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  Mediterranean Climate
The Dry Summer Subtropical climate, is also known as the "Mediterranean" climate because the land that borders the Mediterranean Sea is a type locality for this climate.
The dry summer subtropical climate is found on the west side of subtropical continents and on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Mediterranean climate is also found in the Cape Town area of South Africa, central Chile, and southwestern Australia.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/climate_systems/mediterranean.html   (728 words)

  
 Yacht charter in Italy, Spain, French Riviera, Croatia, Turkey, Greece, Mallorca, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica
Mediterranean is the richest sailing area in history and cultural significance in the world.
From the famous isles of Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean to the French Riviera, and Sardinia in the Western Mediterranean, the mediterranean yachting vacation provide an exciting variety of sailing conditions, superb vistas and memorable sightseeing.
Mediterranean offer all the types of yacht charter such as bareboat charter, skippered, crewed yacht charter, catamaran, sailboat, motoryacht and luxury yachts charter.
www.mediterranean-adventure.com   (471 words)

  
 The Interactive Ancient Mediterranean Project
An on-line atlas of the ancient Mediterranean world.
is an on-line atlas of the ancient Mediterranean world designed to serve the needs and interests of students and teachers in high school, community college and university courses in classics, ancient history, geography, archaeology and related fields.
The activities of the Interactive Ancient Mediterranean Project have been taken over by the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the content of this website will eventually be incorporated into the AWMC.
iam.classics.unc.edu   (514 words)

  
  Mediterranean
Higher in fat (40%) than the 30% recommended by the American Heart Association, the Mediterranean diet is gaining in popularity as a tasty, heart-healthy alternative to low-fat eating.
In one study, French researchers assigned 600 heart attack survivors to follow either a Mediterranean diet or a regimen similar to the one recommended by the U.S. Government and American Heart Association.
If you would like to try eating the Mediterranean way, visit www.amazon.com and do a search for books on the topic of Mediterranean diet.
www.womensheartfoundation.org /content/Nutrition/mediterranean.asp   (898 words)

  
  Seas of Turkey - All About Turkey
There is Mediterranean Sea to the south, Greek Peninsula to the west, Anatolia and part of Thrace to the east.
Mediterranean Sea (Akdeniz in Turkish) is surrounded by Asia to the east, Europe to the north and Africa to the south.
Biggest islands in the Mediterranean are; Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes, Lesbos, Chios, Corfu in the eastern Mediterranean; Sardegna, Corsica, Sicily, Malta in the central Mediterranean; Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca in the western Mediterranean.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sea.htm   (1129 words)

  
 Mediterranean Fruits
Mediterranean countries are also rich sources of plant germplasm with the potential for new crops, and the revival of old crops.
Mediterranean crops covered are a diverse group, ranging from those of major international importance supporting large industries to locally important species grown only in home-gardens.
The cultivated olive (Olea europaea, Oleaceae) is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean basin.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/proceedings1996/V3-416.html   (7730 words)

  
 Mediterranean Cruises, Mediterranean Cruise, European Cruises, European Cruise, Europe Cruises
Mediterranean cruises take passengers to a rich mosaic of sights, from the sun-washed beaches of the Riviera to the magnificent antiquities of Rome, Athens and Ephesus.
On a Mediterranean cruise, you may stroll the broad boulevards of Barcelona and Nice or view works of the masters in the museums of Florence and Paris.
The Mediterranean cruise season is from late April to October, although a few ships cruise this region year-round.
www.vacationstogo.com /mediterranean_cruises.cfm   (304 words)

  
 Mediterranean Food
The Mediterranean is the deep, blue heart that gives life to the countries that surround her.
Abraham ran to slaughter a calf for the Lord, and Odysseus embarked on his famous house-tour of the Mediterranean.
Though the Mediterranean is increasingly fished-out and polluted, seafood remains at the core of the cooking heritage.
www.cuisinenet.com /glossary/med.html   (521 words)

  
 Mediterranean Diet
In general, the diets of Mediterranean peoples contain a relatively high percentage of calories from fat.
The incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean countries is lower than in the United States.
Before advising people to follow a Mediterranean diet, we need more studies to find out whether the diet itself or other lifestyle factors account for the lower deaths from heart disease.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4644   (379 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Mediterranean 'a dumping ground'
The UN Environment Programme (Unep) says millions of tonnes of sewage and toxic waste are dumped in the Mediterranean every year.
But Mr Cevili says that while the Mediterranean is in crisis, it is not dying.
The Mediterranean was also recently threatened by its worst ever environmental disaster after Israel's bombing of a power plant in Lebanon sent thousands of tonnes of fuel gushing into the sea.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/5341934.stm   (351 words)

  
 PBS - Scientific American Frontiers:Alien Invasion:Algae Alert
This is the first infestation of the southern Mediterranean coast, threatening the rich fisheries vital to the economies of North African countries.
Several lines of evidence suggest that the particular strain of Caulerpa taxifolia currently threatening the Mediterranean Sea was accidentally released in 1984 in front of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
This strain, cultivated in European aquariums since 1960, is characterized by its large size, vigorous growth, resistance to cold water, and particularly high toxicity.
www.pbs.org /saf/1204/features/caluerpa.htm   (505 words)

  
 ZNet |Israel/Palestine | Re-Thinking the Mediterranean
As the constant flow of migration shows, the Mediterranean and its surrounding regions are full of brave and resourceful people who are willing to work hard, even to risk their lives, to carve out a better future for themselves and for their families and communities.
Moreover, with its popularity among so many northerners, the Mediterranean is a region with a great potential to develop fair trade, encouraging local communities to produce crafts and foodstuffs that reflect and respect their environment and culture and guarantee fair wages for the producer and a fair price for the consumer.
Forming a Mediterranean alliance of progressive forces everywhere in the region that attracts the support of similar elements elsewhere would be beneficial to all those involved and would reflect the Mediterranean’s true heritage of coexistence, multiculturalism, stability and prosperity.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=107&ItemID=8704   (2435 words)

  
 Disney Cruise Line | Mediterranean Cruise Vacation Ports   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the sun-soaked beaches of the French Riviera and Barcelona, to the thriving port cities of Naples and Marseilles, immerse yourself in a region as diverse as it is beautiful.
Gibraltar, U.K. Spend a day at the doorway to the Mediterranean in the shadow of "the Rock," and lose yourself in the Great Siege Tunnels and the natural grotto of St. Michael's Cave.
Before you set sail, visit our new Mediterranean Travel Information section and get all the details to help plan your trip, including information about required citizenship documentation, travel logistics and hotel accommodations for before and after your cruise.
disneycruise.disney.go.com /dcl/en_US/ports/spListing?name=MediterraneanPortsOfCallLandingPage   (745 words)

  
 GWP - Mediterranean
The Mediterranean is among the most arid regions of the world.
The GWP Mediterranean has been instrumental in facilitating the "Euro-Mediterranean Water and Poverty Facility", a facility designed to improve the livelihoods and health of poor people in the region and to reduce the vulnerability of the region's people to disasters such as floods and droughts.
The educational package "Water in the Mediterranean" has been published in English and preparations are under way to translate it into eight of the region's languages.
www.gwpforum.org /servlet/PSP?iNodeID=129   (468 words)

  
 Live longer on Mediterranean diet | the Daily Mail
The Mediterranean diet involves a high intake of vegetables, fruits and cereals, a moderate to high intake of fish, a low intake of saturated fats but a high intake of unsaturated fats, such as olive oil.
The men and women were each given a score based on adherence to a Mediterranean diet, with higher scores for those who ate the most foods linked to such a diet.
As an example, this meant that a healthy man of 60 who stuck closely to a Mediterranean diet could expect to live around one year longer than a man of the same age who did not eat such a diet.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=344171&in_page_id=1774   (634 words)

  
 Mediterranean Food and Recipes
Dozens of countries and their best Mediterranean Food dishes are here for you to enjoy and make yourself.
Whether you are hear to just enjoy our delicious mediterranean food entrees or you want to do a mediterranean diet you will hundreds of new food recipes to try.
If following the mediterranean diet stick to our recipes in regions that have a high consumption of fruits and vegetables, bread, wheat and other cereals, olive oil and fish.
www.mediterranean-food.net   (280 words)

  
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Visit our FREE Mediterranean Diet Recipes section to see some of Ayhan's favorite recipes, which he uses in his restaurants daily.
Ayhan's Mediterranean Menu Plans (R) reserves the right to refuse or cancel your membership or use of the sites if we determine that you have or if you inform us that you have certain medical conditions.
Ayhan's Mediterranean Menu Plans (R) reserves the right to cancel your membership should you violate the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other posted policy on the sites.
www.ayhansmarketplace.com /diet/diet.aspx   (304 words)

  
 The EU's Mediterranean & Middle East Policy - Overview
The South and East Mediterranean and the Middle East is an area of vital strategic importance to the European Union, which both the EU Council and the European Commission have identified as key external relations priority for the EU.
The EU's proximity policy towards the Mediterranean region is governed by the global and comprehensive Euro-Mediterranean Partnership launched at the 1995 Barcelona Conference, between the European Union and its 12 Mediterranean Partners (hence called the Barcelona Process, overarching bilateral and multilateral EU relations).
Relations with the three Mediterranean Partners Cyprus, Malta and Turkey are managed by the Enlargement DG and are based on first generation association agreements;
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/med_mideast/intro/index.htm   (571 words)

  
 NATO Topics: Mediterranean Dialogue
NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue was launched in 1994 by the NATO Foreign Ministers (2004 thus marked the Dialogue’s 10th anniversary).
NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) is a ten-year old forum for political consultations and practical cooperation, which includes a bilateral and a multilateral component and involves countries of the Mediterranean area.
Abdel Ilah Khatib opened a two-day conference on: "NATO's Aims and Actions for the Mediterranean Dialogue and the Broader Middle East Region", co-sponsored by NATO Public Diplomacy Division and Regional Center on Conflict Prevention, Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, in Amman.
www.nato.int /med-dial/home.htm   (563 words)

  
 Mediterranean cruise destinations from the Yachts of Seabourn
Our Mediterranean cruise lets you explore the archaeological ruins of one of antiquities most prosperous city, Ephesus in Turkey.
A Mediterranean cruise for a week or a month.
Antalya, Turkey - Tour Aspendos, the world's most well-preserved Roman theater and its remarkable acoustics enable a whisper to be heard from its uppermost gallery.
www.seabourn.com /mediterranean_cruise.asp   (673 words)

  
 A taste of the Mediterranean that's even sweeter before 6: Arts & Entertainment: The Seattle Times
Like that Mediterranean favorite, Divine inhabits a charming old house and the menu draws inspiration from the owner's Greek roots.
Who should go: For those mad about Mediterranean flavors; an agreeable spot for dining solo or in a group, with a date or with the kids; early birds will love the happy-hour deal.
Each tender, rosy slice of Misty Isle Farms beef tenderloin delivered a hit of parmesan butter, garlic and herbs; the heat of pepper; and the crunch of sea salt.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2003595809_cicero020.html   (1021 words)

  
 Mediterranean Diet Plan. Mediterranean Program & Mediterranean Diet Plan
Our Mediterranean plan will help you follow a diet similar to that traditionally found in the countries around the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean meal plan is generally a healthy meal plan.
The Mediterranean meal plan incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
www.ediets.com /mediterranean/diet   (421 words)

  
 Mediterranean diet: Can it prevent Alzheimer's? - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A study published in the Annals of Neurology in June 2006 suggests that people who eat a "Mediterranean" diet — rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes, cereals and fish — have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Over the course of the study, researchers evaluated how closely participants followed a published definition of the Mediterranean diet.
Participants who stuck most closely to the diet were less likely to develop Alzheimer's than were participants who didn't follow the diet.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/mediterranean-diet/AN01475   (316 words)

  
 JAMA -- Abstract: Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle Factors, and 10-Year Mortality in Elderly European Men and Women: The ...
JAMA -- Abstract: Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle Factors, and 10-Year Mortality in Elderly European Men and Women: The HALE Project, September 22/29, 2004, Knoops et al.
Mediterranean Diet and Survival Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease in Greece
A Nutritional Intervention Promoting the Mediterranean Food Pattern Is Associated with a Decrease in Circulating Oxidized LDL Particles in Healthy Women from the Quebec City Metropolitan Area
jama.ama-assn.org /cgi/content/abstract/292/12/1433?etoc   (843 words)

  
 Project MUSE - Mediterranean Quarterly
As the only journal that specifically addresses the problems of the Mediterranean region, the Mediterranean Quarterly is in a position to account for many of the crucial developments in international politics and policy that are redefining the world order.
This unique publication delivers global issues with a Mediterranean slant and regional struggles of global impact.
In the Mediterranean Quarterly, important voices from around the world speak with clarity and depth about the effects of history, culture, politics, and economics on the Mediterranean and the world.
muse.jhu.edu /journals/med   (85 words)

  
 WWF - Working for the environment in the Mediterranean region
The EU has failed to grasp its final opportunity this year to save bluefin tuna from collapse in the Mediterranean.
Thousands of citizens from across the world have joined a growing list of retailers and organizations – led by WWF – in their call on EU countries to cut fishing quotas in half for the urgent conservation of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean.
From the Amazon to the Himalayas, ten of the world’s greatest natural wonders face destruction if the climate continues to warm at the current rate.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/europe/what_we_do/mediterranean/index.cfm   (234 words)

  
 APOD: 2001 December 7 - Mediterranean Leonid 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Explanation: A road trip from Ankara to the Mediterranean coast southeast of Antalya, Turkey found clear skies and splendid scenery for astrophotographer Tunc Tezel's viewing of the 2001 Leonid meteor
Airborne astronomers too had much to be thankful for as Leonid observations from a specially equiped aircraft flying at 40,000 feet produced bountiful data on the chemical composition of these dust grains
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap011207.html   (160 words)

  
 GHER - GeoHydrodynamic and Environmental Research
Initiated in the seventies in the frame of the Programme National mer by Prof.
Nihoul, the GHER participated in the study of many different sites such as the North Sea, the Black Sea, The Aral Sea, the South China Sea, the Bering Sea, the Persian Gulf or the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mediterranean primitive equation 3D hydrodynamic models were developed in the European EROS2000, EUROMODEL projects while the oceanographic data base and data analysis tools were elaborated during the European MERMAIDS, MODB and MEDAR projects.
modb.oce.ulg.ac.be   (187 words)

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