Swinging the equator
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Swinging the equator by William J. Makin

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Published by E.P. Dutton & Co., inc. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa,
  • Europe

Subjects:

  • Aeronautics -- Flights,
  • Africa -- Description and travel,
  • Europe -- Description and travel

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby William J. Makin ...
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT12 .M32
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p. incl. front., map,
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6343782M
LC Control Number36027153
OCLC/WorldCa1832029

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Written rather late in his life ( or so), this is Twain's nonfiction account of a trip on a passenger ship around the equator. He writes a chapter describing a comic incident aboard ship and then the next chapter is a sober indictment of man's inhumanity to man. The chapters on Australia are most telling.4/5. Great Book 2 of intrepid Jessica's adventures in Equator. After the events of Book 1, she tries to be a dedicated tourist. But her mountain hike to the swing, an ice-cream treat in Victor's parlor don't turn out exactly as she had planed. There is a dead body involved, a /5(27).   If you place any free swinging, near frictionless pendulum, with a fair amount of tension on the chord between the bob and the pivot, so as to have a maximum return, each cycle, so it will go for 24 hours in said manner, then it will appear to rotate in a circle, eventually carving out a cone, which demonstrates that the earth rotates, so thereby which the pendulum . A Foucault pendulum is tricky to set up because imprecise construction can cause additional veering which masks the terrestrial effect. Air resistance damps the oscillation, so Foucault pendulums in museums usually incorporate an electromagnetic or other drive to keep the bob swinging.

The Australian travel magazine Luxury Escapes went hunting for the most stunning swings in the world, where spectacular views are part of the experience. Most of the swings that they found lie somewhere near the equator, in Central America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. With one notable exception: The Hjørundfjord in Norway. A swing to dangle you off the very edge. Deep in the Ecuadorian wilderness is a seismic monitoring station in a tree, known as Casa del Arbol. Its location is feet (2, meters) above sea level and the purpose is to observe Mt. Tungurahua, the nearby active volcano, from its precarious perch. This epic rope swing propels riders over jungle treetops in Banos, Ecuador, near an active volcano called Mt. Tungurahua. It is not for the faint of heart. In reality the drop is only feet or so, but the pictures makes it look far worse. The Foucault pendulum which was displayed for many years in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History was removed in late to make room for the Star-Spangled Banner Preservation Project and there are no current plans to reinstall it.. The Foucault Pendulum is named for the French physicist Jean Foucault (pronounced "Foo-koh), who first used it in .

At the north pole, the pendulum’s swing rotates in a complete circle every 24 hours – it twists but does not travel any distance. At the equator, the pendulum travels a wide path around the Earth’s axis but does not even begin to make a circle – it travels but it does not twist at all. Barnes & Noble® has the best selection of Miscellaneous Christmas CDs. Buy Rick Braun's album titled Swingin' in the Snow to enjoy in your home or car, orBrand: Cd Baby. Great Book 2 of intrepid Jessica's adventures in Equator. After the events of Book 1, she tries to be a dedicated tourist. But her mountain hike to the swing, an ice-cream treat in Victor's parlor don't turn out exactly as she had planed. There is a dead body involved, a handsome guy (her own Jake), and a lot of unexpected events/5. Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole.