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2013-08-28 23:24:48

As one of Thailand’s leading providers of luxury holiday villas, Krabi Riviera Co Ltd is delighted to promote the 14th World Gourmet Festival, which will take place in Thailand next month. The festival will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok, and there is already an impressive list of eminent chefs, food experts and wine makers set to participate. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is keen to raise awareness of Thailand’s reputation as the...

Massive Fortifications Unearthed Along Ancient Israel Harbor
2013-08-20 08:20:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists digging along the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod have unearthed the remains of a massive ancient fortification built around an Iron-Age Assyrian harbor. The fortifications were constructed in the eighth century BCE and formed a crescent-shaped defense for a 17-acre inland region of the harbor. At the heart of the well-preserved fortification is a mud-brick wall standing more than 12 feet wide and 15 feet high. The...

2013-08-19 23:19:52

Canadian University of Dubai completed its implementation of its CAMS Enterprise academic management system in fewer than six months, which is about half the time most ERPs take to go live. CUD selected CAMS Enterprise over Ellucian Banner and other choices partially based on references from other prestigious global universities like Hult International Business School, The American University of Paris and the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi. St. Louis (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 In fewer...

2013-08-18 23:00:28

As one of Southern Thailand’s leading providers of holiday accommodation, Krabi Riviera Co Ltd is pleased to promote an event recently organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). In line with their continued efforts to market Thailand as a world-class destination for health and wellness tourism, TAT has held the ‘Media & Online Celebrities FAM Trip 2013’. (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Thailand has a well-developed and thriving health and wellness industry. Therefore, when...


Latest Geography of Asia Reference Libraries

Paektu Mountain
2014-08-28 10:46:25

Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...

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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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