Bulletin, Volumes 22-23

Geographical Society of Philadelphia, 1924
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Página 143 - Strewing my bed, and, in another age, Rebuild a continent of better men. Then I unbar the doors: my paths lead out The exodus of nations: I disperse Men to all shores that front the hoary main. I too have arts and sorceries; Illusion dwells forever with the wave. I know what spells are laid. Leave me to deal With credulous and imaginative man; For, though he scoop my water in his palm, A few rods off he deems it gems and clouds. Planting strange fruits and sunshine on the shore, I make some coast...
Página 1 - The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Página 1 - A new world was spread at our feet; to the westward stretched a vast ice-field probably never before seen by human eye, and surrounded by entirely unknown, unnamed, and unclimbed peaks.
Página 31 - What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for.
Página 138 - This peak, the highest yet known in the Northern Continent of America, I felt a sincere pleasure in naming " Mount Brown,
Página 135 - To ascertain the height of the Rocky Mountains above the level of the Ocean had long occupied my attention, but without any satisfaction to myself. At the greatest elevation of the passage across the Mountains by the Athabasca River, the point by boiling water gave 11,000 feet, and the peaks of the Mountains are full 7000 feet above this passage, and the general height may be fairly taken at 18,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
Página 139 - ... one affectionately pressed my hand — mutual good wishes were exchanged — tears flowed on both sides — and I was left with my companions in one of those wild ravines where nothing meets the eye, but ranges of gloomy mountains rising on all sides, like so many impassable barriers. Upper Athabasca is, unquestionably, the most elevated part of North America. All its mountains are prodigious, and their rocky and snow-capt summits seem to lose themselves in the clouds. At this season, immense...
Página 87 - ... information from the PPI into a more readily palatable form, and continuing to a logical conclusion by the application of accepted avoiding action. The Use of VLF Transmissions for Navigation — Claud Powell (Decca Navigator Company). The use of VLF radio transmissions as the basis of a navigation system has been under consideration for many years, and has been the subject of extensive theoretical work and field trials. Although a system of this kind has yet to reach operational status, the...
Página 134 - ... the sea. Thus to this indefatigable but hitherto almost unknown geographer belongs the honor of discovering the head waters of this great river, about whose source there has been almost as much discussion as about those of the Nile itself. His course is well laid down on his " Map of the North-West Territory of the Province of Canada, made for the North- West Company in 18131814...
Página 159 - Exploring Expedition Report " I suggest that the mountain was fissured across along the lines of the two discharge-ways, and the eastern block shoved off a mile or two. But a subsidence of the masses that occupied them into caverns below, leaving the walls as fault planes, may be more .probable. The abyss which received them in this case had been prepared during a long period of undermining through ejections. Still there is some reason to believe in the grander view of a subsidence of the whole...

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