Friday, November 18, 2005

Uinta Mountains

Segment of the south-central Rocky Mountains, extending eastward for more than 100 miles (160 km) from the Wasatch Range across northeastern Utah and slightly into southwestern Wyoming, U.S. Many of the range's summits exceed 13,000 feet (4,000 m), including Kings Peak (13,528 feet [4,123 m]), the highest point in Utah. The mountains are a headstream region for the Provo, Bear, and Duchesne rivers and include

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

China, Foreign policy

While taking their principal cues in their foreign policies from domestic developments and generally adhering to the initial pro-Soviet line, the Chinese began to act—on the basis of several important lessons gained during the Korean struggle—to reduce Peking's militant and isolationist attitudes in international affairs. Peking had recognized that the great

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Morand, Paul

Morand joined the diplomatic service in 1912, serving as attaché in London, Rome, Madrid, and Siam (Thailand). In his early fiction, Ouvert la nuit (1922; Open All Night), Fermé la nuit (1923; Closed All Night), and Lewis et Irène (1924; Lewis and Irene), he borrowed the cinematic techniques of rapid scene changing and transported the reader

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Alabama, Health and welfare

In rural areas and among nonwhites, educational and economic opportunities are fewer, and health and medical resources and services are less available. Welfare payments in Alabama rank low by national standards. Penal institutions include several prisons and camps for youthful offenders. Controversy over conditions in these institutions has occasionally

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

La Libertad

Once the home of the Mochica and Chimú cultures—renowned for their ceramics, irrigation works, and vast urban

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


In literature, the separating or dividing of a topic into parts for detailed examination or analysis. Among the better-known examples are John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. The literary critic Northrop Frye, in his book Anatomy of Criticism, narrowed the definition of the word to mean a work resembling a Menippean

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Educated partly in England,