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2013-01-17 23:01:01

PriceSwag.com management is pleased to announce the arrival of new home improvement products from leading manufacturers American Standard, Delta, Glacier Bay, and Hampton Bay, all 50-80% off retail. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 PriceSwag.com (dba: PriceSwag), an innovative online deep-discount retailer, recently received hundreds of new home improvement products from leading vendors such as American Standard, Delta, Glacier Bay, and Hampton Bay. Craig Nolen, manager at PriceSwag,...

2011-04-04 17:55:00

SEATTLE, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in May 2012, Holland America Line will feature four Alaska cruise itineraries on seven of its mid-sized vessels, totaling 130 departures from May 2 through Sept. 23. The extensive itinerary offerings will increase the line's guest capacity in the region by nearly 6 percent. Guests can choose from a selection of seven- to 14-day cruises that sail roundtrip from Seattle, Wash., and Vancouver, British Columbia, and also between Vancouver and...

2011-03-21 14:30:00

SEATTLE, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line has joined with the U.S. National Park Service to produce a "Glacier Bay Ranger Podcast Anthology" that gives guests a unique glimpse into one of the largest protected wilderness areas in North America. Narrators Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, radio personalities and hosts of Holland America Line's iPod Art Tours, present a rare insider's view into this land of scenic and natural wonders. Each podcast includes in-depth...

2010-03-30 12:28:00

SEATTLE, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska-bound travelers can choose from four cruise itineraries of seven to 14 days with Holland America Line in 2011. The company's fleet of seven ships will offer a wide selection of visits into Glacier Bay throughout the 2011 cruise season and reservations are now open for booking. Guests can choose from a 14-day Explorer cruise roundtrip from Seattle and three seven-day itineraries departing from Seattle, Vancouver and Seward. The 14-day Explorer from...

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2008-10-07 08:59:38

Most glaciers in every mountain range and island group in Alaska are experiencing significant retreat, thinning or stagnation, especially glaciers at lower elevations, according to a new book published by the U.S. Geological Survey. In places, these changes began as early as the middle of the 18th century. Although more than 99 percent of Alaska's large glaciers are retreating, a handful, surprisingly, are advancing. The Glaciers of Alaska, authored by USGS research geologist Bruce Molnia,...

2008-09-11 21:00:20

By Jeanine Kendle WOOSTER -- Three faculty members and two students from The College of Wooster will join more than 10,000 other scientists at the first joint meeting of the Geological Society of America, the Soil Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. Mark Wilson, the Lewis M. and Marian Senter Nixon Professor of Natural Sciences and Geology; Greg Wiles, associate professor...

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2007-10-18 08:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Visitors to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve were in for a treat this summer: A record number of humpback whales were sighted either in Glacier Bay or in waters just outside the stunning marine wilderness in southeast Alaska. The 3.3-million-acre park, with its wealth of whales, snowcapped mountains, tidewater glaciers and deep fiords, is increasingly popular with humans, too. Last year, the park welcomed 413,000 park visitors, 54,000 more than the previous year....


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Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve
2013-03-19 13:07:23

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the Alaska panhandle, west of the city of Juneau. The establishment of the park first began in 1925, when Calvin Coolidge signed the bill that would make the Glacier Bay area a national monument. After an expansion occurred in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, the park increased in size by 523,000 acres under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). This act helped expand the park again in 1980, while it was in the...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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