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2015-03-26 08:22:56

Move creates efficiencies across NOAA and NASA program RIVERDALE, Md., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The team that sustains the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)

2015-03-26 00:20:58

OTTAWA, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced financing of EUR 140 M to the HISPASAT Group (Hispasat), a Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, for the

2015-03-25 08:22:06

FUZHOU, China, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.

2015-03-25 08:21:09

Engineers to benefit from high quality elevation products VANCOUVER, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - PhotoSat is pleased to announce that the elevation data processed from DigitalGlobe's

2015-03-24 16:22:46

National low-income coalition asks Congress for $4.7 billion in energy assistance WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition Chairman

william smith map
2015-03-24 14:35:32

Geological Society archivists have rediscovered a rare early copy of the map, which Smith called ‘A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland; exhibiting the collieries and mines, the marshes and fen lands originally overflowed by the sea, and the varieties of soil according to the variations in the substrata, illustrated by the most descriptive names'. This version of the map had been lost for many years. Copies have been digitised and made available online in...

2015-03-23 23:03:45

New "edutainment" series aims to reach 1.2 million listeners Washington DC and Burbank, Calif.

2015-03-23 23:00:30

Timmons Group signed a contract with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to design a custom application for field agents to collect data remotely at sea.

2015-03-23 16:24:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites land developers, local governments, environmental consultants, and the general public


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

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logocentrism
  • The analysis of literature, focusing on the words and grammar to the exclusion of context or literary merit.
The word 'logocentrism' is a blend of logo- +‎ centrism.
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