Monday, April 04, 2005

Hughes, Charles Evans

A member of a major New York City

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot

Elizabeth Cary was related to many of Boston's leading families. She received no formal schooling but acquired a somewhat haphazard education at home. In April 1850 she married the distinguished and recently

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Italy, Flag Of

A rich history of flags and coats of arms has existed in Italy since at least the 1200s, but the lack of national unification meant that there was no recognized flag representing all Italian-populated areas. The nationalism inspired by the French Revolution led to the formation of political and military groups throughout Italy dedicated to replacing the old autocratic

Friday, April 01, 2005

Carloforte

Only town on the small Isola di San Pietro (area 20 sq mi [52 sq km]), just off the southwest coast of Sardinia, Italy. The island is administratively part of Cagliari province. The town was named after Charles Emmanuel III of Savoy, who resettled the island in 1738, after centuries of desertion, with Genoese fugitives from the North African island of Tabarka. It has an observatory, set

Thursday, March 31, 2005

New Guinea

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Carthage, Exarchate Of

The exarch (governor), appointed by the emperor, was endowed with unlimited military and civil

Monday, March 28, 2005

Silken Fungus Beetle

These oval beetles are yellowish brown in colour and usually feed on fungi and decaying vegetable matter. Some species live in wasp or bee nests.

Trichomonad

The genus Trichomonas is a common parasite in

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Babol

Also spelled  Babul,  formerly  Barfurush,   city, northern Iran, on the Babol River, about 15 miles (24 km) south of the Caspian Sea. Babol gained importance during the reign (1797–1834) of Fath 'Ali Shah, though 'Abbas I (died 1629) had laid out a pleasure garden and summer palace there. The city has paved streets, large and crowded bazaars, well-built houses, and small, handsome mosques and funeral towers. There are some manufacturing activities, but