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Bournemouth

(Encyclopedia) Bournemouth bôrn´mth, borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 142,849), S central England, on Poole Bay. It has grown since the middle of the 19th cent. from a small fishing village…

León

(Encyclopedia) León, city (1990 pop. 758,270), Guanajuato state, central Mexico. It is located in a fertile river valley c.5,600 ft (1,700 m) high, but with a mild, temperate climate. Frequent floods…

Cóbh

(Encyclopedia) Cóbh kv [Irish,=cove], town (1991 pop. 8,219), Co. Cork, S Republic of Ireland, on the south shore of Great Island in Cork Harbour. Originally called Cove of Cork, the town was…

Lofoten and Vesterålen

(Encyclopedia) Lofotenl´ftn and Vesterålen vst´rôln, two contiguous island groups (1995 est. pop. 56,700), Nordland and Troms counties, NW Norway, in the Norwegian Sea. Situated within the…

Flatland: Concerning the Women

by Edwin A. Abbott Concerning the Inhabitants of FlatlandOf our Methods of Recognizing ...Concerning the Women If our highly pointed Triangles of the Soldier class are formidable, it may…

Beyond the Jamaican Bobsledders

Warm weather countries at the Winter Olympics by Gerry Brown Related Links 2006 Winter OlympicsMemorable Olympic MomentsBirth of the Modern OlympicsEncyclopedia: Ancient OlympicsFor…

Flatland: Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland

by Edwin A. Abbott Of the Nature of FlatlandConcerning the Inhabitants of FlatlandOf the Climate and Houses in Flatland As with you, so also with us, there are four points of the compass…

Flatland: Of Recognition by Sight

by Edwin A. Abbott Of our Methods of Recognizing ...Concerning Irregular FiguresOf Recognition by Sight I am about to appear very inconsistent. In the previous sections I have said that…

Ontario

(Encyclopedia) Ontario ntâr´, province (2001 pop. 11,410,046), 412,582 sq mi (1,068,587 sq km), E central Canada. Land and People Ontario, the second largest Canadian province, is the most…