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Inquiry Into the Means of Establishing a Ship Navigation free pdf Excerpt from Inquiry Into the Means of Establishing a Ship Navigation: Between the Mediterranean and Red Seas We learn also from the accurate levellings made by the French engineers that the mean height of the surface of the Red Sea is 2957 English feet above the mean height of the surface of the Mediterranean Sea near Tineh. Between the two seas the land of the Isthmus is stated to be remarkably flat with the exception of some scattered hillocks of drifted sand. For two or three miles from the Gulph, northwards, the ground is only elevated three feet above the high-water-mark of the Bed Sea and from thence it is said to decline gradually to the Mediterranean shore. The general character of the soil near the surface is stated to consist of a hard compact gravely but the limit to which this kind of soil extends has not been very fully ascertained. Proceeding north from the head of the Gulph the direct line across the Isthmus passes for twelve miles through a valley or narrow plain confined on either side by rising ground, beyond which the remainder of the distance lies over fiat open plains, diversified only by hillocks of drifted sand, as already noticed. Somewhat to the westward of the direct line, and at the distance of twelve miles from the Gulph of Suez, commences a remarkable series of depressions of the land, the first extending about twenty-seven miles in a northwest direction, with a width of from five to seven miles. The bottom of this hollow or trough, though from 20 to 54 feet below the high-water-mark at Suez, is nearly destitute of water, containing only a few shallow pools, at present called the Bitter Lakes- and there can be no reason for doubting that this trough constituted the bed or basin of the Lacus Amari of Pliny, through which the navigation of the antients was conducted between the Bed Sea and the Nile. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : James Vetch
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331973465
EAN : 9781331973461
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 38 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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