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  Encyclopedia: Natural world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nature (also called the material world, the material universe, the natural world, and the natural universe) is all matter and energy, especially in its essential form, unaffected by human influence.
The structure, properties, composition, and reactions of chemical elements and compounds are part of the natural science of chemistry.
Natural theology straddles the disciplines of theology and philosophy of religion.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Natural-world   (723 words)

 Seven Wonders of the World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seven Wonders of the World (or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) is a widely-known list of seven remarkable constructions of classical antiquity.
The earliest known version of the list was compiled in the 2nd century BCE by Antipater of Sidon; it appears to be based on the guide-books popular among Hellenic sight-seers.
The Great Pyramid was built by the ancient Egyptians, the Hanging Gardens by the Babylonians, and the Maussollos Mausoleum by the Persians; the others were built by the ancient Greeks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_World   (441 words)

 Environmental Ethics: Values in and Duties to the Natural World
Humans have more understanding than ever of the natural world they inhabit, of the speciating processes, more predictive power to foresee the intended and unintended results of their actions, and more power to reverse the undesirable consequences.
Letting nature take its ecosystemic course is why the Yellowstone ethic forbade rescuing the drowning bison, but rescued the sow grizzly with her cubs, the latter to insure that the big predators remain.
In one sense nature is indifferent to mountains, rivers, fauna, flora, forests and grasslands.
www.ecospherics.net /pages/RolstonEnvEth.html   (9055 words)

 Natural World Heritage Property   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are a number of other protected areas in the region including Wanglang Nature Reserve (27,700ha) to the northeast, and Juizhaigou Nature Reserve and Scenic Area (60,000ha and 72,000ha) to the north.
Nature conservation management plan for the giant panda and its habitat, Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi Provinces, The People's Republic of China.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre: Status report as of 21 November 1991, Plants of China.
www.21cep.com /travel/su/whuan.htm   (2022 words)

 The Seattle Times: Opinion: Reconnecting young America with the natural world
A study of three generations of 9-year-olds found that by 1990, the radius around the home that children were allowed to play had sunk to a ninth of what it had been in 1970.
Natural play awakens children's self-confidence and critical skill to judge and cope with perils on their own.
Tony Hiss and Christopher Meier are authors of the recently released "H2O — Highlands to Ocean." Published by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation, "H2O" is both scientific and poetic in its celebration of the landscapes and waterscapes of the New York-New Jersey metro area, America's most globally famed and prominent citistate.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/opinion/2002268036_peirce09.html   (578 words)

 WAC | Joseph Beuys | The Natural World
Though eventually he enrolled in art school instead, he retained his personal interest in the natural world, becoming especially well-versed in the properties of herbs and their use in natural remedies.
In his early interactions with nature he had used the principles of the traditional scientific method--observation, experimentation, recording of data.
For example, the many images of waterfalls, rivers, geysers, glaciers, and mountains that appear in his drawings and prints are not traditional landscapes, but rather references to the primeval sculpting of the earth's surface by natural forces.
www.walkerart.org /beuys/gg11.html   (558 words)

 Collaborating with Nature | Metropolis Magazine | August/September 2002
There is still a feeling in the architecture world that if you pay too much attention to nature you couldn't possibly have serious architectural issues as your priority.
But most of the time landscape architects arrive on the scene after all architectural decisions have been made, relegated to the tasks of either embellishing what is already there or working with pieces of land that are separate and distinct from the building and considered outside the realm of the architecture.
Where architecture is hard, nature is soft; where architecture is fixed, nature changes over time--and in these counterpoints is a lifetime of aesthetic possibility.
www.metropolismag.com /html/content_0802/gol/index.html   (1464 words)

 Natural World Museum
The Natural World Museum (NWM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the forefront of the global movement toward a sustainable future.
By providing the public with permanent place for the community at large to explore, interpret, and honor the world in which we live, we will be able to nurture the seed of sustainable culture and inspire a new generation of environmental stewards to protect our vanishing wilderness.
It is at the Natural World Museum where humanity can connect with the art of nature and contemplate the nature of art, a museum without walls.
www.naturalworldmuseum.org   (259 words)

 Natural World Heritage Property   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Inscribed as a mixed natural/cultural World Heritage property in 1996.
Five zones ("nature reserves"), have been established within the area, four for the conservation of threatened plants and one for landscape protection.
World Heritage Convention, Natural/Cultural Heritage: China, Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha.
www.21cep.com /travel/su/wemei.htm   (1374 words)

 Natural World Photography: Landscape & Wildlife Photography - Photography Classes - NJ, New Jersey
Professional nature photographer and wildlife artist, James Stachecki has been photographing nature for over 15 years with the goal of increasing public awareness of endangered animals and habitats.
Centrally located in Rockaway New Jersey, James is close to the Catskill mountains in New York, the Pocono's in Pennsylvania, and the Jersey shore.
James has hundreds of nature and wildlife photographs that are available for all your stock photography needs.
www.naturalworldphotos.com   (520 words)

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The aims of this Convention are to conserve wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats, especially those species and habitats whose conservation requires the co-operation of several States, and to promote such co-operation.
Article 2 The Contracting Parties shall take requisite measures to maintain the population of wild flora and fauna at, or adapt it to, a level which corresponds in particular to ecological, scientific and cultural requirements, while taking account of economic and recreational requirements and the needs of sub-species, varieties or forms at risk locally.
The Contracting Parties undertake to give special attention to the protection of areas that are of importance for the migratory species specified in Appendices II and III and which are appropriately situated in relation to migration routes, as wintering, staging, feeding, breeding or moulting areas.
fletcher.tufts.edu /multi/texts/BH756.txt   (1930 words)

 Natural World Products henna hair body
We spare no effort to maintain the high quality and purity of our products and our buyer constantly travels around the world to ensure that stringent quality standards are met by our suppliers.
We are specialists and retailers of natural products that have been proven to work over the centuries.
Natural World Products presents a selection of high quality body products.
www.bodycareful.com   (237 words)

 Anita Purves Nature Center: A museum of the natural world managed by the Urbana Park District. Open free to the public.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anita Purves Nature Center: A museum of the natural world managed by the Urbana Park District.
The Anita Purves Nature Center is but a small tribute to a spirited young woman who inspired both children and adults to share her enthusiasm for the kinship of all living things.
The Anita Purves Nature Center, located at the north end of Crystal Lake Park, is an environmental education facility open free to the public.
www.prairienet.org /upd/anitapurvesnaturecenter.html   (1147 words)

 World Heritage Site -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage program administered by (An agency of the United Nations that promotes education and communication and the arts) UNESCO.
The program aims to catalogue, name, and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind ().
Listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund under certain conditions.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wo/world_heritage_site.htm   (315 words)

 Natural Selection: subject gateway to the natural world
The Canadian Museum of Nature aims to increase "interest in, knowledge of, and appreciation and respect for the natural world".
There are pages on the natural communities of the state and a set of FAQ's on the Museum's rare dinosaur specimen Acrocanthosaurus atokensis; similar sections are offered on the bats and snakes of the region.
The University of Kansas Natural History Museum maintains collections and carries out research in all areas of natural history: botany, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, palaeontology, palaeobotany, general zoology and ecology.
nature.ac.uk /browse/560.747.html   (5014 words)

 Guide Entry 91.06.03
Nature’s most distant reaches have been probed by many new inventions within the last 25 years.
Scientists are now looking at bigger, smaller, older, farther, and faster orders of magnitudes than have ever been known before in the natural world.
The major goal of this interdisciplinary math and science unit is to enable students to understand the scale of the natural world using the concept of rates, proportions and dimensional analysis.
www.cis.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/guides/1991/6/91.06.03.x.html   (518 words)

 Newsday.com - Our Natural World
The fisheries service's minimum population estimates in the Northwest Atlantic for the four types of seals found around Long Island range from 100,000 harbor seals; to 150,000 gray seals; to 400,000 hooded seals; to 5 million harps.
The Arctic species that are turning up here also may be shifting their natural range south because the pack ice where they breed is steadily shrinking.
Sometimes these seals are found here with rocks in their stomachs, a consequence perhaps of their mistaking the rocks for chips of ice from home - which they use like drinking water - said Kim Durham, who works with DiGiovanni at the Riverhead Foundation.
www.newsday.com /other/special/naturalworld/ny-seals3614537jan11,0,3928902.story?coll%3Dny-linews-toppromo   (2227 words)

 Biodiversity Atlas of the L. Huron - L. Erie corridor
This Biodiversity Atlas tells the story of the natural communities found in the Lake Huron to Lake Erie Corridor.
The glacial history, climate, soils and water resources have created a landscape that is home to an incredible diversity of natural communities: forests, savannas, grasslands and wetlands.
A goal of everyone involved in producing this Atlas is that readers will gain a better understanding of this amazing region, and a desire to play an active role in caring for it.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/ecopage/stclairbiodiv   (241 words)

 PLANETPALS natural man made world wonders list
There are many awesome and phenomenal places on earth, both natural and man made, with origins that sometimes can and can't be explained.
Here is a list of what is considered the top seven natural wonders of the world.
There are also 7 ANCIENT wonders of the world...
www.planetpals.com /worldwonders.html   (147 words)

 Geometry in the Natural World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is reflected though Nature in form of geometry.
Geometry is the very basis of our reality, and hence we live in a coherent world governed by unseen laws.
These are always manifested in the natural world.
www.infinitetechnologies.co.za /articles/geometry1.html   (702 words)

 Essay on Relationship between Humans and the Natural World
Jack London's "To Build a Fire" is an ideal example of the natural world versus man. This piece presents how the dog's and human's instinct and intelligence towards the natural world.
The man only uses his instinct in a few key situations, but his battle of the natural world foreshadows his downfall.
We should not try to fight the natural world but rather appreciate it.
www.dedicatedwriters.com /paper/Relationship_between_Humans_an-160398.html   (185 words)

 Newsday.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Newsday's "Long Island: Our Natural World" series ends with a special section on how to discover animals, plants and places that carry on at their own pace alongside the hurried motions.
When it comes to perpetuating the species, rabbits are the Energizer bunnies of the animal world.
They're called nature's little jewels -- hummingbirds with wings that beat so fast they actually hum.
www.linature.com   (267 words)

 Assignment on Compare how the two prescribed texts, "Bladerunner - directors cut," & "Brave New World" explore ...
andlt;Tab/andgt;The relationship between humanity and the natural world is an important factor of life.
The novel "Brave New World" and the film "Bladerunner - director's cut" are two texts that hold a deteriorating relationship between humanity and the natural world.
Both composers, Huxley and Scott, seem to be giving the responder a warning that increases in technology and experimentation could result in the demise of mankind.
www.paperadepts.com /paper/Compare_how_the_two_prescribed-170653.html   (248 words)

 Natural Selection: subject gateway to the natural world
This page from the Department of Cryptogamic Botany of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, provides access to images of approximately 60 types of taxa, described by Erik Acharius who created the first rational system for lichens and is known as the "father of lichenology".
Fenscore is a searchable database of records of natural science collections held in Britain, produced by the Federation for Natural Sciences Collections Research.
The long-term goal is to expand the scope of their flora project to eventually provide the Internet community with the most complete reference on the flora of oceanic islands of the Pacific Basin.
nature.ac.uk /browse/580.74.html   (10530 words)

 Geo Mundi...a whole exciting and natural world!!!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Offering a wide range of tours and service, we attend individual tourist and group from all over the world.
Our experienced dynamic team of professionals, design tours to make discover to the visitors the natural and cultural beauties of our country., we promote, innovate and prepare for you the excursions, packages, circuits, the choice of hotels and various other service.
From the arrival of the visitors until his departure, our office is constantly preoccupied to give the most of us.
www.allmundi.com /geomundi   (213 words)

 Nature online - explore the natural world - Natural History Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Is it possible for a natural disaster to terrorise the whole planet?
Is the destructive force of a mega-tsunami or a cataclysmic earthquake enough to rock the world?
Investigate how geology can enlighten scientists about our world and how knowledge of the past can help us predict our planet's future survival.
www.nhm.ac.uk /interactive/index.html   (307 words)

 Nearctica - Education - Subjects - Endangered Species
The American Museum of Natural History has put together a virtual exhibition on the world's endangered species.
Schools from around the world are participating in the compilation of reports on different endangered animal species.
Fact sheets and photographs of endangered species from around the world including some from North America.
www.nearctica.com /educate/subject/endang.htm   (635 words)

 Encyclopedia of Fishes, Second Edition (Natural World): Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While they remain confined to water, fishes in all their variety now exist in an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats.
Magnificently illustrated with more than 200 spectacular color photographs and 150 original illustrations, diagrams, and maps, this indispensable encyclopedia reveals the fascinating world of fishes in an authoritative and stimulating way.
The highly readable text, written by leading experts from around the world, incorporates the most recent scientific research and presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the complex, diverse, and often bizarre lives of fishes.
www.floridakeysdiving.net /stuff-0125476655.html   (832 words)

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