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Aalto, Alvar

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)   Reference library

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln  

(1809–65)US Republican statesman, 16th President of the USA (1861–65). His election as President on an anti‐slavery platform antipathetic to the interests of the southern states helped precipitate ...
academies

academies  

Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
Acanthus

Acanthus  

(family Acanthaceae)A genus of shrubs and perennial herbs, most of which are xeromorphic and have spiny leaves. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals. The upper lip of the corolla is lacking. ...
Acelain Ranch

Acelain Ranch   Reference library

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Buenos Aires province, Argentina, has an area of 12,000 hectares/29,654 acres of which the designed landscape amounts to 700 hectares/1,730

Achabal

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Anantnag (Islamabad), Kashmir, lies to the south-east of Srinagar, where the Vale of Kashmir dies out against the mountains. The

Acosta, Carmen de la Fundación Rodríguez

Acosta, Carmen de la Fundación Rodríguez   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

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Granada, Andalusia, Spain, a rare art deco house and garden created by the artist José Rodríguez Acosta (d. 1941

acrostic

acrostic  

A poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words. The word is recorded from the late 16th century, and comes via French from Greek akrostikhis, ...
Adam, Robert

Adam, Robert (1728–92)   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

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(1728–92), Scottish architect, son of William Adam.

One of the most prolific, successful, and distinguished architects of

Adam, William

Adam, William (1689–1748)   Reference library

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(1689–1748), Scottish architect and garden designer born in Kirkcaldy.

His sons John and Robert Adam also became architects

Adelsnäs

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Östergötland, Sweden, on an isthmus in Lake Bysjön, mentioned from the 16th century, became the country's only baroni (barony) established

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