Friday, November 18, 2005

Biogeographic Region

It is a matter of general experience that the plants and animals of the land and inland waters differ to a greater or lesser degree from one part of the world to another. Why should this be? Why should the same species not exist wherever suitable environmental conditions

Sunday, October 16, 2005


The domovoy is the guardian of the family and its wealth, but he is partial to conscientious and

Monday, August 08, 2005

Porphyry Copper Deposit

Blanketlike replacement deposit of copper minerals that are disseminated throughout a large mass of fractured rock. Porphyry copper deposits commonly contain tens of millions of metric tons of ore that averages a fraction of 1 percent copper by weight; although they are low-grade, the deposits constitute important sources because they may be worked on a large

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Armour, Philip Danforth

Armour earned his first capital in California mining endeavours and cofounded a grain-dealing and meatpacking business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1863. Anticipating a

Saturday, July 23, 2005


The seeds of Hydnocarpus (Flacourtiaceae), found in the Philippines, China, and India, are a source of chaulmoogra oil, at one time important in the treatment

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Zoffany, John

Zoffany, after studying in Germany and Italy,

Friday, July 08, 2005


Also called  Rupa-dhatu,   in Buddhist thought, the world, or realm, of form. See arupa-loka.