Saturday, October 15, 2005

Qatar

Officially  State of Qatar , Arabic  Dawlat Qatar  independent emirate on the west coast of the Persian Gulf. It occupies a small desert peninsula that extends from the larger Arabian Peninsula north of eastern Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It has an area of 4,416 square miles (11,437 square km), the total including a number of nearby small islands and the Hawar Islands (which are also claimed by Bahrain) in the Persian

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Consonance

As a poetic device, it is often combined with assonance (the repetition of stressed vowel sounds within words

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Hypotension

Extensive bleeding is an obvious cause of reduced blood volume that leads to hypotension. There are other possible causes. A person

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Peter Iii

King consort of Portugal from 1777, with Queen Maria I. The younger son of John V of Portugal, he was married in July 1760 to the daughter of his elder brother, King Joseph. When she became queen as Maria I (February 1777), Peter became nominally king. He devoted himself entirely to religious practices.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Cynric

King of the West Saxons, or Wessex (from 534). By some accounts he also reigned jointly (519–534) with his grandfather (or father?), Cerdic, founder of Wessex. The period was apparently one of consolidating gains climaxed by the Battle of Mount Badon (520) rather than a period of further expansion, though Cynric is said to have routed Britons in battle at least once, at a place called Searobyrg

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Radio And Radar Astronomy

In 1932 the U.S. radio engineer Karl Jansky, investigating radio disturbances interfering with transoceanic telephone service, found a source of cosmic “static” he attributed to interaction between electrons and ions (charged atoms) in interstellar space. He located this source

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Adam, Robert

Robert was the second son of William Adam, the foremost Scottish architect of his time. William, who as master mason to the Board of Ordnance in North Britain supervised the design of military buildings, also designed numerous country houses in a conservative Palladian style—the modified classic Roman style that was originally developed by the 16th-century architect