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2012-08-12 23:01:25

The London 2012 Olympic Games will be remembered for a major shift in Equestrian sport's balance of power. (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 The London 2012

2012-06-30 23:02:41

The London 2012 Olympic Water Polo competition schedule has been confirmed, revealing when teams will compete in the preliminary rounds of the tournaments on the Olympic Park. (PRWEB)

2012-06-12 23:01:24

• Since it was launched in 2010, a total 2,082 companies based in as many as 52 countries have joined PROINSO’s International Network of Qualified Installers to get technical and commercial

2012-02-20 19:00:00

The London 2012 Velodrome has been praised by riders as the UCI Track Cycling World Cup presented by Samsung concluded yesterday with an overall victory for Great Britain who won five gold medals

2011-12-15 16:00:00

• The goal of this campaign is to turn the users’ solar energy votes into solar PV supplies donated by PROINSO to PV solidarity projects in underprivileged areas.

Latest Great Britain Reference Libraries

Bank Vole, Myodes glareolus
2012-08-03 15:33:00

The bank vole (Myodes glareolus) can be found in northern Asia and Western Europe. Its range includes Great Britain, where it occurs natively, and Ireland, where it was unintentionally introduced. It is thought that within its Ireland range, it may be replacing the wood mouse, a native species. The bank vole prefers a habitat within woodland areas. The bank vole reaches an average body length of 3.9 inches. It is typically reddish brown in color with grey patches of fur appearing...

2012-06-14 10:57:28

Symbol: RUTH2 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    I Distribution: RubusthyrsoidesWimm. distribution:USA(GA, ME, NH, VT) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida –...

2008-11-29 19:21:30

The Common Swift (Apus apus), is a bird that is similar to the barn swallow or house martin. They are commonly found in Great Britain and northern Europe. They are migratoria and winter further south in southern Africa. The Common Swift is 6.25 to 6.75 inches long with a wingspan averaging 15.5 inches. It is entirely black/brown except for a small white or pale gray patch on the chin. The tail is short and forked. The wings are long and swept back and resemble a boomerang or crescent...

2007-01-10 12:49:37

The Eurasian Water Shrew, known in British English as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew. It is up to 3.94 inches (100 mm) long, with a tail up to three-quarters as long again. It has short dark fur, often with a few white tufts. It has a few stiff hairs around the feet and tail that act as a keel in the water. Its fur traps bubbles of air in the water that greatly aids its buoyancy, but requires it to anchor itself if it wishes to remain underwater for more than the briefest of...

2005-06-09 15:06:48

The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a North American member of the cormorant family of seabirds. This species is very common and widespread. They breed in coastal areas as well as near inland rivers and lakes, building stick nests in trees, on cliff edges or on the ground on islands. They are gregarious birds, usually found in colonies, often with other aquatic birds. Their song is a deep, guttural grunt. This bird feeds on the sea and fresh water lakes and rivers....

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