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2014-02-26 23:28:02

Durability and cost-effectiveness of paver-based driveway will pay dividends in lack of repair costs over blacktop or cement. Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Travertine King Inc, a direct importer and distributor of travertine, granite and marble pavers for the Long Island region, is recommending that homeowners on Long Island considering new driveways look closely at the benefits of paver driveways over traditional blacktop and cement, especially in terms of repair costs after...

2014-01-14 08:31:14

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emser Tile, a premier designer, producer and marketer of floor, wall, counter tile and natural stone options will introduce an extensive line of new product offerings at this year's Surfaces Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV, on January 28-30, 2014. Emser's new introductions will include two eye-catching porcelain wood look recreations called Parquet (parquet wood/ stone) and Modena (petrified wood). Four fashionable, sleek and contemporary...

Botanist Discovers Cave Dwelling Nettle In China
2012-12-31 08:22:04

Pensoft Publishers South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world. Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges. It is only recently that botanists have sought to explore the caves for plants. This exploration is yielding many new species new to science, that are known only from these habitats. The current study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Kew botanist and nettle expert Alex Monro says,...

2012-12-28 15:09:18

South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world. Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges. It is only recently that botanists have sought to explore the caves for plants. This exploration is yielding many new species new to science, that are known only from these habitats. The current study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Kew botanist and nettle expert Alex Monro says, "When my Chinese...

2011-07-16 00:00:35

IMS, a pioneer and leader in natural stone refinishing and concrete cleaning, polishing and restoration, has released an educational video series for building engineers/managers and other professionals, to answer common questions"¦ (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 IMS, Inc. the pioneers in concrete and natural stone restoration, have launched an innovative new video series for professionals and consumers alike. Featuring state-of-the-art high definition images and crystal clear sound...

2009-04-23 16:39:18

The Afghanistan National Environmental Protection Agency says it has established that country's first internationally recognized national park. The United States Agency for International Development provided key funding for the park's creation, while the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York conducted preliminary wildlife surveys and helped identify and delineate the park's boundaries. Known as Band-e-Amir, the park will protect one of Afghanistan's best-known natural areas -- a series of...

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2009-04-22 10:25:00

USAID funding of Wildlife Conservation Society research helped drive park's creation The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), which announced today the establishment of the country's first internationally recognized national park. USAID provided key funding that led to the park's creation, including support of WCS to conduct preliminary wildlife surveys,...

2007-10-23 12:01:11

Creekstone Companies is bringing nearly 300 townhomes and condominiums to Panama City Beach at Island Reserve. The Panama City area continues to grow after being named the best market to invest in 2006 by Business 2.0 and Money magazine. A $330 million airport will be completed in 2009 or 2010 that is projected to attract a half million visitors each year. The city's infamous "Miracle Strip" is transforming into a family-friendly avenue with bike trails and parks, and multiple family...


Latest Travertine Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 09:38:30

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate). The primary source of this calcite is usually marine organisms. These organisms secrete shells that settle out of the water column and are deposited on ocean floors as pelagic ooze (see lysocline for information on calcite dissolution). Secondary calcite may also be deposited by supersaturated meteoric waters (groundwater that precipitates the material in caves). This produces speleothems such as stalagmites...

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2005-05-25 11:11:44

Travertine is a white concretionary form of calcium carbonate that is usually hard and semicrystalline. It is deposited from the water of mineral springs (especially hot springs) or streams holding lime in solution. Extensive deposits exist at Tivoli, Italy, near Rome. The largest building in the world constructed largely of travertine is the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Another notable building using travertine extensively is the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. The travertine used in...

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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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