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2014-03-11 08:40:42

CYPRUS, Greece, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In spring 2014 the idea of Aphroditecoin was born.

2014-03-09 16:22:47

CAIRO, March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan & in the presence of His Excellency

2014-03-04 08:25:53

Chicago-based firm to help build local economic ties to the region on March 8-14 trip CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen, a Chicago-based civil and environmental

2014-02-27 12:25:39

California Olive Committee Announces Sponsorship of PBS' "Hey Kids, Let's Cook" FRESNO, Calif., Feb.

2014-02-27 08:23:49

MUMBAI, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Book Bureau presents Saudi Arabia Steel Industry Outlook 2018.

2014-02-24 12:21:49

DOHA, Qatar, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prompted by the demands of growing cities, flooding and a drive to improve wastewater management, the region is set to spend

2014-02-18 12:33:40

DOHA, Qatar and DUBAI, UAE, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar, has awarded a contract to Causeway to supply cost planning and

2014-02-17 12:27:19

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and DUBAI, UAE, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading international project management and contracting firm Absal Paul has selected Causeway Project


Latest Western Asia Reference Libraries

Persian cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum
2014-01-08 20:39:58

Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that grow as long as 6 inches. They are usually green in color, with a light green marbling effect on the...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.