Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Distribution Theory

The theory of distribution involves three distinguishable sets of questions.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Distribution Theory

The theory of distribution involves three distinguishable sets of questions.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Earth Sciences

The theory of distribution involves three distinguishable sets of questions.

Sunday, June 27, 2004


Ogmios' Irish equivalent was Ogma, whose Herculean, warlike aspect was also stressed. In Irish tradition

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Ely, Isle Of

Historic region of England, part of the administrative and historic county of Cambridgeshire. The Isle of Ely consists of a hill about 7 miles (11 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide that rises above the surrounding fens (low-lying lands that were partly covered by water). The Isle of Ely is the highest point in these fenlands and was formerly an island surrounded by marshes and swamps;

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Greece, The arts

Against the background of this extraordinary artistic heritage, Greece enjoys a thriving cultural life. It is in the field of literature that Greece has made its greatest contributions. Constantine Cavafy (1863 - 1933), who lived most of his life in Alexandria, Egypt, is frequently ranked among the great poets of the early 20th century. His poetry is suffused with an ironic nostalgia

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

West Germany

From 1949 to 1990, a republic consisting of the western two-thirds of what is now Germany. West Germany was created in 1949 when the United States, Great Britain, and France consolidated those zones, or portions, of Germany that they had occupied at the end of World War II. When West and East Germany were reunited in 1990, West Germany's constitution and official name (Federal Republic of Germany)

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Sup'ung Dam

Korean �Sup'ung-Dam�, Chinese (Wade-Giles) �Shui-feng Shui-pa�, or (Pinyin) �Shuifeng Shuiba� hydroelectric project on the Yalu River at the Korean border with Liaoning sheng (province), China, upstream from Tan-tung. It was originally designed as a joint project of the Japanese-controlled Manchukuo government, which administered Manchuria from 1931 to 1945, and the Japanese administration in Korea to supply power for the industrial developments in Manchuria and

Monday, June 21, 2004

Binnig, Gerd

Binnig graduated from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and received a doctorate from the University of Frankfurt in 1978. He then

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Argentaffin Cell

One of the round or partly flattened cells occurring in the lining tissue of the digestive tract and containing granules thought to be of secretory function. These epithelial cells, though common throughout the digestive tract, are most concentrated in the small intestine and appendix. The cells locate randomly within the mucous membrane lining of the intestine

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Floral Decoration, 18th century

The floral arrangements of the early 18th century were dominated by French and English taste. In France, cultural and social life centred in the intimate rooms of Parisian town houses rather than in the vast rooms and halls of Louis XIV's Versailles palace. Bouquets, therefore, were comparatively small, to be in scale with their setting. The more delicate colouring and

Friday, June 18, 2004

China, Aviation

Aviation development is particularly suited to China, with its extensive territory and varied terrain. Chinese civil aviation has two major categories: air transport, which mainly handles passengers, cargoes, and mail, traveling on both scheduled and nonscheduled routes; and special-purpose aviation, which mainly serves industrial and agricultural production,

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Moreau River

River, formed by the confluence of several headstreams in Butte and Harding counties, northwestern South Dakota, U.S. It flows about 290 mi (470 km) east through the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, where it receives several north-bank tributaries (including Thunder Butte and Little Moreau), to the Missouri River south of Mobridge. The lower Moreau Basin was inundated by

Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Vajira�ana was a son of King Mongkut and spent, by his own account, a youth of profligate luxury. Early contact with a scholarly and ascetic Scottish physician, Peter Gowan, and Prince

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Aschelminth, Annotated classification

Marine; dorsal and ventral hypodermal cords; fluid-filled body cavity.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Osco-umbrian Languages

Language group proposed by some scholars to be included in the Italic branch of Indo-European languages. The group includes Oscan, Umbrian, and the minor dialects of central Italy - Marsian, Marrucinian, Paelignian, Sabine, Vestinian, and Volscian. Oscan, the language imposed by the Samnites on the Osci of Campania, is known from over 200 inscriptions dated between 400 and 89 BC. Umbrian

Sunday, June 13, 2004


Wade-Giles romanization �fu � type of Chinese bronze vessel used as a food container, it was produced largely from the middle Zhou period (c. 900 - c. 600 BC) through the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). Rectangular in shape and divided into two parts, the vessel was supported by angular feet at each corner; the lid was almost a duplicate of the bottom (in principle much like the dui). In ancient documents the vessel was also

Saturday, June 12, 2004

United Arab Emirates

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the dominant tribal faction was the Al-Qawasim (singular: Qasimi), whose ships controlled the maritime commerce (notably fishing and pearling) concentrated in

Friday, June 11, 2004

New Brunswick

Canadian province located on the eastern seaboard of the North American continent. It is Canada's only officially bilingual province, French and English having equal status. It was one of the four original provinces making up the national confederation in 1867. Together with Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, it forms the regional grouping known as the Maritime

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Abbey, Edwin Austin

Yale University Art Gallery, Edwin Austin Abbey (1852 - 1911) (1973).

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Vietnam War

(1954 - 75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, known as the Viet Cong, against the government of South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. Called the �American War� in Vietnam (or, in full, the �War Against the Americans to Save the Nation�), the war was also part of a larger regional conflict (see Indochina

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Molina, Luis De


Monday, June 07, 2004

Amati Family

Andrea (c. 1520 - c. 1578), the founder of the Cremona school of violin making, was perhaps originally influenced by the work of slightly earlier makers from Brescia. His earliest-known violins are dated about 1564. In essentials, they set the style for all the models made by later members of the family and,

Sunday, June 06, 2004


Domei was formed in 1964 by a merger of three politically moderate federations that opposed the leftist stance of the larger and more militant union Sohyo. Unlike the majority of Sohyo members, who were public employees, most Domei members worked for private-sector firms. Domei was a supporter of the Democratic

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Breckinridge, Mary

Breckinridge grew up in Washington, D.C., where her father was an Arkansas congressman, and in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he served as U.S. minister to Russia. Educated

Thursday, June 03, 2004


In Mesopotamian mythology, an amphibious being who taught mankind wisdom. Oannes, as described by the Babylonian priest Berosus, had the form of a fish but with the head of a man under his fish's head and under his fish's tail the feet of a man. In the daytime he came up to the seashore of the Persian Gulf and instructed mankind in writing, the arts, and the sciences. Oannes was

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Athenodorus Cananites

Also called �Athenodorus Son Of Sandon � Greek Stoic philosopher who was the teacher of the younger Octavian, who later became the emperor Augustus. He is to be distinguished from Athenodorus Cordylion, also a Stoic, who became keeper of the library in Pergamum. Athenodorus acquired a lasting influence over Octavian and probably followed him to Rome in 44 BC, later returning

Tuesday, June 01, 2004


North American Indian tribe of Siouan language stock who inhabited the territory around the Catawba River in the Carolinas. Their principal village was on the west side of the river in what is now York county, S.C. They were known among white traders as flatheads because, like a number of other tribes of the Southeast, they practiced ritual deformation of the head on