History of the Universe eBook. 398 pages, 300 illustrations only $2.99
ARABIAN SEA (anc. Mare Erythraeum), the name applied
to the portion of the Indian Ocean bounded E. by India, N. by
Baluchistan and part of the southern Persian littoral, W. by
Arabia, and S., approximately, by a line between Cape Guardafui,
the north-east point of Somaliland, and Cape Comorin in India.
It has two important branchesóat the south-west the Gulf of
Aden, connecting with the Red Sea through the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb;
and at the north-west the Gulf of Oman, connecting
with the Persian Gulf. Besides these larger ramifications, there
are the Gulfs of Cambay and Kach on the Indian coast. An
interest and importance belong to this sea as forming part of the
chief highway between Europe and India. Its islands are few
and insignificant, the chief being Sokotra, off the African, and
the Laccadives, off the Indian coast.
A few typographical errors have been corrected. They
appear in the text like this, and the
explanation will appear when the mouse pointer is moved over the marked
passage. Sections in Greek will yield a transliteration
when the pointer is moved over them, and words using diacritic characters in the
Latin Extended Additional block, which may not display in some fonts or browsers, will
display an unaccented version.
Links to other EB articles: Links to articles residing in other EB volumes will
be made available when the respective volumes are introduced online.
"A well-rounded treatment of a vast body of facts" only $2.99