2019-10-07T07:00:00Z Istanbul, founded under the name of Byzantion on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC, the city grew in size and influence, becoming one of the most important cities in history.
After its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as an imperial capital for almost 16 centuries, during the Roman/Byzantine (330-120...[Read More]
2019-10-17T07:00:00Z St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Men?ndez de Avil?s, Florida's first governor.
He named the settlement "San Agust?n", as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine.
2009-03-17T07:00:00Z "There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature," raves the Washington Post Book World, and it is right. She has been nominated three times for the ABBY award, and her critically acclaimed writings consistently enjoy spectacular commercial success as they entertain and touch her legions of loyal fans. In High Tide in Tucson, she retu...[Read More]
1996-09-01T07:00:00Z Landscape ecology has emerged in the past decade as an important and useful tool for land-use planners and landscape architects. While professionals and scholars have begun to incorporate aspects of this new field into their work, there remains a need for a summary of key principles and how they might be applied in design and planning.This volume fills that need. It...[Read More]
2019-10-01T07:00:00Z Athens is a global city and one of the biggest economic centers in southeastern Europe. It has a large financial sector and its port of Piraeus is both the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world, while at the same time being the sixth busiest passenger port in Europe.
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that em...[Read More]
2005-01-01T08:00:00Z What would it mean to discover an ancient language--a literal message--hidden within the DNA of life itself? What we once believed of our past is about to change. . . . A coded message has been found within the molecules of life, deep within the DNA in each cell of our bodies. Through a remarkable discovery linking Biblical alphabets to our genetic code, the "...[Read More]
2019-08-27T07:00:00Z Vienna is the federal capital, largest city and one of nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primate city, with a population of about 1.9 million and its cultural, economic, and political center. Until the beginning of the 20th Century, it was the largest German-speaking city in the world and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Wo...[Read More]
2019-09-15T07:00:00Z Paris is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks. The Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in 2018 with 10.2 million visitors. The Mus?e d'Orsay, Mus?e Marmottan Monet and Mus?e de l'Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art, the Pompidou Centre, Mus?e National d'Art Moderne ...[Read More]
2014-12-29T08:00:00Z This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas.
2019-09-09T07:00:00Z This book is an open access publication.
Forest ecosystems in Central Europe are changing as a result of anthropogenic influences and changing climate conditions. As such, a large-scale monitoring programme was undertaken in order to understand the influence of site modification, deposition of air pollutants, and climate.
2019-10-13T07:00:00Z Savannah has consistently been named one of "America's Favorite Cities" by Travel + Leisure. In 2012, the magazine rated Savannah highest in "Quality of Life and Visitor Experience."
Savannah was also ranked first for "Public Parks and Outdoor Access," visiting in the all and as "a romantic escape."