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  BOOJUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The boojum tree is one of the strangest plants imaginable.
The trunks of boojums often branch near the tops, and sometimes contort into strange shapes, even bending to touch the ground.
Boojums produce clusters of creamy white flowers at the tips of the trunks in July-August.
helios.bto.ed.ac.uk /bto/desertecology/boojum.htm   (387 words)

  
 The Living Desert - Boojum
The Boojum is an incredibly odd plant species found only on the peninsula of Baja California, with small populations growing near Puerto Libertad, Sonora, Mexico.
Along with the Cardons, ocotillos, and yuccas, the Boojum forms the succulent forests of the Viscaino Desert of Baja.
The Boojum, like other ocotillos, is able to quickly shed its leaves during drought or dry periods, and then quickly grow new leaves after rainfall.
www.livingdesert.org /plants/boojum.asp   (248 words)

  
 Fouquieriaceae (ocotillo family)
Boojum is a stem succulent with a single or branched, tapered primary stem to more than 60 feet (18 m) tall.
Boojum, cardón, and senita are especially vulnerable to high winds and suffer significant losses of large individuals from these events.
The tallest known boojum was discovered by Robert Humphrey in Montevideo Canyon near Bahia de Los Angeles in the 1970s; at the time it was 81 feet (24.6 m) tall.
www.desertmuseum.org /books/fouquieriaceae.html   (1669 words)

  
 The Tug Yacht, Boojum
Boojum's hull is modeled after working tugs, in order to get the largest carrying capacity within the smallest overall length, therefore the plumb stem, etc. Boojum's hull has been optimized for ocean conditions and for the boat's anticipated speed / length range.
Boojum was detailed for automated plasma arc cutting so that the frames and plating could be pre-cut and delivered to the builder as a "kit" requiring no lofting and no hull layout, just a grid established on the building floor for assembling the pre-cut parts...
Boojum and many subsequent projects we've done have shown that not only can NC cutting be a highly accurate means of making boat parts, but that it can pay its own way several times over.
www.kastenmarine.com /boojum25.htm   (1322 words)

  
 The Tug Yacht, Boojum
As with the Boojum 25, hull and pilot house construction are aluminum.
Boojum 30's hull is modeled after working tugs, in order to get the largest carrying capacity within the smallest overall length.
Boojum 30's accommodations are intended to provide comfortable cruising for two people on extended passages, possibly with an occasional third crew member or couple for short jaunts.
www.kastenmarine.com /boojum30.htm   (878 words)

  
 Boojum boon for UA campus | www.azstarnet.com ®
Two younger boojum trees are being officially welcomed onto the University of Arizona's main campus within the span of a few weeks.
Boojum supporters feared the rare and fragile trees, by then as old as the university itself, would not survive another move.
One of those boojum trees is now the tallest in the state, following last year's natural demise of the boojum at the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum, about 95 miles north of Tucson, Campus Arboretum officials said.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/40311   (787 words)

  
 Rare boojum tree at UA is dying, will be cut down | www.azstarnet.com ®
A rare giant boojum tree in the center of the UA campus is dying and will be removed next week, but scientists will attempt to replant cuttings from the century-old plant in the process.
The 37-foot boojum is the largest one in Arizona and the oldest one in the United States, said Libby Davison, director of the Campus Arboretum.
The first was a 30-year-old boojum grown from a seedling by the late UA professor emeritus Robert R. Humphrey, a widely recognized expert nicknamed "Boojum Bob," and is placed outside Herring Hall.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/64960   (519 words)

  
 The Boojum Institute for Experiential Education: Outdoor Education and Challenge Course Programs Throughout California ...
Probably it helped somewhat that the Boojum Institute folks were so familiar with the intellectual faculties of problem-solving and decision-making when...
Boojum was founded in 1975, and is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to personal and organizational development through unlocking potential, promoting self discovery and inspiring growth.
The Boojum Institute is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education.
www.boojum.org   (223 words)

  
 SDNHM - Fouquieria columnaris (Boojum Tree, Cirio)
The common name of Boojum Tree was given by Godfrey Sykes of the Desert Botanical Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona.
The Boojum Tree grows on rocky hillsides and alluvial plains from the southern Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, to the Volcán Las Tres Virgenes, and on Angel de la Guarda Island.
The Boojum forms forests in the Vizcaíno region and often occurs with yuccas, Ocotillo, and Cardón.
www.oceanoasis.org /fieldguide/fouq-col.html   (327 words)

  
 The Boojum Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Boojum tree (Fouquieria columnaris) is one of the most bizarre-appearing plants in the world.
Boojums are native to the Sonoran Desert on the west coast of Baja California, and one small area on the Sonora mainland near Puerto Libertad.
By 1929, several boojums in sizes ranging from 1 to 8 feet or taller were installed into the middle component of the UA cactus collection.
arboretum.arizona.edu /boojum.html   (742 words)

  
 QUALCOMM | Sala de imprensa | Notas à imprensa
Boojum SA is an innovative implementation of multifactor authentication that can secure several types of applications.
Boojum's premier product is much easier to use, more versatile and less expensive to support than the current offerings in the marketplace.
Boojum's vision is to solve several rapidly growing problems in the current digital security marketplace through technical and business process innovation.
brew.qualcomm.com /jsp/brew/pt/press_room/press_releases/2003/04_28_03a.html   (384 words)

  
 Out There: Boojum Man (December 5 - December 11, 1996)
While not exactly mythical, boojums are found only in the Vizcaíno Desert of Baja and a small section of mainland Mexico near Libertad, Sonora.
Boojums frequently reach a height of 60 feet, and I know of one topping out over 86-feet high.
Boojums are related to ocotillos, and, upon close inspection, the "hairy" part of the hairy carrot description turns out to be small, sometimes leafy tiny ocotillos.
www.tucsonweekly.com /tw/12-05-96/outthere.htm   (698 words)

  
 Boojum - Legals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boojum Pty Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.
Boojum Pty Ltd has used its best efforts to ensure that the Information is correct at the time of publication, but takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect therein.
To the extent permitted by law, Boojum Pty Ltd and its employees, agents and consultants will not be held liable for any loss or damage (including indirect, special or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance on, the Information whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission.
www.boojum.com.au /legal   (146 words)

  
 Ropes Course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boojum instructors are among the most gifted and best-trained teachers in the outdoor education field.
The Boojum Institute is dedicated to the continuous improvement, training and professional development of its staff.
The Boojum Institute has a 28 year history of providing programs focused on education and personal development, not on extreme adventure activities or boot-camp style physical or mental stress.
www.idyllwildpines.com /ipc/id15.html   (760 words)

  
 Boojum Institute for Experiential Education - Intern
Boojum provides outdoor adventure based programs that focus on environmental education, outdoor skills such as rock climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking, backpacking, and personal growth and leadership development.
It is the responsibility of each intern to arrive at Boojum with clear educational goals for his or her internship.
A Boojum internship requires enthusiasm, creativity, a desire to learn about yourself, good organizational skills, the ability to work closely with others, and a sense of humor.
www.aeoe.org /jobs/announcements/boojum/intern.html   (444 words)

  
 OEDILF - Word Lookup
The boojum tree, Idria columnaris, is a strange-looking desert plant that grows almost exclusively in Baja California.
For most of the year, the boojum tree is essentially a leafless stem, growing up to 18 meters in length.
The boojum (or cirio in Spanish) is a bizarre tree, like an elongated upside-down turnip or mooli with leaves, which grows in Baja California.
www.oedilf.com /db/Lim.php?Word=boojum   (256 words)

  
 Robert Perrill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Bob has spent many weeks in the heart of boojum country, photographing, measuring growth, observing plant and animal associations, collecting seed (years ago when it was still legal), and loving boojum in habitat.
Boojum are semi-hardy, stem succulents which leaf out and grow in the cooler winter months.
At boojumunltd@aol.com, Bob is available to answer questions on the natural history of boojum, propagating and transplanting, where to buy or sell boojum, and horticultural care in different climes.
www.u.arizona.edu /~robertp   (334 words)

  
 Boojum Mobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
With Boojum SA, the first factor is the cell phone the user already owns, and the second factor is a personal PIN number, selected by the user.
Boojum SA is downloaded over the air, directly to the phone, in the form of a Java or BREW application.
Boojum SA also provides an opportunity for service providers to deliver additional value-added mobile services that leverage the secure authentication platform without requiring added deployment or user provisioning.
www.boojummobile.com /Products.htm   (758 words)

  
 Ocotillo and the Boojum Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Overall, the external features of boojum and ocotillo are so similar that nobody would doubt that they are very close relatives.
Boojum, the most highly derived succulent of the family, has a pith that may be several centimeters in diameter and also forms patches of soft, water-storing cells within the wood and bark.
The trunk surface of boojum has a rock-like texture that appears to deter rodents from eating the juicy inner tissues.
www.botgard.ucla.edu /html/MEMBGNewsletter/Volume3number1/Ocotillo.html   (1372 words)

  
 Boojum Institute - Director of Education
Participants on Boojum programs are challenged to develop personal skills in leadership, communication, team building and self confidence through facilitated adventure experiences.
Boojum offers three types of programs: experiential outdoor education courses for public and independent school students, leadership and organizational development programs, and Adventure Challenge Programs for urban and rural youth at-risk populations.
The Boojum Institute is based 100 miles east of Los Angeles in the high desert community of Pioneertown.
www.aeoe.org /jobs/announcements/boojum/director-education.html   (409 words)

  
 BOOJUM UNLIMITED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boojum Unlimited (boojumunltd@aol.com) has been in business since 1976. The nursery encompasses 2 acres of Sonoran Desert west of Tucson, AZ.  We grow and sell only boojum trees and are open by appointment.  Due to the size and nature of these plants, we do not ship, but have been known to deliver with the proper incentive.
Our nursery plants are grown from seed collected and planted by the owner. These 18 to 29 year old boojum trees have not been 'pushed', therefore, they have larger diameter trunks than most nursery grown plants.  Our boojum trees are growing in the ground and many have natural multiple stems, including two, five headed plants.
Boojum Unlimited is also available as an information source on the natural history, propagation, and horticultural needs of these unique Sonoran Desert plants.
www.cactus-mall.com /boojum   (205 words)

  
 Why Western North Carolina for Smoky Mountain Real Estate in the Great Smoky Mountain region of Western North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As a matter of fact, not too may of the local folks know about the Boojum and his cache of priceless gemstones which, legend persists, is stored in stone jugs filled with pert'nin' juice.
According to the local tradition the Boojum had his cave somewhere among these rocky heights wehere there were onnly bear trails.
The Boojum was described as a strange creature, neither man nor beast.
www.smokiesproperty.com /boojum.html   (656 words)

  
 Boojum Mobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boojum Mobile answers the growing need for strong consumer-friendly authentication with innovative cell phone-based security solutions for Web banking, financial services, and other online applications requiring strong access security.
Boojum SA turns any cell phone into a "private key" for online transactions - generating a secure "one time password" that uniquely identifies the user.
Both convenient to use and easy to deploy, Boojum SA is an ideal solution for financial service providers serving the commercial, SMB, and consumer markets.
www.boojummobile.com /index.htm   (259 words)

  
 Boojum plant, native to Baja California (via CobWeb/3.1 vn1.cs.wustl.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Boojum has to be one of the weirdest looking plants on earth.
The Boojum’s yellow white flowers form on the tips of the trunks between July and August.
You may also encounter Boojums on Isla Angel Guardia and an area south of Puerto Libertad on the mainland in the Sonoran desert.
www.bajainsider.com.cob-web.org:8888 /baja-life/plants-animals-baja/insider_boojum.htm   (598 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boojum trees will grow very well in the Phoenix area despite the fact that they are cold tender.
Leaves which turn yellow or brown and drop in late spring are a signal of the onset of dormancy, and cannot be encouraged to resprout with watering.
Boojum trees are not particular about the type of soil in which they are planted as long as it has very good drainage.
www.desertbotanical.org /index.aspx?pageID=595   (633 words)

  
 Desierto Verde > Tree Gallery - Boojum
A striking living sculpture, the Boojum captures attention and the imagination.
The tallest Boojum is recorded in the Guiness Book at 80 feet.
In its Baja, California habitat, the Boojum requires an estimated 600 years to achieve a height of 45-50 feet, however in controlled environments, the growth rate can be increased significantly.
www.desverde.com /treegallery/boojum.cfm   (89 words)

  
 Boojum
Boojum is a memory resident, file infecting virus.
Interrupt 21 is hooked by Boojum in memory.
When the first program infected with the Boojum virus is executed, the Boojum virus will install itself memory resident at the top of system memory but below the 640K DOS boundary.
vil.nai.com /vil/content/v_216.htm   (791 words)

  
 The crew of the B-24H Heavy Bomber "Boojum"
Edward C. Bonham was from eastern Pennsylvania and was the Bombardier on the aircraft Boojum.
He flew on both Boojum and Reluctant Beaver with Emil S. Laszewski until they had successfully completed the required number of missions and were rotated back to the United States.
The crew named the aircraft Boojum at Milton Halbetstadt's suggestion, from the Lewis Carrol story Hunting of the Snark, and painted a Dragon on the nose.
hometown.aol.com /abnerd/boojum.html   (9661 words)

  
 Boojum tree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The peculiar distribution pattern of the mainland boojums has led Mexican botanists to conclude that they were probably transplanted to the mainland by the indigenous Seri people, who still live on Tiburón Island nearby.
Its name is derived from Lewis Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark".
Boojum tree at Baja California desert, Cataviña region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boojum_tree   (192 words)

  
 Ailing Historic Boojum Tree to be Removed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The historic boojum is in the Krutch Garden.
The UA Campus Arboretum says that one of the tallest boojums in the state of Arizona is dying.
The historic boojum (Fouquieria columnaris) is in the Krutch Garden at the center of the UA Mall.
uanews.org /cgi-bin/WebObjects/UANews.woa/8/wa/MainStoryDetails?ArticleID=10747   (465 words)

  
 Armadillo Boojum 3-season, 5+ person backpacking tent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Boojum tent is tall (6' headroom inside), long (15' overall) and has a sturdy 5-pole structure.
It is built like a backpacking tent with aluminum poles and two entrances, both covered by vestibule areas.
Boojum includes a set of standard tent stakes.
www.backcountry-equipment.com /tents/boojum.html   (289 words)

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