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2014-04-16 16:17:29

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. There was a particular demand for blonde girls and boys who were seen as exotic luxury items, and it was...

2014-04-15 16:29:27

Customers Now Have Access to a Variety of Flavors Not Offered Anywhere Else, Which Means the Alternative to Tobacco Cigarettes is Looking Better All the Time BURBANK, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Electronic cigarette manufacturer 777 eCigs is offering a number of new, tantalizing flavors that their customers won't be able to find from any other company. The brand is already renowned for its variety of flavors and selections it offers to its customers. The new...

2014-04-15 16:28:12

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural -- the list goes on. Maybe you're one of those parents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/73262 When making food decisions for your family, you might be looking for healthy, delicious options that your children will want to eat....

2014-04-15 16:26:37

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Agrochemical and Pesticide Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Agrochemical and Pesticide Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for agrochemicals and pesticides in Americas....

2014-04-15 16:26:25

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for woven carpets and rugs in Americas. The package includes country reports from the following...

2014-04-15 16:26:13

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for woven carpets and rugs in Americas. The package...

2014-04-15 16:26:03

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Milk and Cream Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Milk and Cream Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for milk and cream in Americas. The package includes country reports from the following countries:Argentina,...

2014-04-15 16:26:00

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Milk and Cream Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Milk and Cream Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for milk and cream in Americas. The package includes country reports...

2014-04-15 04:20:27

Connect with the Earth, indigenous wisdom and your deeper self on a transformational journey of a lifetime. SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pachamama Alliance, a 501c3 organization whose vision is to bridge ancient wisdom with the modern world to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just world, announces its schedule of 2014 Pachamama Journeys. Journey destinations include indigenous communities in the pristine rainforest...

2014-04-14 16:23:00

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sand castle building, shell hunting tours, art classes, Papiamento language classes and merengue dancing are just some of the many activities offered at Aruba's resorts and hotels - most of which boast special kids' programs, deals and all-day camps. Resort fun is just the beginning, as families seeking something more than a traditional Caribbean experience will discover countless kid-friendly attractions and activities throughout the One...


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That number, if it is accurate, would likely represent a large fraction of the entire population at that...

Hispaniolan Pine, Pinus occidentalis
2014-02-26 08:30:03

Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis) is found largely on the Caribbean island Hispaniola growing on the slopes. Hispaniolan pine forests can be found on the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the mountain range. The Hispaniolan pine can grow in mixed stands of trees with other broadleaf trees at elevations between 2789 and 6890 feet and in pure stands from 6890 feet up to 10,420 feet. These trees are also found in the lowlands growing in acidic soil that is rich in iron and...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

Christopher Columbus
2013-10-15 10:27:55

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451. He is best known for his explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, under the authority of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, which resulted in the discovery of America and the settlement of the island of Hispaniola. This is thought to be the beginning of Spanish settlement in the New World. Although he was the first European to explore the Americas, he was not the first person to explore the area and he...

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