The National Geographic Magazine, Volume 12

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National Geographic Society, 1901 - Geography

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Page 430 - Greenwich is intersected by the parallel of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude, and shall run from said point due west to the meridian of one hundred and three degrees west from Greenwich; thence her boundary shall run due south to the thirty-second degree of north latitude; thence on the said parallel...
Page 217 - Behold, these shall come from far : and, lo, these from the north and from the west ; and these from the land of Sinim.
Page 8 - It is understood that the stipulations of this Convention shall in no wise affect the liberty of action of belligerents.
Page 48 - Of all the possible ways in which an 8-mile interval could lie with reference to a submerged peak, that which would be most advantageous for a prompt discovery of its existence is the condition in which one end of the interval is at the bottom of the slope and the other near the apex, and that which would be least advantageous is the condition in which the interval is bisected by the position of the apex. In the latter case, there would be nearly equal soundings at both ends, but the soundings at...
Page 244 - Area surrounded by Back's river, Great Slave Lake, Athabasca Lake, Hatchet and Reindeer Lakes, Churchill river, and the west coast of Hudson Bay, 178,000 square miles; much larger than Great Britain and Ireland, and somewhat larger than Sweden.
Page 196 - Alaska coast is to become the show-place of the earth, and pilgrims, not only from the United States, but from far beyond the seas, will throng in endless procession to see it. Its grandeur is more valuable than the gold or the fish or the timber, for it will never be exhausted. This value, measured by direct returns in money received from tourists, will be enormous; measured by health and pleasure it will be incalculable.
Page 172 - The insurrectionary movement which disturbed Colombia in the latter part of 1899 has been practically suppressed, although guerrillas still operate in some departments. The executive power of that Republic changed hands in August last by the act of VicePresident Marroquin in assuming the reins of government during the absence of President San Clemente from the capital.
Page 297 - Through the black tents he pass'd, o'er that low strand, And to a hillock came, a little back From the stream's brink, the spot where first a boat, Crossing the stream in summer, scrapes the land.
Page 279 - ... is incidental, and perhaps of comparatively recent origin. The primary mating of the Seri is attended by observances so elaborate as to show that marriage is one of the profoundest sacraments of the tribe, penetrating the innermost recesses of tribal thought, and interwoven with the essential fibers of tribal existence. Few if any other peoples devote such anxious care to their mating as do the Seri ; * and among no other known tribe or folk is the moral aspect of conjugal union so rigorously...
Page 243 - Lake and the Arctic coast, being nearly all to the north of the Arctic Circle. Nearly as large as Portugal is another tract between Great Bear Lake, the Mackenzie River, and the western part of Great Slave Lake, in all 35,000 square miles. Lying between Stikine and Laird Rivers to the north and the Skeena and Peace Rivers to the south is an area of 81,000 square miles, which, except for a recent visit by a field party, is quite unexplored. Of the...

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