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Ancient Nomads Spread Earliest Domestic Grains Along Silk Road
2014-04-02 15:17:22

Charred grains of barley, millet and wheat deposited nearly 5,000 years ago at campsites in the high plains of Kazakhstan show that nomadic sheepherders played a surprisingly important role in the early spread of domesticated crops throughout a mountainous east-west corridor along the historic Silk Road

2014-04-02 12:34:14

SHENZHEN, China, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, successfully held its Part-in-one PC (PIO) launching ceremony and DIY PC

2014-03-19 12:23:02

LONDON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

2014-03-11 16:26:14

DALLAS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Dietary supplements market in CIS countries 2014.

Expedition 38 Crew Lands Safely In Kazakhstan After 166 Days On ISS
2014-03-11 10:30:33

NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, along with his Russian colleagues Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy safely landed in Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT on Monday – ending Expedition 38 aboard the International Space Station

2014-03-11 00:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Monday after 166 days in space, during which they made 2,656 orbits around

2014-03-06 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end almost six months on the orbiting laboratory on March 10,

2014-03-06 00:22:59

STABLE UNDERLYING FY13 REVENUE AND EBITDA AMSTERDAM, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KEY RESULTS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN 2013 Revenue of USD 5.6 billion;

2014-01-17 08:20:43

The copper asset is the latest acquisition for CRG as part of its copper roll up investment strategy in Central Asia DENVER, Jan.


Latest Kazakhstan Reference Libraries

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mountain Weasel, Mustela altaica
2013-01-01 14:17:37

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the solongoi, pale weasel, or Altai weasel, can be found in a range that extends from the Himalayas to Mongolia and includes Ladakh, India, northeastern China, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Korea, southern Siberia, and areas of Russia. It prefers a habitat within grassy woodlands and rocky tundra areas with dense vegetation, at altitudes of at least 11,480 feet. The mountain weasel displays a slight sexual dimorpism, with males growing larger than...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

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2007-08-15 11:06:34

The Urial (Ovis vignei), is a medium sized wild sheep and is considered a member of the goat/antelope subfamily. The Urial is also known as the Shapo or Arkhar. The Urial is found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Baluchistan and Ladakh. To the east they are displaced by the bigger Argalis and to the southwest by the Asiatic Mouflons. The habitat consists of grassy slopes below the timberline. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that...

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2007-01-19 11:30:53

The Russian Desman (Desmana moschata) is a small semi-aquatic mammal. It inhabits the Volga, Don and Ural River basins in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. It constructs burrows into the banks of ponds and slow moving streams. It prefers small, overgrown ponds with abundance of insects and amphibians. The Russian Desman often lives in small (usually non-kin related) groups of 2 to 5 animals. It appears to have a complex (but largely unstudied) communication and social system. The Russian...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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