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  • 121History of fishing — Prehistory Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back at least to the Upper Paleolithic period which began about 40,000 years ago. [ [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/11/1108 bonetool 2.html African Bone Tools Dispute Key Idea… …

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  • 122drawing — /draw ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that draws. 2. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color. 3. a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil …

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  • 123japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …

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  • 124Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …

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  • 125radiation — radiational, adj. /ray dee ay sheuhn/, n. 1. Physics. a. the process in which energy is emitted as particles or waves. b. the complete process in which energy is emitted by one body, transmitted through an intervening medium or space, and… …

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  • 126floor covering — Finish material on floors, including wood strips, parquet, linoleum, vinyl, asphalt tile, rubber, cork, epoxy resins, ceramic tile, and carpeting. Wood strip flooring, attached to a subfloor of plywood, is most popular, especially for residences …

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  • 127Physical Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Scientists discovered a new family of superconducting materials and obtained unique images of individual hydrogen atoms and of a multiple exoplanet system. Europe completed the Large Hadron Collider, and China and India took… …

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  • 128agriculture, origins of — Introduction  the active production of useful plants or animals in ecosystems that have been created by people. Agriculture has often been conceptualized narrowly, in terms of specific combinations of activities and organisms wet rice production… …

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  • 129chemical industry — Introduction       complex of processes, operations, and organizations engaged in the manufacture of chemicals and their derivatives.       Although the chemical industry may be described simply as the industry that uses chemistry and… …

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  • 130Hodgkin, Sir Alan — ▪ British biophysicist in full  Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin   born February 5, 1914, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England died December 20, 1998, Cambridge  English physiologist and biophysicist, who received (with Andrew Fielding Huxley (Huxley, Sir Andrew… …

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  • 131Native American art — ▪ visual arts Introduction also called  Indian art  or  American Indian art        the visual art of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Americas, often called American Indians. For a further discussion of the visual art of the Americas produced in …

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  • 132respiratory disease — ▪ human disease Introduction  any of the diseases and disorders that affect human respiration (respiration, human).  Diseases of the respiratory system may affect any of the structures and organs that have to do with breathing, including the… …

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  • 133Grinvalds Orion — Orion Grinvalds G.801 Orion Role 4 seat homebuilt aircraft …

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  • 134Saturday Night Live — For the competing sketch comedy on ABC, see Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell. SNL redirects here. For other uses, see SNL (disambiguation). Saturday Night Live The Saturday Night Live inter title season 37 Also known as …

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  • 135Telecommunication — A parabolic satellite communication antenna at the biggest facility for satellite communication in Raisting, Bavaria, Germany …

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  • 136Roselle (plant) — Roselle Roselle plant Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …

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  • 137Diabetic diet — Display showing low fat and/or high fiber foods …

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  • 138Art and Art Exhibitions — ▪ 2009 Introduction Art       The art market enjoyed an astonishing run of record breaking sales through the first nine months of a volatile 2008. In May Lucian Freud s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (1995), a candid portrayal of a corpulent female …

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  • 139ear, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction       organ of hearing and equilibrium that detects and analyzes noises by transduction (or the conversion of sound waves into electrochemical impulses) and maintains the sense of balance (equilibrium).  The human ear, like …

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  • 140Compass — This article is about the direction finding instrument used in navigation. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation). A simple dry magnetic pocket compass …

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