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2014-05-14 12:25:22

DUBLIN, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/958rtt/hydrographic) has announced the addition of the "Hydrographic Equipment Market by Application, Product & Region - Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Hydrography deals with the measurement and description of the bodily features of oceans, seas, coastal areas, lakes and rivers. Hydrography also...

2014-05-13 12:34:36

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism sponsors annual red carpet gala DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism was pleased to once again sponsor People en Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" issue gala at New York City's Capitale on May 12. The 18(th) annual event followed in suit of the issue's "circus theme" and honored well-regarded celebrities in the U.S. Hispanic market. "We greatly value our ongoing partnership with People en...

2014-05-12 20:22:35

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Botanical Garden's exhibition Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them explores the burgeoning age of gardening in the early 20th century and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the fields of landscape architecture and design and garden photography. Opening on May 17 and running through September 7, 2014, the multifaceted exhibition examines how the work of...

2014-05-08 23:16:56

American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way,’ profiles the tech shifts in health care and offers an inside look into how geographic information systems (GIS) can be applied into health care organizations and the industry’s growing need for professionals with GIS knowledge. Download the e-book at...

2014-05-08 23:15:19

Tulemar Resort is proud to announce the inclusion of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park beach in social travel giant TripAdvisor's “Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Beaches in the World”. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 TripAdvisor's second annual “Top Beaches in the World Traveler's Choice” places Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica's most popular beaches in the top 25, making it the highest ranking beach in Central America and one of 7 Latin American beaches to make the...

2014-05-07 23:10:24

5 x Everest Summit Conqueror signs with Zamst. Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 ZAMST, a leader in high-performance sports prevention and protective equipment, announced today an endorsement deal with elite mountain climber Melissa Arnot. Since 2001, Arnot, has summited Mt. Everest (29,035 ft) 5 times, and has also led numerous expeditions to some of the worlds tallest peaks such as; Mt Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft) twice, and Mt. McKinley (20,320 ft) among many others on a global...

2014-05-01 20:25:20

READING, Pa., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association today announced Dr. Robert C. Ziegenfus and Victoria Kintzer, two charter members of the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, are winners of this year's Local Hero Award. The award, which recognizes significant contributions to farmland preservation in Pennsylvania, was presented by Andrew McElwaine, AFT President and CEO, during the Association's...

2014-04-30 23:09:32

Harmony Outdoor Brands, LLC Offers Streamlined “Farm to Yard” Buying Experience Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 In an effort to consolidate the fragmented landscaping and lawn care industry, two major turfgrass producers have joined forces to create a singular company. Harmony Outdoor Brands, LLC represents the joint efforts of Bethel Farms, LLLP and BuySod, Inc, two of the top sod producers in the United States. Bethel Farms started in 1958 as a family-owned, agricultural...

2014-04-30 08:29:04

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Plato, the Island he called Atlantis was located near the Bay of Troy and their wealth was like 'Fort Knox on Steroids'. Over 100 photos illustrate the true story.Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140429/82172 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140429/82171 It appears that information from the 2010 publication of this book fell into Greek hands. The satellite photos attached were copied from Google...

2014-04-29 23:14:40

Polar V800 is now Android compatible thanks to an upgrade to the Polar Flow app according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 V800 is the new Bluetooth Smart triathlon watch from the folks at Polar and thanks to a recent update to the Polar Flow app it is now Android compatible says the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Polar Beat's availability on Android devices has expanded and now you can get it also on Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note II,...


Latest Geography Reference Libraries

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Dusky Pademelon, Thylogale brunii
2013-05-01 15:23:20

The dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), also known as the dusky wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found on the Kai and Aru islands, Papua New Guinea, and in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands ecoregion in Papua Province in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat in both arid and tropical savannahs, forests, shrublands, lowlands, and grasslands. This species was named after its discoverer, Cornelis de Bruijn, and was once commonly known as philander, or “friend of man,” and the Aru Island...

Central and Southern mixed grasslands
2013-04-19 16:42:25

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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