Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator was born on the 5 March  1512. Here is a map of the British Isles from Mercator’s Atlas of Europe. This atlas is the most important surviving body of Mercator's work in a single volume. >>> Such a pity that Mercator is best known only for his map projection, and not for the fact that he was arguably the single most important cartographer of the 16th century. But I guess that's fame for you. by addie
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addie Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator was born on the 5 March 1512. Here is a map of the British Isles from Mercator’s Atlas of Europe. This atlas is the most important surviving body of Mercator's work in a single volume. >>> Such a pity that Mercator is best known only for his map projection, and not for the fact that he was arguably the single most important cartographer of the 16th century. But I guess that's fame for you.
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This is the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal. Jacques Cartier was arguably the most important explorer in French colonization of North America. He discovered the St. Lawrence River that flows southward through Canada, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Ontario. by faith
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faith This is the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal. Jacques Cartier was arguably the most important explorer in French colonization of North America. He discovered the St. Lawrence River that flows southward through Canada, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Ontario.
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Map: The Europe that was by lea
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lea Map: The Europe that was
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Iona Abbey is one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe. Located on the island of Iona, the abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland. by haidee.gillespie
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haidee.gillespie Iona Abbey is one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe. Located on the island of Iona, the abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland.
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Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most famous and in fact most known painter of the world. He is the creator of one the most famous portr... by tracy sam
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tracy sam Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most famous and in fact most known painter of the world. He is the creator of one the most famous portr...
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The Parent Concerns portion of the IEP is arguably the MOST IMPORTANT part of the IEP. Learn how to write a parent concerns letter that gets noticed, and more importantly, gets results. Includes Parent Letter of Attachment tips for PWN. #DontIEPalone #IEPadvice by paulette
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paulette The Parent Concerns portion of the IEP is arguably the MOST IMPORTANT part of the IEP. Learn how to write a parent concerns letter that gets noticed, and more importantly, gets results. Includes Parent Letter of Attachment tips for PWN. #DontIEPalone #IEPadvice
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"Terra Brasilis" by portuguese astro and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in 1519, a few years after the beggining of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library. by tammy
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tammy "Terra Brasilis" by portuguese astro and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in 1519, a few years after the beggining of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.
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August 14, 1945: V-J day. Pictured is, arguably, the single most famous still image of the 20th century: a sailor kissing a nurse in Times by mel01
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mel01 August 14, 1945: V-J day. Pictured is, arguably, the single most famous still image of the 20th century: a sailor kissing a nurse in Times
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Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913. Arguably the most important artist of the 20th century. There are a number of reasons why: he was a strong participant in two important Expressionist movements: Der Blaue Reiter, as a founder, and the Bauhaus School, as a teacher; and he is credited with producing the first abstract work in the art world (the term, Abstract Expressionism, was coined in reference to Kandinsky). And all of this commentary by roxanne
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roxanne Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913. Arguably the most important artist of the 20th century. There are a number of reasons why: he was a strong participant in two important Expressionist movements: Der Blaue Reiter, as a founder, and the Bauhaus School, as a teacher; and he is credited with producing the first abstract work in the art world (the term, Abstract Expressionism, was coined in reference to Kandinsky). And all of this commentary
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Auschwitz Subcamp System Map.  It's a common misconception that Auschwitz is the name for a single, massive extermination camp.  Actually, Auschwitz was a system of camps settled over several square miles of occupied Polish territory.  Most of the subcamps were either administrative works, or slave-labor works.  Birkenau, set a couple of kilometers from the main camp, was the main extermination center of the complex.  Auschwitz III, or Monowitz, was a slave-labor factory operated by I.G. Farben. by luisa
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luisa Auschwitz Subcamp System Map. It's a common misconception that Auschwitz is the name for a single, massive extermination camp. Actually, Auschwitz was a system of camps settled over several square miles of occupied Polish territory. Most of the subcamps were either administrative works, or slave-labor works. Birkenau, set a couple of kilometers from the main camp, was the main extermination center of the complex. Auschwitz III, or Monowitz, was a slave-labor factory operated by I.G. Farben.
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Caisleán Gráinne - Grace's Castle. Grace O'Malley is an important figure in Irish folklore, and a historical figure in 16th century history. O'Malley is sometimes known as "The Pirate Queen", a fearless leader and political tactian she was one of the first women to rewrite the rules.. The O Malleys had several castles on the coast and this is one of them.~Ray Kellett photo by elva
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elva Caisleán Gráinne - Grace's Castle. Grace O'Malley is an important figure in Irish folklore, and a historical figure in 16th century history. O'Malley is sometimes known as "The Pirate Queen", a fearless leader and political tactian she was one of the first women to rewrite the rules.. The O Malleys had several castles on the coast and this is one of them.~Ray Kellett photo
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Europe is well-known as a budget travel region for its ease of transportation and countless destinations that won’t break the bank. #Germany #Budgettravel by elsie
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elsie Europe is well-known as a budget travel region for its ease of transportation and countless destinations that won’t break the bank. #Germany #Budgettravel
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Once the celebration wedding is done, the single most important thing for the couples is to see great photographs of the wedding that were c by bgweddingphoto
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bgweddingphoto Once the celebration wedding is done, the single most important thing for the couples is to see great photographs of the wedding that were c
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The title The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (or the curious incident of the dog in the night-time as it appears within the book) is an appropriate one for Mark Haddon's ingenious novel both because of its reference to that most obsessive and fact-obsessed of detectives, Sherlock Holmes, and because its lower-case letters indicate something important about its narrator. Christopher is an intelligent youth who lives in the functional hinterland of autism--every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily. Haddon makes an intelligent stab at how it feels to, for example, not know how to read the faces of the people around you, to be perpetually spooked by certain colours and certain levels of noise, to hate being touched to the point of violent reaction. Life is difficult for the difficult and prickly Christopher in ways that he only partly understands; this avoids most of the obvious pitfalls of novels about disability because it demands that we respect--perhaps admire--him rather than pity him. --Roz Kaveney by red_birdie
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red_birdie The title The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (or the curious incident of the dog in the night-time as it appears within the book) is an appropriate one for Mark Haddon's ingenious novel both because of its reference to that most obsessive and fact-obsessed of detectives, Sherlock Holmes, and because its lower-case letters indicate something important about its narrator. Christopher is an intelligent youth who lives in the functional hinterland of autism--every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily. Haddon makes an intelligent stab at how it feels to, for example, not know how to read the faces of the people around you, to be perpetually spooked by certain colours and certain levels of noise, to hate being touched to the point of violent reaction. Life is difficult for the difficult and prickly Christopher in ways that he only partly understands; this avoids most of the obvious pitfalls of novels about disability because it demands that we respect--perhaps admire--him rather than pity him. --Roz Kaveney
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Over 95% of the cruelty to animals in the United States occurs at the hands of the meat, dairy, and egg industries which confine, mutilate, and slaughter over 8 billion land animals each year. Mercy For Animals. Despite the fact that these are the most abused animals in the United States, they actually have the fewest number of advocates. That is why it is so important that we stand up and become a voice for the most defenseless. by adela
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adela Over 95% of the cruelty to animals in the United States occurs at the hands of the meat, dairy, and egg industries which confine, mutilate, and slaughter over 8 billion land animals each year. Mercy For Animals. Despite the fact that these are the most abused animals in the United States, they actually have the fewest number of advocates. That is why it is so important that we stand up and become a voice for the most defenseless.
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Victoria Beach is located south of main beach and is known for its white sandy beach, beautiful blue-green waters and unique residences (old and new). But the main attraction is the tower that stands tall at the north end of the beach. The 16th century looking Victorian turret or lighthouse type structure, built as a spiral staircase access to the beach from the towering residence above, was built in 1926. by cristina
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cristina Victoria Beach is located south of main beach and is known for its white sandy beach, beautiful blue-green waters and unique residences (old and new). But the main attraction is the tower that stands tall at the north end of the beach. The 16th century looking Victorian turret or lighthouse type structure, built as a spiral staircase access to the beach from the towering residence above, was built in 1926.
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Cognitive: Jean Piaget was a great psychologist that studied cognitive development and says play is the most important thing for a baby by kathie
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kathie Cognitive: Jean Piaget was a great psychologist that studied cognitive development and says play is the most important thing for a baby
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"I wish I had realized that family history is a perishable commodity. It disappears with time, as memories fade, and as loved ones pass on. I wish I had known that the most important aspect of family history is preserving a record of the present for the future." -Guy Black by nanette
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nanette "I wish I had realized that family history is a perishable commodity. It disappears with time, as memories fade, and as loved ones pass on. I wish I had known that the most important aspect of family history is preserving a record of the present for the future." -Guy Black
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Packing up boxes and removing all those pictures from the wall that represent your memories can make a huge impact upon your life. In fact, moving is known to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. by harriet
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harriet Packing up boxes and removing all those pictures from the wall that represent your memories can make a huge impact upon your life. In fact, moving is known to be one of life’s most stressful experiences.
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One of the if not the most important thing  in weight loss is diet, i think we can all agree on that fact. by Louis13
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Louis13 One of the if not the most important thing in weight loss is diet, i think we can all agree on that fact.
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Mary, queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns by paige
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paige Mary, queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns
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"The most alluring part of a map is that which is unmappable."  Found via Paris Review. by Killer~
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Killer~ "The most alluring part of a map is that which is unmappable." Found via Paris Review.
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The most important part of the holidays!  For it is in giving that we receive! by caroline
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caroline The most important part of the holidays! For it is in giving that we receive!
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Deluge ~ Most cultures contain accounts of a world deluge in which all life on earth was destroyed, except for Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives. The fact that the entire world seems to have inherited such a dramatic event, and passed the account to future generations, would certainly give evidence that such event did occur, and considered a important historical event in human history. Go to jw.org for further information. by dominique
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dominique Deluge ~ Most cultures contain accounts of a world deluge in which all life on earth was destroyed, except for Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives. The fact that the entire world seems to have inherited such a dramatic event, and passed the account to future generations, would certainly give evidence that such event did occur, and considered a important historical event in human history. Go to jw.org for further information.
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Did you miss the last post? Click here to go back. I’m sure you know by now that I find the practice of basic strokes very important. The reason for this is the fact that they will help you a… by claudette
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claudette Did you miss the last post? Click here to go back. I’m sure you know by now that I find the practice of basic strokes very important. The reason for this is the fact that they will help you a…
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Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris is possibly the most visited graveyard in the world, and its known as much for the beauty of its monuments as for the celebrity of its occupants. However, arguably the most dramatic tomb belongs to an author most people have never heard of. by minerva
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minerva Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris is possibly the most visited graveyard in the world, and its known as much for the beauty of its monuments as for the celebrity of its occupants. However, arguably the most dramatic tomb belongs to an author most people have never heard of.
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I think she is one of the most beautiful woman ever! Always confident. Which made her beautiful. And add that to the fact .... she was amazingly beautiful!! by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 I think she is one of the most beautiful woman ever! Always confident. Which made her beautiful. And add that to the fact .... she was amazingly beautiful!!
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Papafragas Beach (Milos, Greece) was made out of volcanic eruptions destination. The beach of Papagragas is located at the bottom of a cave. The cave and the beach together offer a combination of natural beauty that can easily win the hearts of even the most critical travelers. The cave of Papafaragas Beach has been carved out of a cliff, making way for the sea water to rush in and form a separate beach that in fact resembles a rather large swimming pool. by lillian
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lillian Papafragas Beach (Milos, Greece) was made out of volcanic eruptions destination. The beach of Papagragas is located at the bottom of a cave. The cave and the beach together offer a combination of natural beauty that can easily win the hearts of even the most critical travelers. The cave of Papafaragas Beach has been carved out of a cliff, making way for the sea water to rush in and form a separate beach that in fact resembles a rather large swimming pool.
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Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie: "The final component of my Thanksgiving dinner was perhaps the most important part, the dessert, and this year I wanted to try something a little new, a chocolate pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is often the dessert of choice for Thanksgiving and since chocolate and pumpkin go so well together I was thinking that a chocolate pumpkin pie would be amazing!" by samanthasam
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samanthasam Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie: "The final component of my Thanksgiving dinner was perhaps the most important part, the dessert, and this year I wanted to try something a little new, a chocolate pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is often the dessert of choice for Thanksgiving and since chocolate and pumpkin go so well together I was thinking that a chocolate pumpkin pie would be amazing!"
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I was thinking about this the other day, the fact that we don't know Penny's last name.... Also, Leonard's middle name is "Leakey" after Louis Leakey of Lucy fame... by MarySeh
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MarySeh I was thinking about this the other day, the fact that we don't know Penny's last name.... Also, Leonard's middle name is "Leakey" after Louis Leakey of Lucy fame...
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Gandalf: “Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.” - J.R.R Tolkien by josephine
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josephine Gandalf: “Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.” - J.R.R Tolkien
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