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2013-01-26 23:04:17

American Public University System (APUS) texts will be distributed via the ED MAP OpenVue® Student Choice storefront and Vital Source Bookshelf platform, a logical extension of the University´s goal to offer the best variety of course materials, while reducing the impact of textbook inflation, through APUS ePress. Nelsonville, OH and Charles Town, WV (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 American Public University System (APUS), learning resources management provider ED MAP, and leading...

2008-12-17 10:36:00

Lynne M. Bailey Brings 20 Years of Education Experience to Online University System CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Lynne M. Bailey was recently appointed Dean of the School of Education at American Public University System (APUS) (http://www.apus.edu), a regionally accredited online university system that serves 41,000 adult learners studying in 50 states and more than 100 countries. Dr. Bailey's vision for the APUS School of Education is to foster a vibrant...

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2008-12-18 20:35:13

The Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba), is a species of bird found the mountains of southern Europe to the Himalayas. They are strongly migratory and winter much further south in southern Africa. They do tend to wander during migration and some birds are regularly seen in much of southern Europe and Asia. These birds spend much of their lives in the air, but will roost on rocky cliffs or walls. This bird is easily identified by its large size. Their wingspan is about 22 inches long compared...

2008-11-29 21:05:03

The African Palm Swift (Cypsiurus parvus), is a species of swift found in tropical Africa. They spend most of their time in the air, living on insects which it collects in flight. They often feed near the ground, and drink on the wing. This 6.25 inch long species is mainly pale brown in color. It has long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. The body is slender, and the tail is long and deeply forked, although it is usually held closed. The call is a loud, shrill...

2008-11-29 19:27:30

The White-rumped Swift (Apus caffer), is a species of swift that is similar to a house martin, but is completely unrelated to that species. They are native to sub-Saharan Africa, and have expanded into Morocco and southern Spain. The wintering grounds of those that migrate is not well known. Only the tropical African populations are year-round residents. The White-rumped Swift is 5.5 to 6 inches long and has a short forked tail and long swept-back wings that resemble a boomerang or...

2008-11-29 19:24:45

The Little Swift (Apus affinis), also known as House Swift, is a small bird similar in appearance to a barn swallow or house martin. It is, however, unrelated to these passerine species, as swift's are in the separate order Apodiformes. The resemblance between the two orders are due to close life styles brought on through evolution. They are found from Africa eastwards through southern tropical Asia to western Indonesia. They are cliff dwellers but also nest around human habitation. Most are...

2008-11-29 19:21:30

The Common Swift (Apus apus), is a bird that is similar to the barn swallow or house martin. They are commonly found in Great Britain and northern Europe. They are migratoria and winter further south in southern Africa. The Common Swift is 6.25 to 6.75 inches long with a wingspan averaging 15.5 inches. It is entirely black/brown except for a small white or pale gray patch on the chin. The tail is short and forked. The wings are long and swept back and resemble a boomerang or crescent...

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