Quantcast

Latest Thomas Mitchell Stories

32ed47eb43170ba806a0f8b4329d9ac0
2007-05-03 00:05:00

ROSLIN, Scotland -- Like a plot from "The Da Vinci Code," a team of code breakers claims to have found music hidden for 500 years in intricate carvings at the church where author Dan Brown set the climax of the best-selling book. Father and son team Thomas and Stuart Mitchell say they deciphered a musical code hewn into stone cubes on the ribs supporting the ceiling of Rosslyn Chapel in the village of Roslin, near Edinburgh. "Breaking the code was a true eureka moment. It's like we have been...


Latest Thomas Mitchell Reference Libraries

38_e314cb6642224752905c79b9161ad83f
2006-09-25 15:10:31

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Cacatua leadbeateri, also known as Leadbeater's Cockatoo or Pink Cockatoo, is the only species of its own subgenus Lophocroa. It is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia. This bird requires extensive woodlands, particularly favoring Callitris, Allocasuarina and Eucalyptus. Their population has declined as a result of man-made changes to the arid interior of Australia. With its soft-textured white and salmon-pink...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
Related