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Europe in the mountains of the northern coast of Sicily and the Apennines.
European rivers, the Volga (1,978 miles), the Danube (1,771 miles), Dnieper (1,329 miles), Don (1,120 miles), Petchora (1,023 miles), and the Dniester (835 miles), flow into seas that are almost entirely cut off from the ocean, consequently from the world's traffic.
European soil, the present countries of Italy, Spain, France, England, Germany west of the Rhine and south of the Danube, the countries bordering on the Danube as far as the Black Sea, and the whole Balkan Peninsula, besides all the islands of the Mediterranean.
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  Northern European Lowlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern European Lowlands are a geomorphological region in Europe.
Politically, the Northern European Lowlands are shared among Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Poland.
To the East of the Northern European Lowlands is the Ural Mountains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_European_Plain   (190 words)

 Austria Europe - Pictures, Sites and Maps
In the west and south mostly mountains (Alps); along the eastern and northern margins mostly flat or gently sloping.
Slow growth in Germany and elsewhere in the world held the economy to 0.7% growth in 2001, 1.4% in 2002, and again less than 1% in 2003.
To meet increased competition from both EU and Central European countries, particularly the new EU members, Austria will need to emphasize knowledge-based sectors of the economy, continue to deregulate the service sector, and lower its tax burden.
austria.europe-countries.com   (2652 words)

 NCSSF - Transition Hardwoods
The presence of higher amounts of charcoal is consistent with the dominance of oak in lowlands, as periodic fire is thought to be necessary for the existence and long-term maintenance of oak forests.
Northern states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, upstate New York; mean 43-45 degrees N latitude) generally were dominated by beech with a mix of hemlock, birches, spruces, and maples, and were representative of the northern hardwoods and spruce-fir vegetation zones.
The early European settlers tended to locate their villages at the sites of native villages that had been abandoned or depopulated by disease (Russell 1976); these were often well-situated, and the availability of cleared land for agriculture was a major attraction.
www.unh.edu /ncssf/results-transition-hardwoods.htm   (14228 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Central European mixed forests (PA0412)
It is bordered by the lowland-colline subcontinental meadow steppes and dry grassland vegetation on the eastern side, hemiboreal spruce and pine-spruce forests to the north, beech and mixed beech forests of the Carpathians to the south, and the beech and mixed beech forests of the Baltic and Western Europe to the west.
It consists of the lowland to submontane acidophilous oak and mixed oak forests, mixed oak-hornbeam forests, and lowland to submontane hemiboreal and nemoral pine forests on the North European glaciated plain.
It is bordered by the lowland-colline subcontinental meadow steppes and dry grassland vegetation on the eastern side, hemiboreal spruce and fir-spruce forests to the north, beech and mixed beech forests of the Carpathians to the south, and the beech and mixed beech forests of the Baltic and Western Europe to the west (Bohn et al.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa0412_full.html   (2155 words)

 Russia's Geography - Terrain
European Russia, which occupies about one-fourth of the entire country, is a series of broad plains broken only by gently rolling low hills west of Ural Mountains.
The Northern European Plain extends deep into northern Russia, bounded on the west by the coastal lowlands of the Baltic Plains and on the northeast by the Timan Ridge and the Upper Kama Uplands.
From the Kara Sea in the west to the Bering Sea in the east, northern Siberia is a continuous series of coastal lowlands, tundra, marshes, and offshore islands.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Jta/Ru/RuGEO1.htm   (909 words)

 Lowlands Talk .:. an introduction to the language varieties of the Lowlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Before Lowlands Saxon came to be well and truly overshadowed and suppressed by German, many of its speakers still referred to it as “Saxon” (sassysch, etc.) or “Low(lands) Saxon” (nedersassysch, etc.), some as late as in the 19th and early 20th century.
Lowlands Saxon today thus consists of a mass of dialects that are written in various ways, using inconsistently, idiosyncratically applied spelling guidelines based on German and Dutch conventions.
Lowlands Saxon was officially recognized as a “regional language” in the Eastern Netherlands (1997) and in Northern Germany (1999) within the framework of the European Language Charter.
www.lowlands-l.net /talk/eng/index.php?page=lowsaxon   (2490 words)

 Online Knowledge Explorer®/The New Book of Knowledge®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Europeans were also the first to make use of machines to replace human labor on a large scale.
The northern branch of the Atlantic is the Baltic Sea.
Napoleon was finally defeated by an alliance of European nations led by Britain in 1814 and again in 1815, and the French monarch was restored to the throne.
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 ADW: Sturnus vulgaris: Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
European starlings may lay more than one clutch in the same breeding season, particularly if the eggs or babies from the first clutch did not survive.
European starlings are also accomplished mimics, often copying songs or sounds of other birds and animals (frog calls, goats, cats), or even of mechanical sounds.
European starlings are able to reproduce and invade new areas rapidly because they have many babies each year and because they can use a variety of foods and habitats.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Sturnus_vulgaris.html   (1793 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The northwestern areas of the state are part of the Northern European Lowlands.
Originally it consisted of Westphalia and the northern parts of the Rhine Province, both formerly belonging to Prussia.
In 1947 the former state of Lippe was merged with North Rhine-Westphalia, hence leading to the present borders of the state.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/North_Rhine-Westphalia   (598 words)

 South America, 1600-1800 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The seventeenth century sees the growth of local autonomy and the rise of criollo identities (people of European descent born in the Americas) throughout the Spanish Americas, even as the indigenous population continues its calamitous decline.
Persistent attacks by pirates and privateers on the Spanish fleet are a constant concern, as are periodic assaults on major port cities and the permanent seizure of numerous Caribbean islands by rival European powers.
The movement retains control of lowland areas but fails to establish a base in the critical highland region.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/09/sa/ht09sa.htm   (1542 words)

 Geography of Europe -
Some non-European geographical texts refer to a Eurasian Continent, or to a European "sub-continent", given that "Europe" is not surrounded by sea and is, in any case, much more a cultural than a geographically definable area.
The southern regions are mountainous, while moving north the terrain descends from the high Alps, Pyrenees and Carpathians, through hilly uplands, into broad, low northern plains, which are vast in the east.
The former is a land unto itself in the northern ocean which is counted as part of Europe, while the latter are upland areas that were once joined to the mainland until rising sea levels cut them off.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Geography_of_Europe   (717 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/north_rhine-westphalia   (1767 words)

 Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Italian and Northern European Renaissance, and especially the Protestant Reformation, are symptoms or signals of these shifts in values, socio-economic changes and resulting political structures.
Indeed, developing analytical tools whereby the positive and negative elements of European civilization can be distinguished from each other is an important task for anyone hoping to make sense of the past and benefit from its experiences; as such, this is a key aspect of this course.
Finally, the course seeks to expand the student's consciousness of his or her role within a larger historical setting by analyzing the choices and decisions of typical individuals in history.
faculty.plattsburgh.edu /doug.skopp/history122a2003f   (2762 words)

 Berlin - Search View - MSN Encarta
Berlin is also home to another group of famous institutions, including the Painting Gallery, which displays European painting from the 13th to 16th centuries, and the Staatliche Museum, home to the famous 14th-century-bc painted limestone bust of Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
A conference known as the Congress of Vienna redrew the borders of European nations affected by the Napoleonic Wars and attempted to establish a balance of power among Europe’s most powerful nations.
A reminder of the brutality of the Nazi regime may be found in Berlin’s northern suburb of Sachsenhausen, the site of one of the first concentration camps in Germany, which was built in 1936.
encarta.msn.com /text_761570640__1/Berlin.html   (6434 words)

 Scientific American Frontiers . Hot Planet — Cold Comfort . Little Ice Age | PBS
Dependent mainly on fish and cattle, these settlements were plagued with poor hay harvests and a declining cod population due to colder waters.
Northern European men had lost an average 2.5 inches of height by the 1700s.
In 1789, in northern France, a particularly bad harvest brought about riots which led to Marie Antoinette's famous quote "Let them eat cake" and the storming of the Bastille.
www.pbs.org /saf/1505/features/lia2.htm   (604 words)

 Istria on the Internet - Fauna - Birds of the northern Adriatic region
A varying number of this northern duck visit the lagoons each winter, and its occurence is fairly regular, usually between January and March.
Northern Italy is the major wintering ground for the large central European population which forms sizeable flocks in winter, often around towns and villages.
Formerly a common breeder throughout the lowlands and more open areas of Karst, the species has suffered enormous declines in recent years, especially in the plain, presumably because of changes in agriculture and a reduction in open grazing in the Karst which is now largely covered in scrub.
www.istrianet.org /istria/fauna/birds/birds-adriatic.htm   (8405 words)

 The Mountain West and Southwest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The basic belief held by the majority of European settlers in the US was that cultural differences made it impossible for white people and Indians to live together peacefully.
In the late 1800s, after Mexico lost its northern territory, many Mexicans came across the border to work on the transcontinental railroads that were being built to tie the expanding US together.
The Mormon settlers were the first Americans of northern European descent to develop agricultural practices that were adapted to the arid West.
www.geog.nau.edu /courses/alew/ggr346/text/chapters/ch9.html   (6030 words)

 Unasylva - No. 73-74 - FAO/IUFRO meeting on forest genetics - 5. Genetics and improvement of exotic trees
European foresters have not yet obtained any real guarantee, for instance, regarding the bulk importation of seed of Pseudotsuga taxifolia from America.
Indeed the plantations already cover very extensive areas in several countries and, in Europe as a whole, may be estimated at tens of thousands of hectares; the area is still increasing at a rapid rate.
Several European countries have already set up Douglas fir seed orchards, and it is suggested that this is worth developing as the best means of solving the seed supply problem.
www.fao.org /docrep/03650e/03650e06.htm   (6770 words)

In northern Italy, the leading painters of the second generation were Andrea Mantegna, whose trompe l'oeil (fool-the-eye) approach was continued by mural artists during the next two centuries, and Giovanni Bellini, an influential painter and teacher of such pupils Sebastiano del Piombo, Giorgione, and Titian (Cole 68).
The earliest northern European works of the 15th century were on a much smaller scale than those produced in Italy, but many revealed a degree of realism and attention to naturalistic detail unknown in Italy (Harbison 12).
Renaissance sculptors of the Lowlands were much less innovative than painters, retaining a closer connection to Gothic art; architectural forms seemed to be unaffected by the Renaissance (Harbison 32).
www.unc.edu /~wmoon/renaissance.html   (1749 words)

 17th/18th Century France: Cases
The case of the typical French Classical organ is similar in some ways to that of other northern European organs of the time.
If you thought about it a little longer, and if you were familiar with earlier organs from the lowlands, you would think about the possibility of a small pedal division located behind the main case.
Even with the added width, the extension of the main case at the impost level means the narrower base that the French inherited from their lowlands predecessors is retained.
www.concertartist.info /organhistory/history/hist027.htm   (757 words)

 ES 331/767 Lecture 14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The northern half of the country has generally less than 5 m of glacial cover, while glacial sediments more than 100 m thick are found in the southeast (Raukas and Kajak 1999).
The northern half of the country is underlain by relatively well-consolidated limestone and dolostone of Ordovician and Silurian ages, and a narrow zone of Cambrian clay and sandstone outcrops on the northern coast along the Gulf of Finland.
The northern (right) portion was deformed by ice advance from the northeast; southern (left) part was created by ice pushing from the south.
academic.emporia.edu /aberjame/ice/lec14/lec14.htm   (3276 words)

 Florida Baptist Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The northern area, known as the lowlands, is flat in terrain with dairy, agriculture, and technology providing the basic source of income.
The population is typically Northern European in appearance although there is a growing percentage of immigrants, especially from the Middle East and Africa.
Northern Belgium, the region of Flanders, is Flemish-speaking with an approximate population of 5.5 million.
www.peopleteams.org /ubb/orientation.htm   (3569 words)

 AllRefer.com - Germany-East - Topography | German Information Resource
The northern plain covers most of the country and contains the coastal area in the far north and the lowlands in the center.
The northern sections of the Schwerin and Neubrandenburg districts, which are also categorized as coastal, are dotted with marshes and numerous lakes.
The lowlands are dominated by rolling hills and low ridges that rarely reach elevations in excess of ninetyone meters above sea level.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/germany-east/germany-east51.html   (927 words)

 Norwegian Rock Art
Their work is believed to fall into four distinct phases, from the earliest markings 6 000 years ago to the most recent, just 500 years before the birth of Christ.
However, nowadays the Anholt desert constitutes the largest, connected area of the north-western European lowlands containing the rare and very vulnerable type of lichen heath, connected with large areas of inland dune, heath, crowberry and grass heaths as well as good-sized white and grey dunes.
These are habitats of European Union interest, and several are classified as habitats with a high priority, furthermore they include a number of uncommon and rare species.
donsmaps.com /norge.html   (1706 words)

 Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Although the seeds of modern European (or Western) civilization can be found much earlier in a variety of settings, one (number 3 in the above list) gains powerful momentum from the eighteenth century ideas and ideals; these help spark the energy of the French Revolution, especially as it was translated into action by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Indeed, developing analytical tools whereby the positive and negative elements of European civilization can be distinguished from each other is an important aspect of this course.
Among the explicit goals, and most essential, this course should help a student gain an appreciation for the complexity of European (or Western) civilization--and, because American civilization is its off-spring, of our world as well.
faculty.plattsburgh.edu /doug.skopp/history122b+c2000sp   (1580 words)

 Costa Rica People and Education - Visit Costa Rica with Casino Jazz
The majority of the population are white and of European and indigenous heritage.
The most attractive areas of settlement in the past 35 years have been on the Nicoya lowlands on the drier part of the Pacific coast, on the northern lowlands, and on the alluvial soils of the Valle de El General in the south.
Many rural families still live in simple huts of adobe or wood; the average income in the northern lowlands, for example, is barely one-seventh that in San José.
www.casinojazz.com /news/cr-people.php   (1891 words)

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