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Aemilius Paullus, Lucius

Aemilius Paullus, Lucius  

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(RE 114 (?))became an augur in 192 bc and governed Further Spain as praetor in 191, with command prorogued for 190 and 189. A defeat in 190 was retrieved ...
Agadez, Niger

Agadez, Niger  

City in northern Niger.Today an important tourist and commercial center at the edge of the Sahara, Agadez was once the center of the Agadez sultanate, a loose Tuareg confederacy. ...
Alaska

Alaska  

Place names like Valdez and Cordova reveal that there has been a Hispanic presence in Alaska since 1791, when Spanish sailors on the famous Malaspina Expedition visited the area. In ...
Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks  

The roots of today's amusement parks date back to the 1500s, when so-called pleasure gardens began opening on the outskirts of major European cities. In addition to primitive rides, these ...
Ann Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe  

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(1764–1823)*Gothic novelist. She was daughter of a London tradesman, William Ward; she married in 1786 William Radcliffe, manager of the English Chronicle. In the next twelve years she published ...
Banff

Banff  

Alberta town on the Bow River, 128 km west of Calgary. Archaeological sites reveal people first came here 11,000 years ago; Native peoples, including the Stoney and Kutenai, later frequented ...
Bronfenbrenner's Mirror Image Perception

Bronfenbrenner's Mirror Image Perception  

Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917–2005) was co-founder of the Head Start program for children in the United States and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Psychology at ...
Budongo Forest Project

Budongo Forest Project  

[This case study focuses on the Budongo Forest Project, a university-based research and conservation project in western Uganda. It describes the effects of modern hunting techniques on the resident ...
Cairo

Cairo  

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(Arab., al-Qāhira, ‘the victorious’, but also from al-Qāhir, Mars, the city of Mars).Capital city of the Fāṭimids, established by al-Muʿizz in 969 (ah 358). It was originally called al-Manṣūriyya ...
Canadian Shield

Canadian Shield  

A prominent land form, underlain by Precambrian rock, and covering nearly half of Canada. Roughly shield-like in shape, the region is centred on, and penetrated by, Hudson Bay. Not only ...
Casablanca

Casablanca  

Port city in western Morocco and the nation’s most important industrial and commercial center.Although some sources claim the origins of the coastal city of Casablanca date back to the ...
cave

cave  

A large, natural, underground hollow, usually with a horizontal opening. Karst caves result from solution and corrosion; see Miller (2006) GSA Special Paper 404.
Chautauqua Movement

Chautauqua Movement  

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An outgrowth of the lyceum movement, originated at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., where annual Methodist Episcopal camp meetings had been held until they were reorganized (1874) as assemblies for religious ...
Club Med

Club Med  

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Club Med (Club Méditeranée) is a French tour operator that was started by Gérard Blitz, a Belgian diamond cutter and champion swimmer, and his sister Didy in 1950. Its history ...
conservation

conservation  

The artificial control of ecological relationships in an environment in order to maintain a particular balance among the species present.
Cook's Tours

Cook's Tours  

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In 1841 a young English temperance advocate names Thomas Cook decided to charter a train and negotiated a reduced fare to promote attendance among working class members to the next ...
Craft Production

Craft Production  

Mesoamerican peoples produce a great variety of craft items for domestic needs, subsistence production, ritual life, and for barter or sale in marketplaces. Craft objects are made and used in ...
Dan

Dan  

Ethnic group of West Africa who live in northwest Côte d’Ivoire and northeast Liberia.The Dan language belongs to the Southern (or Peripheral) Mande branch of the Niger-Congo linguistic family ...
Dogon

Dogon  

Ethnic group of south-central Mali.According to oral tradition, the Dogon were originally members of the Keita, a Mande-speaking group from the headwaters of the Niger River who fled their ...
Economic Organization and Development

Economic Organization and Development  

[This entry comprises two articles. The first article discusses economic organization and development among pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican cultures; the second article presents an overview of economic ...

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