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2014-07-13 23:02:41

Tibet Vista (http://www.tibettravel.org) launches Tibet luxury tour program to meet the rapidly rising market demand. This program is expected to attract more high-end customers who are eager to experience a luxury journey in Tibet. Lhasa,Tibet (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Specialized in Tibet tour services, Tibet Vista launches Tibet luxury tour program to meet the rapidly increasing market demand. This program is expected to attract more high-end customers, who are eager to experience a luxury...

2014-06-23 23:04:00

The demand for state-of-the-art, crystalline concrete products knows no boundaries: PENETRON inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Central Asia in Astana, Kazakhstan last month. The new facility will help meet the booming demand for crystalline concrete solutions across Kazakhstan and Central Asia. E. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 “One doesn’t immediately think of Kazakhstan when the topic of crystalline concrete technology comes up,” says Robert Revera, President and...

2014-06-14 23:01:34

Tibet Travel Org, Tibet Vista Tour, (http://www.tibettravel.org) updates some useful tips for first-time visitors to Tibet, a hot tourist destination with high altitude and harsh environment. Travelers will make a great preparation by following these tips. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 In recent years, Tibet has attracted more and more new visitors with its increasing accessibility. But many travelers have no idea how to prepare a trip to this unique destination with high altitude...

2014-05-30 08:22:24

GREENWICH, Conn., HOUSTON, LONDON and HONG KONG, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Reserve, the largest global private equity firm exclusively focused on energy, today announced that First Reserve Fund XIII had entered into a strategic cooperation with Hainan Zhenghe Industrial Group Company Limited ("Zhenghe"). The parties plan to pursue oil and gas investment opportunities in China and Central Asia. In addition, Zhenghe will act as a potential source of capital in support of...

2014-05-05 08:23:05

Honeywell Technology Currently Maintaining Efficiency, Safety for First Two Lines in Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Project BEIJING, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions announced today that its automation and safety technology has been selected for the third phase of a pipeline project supplying natural gas from Central Asia to China. Asia Trans Gas selected Honeywell's Experion(®) Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager technology to...

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...

Recent Decades Likely Wettest In 3,500 Years In Tibet
2014-02-12 12:34:10

University of East Anglia Recent decades may have been the wettest in 3,500 years in North East Tibet – according to climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Lanzhou, China). Researchers looked at 3,500-year-long tree ring records from North East Tibet to estimate annual precipitation. They found that recent decades have likely been the wettest on record in this semi-arid region. The precipitation records have been...

2014-01-17 08:20:43

The copper asset is the latest acquisition for CRG as part of its copper roll up investment strategy in Central Asia DENVER, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CRG is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 75% interest in a copper asset located in the Karagandy region of Kazakhstan. The copper project has a projected deposit of 153 million tons of mineral resource at an average grade of 0.34% copper based on a cut-off grade of 0.2% copper. Gold grades are also found on the property....

Lesser Known Asian Mountain Ranges Led To Expansion Of Gobi Desert
2013-12-11 13:01:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say two lesser known mountain ranges in Central Asia helped lead to the arid conditions that regions like the Gobi Desert face today. Scientists speaking at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco say the formation of the Hangay and the Altai mountain ranges may have led to the expansion of Asia’s largest desert. "These results have major implications for understanding the dominant factors...


Latest Central Asia Reference Libraries

Mediterranean Black Widow, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
2013-10-09 12:38:45

The Mediterranean Black Widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus), known also as the Steppe Spider, is a species of widow spiders within the genus Latrodectus. It is commonly found throughout the Mediterranean region, ranging from Portugal to southwest and central Asia. Specimens from central Asia are also known by the binomial name Latrodectus lugubris; that name, however, is considered out of date, though it is still commonly found in the literature. Many consider this spider a Latrodectus...

Kazakh Steppe
2013-04-18 23:05:43

The Kazakh Steppe, alternatively called Kirghiz Steppe, ecoregion located in the Palearctic Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, is a wide region of open grassland in the northern part of Kazakhstan and adjacent portions of Russia, stretching eastwards to the Pontic steppe and to the west of the Emin Valley steppe, with which it creates part of the Eurasian steppe. The steppe stretches out more than 2,200 kilometers from the area east of the Caspian Depression and north of...

Pontic-Caspian Steppe
2013-04-18 22:55:55

The Pontic-Caspian Steppe is the massive steppeland that stretches from the northern shores of the Black Sea as far east as the Caspian Sea, from western Ukraine across the Southern Federal District and the Volga Federal District of Russia to western Kazakhstan, creating part of the larger Eurasian steppe, adjacent to the Kazakh steppe towards the east. It’s a portion of the Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and...

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2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...

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2009-07-01 11:16:49

The yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium) is a spider that is found from Central Asia to central Europe. The yellow sac spider can reach about 0.6 inches in length. This spider can penetrate the human skin. The bite of this spider may feel similar to a wasp sting though it may be a bit more severe, however susceptible persons may have stronger reactions such as nausea. Female yellow sac spiders build about a 4 centimeter egg-sac in tall grass. It is aggressively defended and opens...

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