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2010-12-17 00:00:00

"Spanish for Grown-Ups" program combines upscale lodgings in a garden apartment, most meals, and small-group instruction in Mendoza, Argentina´s wine capital. Shepherdstown, WV (PRWEB) December 16, 2010 The Mendoza Intercultural Association (MIA) announces its 2011 schedule of "Spanish for Grown-Ups" sessions in Mendoza, the heart of Argentina´s wine country, at the base of the scenic Andes mountains. Ellen Hoffman, president of the non-profit...

2010-04-24 09:48:50

The start-up company Star2Earth, reared in the ESA Business Incubation Center in the Netherlands, will improve electricity production from a hydroelectric plant on Lake Laja in Chile by using navigation satellite signals to measure water levels and wave heights. Mounted on the lake's shore, the new Oceanpal sensor will accurately monitor the water level. It does not touch the water so it is almost maintenance-free, an important feature in the remote Andes Mountains. In general, water sensors...

2009-03-10 09:30:33

Study of poison frogs the first to show that the Andes Mountains have been a major source of diversity for the Amazon basin Colorful poison frogs in the Amazon owe their great diversity to ancestors that leapt into the region from the Andes Mountains several times during the last 10 million years, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests. This is the first study to show that the Andes have been a major source of diversity for the Amazon basin, one of the largest reservoirs...

2008-06-06 03:00:16

By McClain, Michael E Naiman, Robert J Although mountains often constitute only a small fraction of river basin area, they can supply the bulk of transported materials and exert strong regulatory controls on the ecological characteristics of river reaches and floodplains downstream. The Amazon River exemplifies this phenomenon. Its muddy waters and its expansive and highly productive white-water floodplains are largely the products of forces originating in distant Andean mountain ranges....

Latest Andes Mountains Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 11:01:52

Diorite is a grey to dark grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar (typically andesine), hornblende, and/or pyroxene. Varieties deficient in hornblende and other dark minerals are called leucodiorite. It is often described as "salt and pepper" when composed largely of light-colored minerals randomly interspersed with dark minerals. When olivine and more iron-rich augite are present, the rock grades into ferrodiorite, which is transitional to...

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