A view of the earth being a short, but comprehensive system of modern geography. Exhibiting, I. A Description of the Figure, Size, Motion, &c. of the Earth; with the Uses and Height of the Atmosphere, or Air surrounding it. II. Such Geographical Definitions, Schemes, and Descriptions, as form a necessary Introduction to this Branch of Learning. III. The Situation and Extent of the several Kingdoms, and Nations in each Quarter; their chief City; with the Distance, Direction, and Difference of Time from London. IV. An Account of the several Island, Trade, Commodities, Religions, principal Mountains, and Rivers in the World; also some Observations on the less known Parts, the Trade Winds, and Monsoons. V. The Explanation and Use of a new Set of Maps, annex'd to the several Quarters, drawn according to the most approved modern Projections, and regulated by Caelestial Observations. VI. A new and curious Geographical Clock, which points out the Difference of Time, with the Hour, in the different Nations upon Earth, at one View. To which is added, a description of the terrestrial globe ; With Its Application to such Problems as every Day occur. Concluding with some curious Phoenomena exhibited upon it in a darkened Room; and a few select Paradoxes, intended to excite the Attention of the Learner. The Whole laid down in a Manner so easy and natural, as to be understood in a few Days. Addressed to the young Gentlemen and Ladies of Great Britain and Ireland. By the Reverend Mr. Turner, Late of Magdalen-Hall, Oxford; now Rector of Comberton, Vicar of Elmley, &c. and Teacher of the Mathematics and Philosophy, at Worcester

Main Author: Turner, Richard
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London printed for S. Crowder, and Co. in Pater-Noster-Row; and S. Gamidge, bookseller, in Worcester 1762, MDCCLXII. [1762]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Braces in imprint. - English Short Title Catalog, T118041. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Titlepage in red and black
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([4],35,[1]p.,plates) ill.,maps 2°