Image from page 94 of “Elements of astronomy: accompanied with many illustrations, a colored representation of the solar, excellent, and nebular spectra, and celestial charts of the northern and the southern hemisphere” (1875 )
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Title: Elements of astronomy: accompanied with various illustrations, a colored representation of the solar, stellar, and nebular spectra, and celestial charts of the northern and the southern hemisphere
Year: 1875( 1870s) Authors: Lockyer, Norman, Sir, 1836-1920 Subjects: Astronomy Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and company Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress View Book Page:” >
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of figuring out the exact position of
a location upon the world. 168. Latitude.– The range of any place from theequator, determined in degrees( or 360ths) of its meridian, is called its Latitude. If north of the equator, it is saidto remain in north latitude; if south of the equator, in southlatitude. As either pole is 90 ° far-off from the equator, the biggest latitude a location can have is 90 °. 169. Longitude.– But something else besides latitudeis needed to define the position of a location. Appropriately, some meridian is taken,– in this country either the merid -struction of the gyroscope. What is done to the instrument when the experi-ment is carried out? 167. What circles do we discover on a terrestrial world? Whatis their things? 168. What is Latitude? What is the distinction in between Northand South Latitude? What is the biggest latitude a location can have? 169. Whatelse besides latitude is needed to specify the position of a place? What is Longi- Text Appearing After Image: 88 THE EAKTH. ian of Washington, or that which passes through Green-wich, near London, where the primary observatory ofEngland is situated; and the range of the location fromthis First Meridian, as it is called, determined in degrees (or 360ths of its parallel), determines, with its latitude, itsexact position. Distance from the very first meridian, so meas-ured, is called Longitude. Places east of the first merid-ian are stated to be in east longitude, and those west of thefirst meridian in west longitude. As the range halfround the Earth is 180 °, the biggest longitude a placecan have is 180 °.- ₤.: FriV 4 latitude and meridians of longi -Keep in mind About Images Please keep in mind that these images are
extracted from scanned page images that might have been digitally enhanced for readability- pigmentation and appearance of these illustrations may not completely look like the initial work. He endured Battleship Row
Image by gwilmore As typical on a Saturday early morning, I went to the Chandler Public Library for a number of hours today. I went later on than typical, however, because my better half had asked me to accompany her to some garage sales, which I did although they bore me. She likes them, however, and unlike me, she hates doing anything alone, so I figure this belongs to my commitment as a partner– and, I hope, as a gentleman, too. I do it because I enjoy her, and my participation motivates her to leave your house from time to time.http://http://However I’m delighted I went to those yard sale today, since otherwise I almost definitely would have lost out on this experience. I normally stay at the library from about 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., but today I was there till about 1:00 since of the delay occasioned by the yard sales. Simply as I was leaving, I saw this dignified-looking gentleman getting in the library with a much-younger guy. He said hey there and nodded to me, and being hesitant to interrupt whatever he was going to be doing, I started to leave. Then I thought better of it. After all, I have a really strong sense of history, and I relate well to war veterans in basic, and World War II veterans in specific. And with almost 67 years having actually passed given that the attack, I knew this would be one of my last chances to meet and speak with an actual Pearl Harbor survivor. I turned around, followed the set back into the library, and presented myself to him after he and his buddy had muffled a couple of lounge chairs. It was the finest decision I could have made today, and he and I chatted for perhaps 20 minutes, after which he enthusiastically accepted let me take his image. (As normal, I had my cam with me today– another lucky choice, naturally.) He identified himself as William Gentry, age 84, and stated he had been on the battleship USS Tennessee that fateful early morning. We talked about the second-class status of black service workers during The second world war, and he made a number of referrals to Dorie Miller, a cook on the surrounding USS West Virginia who manned a machine weapon and fired away at the Japanese, although he had never been trained on how to use the weapon. (African-Americans were thought to be inferior to whites, and as such not trained for combat functions during that period. Mr. Gentry himself was a steward on the Tennessee.).
He seemed satisfied that I understood about Dorie Miller, and when I pointed out having checked out the majority of the essential books blogged about Pearl Harbor, he asked me how Miller had actually been dealt with in them. I said the first such book I had actually checked out was Walter Lord’s Day of Infamy, published in 1956. I check out the book several times throughout junior high, and I informed Mr. Gentry that it had treated Dorie Miller at some length, and extremely positively. (Miller was awarded the Navy Cross for valor as a result of his actions of Pearl Harbor, but unfortunately, he did not survive the war; he was killed at Tarawa two years later. In the 2001 motion picture, “” Pearl Harbor,” “Miller was played by Cuba Gooding, Jr.).
Mr. Gentry told me that he had spent 20 years in the Navy before retiring, and that during the war, he had actually taken part in every considerable naval fight in the Pacific with the exception of Guadalcanal. He particularly pointed out having taken part in the Battle of Savo Island, a particularly hair-raising affair, as well as the a lot more uneven “ “Marianas Turkey Shoot. “He chuckled when I asked him if, either at Pearl Harbor or throughout the subsequent fights, he had any idea at all that he would not just make it through the war, however would live past the year 2000 as well, and I make sure there were times when he didn’t think he would endure the next five minutes.
I will be seeing him once again, potentially with my 14-year-old daughter in tow. He left me some contact details and said he wanted me to get in touch with him so we might talk some more. I regreted to him that the younger generation has little or no sense of history today, and I believe he was really pleased to come across someone who was an apparent exception to that regrettable pattern.
By the way, I found out just recently that another, relatively well-known person was likewise at Pearl Harbor during the attack. He is James Leavelle, a Dallas authorities detective who was handcuffed to implicated Presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald when the latter was shot by Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963.
( For those to whom Battleship Row is an unfamiliar term, it is discussed here. In addition to the normal Flickr crowd, I am going to share this image with a couple of others, including Miss Amanda Lee, who I understand will appreciate it.)
Page 72 of Atlas to accompany monograph XXXII on the geology of the Yellowstone National Forest/ by Arnold Hague.
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Title: Atlas to accompany monograph XXXII on the geology of the Yellowstone National Forest/ by Arnold Hague.
Author: Hague, A. (Arnold), 1840-1917.
Publisher: Washington, [D.C.]: United States Geological Study, 1904.
Subjects: Geology– Yellowstone National Park– Maps.
Yellowstone National Park– Maps.
Area: Babbidge Map Library Double Oversize-NonCirculating-Level 4.
Call Number: G1475.Y3H33 1904