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  empty - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Empty Set, also called null set, set that has no elements or members.
Contractions of the empty stomach are known to be associated with hunger pangs in humans.
Empty Quarter (Rub‘ al Khali): map of desert regions
ca.encarta.msn.com /empty.html   (138 words)

  
 Empty Quarter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first documented Westerners to cross the Empty Quarter was Bertram Thomas in 1931 and St.
Geologically, the Empty Quarter is one of the oil richest places in the world.
Sights and Sounds: The Empty Quarter (http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0502/sights_n_sounds/media2.html): A National Geographic virtual tour in the Empty Quarter.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Empty_Quarter   (395 words)

  
 Empty Quarter - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The first documented journeys made by Westerners to the Empty Quarter were those made by Bertram Thomas in 1931 and St.
Geologically, the Empty Quarter is one of the most oil-rich places in the world.
Also, Ghawwar Field, the largest oil field in the world, extends southward into the northernmost parts of the Empty Quarter.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/e/m/p/Empty_Quarter_a3fd.html   (338 words)

  
 Empty Quarter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This article concerns the desert area Rub' al Khali of the Arabian Peninsula; for parts of western North America, see Empty Quarter (North America).
The Empty Quarter (Arabic: Rub' al Khali الربع الخالي), is the largest sand desert in the world, encompassing the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including southern Saudi Arabia, and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Sights and Sounds: The Empty Quarter: A National Geographic virtual tour in the Empty Quarter
www.airandspace.org /encyclopedia/Empty_Quarter   (367 words)

  
 Empty Quarter - Wikipedia Mirror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Image:Empty quarter Arabia.PNG The Empty Quarter (Arabic: Rub' al Khali الربع الخالي), is the largest sand desert in the world, encompassing the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including southern Saudi Arabia, and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
More recently, tribal populations were also present in certain parts of the Empty Quarter, with the largest in the Najran region.
A scientific excursion organized by the Saudi Geological Survey was lead by a team of 89 environmentalists, geologists, and scientists, from Saudi Arabia as well as experts from abroad on February 25, 2006 to explore the Empty Quarter.
www.wiki-mirror.be /index.php/Empty_Quarter   (581 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : Camping In The Empty Quarter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oil explorers have been covering those parts of the Empty Quarter situated within the company's concession area for years.
Yet there is in the Empty Quarter a vast variety of creatures marvelously adapted to its extremely severe conditions.
In one 24-hour period in the Empty Quarter we had calm, chill, gales, heat, and a fairly heavy rainstorm accompanied by thunder.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/196706/camping.in.the.empty.quarter.htm   (4991 words)

  
 GEO_PLATE_E-2.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
, is the Rub´al Khali, the Empty Quarter of southern Saudi Arabia.
The eastern Empty Quarter is on a 300- km wide northeast plunging elongate basin of Tertiary age (Powers et al., 1966).
The Empty Quarter is covered by an almost continuous eolian accumulation with only occasional remnants of older relief, gravel, or sabkha flats (Anton, 1983).
disc.gsfc.nasa.gov /geomorphology/GEO_8/GEO_PLATE_E-2.HTML   (656 words)

  
 The Garreau Group
They are all in the nation of the Empty Quarter, the nation that, in the coming decades, is facing the most spectacular and profound assault on its ways and means of any of the nine.
The portion of the Canadian Empty Quarter that is conducting its own version of the Sagebrush Rebellion in Ottawa is called "the sheikdom of Alberta" because of its energy riches and its demonstrated interest in going its own way, which may be even more serious than Quebec's.
Now the Empty Quarter line must proceed so far east that it is at least due north out of Denver, to include the infamous coal boom town of Gillette, which is so far east that it is almost in South Dakota.
www.garreau.com /main.cfm?action=chapters&id=45   (15855 words)

  
 MENAFN - Middle East North Africa . Financial Network News: Multinational Scientific Expedition to Explore Empty Quarter
The Empty Quarter in Arabic, Ar-rub Al-Khali — is an area of some 560,000 square kilometers which accounts for more than a quarter of Saudi Arabia.
The Empty Quarter, located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, is 1,200 kilometers long and 650 kilometers wide.
The contracts with the three companies to explore and produce non-associated gas in 120,000 square kilometers of the northern part of the desert region were signed in Riyadh in March 2004.
www.menafn.com /qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=126022   (550 words)

  
 MusicAustralia - Empty Quarter
Arriving on the Brisbane music scene in mid 1998, Empty Quarter has managed to secure a vibrant and enthusiastic fan base with their live shows showcasing their pop/rock sound.
The reviews the band garnered at this time have been both positive and encouraging as exampled by their review by Brispop, where the band was described as a schizophrenic mix ranging in style from Weezer power/pop through to The Ramones style punk and At the Drive-in hard rock...
Although Empty Quarter has only been playing Brisbane for several years, the members of Empty Quarter have been creating noise for a far greater time.
www.musicaustralia.org /apps/MA?function=showDetail¤tMapsRecord=NAMO~435&itemSeq=6&total=18&returnFunction=searchResults&displayFormat=people+and+organisations&simpleTerm=Dancers   (427 words)

  
 Empty Quarter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Empty Quarter (Arabic: Rub' al Khali الربع الخالي), is one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including southern Saudi Arabia, and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Between 1946 and 1950 Wilfred Thesiger crossed the area several times and mapped large parts of the Empty Quarter and the mountains of Oman.
With summer temperatures up to nearly 55 degrees Celsius (131 F) at noon, and dunes taller than the Eiffel Tower - over 330 meters (1000 ft) - the desert may be the most forbidding environment on Earth.
nba.servegame.org /en/Rub%27al_Khali.htm   (548 words)

  
 Empty Quarter @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taking up a fifth of the Arabian Peninsula, the Rub al Khali (literally, "quarter of emptiness"), or the Sands for short, is the world's largest sand sea.
It holds roughly half as much sand as the Sahara, which is 15 times the Empty Quarter's size but composed mostly of graveled plains and rocky outcrops.
In 1932 Bertram Thomas recorded Bedouin tales of a fabled trading city that disappeared beneath the sands of the Empty Quarter, beginning a love affair between Western explorers and the ancient city of Ubar.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0502/feature1/index.html   (793 words)

  
 The Empty Quarter
I have yet to see The Empty Quarter for myself, but the name simply conjures up the most amazing imagery in my head.
The Empty Quarter is the world's largest sand sea.
According to National Geographic, it holds roughly half as much sand as the Sahara, which is 15 times the Empty Quarter's size but composed mostly of graveled plains and rocky outcrops.
www.tashitagg.com /desert/00283.asp   (429 words)

  
 ArRiyadh City Web Site- The Valuable Quarter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The area which covers about a quarter of the Kingdom's land surface is almost empty of human beings due to the extreme heat, scarce rain, lack of vegetation and water.
Tribal population was present in certain parts of the Empty Quarter, with the largest in the Najran region.
The Empty Quarter known in Arabic as Ar-Rub al-Khali, lies in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula.
www.arriyadh.com /En/Economy/Homepage/The-Valuable-Quarter.doc_cvt.asp   (804 words)

  
 The Diary of Ashile Fallko - The Empty Quarter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was labelled 'Empty Quarter - A. Kitson - Nov. 1983' - hand written in thick fl ink.
We hoped initially that 'Grand Piano' might be a piece of music or notes that we could sample and use in a composition but sadly it turned out to be no more that a clunking, thumping noise with lots of reverb and the sound of laughter in the background.
The trip to the Empty Quarter proceeded via a series of curious inversions: Whilst each of the three aircraft we travelled in presented progressively more cramped conditions, the world outside grew proportionally larger.
www.wireddog.demon.co.uk /stf/EmptyQuarter.html   (2607 words)

  
 Philosophy :: A Quarter Empty Or Three Quarter's Full - What's Your Mind Set.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are so many people in the world that go out of their way to find the negative, the errors, the wrongs, etc. in all areas of life they come into contact with.
The first reason that the 1/4 empty people are so negative, is due to the toll that bad life experiences, personal choices, friends /acquaintances, etc. have had on their lives.
1/4 empty people are so locked into their disappointment, that they can not or will not see past the bad experiences, negative choices, or painful hurts.
www.articlebiz.com /article/2280-1-a-quarter-empty-or-three-quarters-full-whats-your-mind-set   (980 words)

  
 Empty Quarter Desert
Please look for What Is The Empty Quarter, Map Of The Empty Quarter and Where Is The Empty Quarter Located to find more Empty Quarter Desert information.
In the south of the Kingdom is the famous Rub al-Khali (the Empty Quarter), a massive, trackless...
From here we entered the dangerous, dead core of the Empty Quarter and made our way - under the guide of an incredible desert tracker from the...
www.emptied.info /info/Empty-Quarter-Desert   (408 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : Maps From the Sky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Earlier, there had been mapping projects in Saudi Arabia's Rub' al-Khali, the Empty Quarter in the south and west of the country, and a meticulous 3100-square-kilometer (1197-square-mile) mosaic of Riyadh, the kingdom's thriving capital city.
The new jargon of such imaging enterprises, the sophisticated equipment they use, the huge volumes of data they produce, and the dazzling speed at which it's collected, corrected and processed into useful form, all emphasize how effective and powerful this "hands-across-the-sky" cooperation can be.
Thomas remembers vividly the highs and lows of those years: the team's astonishment when water bubbled to the surface as technicians sank a geodesic marker 30 meters into the shifting dunes, and the anxiety when a single-engine survey aircraft crash-landed in a blinding dust storm.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/199502/maps.from.the.sky.htm   (2203 words)

  
 Traveling Dan: The Empty Quarter
I've been on some empty stretches of road before, the Alaska Highway, several ways across Nevada, eastern Montana, etc. But this stretch of the Mohave/Colorado takes the prize.
Never fear, I started with 10 quarts of water and made 70 miles across it before stopping for the night in the shade of a spiny Tamarisk in a sandy wash (hoping for no rain.) And let me tell you, there is something indescribable about this landscape.
The bony granite ridges would look right at home in the high mountains somewhere, they just happen to be out here in the dryness, and the sheer and total emptiness is amazing.
www.travelingdan.com /archives/001784.html   (388 words)

  
 The Empty Quarter
When 27-year-old Wilson Logan leaves his marriage-minded girlfriend for his first love, a job as an oil company driller, his exotic destination is the obscure, so-called "empty" quarter of the Saudi Arabian desert.
Dubbed "the empty quarter," Saudi Arabia’s Rub al Khali desert is the bleak setting of Wilkinson’s novel, where heat, sand, and scorpions are the backdrop for a dangerous struggle between Logan "Doc" Wilson, his unreliable and possibly unstable boss, and a cast of roughneck oil riggers with whom he works.
Propelled by bittersweet memories of his ex-fiancée, Logan vows to survive the empty quarter and renew his relationship—if it’s not too late.
www.tbook.com /engineering/w/Well_Drilling/The_Empty_Quarter_0965187926.htm   (399 words)

  
 Oman, Empty Quarter, Rub al Khali
The famous Empty Quarter, or Rub Al Khali, occupies the south western region of Oman, straddling the border with Saudi Arabia and the Yemen.
The Empty Quarter is an experience to which no words can really do justice.
The Empty Quarter’s extreme temperatures and arid conditions mean that it is mostly uninhabited, although its fringes are home to the proud, resourceful and hardy Bedu, who have survived here for centuries.
www.safaridrive.com /oman_emptyquarter.htm   (167 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Obituaries | Wilfred Thesiger
Once, in 1946, Wilfred Thesiger lay starving on a sand dune in Arabia's Empty Quarter for three days, waiting for his Bedu companions to bring back food and tortured by hallucinations of cars and lorries that could carry him to safety.
Arabia's legendary Empty Quarter had been the goal of all Arabian explorers from Richard Burton onward and, although Thesiger was not the first to cross it, he was the first to explore it thoroughly, mapping the oasis of Liwa and the quicksands of Umm As Sam.
He crossed the desert with Bedu companions twice, and his trek across the western sands from the Hadhramaut to Abu Dhabi was the last and greatest expedition of Arabian travel.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,3604,1029590,00.html   (1096 words)

  
 Aramco ExPats - The Empty Quarter isn't Empty
The Empty Quarter, which covers some 650,000 square kilometers, is the largest expanse of sand in the world.
Accompanied by a band of Bedouins he crossed the Empty Quarter on camel’s back and traveled throughout the region between 1945 and 1950.
Firstly, knowing that my diet would basically be that of the nomadic Al-Murrah Bedouin - the toughest and proudest of all Bedouin - I had found out that one of their basic sources of nutrition was camel’s milk - warm from the camel.
www.aramcoexpats.com /Content.aspx?ContentID=958   (1403 words)

  
 Saudi Geological Survey
SGS TO CONDUCT SCIENTIFIC EXCURSION TO THE EMPTY QUARTER, FEBRUARY-MARCH 2006.
It covers almost a quarter of the total area of the Peninsula, between long 44°30¢-56°30¢E., and lat 16°30¢-23°00¢N.
As one of the goalos of the SGS is to inform the world about this vast and unique part in the Kingdom, the results of the tour will be published widely.
www.sgs.org.sa /index.cfm?id=281&sec=1&sub=2&page=news_full.cfm   (363 words)

  
 HUMMING ACROSS THE EMPTY QUARTER
The key to their impressive achievement lay in the six Hummer four-wheel drive vehicles that carried them with great speed and efficiency across the Sands, from Abha in the west all the way to Salwa in Eastern Saudi Arabia.
The Rub al Khali, also known as The Empty Quarter, is the combined size of France, Belgium and Holland.
Arabian Wildlife is pleased to congratulate the Rub Al Khali - Hummer expedition for their impressive journey by which they join the ranks of the elite list of people who have crossed the Empty Quarter.
www.arabianwildlife.com /archive/vol2.1/hum.htm   (1013 words)

  
 Middle East 4x4 :: View topic - Wabar Crater - The Empty Quarter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Well the plan was to leave Al Khobar and push into the Empty Quarter on the Tuesday of Eid, but the local constabulary in Haradh put pay to the trip.
Trips in the Empty Quarter are more difficult to undertake due to security issues in Saudi at the moment.
As far as we are aware, no authorisation is needed for the Empty Quarter.
www.me4x4.com /index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=21950   (382 words)

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