Monday, February 28, 2005

Anson, George Anson, Baron

Anson entered the Royal Navy

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Wolff, Christian, Freiherr (baron) Von

Wolff was educated at the universities of Breslau, Jena, and Leipzig and was a pupil of

Saturday, February 26, 2005


Agriculture is intensive in the

Friday, February 25, 2005

Cambridge Critics

Group of critics who were a major influence in English literary studies from the mid-1920s and who established an intellectually rigorous school of critical standards in the field of literature. The leaders were I.A. Richards and F.R. Leavis of the University of Cambridge and Richards' pupil William Empson. In the 1920s the University of Cambridge was distinguished in many

Thursday, February 24, 2005


Body of intrusive igneous rock the size, composition, shape, or exact type of which is in doubt; when such characteristics are known, more limiting terms can be used. Thus, plutons include dikes, laccoliths, batholiths, sills, and other forms of intrusions. Most plutons are thought to be the result of igneous activity in which a magma is involved; the controversial origin

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Saisunaga Dynasty

Sisunaga, or Susunaga, the founder, was of obscure origin and may have initially served as Magadhan

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Jackson, Jesse

Marshall Frady, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson (1996); Lucius J. Barker and Ronald W. Walters (eds.), Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign (1989).

Monday, February 21, 2005

After study at the University of Prague, from which he received a doctorate of philosophy in 1904,

Sunday, February 20, 2005


(Japanese: �Grass-Mower�), in Japanese mythology, the miraculous sword that the sun goddess Amaterasu gave to her grandson Ninigi when he descended to earth to become ruler of Japan, thus establishing the divine link between the imperial house and the sun. The sword, along with the mirror and jeweled necklace, still forms one of the three Imperial Treasures of Japan. The

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Amphibolite Facies

One of the major divisions of the mineral-facies classification of metamorphic rocks, the rocks of which formed under conditions of moderate to high temperatures (500� C, or about 950� F, maximum) and pressures. Less intense temperatures and pressures form rocks of the epidote-amphibolite facies, and more intense temperatures and pressures form rocks of the granulite facies.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Annelid, Critical appraisal

Most authors accept the annelids as having three major classes: Polychaeta, Oligochaeta, and Hirudinea. Older systems would place the polychaetes and oligochaetes under the class Chaetopoda because both groups possess setae. Other systems would join the oligochaetes and leeches in a single class, called the Clitellata, because both groups possess a clitellum

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Wellesley College

Private women's college in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S., one of the Seven Sisters schools. A liberal arts college, Wellesley grants bachelor's degrees in humanities, including Chinese, Japanese, and Russian languages; in social science, including Africana studies, religion, and economics; and in science and mathematics, including computer science. More than a dozen

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Branch of astronomy concerned primarily with the properties and structure of cosmic objects, including the universe as a whole. See astronomy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Toots And The Maytals

Formed in 1962 as a ska group fronted by the charismatic Hibbert, the Maytals (originally known as the Vikings, then as

Monday, February 14, 2005


Italian �Illuminato, �plural �Illuminati, � a follower of a mystical movement in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries. Its adherents claimed that the human soul, having attained a certain degree of perfection, was permitted a vision of the divine and entered into direct communication with the Holy Spirit. From this state the soul could neither advance nor retrogress. Consequently, participation in the liturgy,

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Carteret, Sir George, Baronet

A British naval officer and lieutenant governor of Jersey, Carteret made the island a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil Wars and privateered in the Stuart cause, thereby winning a knighthood (1644) and a baronetcy (1645). After the capture

Saturday, February 12, 2005

La Motta, Jake

La Motta grew up in a Bronx slum

Friday, February 11, 2005

Malabar Coast

Name long applied to the southern part of India's western coast, approximately from Goa southward, which is bordered on the east by the Western Ghats range. The name has sometimes encompassed the entire western coast of peninsular India. It now includes most of Kerala state and the coastal region of Karnataka state. The coast consists of a continuous belt of sand dunes.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Lahbabi, Mohammed Aziz

Moroccan writer and philosopher (b. Dec. 25, 1922, F�s, Morocco--d. Aug. 23, 1993, Rabat, Morocco), had influence in the Arab world through his many writings, some of which were translated into as many as 30 languages. Lahbabi was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris and received a doctorate of philosophy. He taught philosophy at Muhammad V University, Rabat, and the University of Algiers and held other

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Bae Systems

Major British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, and other aerospace and defense products. It was formed in 1999 from the merger of British Aerospace PLC (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems, formerly part of General Electric Company PLC. BAe, in turn, dates to the merger in 1977 of British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, and two other firms. Headquarters

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


City, southwestern Kyrgyzstan. The city lies at an elevation of 3,300 feet (1,000 m) on the Akbura River where it emerges from the Alay foothills. First mentioned in writings of the 9th century, it was destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century and subsequently rebuilt. In the 15th century, before the sea routes were discovered, it was an important post on the trade routes to China and India.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Marsh Mallow

(Althaea officinalis), perennial herbaceous plant of the mallow family (Malvaceae), native to eastern Europe and northern Africa. It has also become established in North America. The plant is usually found in marshy areas, chiefly near the sea. It has strongly veined heart-shaped or oval leaves. The pinkish flowers, borne on stalks about 1.8 m (6 feet) tall, are about 5 cm (2 inches)

Sunday, February 06, 2005


Also spelled �Edkou, � town, northern al-Buhayrah muhafazah (governorate), Lower Egypt. It lies on a sandy strip behind Abu Qir Bay, in the northwestern Nile River delta. Immediately south is Lake Idku, a 58-square-mile (150-square-kilometre) lagoon that stretches some 22 miles (35 km) behind and parallel to the coast and has a maximum width of 16 miles (26 km). Drained by al-Ma'addiyah Channel, connecting with the Mediterranean,

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Buys Ballot, Christophorus H(enricus) D(idericus)

Buys Ballot studied and taught at the University of Utrecht, attaining

Friday, February 04, 2005

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

The Nicobars - a group of 19 islands (12 inhabited) including Great Nicobar, Car Nicobar, Camorta (Kamorta), and Nancowry (Nankauri) - are situated between the Andaman Islands and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Wyndham, George

Wyndham was an enthusiast of the British Empire,

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Olympic Games, Antwerp, Belgium, 1920

The city, plagued by bad weather and economic woes, had a very short time to clean up the rubble left