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2012-04-07 23:03:21

Explore Tibet launched its website tibetexploretour.com recently and offers affordable Tibet tours in 2012. (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 Explore Tibet launched its website tibetexploretour.com recently and offers new affordable Tibet tours in 2012. Tibet is a mysterious place for most people due to its unique culture and tradition. Tibet has a history of more than three thousands of years. Moreover, most Tibetan people are friendly and hospitable. However, it is not convenient for foreigners to...

Image 1 - Leaf Litter Ants Help Make The Case For Rainforest Conservation In Borneo
2011-10-20 11:00:26

Studies of ant populations in Borneo reveal an unexpected resilience to areas of rainforest degraded by repeated intensive logging, a finding which conservationists hope will lead governments to conserve these areas rather than allow them to be cleared and used for cash crop plantations. Leaf litter ants are often used to measure the overall ecological health of an area because of the large number of species present and because the health of the leaf litter is a good indication of the...

2011-06-21 07:30:00

BEIJING, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Care Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MDCE) - In the Pearl River Delta region of Southern China, construction of a six year, $304 billion plan is underway that will combine nearly one hundred fifty major infrastructure projects (including transportation, water, energy and telecommunications networks) into an economic powerhouse with four times the population of New York City. Earlier this year ground was broken on a high speed rail system that...

2009-12-04 08:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Landstar Inc. (LDSR; http://www.landstarcorp.com) The company is pleased to provide this update to its shareholders and followers on various pending business matters. The company received a visit from representatives of Zhuhai Guo Ao Environmental Engineering Co. The representatives visited Hubei Chuguan Industrial Co. Ltd. in Wuhan to accelerate the cooperation between the two companies. During the two-day visit, Mr. Guo Yan-ping, the Director of...

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2009-10-13 10:30:00

Increasing winter temperatures are causing the Himalayan glaciers in Kashmir to melt at an "alarming" rate, harming water supplies to areas of India and Pakistan, says a new study. The Kolahoi glacier, the biggest in the province, has melted by one square mile in the last three decades, said the research offered at an international workshop on climate change in Srinagar. Himalayan glaciers connect to Asia's nine biggest rivers that pour into China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and...

2009-07-23 08:00:00

HUIZHOU, China, July 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc., (NYSE Amex: NIV) (''NIVS'' or ''the Company''), an integrated consumer electronics company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells intelligent audio and video products, today announces key recognition by the Guangdong government. NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. has won the title of ''Key Export Brand to Be Fostered and Developed'' by the Department of Foreign Trade and...

2009-06-10 07:00:00

VIENNA, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that INDUS Vice President Mike Mullen has been elected by representatives of the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) 550+ member companies to the IAC Executive Committee in the role of Vice Chair At-large. IAC works to bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications, and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing Government's ability to...


Latest Geography of Asia Reference Libraries

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Kurilian Bobtail
2013-06-11 13:06:21

The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries. The origin of this breed has been claimed by Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, Russia, and Japan, but it is thought to have originated on the Kuril Islands. The first members of the breed occurred naturally on the islands as a shorthaired variant about two hundred years ago, but the modern variant has only...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...

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2010-02-02 15:44:27

Lufengosaurus, meaning "Lufeng lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early and Middle Jurassic Period of what is now southwestern China. It was named by C. C. Young in 1941. The type species, L. huenei, was discovered in the Lower Lufeng Formation of the Yunnan Province in China. Young described and named a second species a few years later. This is one of the few prosauropod dinosaurs to survive from the Early Jurassic into the Middle Jurassic eras. Lufengosaurus was about 20...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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