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Aalto, Alvar

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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(1898–1976), Finnish architect, designer, and artist.

In addition to being one of the greatest architects of the modern

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
abacus

abacus  

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Abbotsbury, Dorset, England, owe their special atmosphere to a remarkable microclimate. The garden is very close to the sea, which

abduction

abduction  

An inference process widely used in artificial intelligence, particularly in expert systems and rule-based systems. In diagnosis, for example, there may be a rule like “if measles then red spots” so ...
Abelin, Rudolf

Abelin, Rudolf (1864–1961)   Reference library

Dr Kjell Lundquist

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(1864–1961), one of Sweden's most prominent ambassadors for the garden's classic values and expressions, being at the same

Abercrombie, John

Abercrombie, John (1726–1806)   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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(1726–1806), Scottish gardener and author born at Prestonpans, East Lothian, who worked at Kew gardens (see Royal

Aberglasney

Aberglasney   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, has an ancient and mysterious history. In the 15th century it was probably the home of Rhydderch

Abkhazi Garden

Abkhazi Garden   Reference library

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a rare Canadian private garden open to the public. Prince Nicholas (1899–1987) and

abortion

abortion  

There is no actual prohibition in the Bible against aborting a foetus. Nevertheless, in the unanimously accepted Jewish consensus, abortion is a very serious offence, though foeticide is not treated ...

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