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Geography of Anguilla Geography of Anguilla - Sombrero, Anguilla, the Valley, Anguilla, Sandy Ground, Angusombrero, Anguilla, the Valley, Anguilla, Sandy Ground, Anguilla, Anguilla Wallblake Airport, Anguillita, Scrub Island Illa, Anguilla Wallblake Airport, Anguillita, Scrub Island (Paperback) Loot Price: R261 Discovery Miles 2 610
Geography of Anguilla Geography of Anguilla - Sombrero, Anguilla, the Valley, Anguilla, Sandy Ground, Angusombrero, Anguilla,...
Geography of Anguilla Geography of Anguilla - Sombrero, Anguilla, the Valley, Anguilla, Sandy Ground, Angusombrero, Anguilla,...

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Chapters: Sombrero, Anguilla, the Valley, Anguilla, Sandy Ground, Anguilla, Anguilla Wallblake Airport, Anguillita, Scrub Island, Anguilla, Crocus Hill, Prickly Pear Cays, Iso 3166-2: ai, Blowing Point, Anguilla, Seal Island, Anguilla. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 40. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Sombrero, also known as Hat Island, is the northernmost island of the Lesser Antilles in position 18 60'N, 63 40'W. It lies 55 km or 34 miles north west of Anguilla across the Dog and Prickly Pear Passage. The distance to Dog Island, the closest island of Anguilla, is 39 km or 24 miles. Sombrero is 1.5 km or 0.9 miles long north-south, and 0.4 km or 0.25 miles wide. The land area is 0.38 km or 95 acres. Originally, when viewed from the sea, the island had the shape of a sombrero hat but mining operations have left the island with precipitous sides and a relatively flat top which is 12 m or 40 feet above sea level. The surface of the island is rough, and vegetation is sparse. This mining operation yielded some 3000 tons of phosphate a year by 1870. By 1890, the phosphate reserves had been exhausted. As a result of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1714, Sombrero passed into the hands of the British. In 1814, and again in 1825, a British geologist surveyed the island and found that it abounded in phosphate of lime (guano) and this was reported to the British Government. In 1856 the Americans claimed the island, and in a very short period of time quarried 100,000 tons of phosphate to resuscitate the exhausted lands of the Southern States, the British then intervened and demanded compensation. The United States claim to the island was settled in Britain's favour in 1867. Nevertheless, this period is viewed as an initial instance of American Imperialism as guano was essential for soil repleni...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2201778

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-06533-3
Barcode: 9781157065333
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LSN: 1-157-06533-3

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