Descriptive Geography And Brief Historical Sketch Of by Joseph Schwarz

By Joseph Schwarz

Buy of this e-book comprises loose trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than one million books at no cost. Excerpt from publication: part 3CHAPTER II. clarification OF THE SEAS, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS, AND VALLEYS OF PALESTINE. Palestine has 3 lakes* or seas :—1, the lifeless Sea, or Lake Asphaltites; 2, the ocean of Genezereth, or Lake of Tiberias; and three, the ocean of Merom, or Lake Semechonitis. Dud o' Or nSon D' (Gen. xiv. 8.) The Salt or useless Sea (Lake Asphaltites) is named within the Arabic language Bachr Lot (Lot's Sea), and is 70 Englishmiles in size, and from 15 to twenty in breadth.* in the direction of the south, besides the fact that, it truly is slim and shoal, and approximately four miles wide, and from three to four toes intensive. This sea is enclosed at the east and west by way of excessive mountains and rocks; yet in the direction of the southeast there's an intensive, reasonable and fruitful undeniable, numerous miles in measurement. it truly is real that the water of this sea is obvious and natural; however it is extra impregnated with salty topic than all different sea-waters, and is withal very sour, a bit sulphurousin scent, and so acrid that not anyone can continue it in his mouth. whilst I made the try to take a bit of it in my mouth, the pointy, sour, and sulphurous style remained perceptible greater than part an hour. Salt thrown during this water continues to be undissolved. a hundred components of this water include forty two elements of salts, 24 elements sour, salty, and bitter calcareous earth, and seven components salty natron. the burden of this water, in comparison to natural distilled water, is as 1211 to one thousand. To institute numerous comparative experiments, I hired water from the lifeless Sea, a few taken from the Mediterranean at Jaffa, and the standard cistern (rain) water; and, on weighing them, i discovered that the 1st in comparison to the second one as nine to eight, and to the latter as nine to 7. i've got, besides the fact that, to comment the following, that I made those experiments within the month of April, at which era the useless Sea had, because of persevered rains, taken up many streams, via which...

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Keep in mind that although Q uito is practically on the E quator, the temperatur e can get quite cool because it’s at such a high altitude. The city has an av erage high of 19°C (66°F) and an av erage low of 10°C (50°F). Throughout the r est of the highlands, the temperature is similarly consistent, with HOLIDAYS Official holidays in E cuador include New Year’s D ay ( Jan 1), Easter , Labor D ay (May 1), S imón Bolív ar D ay ( July 24), National I ndependence D ay (A ug 10), Guayaquil Independence Day (Oct 9), All Souls’ Day (Nov 2), Cuenca Independence Day (N ov 3), and Christmas D ay (D ec 25).

In fact, I’ve yet to find a good compr ehensive history of the country in English. If you want to br eak things do wn into periods, star t with the award-winning The Conquest of the Incas, by John Hemming (Harvest/ HBJ Book, 2003), which deals with Ecuador and P eru’s Inca histor y; or the ne wer The Last Days of the Incas, by Kim MacQuarrie (Simon & Schuster, 2008). These books are well complemented by Indians, Oil and P olitics: A R ecent H istory of Ecuador, by Allen Gerlach (SR Books, 2003), a brilliantly descriptiv e account of the countr y’s more contemporar y histor y, political conditions, and the rise of its indigenous mo vements.

The nation ’s black population traces its ancestry to slaves who were br ought to wor k on coastal sugar plantations in the 1500s. The Afro-Ecuadorean community is famous for its marimba music and lively dance festivals. The population is about equally divided between the central highlands and the low-lying coastal region. Over the last few decades, there has been a steady migration toward the cities, and today 60% of Ecuadoreans reside in urban areas. S. D epartment of S tate estimates that over two million E cuadoreans curr ently reside in the United States.

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