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Fenneman, Nevin M.

(Encyclopedia) Fenneman, Nevin M. nv´n fn´mn, 1865–1945, American geologist, geographer, and teacher, b. Lima, Ohio; B.A. (1883) Heidelberg College, Ohio; M.A. (1900); Ph.D. (1901) Univ. of…

Chief Joseph

Native Name: In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat ('Thunder coming up over the land from the water') Chief Joseph was the leader of the Nez Perce tribe, whose lands were in what is now Oregon and Washington in…

Carl N. Karcher Biography

hamburger entrepeneurDied: January 11, 2008 (Anaheim, California) Best Known as: founder of Carl's Jr. Drive-in Barbecue in California Founder of one of the…

November 2000 Disasters

October–November, western Europe: Weeks of rain caused widespread flooding in much of Great Britain, southern France, and northern Spain and Italy.Nov. 3, western United States: A combination…

Non-Native Species: Land Animals

by Mark Hughes Prev Next Africanized Honeybee Native to Africa, this honeybee was imported to Brazil in 1956 to breed with European honeybees in the hope that they…

Fire Zone

Millions of acres are being consumed each year, so what's being done to save them? By David Johnson and Mark Zurlo Related Links Smokey BearWorst U.S. FireTimeline: Fires and ExplosionsNat'l…

Epidemics of the Past: Bubonic Plague

Bubonic PlagueEpidemics of the PastSmallpox: 12,000 Years of TerrorBubonic PlagueInfluenza: A Twentieth-Century Epidemic Ring around the rosy, A pocket full of posies, Ashes … ashes, We all…

education

(Encyclopedia) education, any process, either formal or informal, that shapes the potential of a maturing organism. Informal education results from the constant effect of environment, and its…

Fires and Explosions

Worst U.S. Forest Fires Whether you're talking about forest fires or kitchen fires, factory explosions or arson, when fires get out of control, the damage can be devastating. 1666…