History of South Africa from 1846 to 1860. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...central terrace rises to a height inland of from two to three thousand feet, has a rainfall usually ample for agricultural purposes, and is adapted for the growth of the plants of Southern and Central Europe. The orange, the guava, the plum, the peach, the fig, the pear, and the apple here attain perfection side by side. The lowest terrace presents a tropical appearance, owing to the hot Mozambique current which runs along the shore. The soil is rich and is drained by numerous small streams, many of the kloofs are well wooded, and the vegetation everywhere is extremely luxuriant. In the summer monsoon, from October to March, the wind comes laden with moisture from the warm sea, and deposits it so abundantly that the yearly rainfall is from forty to fifty inches. Sometimes, though fortunately very rarely, the downpour is so excessive as to cause great damage to cultivated ground. In the most severe storm ever known in Natal, from the 14th to the 16th of April 1856, no less than twenty-seven inches of rain fell at Durban. The Umgeni river rose in its lower course twentyeight feet above its ordinary level, and overflowed a large portion of the flat on which the town is built. Such storms, however, have never been known to extend over large areas at the same time, though all parts of the south-eastern coast are subject to them. The warm belt rises to a height inland of about a thousand feet. The terraces are everywhere broken up, and hills and mountains in the greatest variety of form are to be seen. The rivers run in deep channels. The largest of them, the Tugela, Umkomanzi, and Umzimkulu, rise in the Kathlamba, and have a fall from its base of over six thousand feet before they enter the sea. In all the streams there are rapids between the reaches of deep wat...
Título: History of South Africa from 1846 to 1860
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción George Allen and Unwin, 1915. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. No Dustjacket. Bookplate. Spine faded. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI2021427
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 540 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __1108023657
Descripción London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1908, 1908. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Goldgeprägtes OLeinen, 505 S., in englischer Sprache, mit Kopfgoldschnitt und einigen ausklappbaren Karten, altersgemäß recht gut erhalten: Einband bestoßen, minimal fleckig und am Rücken etwas aufgehellt, sehr seltene Randanstreichungen in Bleistift, erste und letzte Seiten an den Rändern stockfleckig, sonst innen aber überwiegend sehr schön sauber und fest--- 1050 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería 42629