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A Hundred Wonders of the Modern World and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature

A Hundred Wonders of the Modern World and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature
Described According to the Best and Latest Authorities and Illustrated by Numerous Engravings


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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108017534

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  • Sir Richard Phillips (1767–1840) was a London-born author and publisher of educational textbooks who used a vast array of pseudonyms, including that of Reverend C. C. Clarke. Phillips' marketing techniques - the systematic borrowing of famous (living or deceased) authors' names for his textbooks, along with the multiplication of easy to produce related educational products - were key to his success. No doubt meant as an accessible encyclopaedia, this 40th edition of 1834 - attributed to Phillips himself - is a surprisingly vast and heterogeneous survey, which compiles natural and man-made curiosities across the world. The Himalayas and Mont Blanc share a chapter with the Peak of Derbyshire; famous rivers lead to mysterious subterranean forests; and Stonehenge is closely followed by St Paul's cathedral. Halfway between reference book and textbook, this richly illustrated volume is a fascinating catalogue of the world's wonders as perceived in the early nineteenth century.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108017534
    • length: 816 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 41 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mountains of the Andes, in South America
    2. Chimborazo
    3. Cotopaxi
    4. Pichincha
    5. Mount Etna, in the Island of Sicily
    6. Mount Vesuvius, near Naples
    7. Mount Hecla, in Iceland
    8. The Geysers
    9. Mont Blanc, in Switerland
    10. The Peak of Teneriffe
    11. The Souffriere Mountain, in the Island of St. Vincent
    12. The Peak of Derbyshire
    13. British mountains
    14. Stromboli
    15. The Himalaya Mountains, in the East Indies
    16. Sabrina Island, near St. Michael's, one of the Azores
    17. The Great Kentucky Cavern
    18. Grotto of Antiparos
    19. Grant Staffa Cavern, or Fingal's Cave
    20. The Yanar, or Perpetual Fire
    21. Herculaneum
    22. Pompeii
    23. The Great Earthquake of 1755
    24. The Giant's Causeway
    25. Natural bridges of Icononzo
    26. Rock bridge, in Virginia
    27. Bessely Gaut
    28. Extraneous fossils
    29. Subterraneous forests
    30. Coral reefs and islands
    31. Wide and inhospitable deserts
    32. Sands of the desert
    33. Diamond mines
    34. Gold and silver mines
    35. Quicksilver mines
    36. Ice islands
    37. Icebergs
    38. River of the Amazons
    39. The Apurimac
    40. The Oroonoko
    41. The Ganges
    42. The Indus
    43. The Nile
    44. Lake Superior
    45. Lake Huron
    46. Lake Asphaltites
    47. The Caspian Sea
    48. Falls of Niagara
    49. Falls of the Montmorenci
    50. Cataracts of the Nile
    51. Saint Winifred's Well
    52. Dropping well at Knaresborough
    53. Pitch lake of Trinidad
    54. Mud lake of Java
    55. Meteors
    56. Aerolites
    57. Spectre of the Broken
    58. The Miage
    59. Fata Morgana
    60. Remarkable thunderstorms
    61. Hail storms
    62. Hurricanes
    63. Monsoons
    64. Whirlwinds and waterspouts
    65. The great serpent, called the boa constrictor
    66. The sea serpent
    67. The elephant
    68. The orang outang
    69. The termintes
    70. The Banian tree
    71. The upas, or poison tree
    72. Pyramids of Egypt
    73. Cryptae, or catacombs of Alexandria
    74. Ruins of Palmyra and Balbec
    75. Ruins of Babylon
    76. Ruins of Persepolis
    77. Athens
    78. Temples of elephants
    79. Temples of Salsette
    80. Great Wall of China
    81. Porcelain Tower, at Nankin
    82. The Coliseum, at Rome
    83. Trajan's Palace
    84. The Pont du Gard
    85. St. Peter's, of Rome
    86. Eddystone light-house
    87. Bell Rock light-house
    88. Stonehenge
    89. St. Paul's Cathedral
    90. Westminster Abbey
    91. The Tower of London
    92. The Bank of England
    93. General Post-Office
    94. The Monument
    95. The Louvre
    96. The British Museum
    97. The Linwood Gallery, Leicester Square
    98. Bullock's Museum, Piccadilly
    99. Dr. Herschel's Grand Telescope
    100. The steam engine.

  • Author

    C. C. Clarke

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