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 Apennine mountains
The mountains are mostly green and wooded, although one side of the highest peak, Corno Grande (2,912 m), is partially covered by the southernmost glacier in Europe.
On the north and north-east lie the broad plains of Piedmont and Lombardy, traversed by the Po, the Apennines, itself rises in the Maritime Alps, whil range are short and unimportant.
This section of the Apennines is crossed by two railways, from Pistoia to Bologna and from Florence to Faenza, and by several good high roads, of which the direct road from Florence to Bologna over the Futa pass is of Roman origin; and certain places in it are favourite summer resorts.
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 Ancient Rome  ::  Geographical Analysis
The Apennine Mountains prove to be a vital member of the Italian geography.
The mountains of Italy reach their highest points in the Abruzzi regions at the Gran Sasso d’Italia, which is 2914 meters, and the Montagna della Maiella, which is 2795 meters in height.
The Alps Mountains, which lock the peninsula off from the rest of Europe, are a great defense because they are impassable during the winter months, which account for half of the year.
library.thinkquest.org /26602/geography.htm   (1092 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Soca River
An Alpine river in character, Soča has its source 1,100 m high in the Julian Alps, west from the mountain Triglav (2864 m) in the Trenta valley.
The Alps is the collective name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria in the east, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany, through to France in the west.
The Adriatic Sea Source: NASA The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Soca-River   (782 words)

  Italy Holidays - Holiday Houses and Holiday Apartments in Italy
Calabria is a fascinating fusion of mountains, forested plateaus and hundreds of kilometre of wonderful coastline with beautifull beaches and sparkling clean sea.
Marche is located in central Italy between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic coast.
The mountainous Trentino region in the north of Italy includes the majestic and beautifull Dolomites.
www.italy-holidays.com   (376 words)

  Italian Property and houses for Sale and Rent in north Italy - The Apennine Mountains
The mountain community consists of thirteen municipalities which are situated in three main valleys created by the rivers Secchia, Enza and Dolo.
The irregular Apennine peaks mark the border between Emilia and Tuscany and in the middle of these peaks sits the Bismantova, a magnificent sandstone plateau.
The main reception centres are the Rio Pascolo centre and the Citta di Sarzano at Mt Acuto’s lake.
www.lacasaemilia.com /apennines.htm   (851 words)

  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Apennine Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Apennine Mountains stretch 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, forming the spine of the country.
The mountains are mostly green and wooded, although the highest peak, Corno Grande (2912 m), is covered by a glacier.
There is also a range of mountains on the Moon called the Apennine Mountains, beside the Mare Imbrium on which the Apollo 15 spacecraft landed.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ap/Apennine_Mountains   (182 words)

 Apennine Mountains
The Apennine Mountains (Italian: Appennini) stretch 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, forming the spine of the country.
The mountains are mostly green and wooded, although one side of the highest peak, Corno Grande (2,912 m), is partially covered by the most southern glacier in Europe.
The monument, the mountains, and the towns, a pictorial record of the campaign for the Apennines,: Presented as a tribute to the men of the 361st Infantry...
www.abacci.com /wikipedia/topic.aspx?cur_title=Apennine_mountains   (389 words)

 10th Mountain Division At War
This was one of many significant engagements during the five months the 10th Mountain Division fought in Northern Italy.
General George B. Hays (left) questions captured Lt. General Hildebrandt of the Marco Polo Division of the German Army at 10th Mountain Division headquarters, Lake Garda, Italy, May 1945.
Surrounded by the ruins of battle, this Company I soldier of the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment finds comfort in a letter from home.
www.photoswest.org /exhib/gallery1/battle.htm   (336 words)

 Apennine Mountains - Definition, explanation
The Appenines traverse Italy in a direction from about north-north-east to south-south-west, almost precisely parallel to that of the coast of the Adriatic from Rimini to Pescara.
In the Italian Campaign of World War II, the Germans used the Apennines as a defensive barrier known to the Allies as the Gothic Line.
Another line of defence, the Barbara Line, crossed the southern Apennines.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/a/ap/apennine_mountains.php   (206 words)

 Apollo 15 Landing Site Spotted in Images
New research led by Misha Kreslavsky, a space scientist in the department of geological sciences at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has found anomalies in the Moons surface in the vicinity of the Apollo 15 landing site.
, the Falcon, touched down at the Hadley-Apennine region near the Apennine Mountains on July 30, 1971.
Falcon was the first of the piloted landers to carry enlarged fuel tanks, as well as tote along a Moon rover.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/missions/apollo15_touchdown_photos_010427.html   (567 words)

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This fl and white photograph of the Apennine Mountains was taken with Kodak Panatomic-X
The large Apennine Mountain range curves across the picture from the center to the lower left (east).
Several mountains along this 300 mile ridge are Mt. Huygens at 18500 feet, Mt.
www.w7ftt.net /moon5.html   (259 words)

 Apennine Mountains
Arguably the finest of all the Moon's mountain ranges, particularly at lunar sunset, around the last quarter.
They extend some 600km along the rim of the Mare Imbrium, forming the gargantuan equivalent of its crater wall.
The full size original of this can be seen in his large annotated collection of images, Poyet's Celestial HyperBook.
www.inconstantmoon.com /img_apen_pp.htm   (73 words)

 Holiday house in Pesaro-Urbino - Comfortable country home close to Urbino, beaches & Apennine mountains
Set upon the hillside of Montalto Tarugo overlooking rolling hills of olive groves, vineyards & grain fields, Ca le Cerque provides a relaxing holiday retreat for families & friends.
The home occupies the whole of the top floor of the house with its own covered patio & accommodates up to six people in two double bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, & a twin bedroom with bunk beds.
When we were looking for a holiday home for ourselves, we searched for an old Marchiagiana farmhouse with panoramic views and not far from beaches, mountains, historic hill towns, autostrade, airports and trains.
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk /Italie/holiday-Maison-Marches/p19259.htm   (1314 words)

 Italy Geography
The Dolomite mountains which extend across northern Italy are part of the Alps mountain range.
The Apennine mountains cut down the center of Italy,stretching from north to south, dividing the east and west coasts.
The Po Valley, just south of the Dolomite mountains, is the basin of the Po River.
www.kidport.com /REFLIB/WorldGeography/Italy/Italy.htm   (451 words)

 Apennine Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Apennine Mountains (Italian: Appennini) stretch 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, forming the spine of the country.
The mountains are mostly green and wooded, although one side of the highest peak, Corno Grande (2,912 m), is partially covered by the southernmost glacier in Europe.
In the Italian Campaign of World War II, the Germans used the Apennines as a defensive barrier known to the Allies as the Gothic Line.
www.centipedia.com /articles/Apennine   (210 words)

 A Critical History of Early Rome: CHAPTER ONE
It is bounded on the north by the Alps, on the south by the Apennines, and by the Adriatic Sea to the east.
Since the Apennines swing away from the Adriatic coast in southern Italy, turn toward the Tyrrhenian Sea, and terminate in the foot and toe of Bruttium, the southeastern coast of the peninsula comprises the large plain of Apulia, which was receptive to influences from across the Adriatic.
Since Luni sul Mignone is situated on the northern edge of the Tolfa-Allumiere Mountains of southern coastal Etruria, a region rich in copper, it is possible that these curious structures and the presence of Mycenaean pottery testify to the exploitation of mineral deposits and commercial interaction with the eastern Mediterranean during the late Bronze Age.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/9192/9192.ch01.html   (7302 words)

 Mare Imbrium Information
The outermost ring of mountains has a diameter of 1300 km and is divided into several different ranges; the Montes Carpatus to the south, the Montes Apenninus to the southwest, and the Montes Caucasus to the east.
The ring mountains are not as well developed to the north and west, and it appears they were simply not raised as high in these regions by the Imbrium impact.
The middle ring of mountains forms the Montes Alpes and the mountainous regions near the craters Archimedes and Plato.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Mare_Imbrium   (524 words)

 Introduction to Early Geology
Early geologists sought to know the stratifications of the largest rocks, and asked the question "How were the mountains formed?" Prior to the 18th Century, it was common thought that the earth and its elements were formed under God's Creation.
But as curiosity about the mountains grew, there was a shift from theological thought to physico-theological thought, and later, purely geologic thought.
This section will introduce you to the early geologists, the early geologic theories of the earth from the 17th to the 18th centuries, and the geology of the mountains as Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and the creature would have experienced them in their journeys to the Swiss Alps.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/rschwart/hist257s02/students/Anna/Mythandthemountain.html   (272 words)

 Il Barracone
The shade and the mountain air meant that the ladies in our party needed their cardigans during lunch - quite a change from the heat we'd left behind.
The mountain greens turned out to be wild chicory and spinach, which are abundant enough in these mountains for those energetic enough to go and pick them.
Maybe it was the mountain air, but the wine tasted delicious and combined with the woodsmoke-flavoured meat, it made this meal a real treat.
www.foodandwine.net /reviews/094.htm   (1096 words)

 Preparing Soldiers for War in the Mountains
The fascinating history of the Army's absorption and expansion of the mountain infantry regiments and their eventual development into the 10th Mountain Division, may be found at Dawson's website here.
Mountains can melt snow in one's boots, cause dehydrating diarrhea from bacteria, make climbers puke, tear their gear on rocky or abrasive edges, crush them with snow slabs or rocky avalanches, pin them down or break their limbs with a simple boulder or talus shift.
The Army's memory of its battles in the icy mountains of the Koreas should tell us that not all wars will be fought in the desert, and that not all mountain wars will be fought against impoverished Taliban forces.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,Defensewatch_060905_Woodson,00.html   (1752 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Appenine deciduous montane forests (PA0401)
The Apennine deciduous montane forests are spread geographically among the highest elevations of the Northern and Central Italian Peninsula.
The mountain summits are characterized by meadows and cushion scrubs, mainly composed of relict populations of the Alpine pine species (Pinus mugo), with Juniperus nana, Sorbus chamaemespilus, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, and Vaccinium vitis —idaea as the predominant species that compose the tree canopy.
Mountain grasslands and degraded slopes are the result of intense human activity that affected the Abbruzzo and Sibillini massifs from medieval times until the 19th century.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa0401_full.html   (1077 words)

 Apollo 15 Preliminary Science Report: Appennine Front
The Apennine Front is the face of the arcuate mountain chain that borders the Imbrium Basin on the southeast.
The Apennine Front was visited and sampled at the foot of Hadley Delta, at station 2 on the flank of St. George Crater, and at stations 6, 6A, and 7 in the vicinity of Spur Crater.
The mountains in general are believed to be bounded by faults that occurred during the Imbrium impact event.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/alsj/a15/a15apennine-front.html   (3278 words)

 Apollo Flight Journal - Apollo 15 Flight Image Library
Caucasus Mountains (top) and Apennine Mountains (bottom) divide the Sea of Serenity (right) from Mare Imbrium (left); the Apollo 15 landing site is also visible (bottom left).
Archimedes Mountains - the Archimedes ejecta blanket - south of Archimedes Crater.
Archimedes Mountains, Archimedes Crater, with Spitzbergen north of the crater.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/ap15fj/a15images.htm   (2486 words)

 LPOD - Lunar Photo of the Day
The Archimedes Mountains are two crude arcs that run NE to SW, with a gentle curve inwards towards Imbrium.
These mountains appear to be part of a 790 km wide inner ring of the Imbrium Basin, probably formed as a mega-terrace, as massive arcs of land slumped toward the hole created by the Imbrium impact.
The mountains are in the midst of an area of low hills and small craters.
www.lpod.org /archive/LPOD-2004-08-31.htm   (201 words)

 Welcome to ItalianAmericans.com!
The most interesting aspects of this region are certainly ist mountains, where an intricate vegetation gives a fairytale air to the landscape - a feature of the Vulture area - alternates with less woody surroundings and where the erosive action of wind and water has marked the appearance of the Lucan Dolomites.
In the Lucano Apennine has made Basilicata an evocative and ecologically intact region from a scenaric or naturalistic point of view, it for years hindered its access to communication by means of motorway traffic.
To the west, pushing itself in between Campania and Calabria it is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the steep and rocky coast of which appears Maratea a pearl of seaside tourism, with the simplicity and uncontaminated purity of the region it belongs to.
www.italianamericans.com /maps/basilicata.html   (644 words)

 Apollo 15 Lunar Samples
Apollo 15 landed in Mare Imbrium at the base of the Apennine Mountains, which form part of the rim of the Imbrium impact basin.
There were two main geology objectives for this site: to collect rocks from the Apennine mountains and to study Hadley Rille, a volcanic channel near the landing site.
The Apennine Mountains were pushed up by the Imbrium basin impact.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo15/A15_sampact.html   (869 words)

 Past Student Research: Maya T. Del Margo
The Umbria-Marches Apennine Mountains form a northwest-trending segment of an arcuate thrust belt that extends southward and westward through Calabria and into Sicily.
Thrusting occurred in response to the westward subduction of the European plate beneath Adria (Italy) as the African plate moved northward relative to the European plate.
Alvarez, W., and Montanari, A., 1988, The Scalia limestones in the northeastern Apennines carbonate sequence: stratigraphic context and geological significance in Premoli-Silva, I., Coccioni, R., and Montanari, A., eds., The Eocene-Oligocene Boundary in the Marche-Umbria Baisn (Italy), p.111-119.
www.whitman.edu /geology/delmargo.html   (1319 words)

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