Wed

28

Dec

2011

Egypt News — Revolution and Aftermath

Egypt News — Revolution and Aftermath
Egypt News — Revolution and Aftermath

General Information on Egypt

Official Name: Arab Republic of Egypt 
Capital: Cairo (Current local time
Government Type:Republic 
Population: 80.3 million 
Area: 386,000 square miles; approximately equal to Texas and New Mexico combined 
Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes 
Literacy: Total Population: [71%] Male: [83%]; Female: [59%] 
Year of Independence:1922 
Web site: Egypt.gov.eg (in Arabic and English)

 

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Sun

05

Dec

2010

Bosnia and WWI (a brief vignette)

From DelancyPlace.com

An excerpt from

Title: A World Undone

 Author: G.J. Meyer
Publisher: Delta
Date: Copyright 2006 by G.J. Meyer
Pages: 3-5

   

...the marriage of the hapless Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose famous assassination on a trip to Bosnia with his wife Sophie led directly to World War I. Franz married for love, against the preference of his uncle the Emperor, and his wife had to live in humiliation as a consequence: ....

 
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Sun

05

Dec

2010

Erie Canal

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With the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, New York vaulted past Philadelphia as the largest city and busiest port in America. The economic importance of canals had been amply demonstrated in England in such projects as the Bridgewater Canal in 1761, and numerous major canals had been proposed in the U.S. However the scale of a canal from the Hudson to Lake Erie was unprecedented

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Fri

03

Dec

2010

Second Genesis on Earth?

WHEN the Nobel prizewinning physicist Richard Feynman died in 1988, his blackboard carried the inscription, "What I cannot create, I do not understand." By that measure, biologists still have a lot to learn, because no one has yet succeeded in turning a chemical soup into a living, reproducing, evolving life form...... but - well read on

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