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Asian Glaciers Bulk Up, Confusing Researchers
2012-04-16 11:28:30

Bucking the global trend, some Asian glaciers on Karakoram´s mountains are getting thicker, according to researchers. A French team used satellite images to show that the Karakoram glaciers, located west of the Himalayan region, were putting on mass. It is still unclear why these glaciers are gaining weight. The glaciers in other parts of the Himalayas are following the global trend and losing mass. The glaciers in this region remain poorly studied, despite the fact they provide...

2012-04-14 23:03:38

Eye Care Associates continues to execute on its plan to become a one-stop-shop for all things eye care related via its enhanced http://shopcle.com site. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 Eye Care Associates continues to execute on its plan to become a one-stop-shop for all things eye care related via its enhanced http://shopcle.com site. Eye Care Associates, an industry leader and parent of the longstanding contact lens e-tailers http://clecontactlenses.com and http://shopcle.com...

Applesauce: All Thing Apple
2012-04-14 03:39:58

Michael Harper for Redorbit.com Are Macs finally capable of catching computer viruses? Are wireless carriers falling out of love with the iPhone? Is a French designer helping to bring the Apple TV to our living rooms? Read this week´s Applesauce for all the details! Peace of Mind There´s long been a bit of a myth surrounding Macs and their ability to contract viruses such as trojans and malware. The truth is, all computers can catch viruses, and connecting them to the...

Latest Exploration Reference Libraries

Admiral Sir George Back
2014-01-07 10:58:04

Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic. He was born in Stockport. When he was a boy, he went to sea as a volunteer in the frigate HMS Arethusa in the year 1808 and participated in the destruction of batteries on the Spanish coast. In the following year he was involved in the fighting in the Bay of Biscay up until he was captured by the French. He remained a...

Heinrich Barth
2014-01-06 09:33:24

Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...

Willem Barentsz
2014-01-02 12:34:07

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...

Roald Amundsen
2013-10-29 11:20:57

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer that was known for his expeditions into polar regions. He is best known for his discovery of the South Pole, being the first recognized explorer to reach the North Pole, and being the first explorer to travel along the Northwest Passage. He was born to Jens Amundsen and Hanna Sahlqvist in July of 1872. His family owned and managed a number of ships, but his mother did not want him to join the family trade, encouraging him to become a doctor. Amundsen...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

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