Cruise beyond the Yasawa Islands to the world heritage listed Levuka on the island of Ovalau on this 7-night small ship cruise from Denarau. This quiet historic town with its stately backdrop of 19th Century colonial architecture and waterfront promenades is a time capsule of colonial rule. Swim in the Bouma Waterfall lagoon on the garden island of Taveuni and stand on the 180th Meridian – the arbitrary dateline between today and tomorrow. Our journey takes you to Savusavu’s extinct volcanic crater, hot springs and thriving markets. Explore picture perfect coral cays for snorkeling, glass bottom boat and scuba diving opportunities and discover the remote Northern islands of Fiji.
Erscheinungsdatum: 06.08.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Acts of the Elders, Titelzusatz: Commonly Called the Book of Abraham : to Which Is Appended a Chapter from the Book of Religious Errors, With Notes of Explanation, Calculated for the Meridian of Rhode Island, but Will Answer for the New England States, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 188, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 282 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Borden Island is an uninhabited, low lying island in the Queen Elizabeth Islands of northern Canada. With an area of 2,795 km2 in size, it is the 172nd largest island in the world, and Canada's 30th largest island. It lies north of Mackenzie King Island and is similarly split between Northwest Territories and Nunavut, with the border running along the 110th meridian west. It is named for former Prime Minister Robert Borden.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wrangel Island is an island in the Arctic Ocean, between the Chukchi Sea and East Siberian Sea. Wrangel Island lies astride the 180° meridian. The International Date Line is displaced eastwards at this latitude to avoid the island as well as the Chukchi Peninsula on the Russian mainland. The closest land to Wrangel Island is tiny and rocky Herald Island located 60 km (37 mi) to the east. Wrangel Island is about 125 km (78 mi) wide and 7,600 km2 (2,900 sq mi) in area. It consists of a southern coastal plain that is as wide as 15 km (9.3 mi), a central belt of low-relief mountains, and a northern coastal plain that is as wide as 25 km (16 mi).
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Paris Meridian is a meridian line running through the Paris Observatory in Paris, France now longitude 2°20 14.025 east. It was a long-standing rival to Greenwich as the prime meridian of the world, as was the Antwerp meridian in Flanders. n the year 1634, France ruled by Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu decided that Ferro's meridian should be used as the reference on maps, since this island is the most western position of the Old World. It was also thought to be exactly 20 degrees west of Paris. Indeed the exact position of Ferro was never considered to be one of the best.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Pichinglis was an English-based Creole spoken in Spanish territories during the colonial period. "Pichinglis" can refer to a trade pidgin used in the Canary Islands, but can also refer to a pidgin spoken in Spanish Guinea, on the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea, where it served as a lingua franca.The dialect had been largely used as a means of communication on the Island of Bioko, except for the areas of Moka Mountain, Bioko Mountain, Balacha Mountain, and the meridian zone of Ureka. There are also speakers of this dialect in Annobon, and in most parts of the continental region of Bata. Of course, these are people that have had, or still maintain, some sort of business ties to Malabo. Despite its wide use, Pichinglis is still lacks prestige.The language was transferred to Equatorial Guinea, particularly Bioko Island, from the region of Calabar, Nigeria in the 1700s, when slaves were freed to the city of Clarence. In 1827, Pichinglis was still unknown to the Bubi people of the north, but the Fernandinos quickly spread the language around the island.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! HMS Ceylon (C30) was a Ceylon (modified Crown Colony) class light cruiser of the British Royal Navy, named for the island of Ceylon now Sri Lanka which was a British possession when she was built. Built by Stephens at Govan and launched on 30 July 1942, she was completed on 13 July 1943. After two months in the Home Fleet she was transferred to the 4th Cruiser Squadron, with the Eastern Fleet and took part in many carrier raids, bombardments and patrols against Japanese-held territory, including Operations Cockpit, Meridian and Diplomat.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth opposite the Prime Meridian where the date changes as one travels east or west across it. Roughly along 180° longitude, with diversions to pass around some territories and island groups, it mostly corresponds to the time zone boundary separating 12 and +12 hours Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) (Greenwich Mean Time GMT). Crossing the IDL travelling east results in a day or 24 hours being subtracted (so the traveler repeats the date), and crossing west results in a day being added. The exact number of hours depends on the time zones.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (March 15, 1713 March 21, 1762) was a French astronomer. He is noted for his catalogue of nearly 10,000 southern stars, including 42 nebulous objects. This catalogue, called Coelum Australe Stelliferum, was published posthumously in 1763. It introduced 14 new constellations which have since become standard. He also calculated a table of eclipses for 1800 years. In honor of his contribution to the study of the southern hemisphere sky, a 60-cm telescope at Reunion Island will be named La-Caille telescope. Born at Rumigny, Ardennes, he was left destitute by the death of his father, who held a post in the household of the duchess of Vendôme. Therefore, his theological studies at the College de Lisieux in Paris were undertaken at the expense of the duke of Bourbon. After he had taken deacon's orders, however, he concentrated on science, and, through the patronage of Jacques Cassini, obtained employment, first in surveying the coast from Nantes to Bayonne, then, in 1739, in remeasuring the French arc of the meridian, for which he is honored with a pyramid at Juvisy-sur-Orge.