Monday, October 17, 2005

Alaskan Mountains

The mountain ranges of Alaska give their state a rugged and beautiful terrain across its entire expanse. They include the highest peak in North America and are characterized by glaciers, earthquakes, and continuing volcanic activity. Structurally, the ranges are

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Abelard, Peter

French  Pierre Abélard, or Abailard,  Latin  Petrus Abaelardus, or Abeilardus  French theologian and philosopher best known for his solution of the problem of universals and for his original use of dialectics. He is also known for his poetry and for his celebrated love affair with Héloïse.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Latent Image

According to current theories of latent image formation, small specks of silver atoms (one ten-millionth

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Lentils, tobacco, and

Friday, July 01, 2005

Rachel, Mademoiselle

Mlle Rachel sang on the streets of Lyon and Paris, where her acting ability was quickly discovered by Isidore Samson, who taught her the acting techniques that he had learned from François-Joseph Talma. Mlle Rachel studied

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Furniture, England

The classical reaction, which set in shortly after 1760, reimposed a classical discipline on design, though of a lighter and more delicate touch than that of the previous classicists, the Palladians. Robert Adam, whose name is inseparably associated with this movement, had, like earlier architects, studied in Italy. There he sought inspiration in the monuments of both

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Austrian Succession, War Of The

In the war for the Austrian succession itself, France unsuccessfully supported the dubious claims of Bavaria, Saxony, and Spain to parts of the Habsburg domain and supported the claim of Charles