By Joseph Schwarz
Buy of this e-book comprises loose trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. Excerpt from booklet: part 3CHAPTER II. rationalization OF THE SEAS, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS, AND VALLEYS OF PALESTINE. Palestine has 3 lakes* or seas :—1, the useless Sea, or Lake Asphaltites; 2, the ocean of Genezereth, or Lake of Tiberias; and three, the ocean of Merom, or Lake Semechonitis. Dud o' Or nSon D' (Gen. xiv. 8.) The Salt or useless Sea (Lake Asphaltites) is named within the Arabic language Bachr Lot (Lot's Sea), and is 70 Englishmiles in size, and from 15 to twenty in breadth.* in the direction of the south, notwithstanding, it really is slim and shoal, and approximately four miles large, and from three to four ft extensive. This sea is enclosed at the east and west through excessive mountains and rocks; yet in the direction of the southeast there's an in depth, reasonable and fruitful undeniable, numerous miles in dimension. it truly is real that the water of this sea is apparent and natural; nonetheless it is extra impregnated with salty subject than all different sea-waters, and is withal very sour, just a little sulphurousin odor, and so acrid that nobody can preserve it in his mouth. whilst I made the try to take a bit of it in my mouth, the pointy, sour, and sulphurous style remained perceptible greater than part an hour. Salt thrown during this water is still undissolved. a hundred components of this water include forty two elements of salts, 24 elements sour, salty, and bitter calcareous earth, and seven elements salty natron. the burden of this water, in comparison to natural distilled water, is as 1211 to a thousand. To institute numerous comparative experiments, I hired water from the useless Sea, a few taken from the Mediterranean at Jaffa, and the standard cistern (rain) water; and, on weighing them, i discovered that the 1st in comparison to the second one as nine to eight, and to the latter as nine to 7. i've got, in spite of the fact that, to comment the following, that I made those experiments within the month of April, at which era the lifeless Sea had, as a result of persevered rains, taken up many streams, via which...
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