physical. For the Use of Schools and Private Persons. Consisting of 40 Quarto and 16 Octavo Maps and Diagrams, and 16 Plates of Views. Edited by GEO. G. CHISHOLM. MA, B.Sc. Imp.
Página 57 - This is the first and most essential thing to learn about India that there is not and never was an India, or even any country of India, possessing, according to European ideas, any sort of unity, physical, political, social, or religious: no Indian nation, no 'people of India...
Página 709 - ... on the western side. These minor cones have been formed by the central volcano getting blocked in its crater, owing to the pressure of its gases not being sufficient to throw out the rock and lava from its interior ; and consequently the gases, seeking for weak spots, have burst through the earth's crust and thus been the means of forming these minor cones that now exist. Of animal life on the mountain we saw almost nothing. That game of some sort exists is plain from the numbers of pitfalls...
Página 710 - K'ven me, and which are attached below. That I could not manage to reach the snow and bring back some as evidence of our work, I regret very much; but to have proceeded onwards to the mountain under the conditions in which we were situated , I felt would be worse than useless, and though all of us were keen and ready to go on, I gave the order to return. I then read off the large aneroid, and found the hand stood at 19 -90.
Página 265 - These consisted of creepers varying from one-eighth of an inch to 15 inches in diameter, swinging across the path in bowlines, or loops, sometimes massed and twisted together, also of a low dense bush occupying the sites of old clearings, which had to be carved through, before a passage was possible. Where years had elapsed since the clearings had been abandoned...
Página 404 - RUSSIAN SHORES OF THE BLACK SEA In the Autumn of 1852. With a Voyage down the Volga and a Tour through the Country of the Don Cossacks. By LAURENCE OLIPHANT, Esq.
Página 613 - Though Scandinavians may have reached the shores of Labrador, the soil of the United States has not one vestige of their presence.
Página 706 - ... huts In the hills. These huts we found to be of the ordinary circular type so common on the plains, but with the difference that bamboo was largely used in their interior construction. Here we found the food of the natives to be maize, bananas, and colocasia roots. On moving away from these huts we soon left behind us the long, rank grass, and entered a patch of low, scrubby bush, intermixed with bracken and thorns, making the journey more difficult. At 8.30 AM we came upon some more huts of...
Página 707 - ... either side of the track, were masses of long bracken. The natives now appeared at different hill-tops and points near by, and did their best to frighten us back down the mountain by shouting and blowing horns. We, however, kept on our way up the slope, and in a short time they disappeared and gave us very little further trouble.