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 Down House -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Down House is the former home of the English naturalist (English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)) Charles Darwin and his family.
It was in the house that Darwin worked on his theories of ((biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms) evolution by (A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment) natural selection.
The house was bought in 1927 by the surgeon Sir George Buckston Browne (1850-1945), who presented it to the (additional info and facts about British Association for the Advancement of Science) British Association for the Advancement of Science together with an endowment to ensure its preservation in perpetuity as a memorial to Darwin.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/do/down_house.htm   (706 words)

  
 Down - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
County Down is a county in Northern Ireland.
Down feathers are the fine undercoat of birds under the visible exterior feathers, and is often used as insulation in clothing.
Down, used in American football, is a stage of play; four downs are allowed in a "possession"; three downs are allowed in Canadian football.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Down   (336 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Down House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Down House is the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin and his family.
Downe is a village in the London Borough of Bromley, England.
Downe House is an independent girls boarding school in the English county of Berkshire.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Down-House   (2021 words)

  
 Down House
Down House, the home of Charles Darwin from 1842-1882, originated as a farmhouse in the late 18th century.
The house in its present form dates from the early 19th century and is a three storey stuccoed building with a slate roof.
It was from his study at Down House that Darwin worked on the scientific theories that first scandalized and then revolutionized the Victorian world, culminating in the publication of the most significant book of the century, "On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection", in 1859.
pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk /hob.asp?hob_no=966117   (295 words)

  
 RusFilm-2004. Down House
It marks one of the characteristics for which the critics have almost unanimously lambasted the film: it is constructed with the kind of childishly moronic humor that depends on sexual inadequacies, bodily functions, and public humiliation for its material.
We are merely given an image of the famous author's visage alongside the title of the film, much as a modern-day writer's head shot might be provided on the dust-jacket of his latest historical potboiler.
Down House is not based on Dostoevskii's novel at all; Down House quite simply is Dostoevskii's Idiot, reissued in visual form for a twenty-first-century audience.
www.rusfilm.pitt.edu /2004/films/down-house-program-notes.html   (670 words)

  
 Villagers > Hank's House 1 > Burning Down the House
The biggest factors in determining the longevity of simple houses are: (1) the location and setting of the house; (2) the type of foundation used; (3) the nature of the soil/substrate; and (4) the materials used in constructing the walls and roof.
At Hank's house, all of the juniper roof support and wall posts were set directly into the ground and would have been subjected to slow deterioration due to wetting/drying and insects.
If Hank's house were an earth lodge with a heavy earthen roof, one can easily see that big problems would eventually arise when the posts became too weak to support the weight of the roof.
www.texasbeyondhistory.net /villagers/hank1/burning.html   (1325 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Down House Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Down House in Downe, Kent, now a suburb sixteen miles from London is the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin and his family.
It was in the house that Darwin worked on his theories of...
Darwin, moved from London to the suburbs in the midst of labour riots, buying the house for £22,200 from the Rev. James Drummond, who had asked for £2,500.
www.ipedia.com /down_house.html   (526 words)

  
 Book Review: Down House: the home of Charles Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It was with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that I made my first visit to Down House.
But I needn't have worried: Down House was (and is) everything an avowed Darwin groupie could ask for.
So it was with some delight that I received a request from English Heritage, the owners of Down House, to plug the revised edition of their official guidebook, Down House: the home of Charles Darwin.
www.gruts.com /darwin/articles/2002/down-house-book   (384 words)

  
 The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House : Properties : Properties & Events : English Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Down House was the home of Charles Darwin and his family.
It was at Down House that Darwin worked on the scientific theories that culminated in the publication, in 1859, of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection - the book that both scandalised and revolutionised the Victorian world.
The house, built in the late 18th century, remains much as it was when Darwin lived here.
www.english-heritage.org.uk /filestore/visitsevents/asp/visits/Details.asp?Property_Id=103   (388 words)

  
 The House of Charles Darwin - Down House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The House of Charles Darwin - Down House
From then until 1929 the house was preserved with donations and opened on June 7, 1929 to the public.
It was as though you could see Charles Darwin walking the house and sitting in the large chairs to contemplate various aspects of science that kept his interest.
academy.d20.co.edu /kadets/lundberg/darwin/CharlesDarwin.html   (469 words)

  
 Whiskey Bar: Burning Down the House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Still, at this point, it's hard not to be impressed by the surface similarities between the Khan case and that of former CIA operative Valarie Plame.
But the mess in Iraq and the collapse of the administration's "turning the corner" message on the economy are creating some powerful counterveiling currents in the campaign propaganda war.
To that extent, if the White House's PR handling of the Khan operation really was a dress rehearsal for how the Bush campaign intends to conduct the closing weeks of the campaign, it may not be the hit the show's producers were hoping for.
billmon.org /archives/001627.html   (1157 words)

  
 Charles Darwin's country home: Down House
Only 16 miles from the center of London, in Downe, is Charles Darwin's home, Down House, now under the management of English Heritage.
Yet it was Darwin himself (a point omitted from even the modernized science exhibits at Down House) who first cautioned readers about getting fixated on efficiency, and who - at the same time - offered a route for invention.
Down House is about a five minute walk up Luxted Road from the village.
williamcalvin.com /bookshelf/down_hse.htm   (1362 words)

  
 Lancaster House coming down   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Dawson said he was driving past the Lancaster House last weekend and stopped to take a picture.
The Lancaster House is at least the fourth tobacco warehouse out of 11 in the city to be razed in the past two years.
The Birk House at 735 W. Ninth St., the Birk-Holman Tobacco Warehouse at 814 W. Ninth St. and the Planters House at 2625 W. Parrish Ave.
www.messenger-inquirer.com /news/kentucky/8231718.htm   (553 words)

  
 komo news | Fire Drill Sparks Controversy In Elma
The volunteer fire department practiced by burning a house to the ground, but the owner says they didn't have permission to do so, and lost their house in the process.
It was a vacant house he'd planned on remodeling for his ailing parents.
He says now the tough part is telling his parents that the house he was fixing for them, their dream, has been turned to ashes.
www.komotv.com /stories/24158.htm   (670 words)

  
 CBC British Columbia - Halfway house shutting down   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Howard House is to close Feb. 1 and be demolished.
Many residents have been demanding the closure of Howard House – after an escapee from the facility was charged with Abramenko's beating death.
And as the offenders at Howard House complete their sentences, they will not be replaced.
www.cbc.ca /bc/story/bc_halfwayy20040820.html   (268 words)

  
 White House Shoots Down Air Force One Story
White House counselor Karl Rove read the quote from several pages of notes he took on a legal pad while Bush dealt with attacks in Washington and New York.
Rove and other White House officials have slowly revealed details of the journey to counter critics who have questioned whether Bush overreacted by touching down at two Air Force bases before returning to Washington.
The hijacked plane "was on a flight path directly for the White House and it hit the Pentagon instead," White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said.
www.lewrockwell.com /north/north60.html   (1760 words)

  
 Charles Darwin: Down House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gwen Raverat, the daughter of the Darwins' son George and Maud Du Puy, described Down House and its grounds as they were in the summers, when Emma Darwin welcomed her children and their families [approximately 1886-1896].
"But the place of all others, where the essence of the whole house was concentrated, was in the cupboard under the stairs, by the garden door.
It was a path running round a little wood which he had planted himself; and it always seemed to be a very long way from the house.
darwin.baruch.cuny.edu /biography/down   (340 words)

  
 CBC News: Parliament shut down for 2nd day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But Conservative Leader Stephen Harper defended the tactic, saying the fact that Liberals have lost votes in the House three days in a row shows there should be a general election as soon as possible.
Government House Leader Tony Valeri backed up Martin's remarks, saying the House has managed to get some work done before the two parties decided to "give themselves a paid afternoon off at taxpayers' expense." He cited successful votes on a DNA registry bill and an agriculture bill.
The two opposition parties had voted to have the House adjourn on Wednesday afternoon as well, shortly after Martin promised he would ask the governor general to dissolve Parliament if a Liberal-NDP coalition loses a budget vote on May 19.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/05/12/adjourn-motion050512.html   (805 words)

  
 Burning down the house
One of the houses was a large (3000 sq ft plus) with heavy fire showing.
Right now in my county there is a law suit because we burned down a house due to poor tactics and poor command.
I have seen a fire in a large 5000 sq ft house start in the laundry room on the 1st floor and end with the entire house in the basement.
www.workingfire.net /engine9.htm   (916 words)

  
 Bringing Down the House
After a string of small, unnotable performances in a variety of films and a television series, she is quickly emerging as a force to be reckoned with.
They met on the Internet, and Sanderson believed that Morton was also a lawyer (she sent him a picture with an attractive white lady in the foreground and her being arrested in the background).
Bringing Down the House has a strange combination of feel-good comedy and extreme racial humor that director Adam Shankman (A Walk to Remember, The Wedding Planner) straddles surprisingly well.
www.haro-online.com /movies/bringing_down_the_house.html   (540 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - White House plays down new Koran reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Two weeks ago, the White House was thrown on the defensive by a now-retracted Newsweek report alleging that U.S. interrogators at the detention center for alleged terrorists in Cuba had flushed a Koran down a toilet.
McClellan declined to answer questions about whether the White House issued misleading statements, whether the credibility of the Bush administration had been tarnished or whether the Pentagon report would hamper Bush's efforts to spread democracy in the Middle East.
On her goodwill trip to the Middle East last month, first lady Laura Bush said Newsweek should not be solely blamed for the deadly protests that followed its report.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-06-04-white-house-downplays-koran_x.htm?csp=34   (692 words)

  
 Bringing Down The House
Some guy will sit down at a card table with this camera attached to his sleeve, an antenna on his back, and a lithium battery in his belt, and broadcast the image to a van outside with a satellite dish.
A guy in the van will slow down the video so you can actually see the cards that flash by during a shuffle." Another cheater Jonas once caught was wearing gloves in the middle of summer: It turned out he had a computer attached to his hand, keeping track of cards by tapping his fingers.
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, to be published in October.
www.dicedealer.com /bringing_down_the_house.htm   (6683 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions: Books: Ben ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bringing Down the House is such a book and reads like a Clancy or Pollock with a little lower body count, but with no less excitement.
Bringing Down the House is not a tutorial on how to beat the house playing fljack, but the story of how smart people worked together to play the casinos' game, on their own turf, and win.
Bringing Down the House is the story of men and women who are smart enough to earn their millions, and in a way they do.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0743249992?v=glance   (2516 words)

  
 Bringing Down the House Review :: Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Bringing Down the House follows Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin), a divorced, conservative, workaholic tax attorney who is still hung up on his ex-wife (Jean Smart) but has little time for a social life--or his two kids (Kimberly J. Brown, Angus T. Jones).
Latifah told Entertainment Weekly that House's first draft was so heavily populated with racist characters, it was "a wreck and offensive...The question was, Can we make it what it needs to be?" A very good question indeed, and it's pretty clear they weren't able to fix the inherent problems.
www.hollywood.com /movies/reviews/movie/1709384   (648 words)

  
 anholt: burnin' down the house   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It died off in about five seconds (as I tried to figure out what I should be doing), and I noticed which circuit it was and ran outside and turned off the appropriate breaker.
I believe what happened (hard to tell after the fact, obviously) is that one of the wires in this big 4-wire junction came slightly loose, started creating heat due to a poor connection, and started burning the insulation on one of the wires (the insulation is fabric-y and very old).
My dad wired about half of my parents' house, at least (with his dad having wired the other half), so, if I followed his instructions well (yep), I figure I'm OK there.
www.livejournal.com /users/anholt/26228.html   (762 words)

  
 Down House (2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
However, 'Down house' started intensively and promising it turn out to be little wasted by the end.
A solid portion of a noire brakes the complexity of the story and turns modern-fashioned make-up into extreme farce and post soviet bleached anecdotic simplicity.
"Down house" is very similar to Irvin Welsh's screening (Trainspotting, Acid house).
us.imdb.com /Title?0255958   (368 words)

  
 Down House - Home of Charles Darwin - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, exhibitions and heritage
It was from his study at Down House that Charles Darwin worked on the scientific theories that culminated in a book – On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection –; that both scandalised and revolutionised Victorian Britain.
Down House, built during the late eighteenth century, remains much as it was when Darwin lived there.
The first floor houses an interactive exhibition on his life, research and discoveries.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /museum_gfx_en/MW1104.html   (270 words)

  
 AlterNet: Bringing Down the House
Visit this web page, type in your ZIP-code and -- voila -- you'll find a list of house parties near you that are screening veteran Hollywood filmmaker Robert Greenwald's compelling new documentary, "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War," on Sunday, Dec. 7.
The MoveOn house party phenomenon -- and an earlier anti-war effort that sparked thousands of candlelight vigils across the globe -- demonstrate a fundamental precept of online organizing referred to sometimes as the Five C's: Connecting Computers Can Create Community.
Whether it is the Dean campaign or the Dec. 7 house parties, one thing seems clear; MoveOn has set the standard for a new form of interactive politics in which the computer and the internet are tools in a new approach to engaging people to action.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=17308   (1402 words)

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