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Buy of this e-book contains loose trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. Excerpt from publication: part 3CHAPTER II. clarification OF THE SEAS, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS, AND VALLEYS OF PALESTINE. Palestine has 3 lakes* or seas :—1, the lifeless 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 lifeless Sea (Lake Asphaltites) is termed 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, despite the fact that, it's slim and shoal, and approximately four miles vast, and from three to four ft intensive. This sea is enclosed at the east and west by way of excessive mountains and rocks; yet in the direction of the southeast there's an intensive, reasonable and fruitful undeniable, a number of miles in measurement. it's precise that the water of this sea is obvious and natural; however it is extra impregnated with salty subject than all different sea-waters, and is withal very sour, a bit sulphurousin odor, and so acrid that nobody can hold 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 continues to be undissolved. a hundred components of this water comprise forty two elements of salts, 24 components 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 one thousand. To institute a number of 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, although, to comment the following, that I made those experiments within the month of April, at which era the useless Sea had, as a result of persevered rains, taken up many streams, via which...

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