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  Swan Lake History
Legends of swans were presumably familiar to Tchaikovsky and his artistic friends, who no doubt discussed the idea of the swan as a symbol of womanhood at its purest.
Swan Lake was considered the ballet of Legnani until she retired from the stage.
Swan Lake danced to Tchaikovsky’s score was one of the major artistic exports of Russia.
www.balletmet.org /Notes/SwanHist.html   (4961 words)

  
  EEK! - Critter Corner - The Trumpeter Swan
The male swan is called a cob, the female is a pen; and a young swan in its first year of life is called a cygnet or juvenile.
The mute swan is considered to be an undesirable non-native species that harasses native waterfowl (ducks and geese) and uproots large amounts of aquatic vegetation.
The mute swan is easily told apart from other swans by its orange bill and the prominent fl, fleshy knob extending from the base of its bill to its forehead.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/bird/trumpeterswan.htm   (1580 words)

  
  Swan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae.
New Zealand Swan, Cygnus atratus sumnerensis or Cygnus sumnerensis, is an extinct sub-species of fl swan from the New Zealand and the Chatham Islands.
In Greek mythology, the story of Leda and the Swan recounts that Helen of Troy was conceived in a union of Zeus disguised as a swan and Leda, Queen of Sparta.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swan   (850 words)

  
 Swan (bird) - MSN Encarta
Swans are larger than geese and are recognizable by their long, arched necks.
The fl swan, a red-billed bird that resembles the mute swan in shape, inhabits Australia, and the fl-necked swan is confined to southern South America.
The mute swan is classified as Cygnus olor, the trumpeter swan as Cygnus buccinator, the whooper swan as Cygnus cygnus, the tundra swan as Cygnus columbianus, the fl swan as Cygnus atratus, the fl-necked swan as Cygnus melanocorypha, and the coscoroba swan as Coscoroba coscoroba.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761574136   (463 words)

  
 Swan
It is in the form of a swan that Zeus assaults Leda and in so doing, engenders the twins -- the Gemini -- Castor and Pollux, who hatched from eggs and also their sisters, the tormented Clytemnestra, and fatefully beautiful Helen, whose elopement with Paris is cause for the Trojan War.
WB Yeats' 19th century poem, Leda and the Swan is in sharp contrast.
Seated on her swan, or accompanied by it, she holds the neck of a lute (veena) that lies across her lap, but besides plucking its strings, she also holds her rosary (mala) and a book that stand for vak or recitation.
www.khandro.net /animal_bird_swan.htm   (1600 words)

  
 Swan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joseph Swan was born in Sunderland, England on October 31, 1828 to John and Isabella Swan.
Swan went on to develop another 70 inventions in this field, including, in 1877, the invention of a dry plate photographic process based on gelatine and the use of silver bromide.
Swan was elected to the Royal Society in 1894 and was president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers from 1898 to 1899.
chem.ch.huji.ac.il /~eugeniik/history/swan.html   (1272 words)

  
 Anni Swan
Anni Swan was born in Helsinki, but she spent her childhood first in Janakkala and then in Vanaja, in the village of Rekola.
Swan also used erotic symbolism, but later she moved from the world of fantasy to realistic depiction of children and animals.
Swan left her work as a teacher in 1916 and devoted then herself entirely to her family and writing.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /anniswan.htm   (1517 words)

  
 Swan Brewery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Swan Brewery (31°57′55″S, 115°50′26″E) was founded in the centre of Perth, Australia in 1837.
The 1879 brewery building on the Swan River foreshore beneath Mount Elisa is iconic and a well-known landmark to all locals.
Developers argued that the brewery had been built on land reclaimed from the Swan River, and therefore the areas of Noongar heritage importance were further inland, close to the Mount Elisa escarpment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swan_Brewery   (267 words)

  
 Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife - Swan Island (Steve Powell WMA)
Swan Island, known for its abundant and often quite visible wildlife (especially nesting bald eagles, white-tailed deer and wild turkey), is actually an abandoned 18th and 19th century town called Perkins Township, and has long been recognized for its varied and interesting history.
Friends of Swan Island, Inc. was founded in 2001 to preserve Swan Island and it's six historic homesteads and to ensure their future maintenance, use and function as an integral part of Swan Island.
Swan Island is the only state-owned wildlife management area that is also a game preserve providing sanctuary for migrating waterfowl and the resident white-tailed deer.
www.maine.gov /ifw/education/swanisland   (1823 words)

  
 Swan
Whooper swans visit the north and west of Britain in large numbers, arriving in the late autumn and remaining until the spring, when they fly on up to their breeding grounds in the Arctic.
Mute swans in some parts of Germany and Scandinavia migrate from their inland breeding lakes to spend the winter along the Baltic coasts, where the weather is less severe.
The distance the swans have to fly depends on how cold the winter is. In milder winters, the birds may stay on their breeding lakes, the movement of their paddling feet preventing the water from freezing over.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/swan.html   (1014 words)

  
 Swan
A male swan is a cob; a female is a pen, and the young are called cygnets.
Among Druids, the Swan represents the soul, and is associated with the Festival of Samhain.
In another variation, they were swans for 900 years, and when they were transformed back to humans, upon being baptized by St. Kernoc, the priest of the new religion, and they fell to the earth dead (but their souls were saved).
druidry.org /obod/lore/animal/swan.html   (3805 words)

  
 Superman Homepage
Swan was of Swedish stock; his Grandmother had actually changed the family name from Swanson (not too unlike the Swanderson name that the Curt Swan-Murphy Anderson team adopted in the 70's) to Swan in the late 1890's while they lived in Canada.
Swan had first met Helene when he was stationed at Fort Dix, where she was working for RCA in Camden, and later in London after she had joined the Red Cross.
Swan returned home to tell his wife that he had been given a whopping $18/page rate, and commented that this would be a good job "for a year or two".
www.supermanhomepage.com /comics/comics.php?topic=creators/c-creators-swan   (2681 words)

  
 Trumpeter Swan sings
An adult trumpeter swan on a lake in northern Wisconsin.
The majestic swans are being poisoned from eating lead shot pellets, which still pollute the bottom of wetlands even years after being banned.
Snow geese have fl wing feathers; the trumpeter swan's feathers are solid white.) The birds winter in Illinois and Indiana, and the shooters that Matteson calls "vandals" are mainly found in Illinois.
whyfiles.org /015species_restore/swan.html   (772 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Swan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Swans mate for life; the number of eggs in each clutch varies both within and among swan species.
Most species of swan are white, but Australia is home to a species known as the Black Swan (Cygnus atratus), which is fl with a red beak and white patches under its wings.
Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator is a North American species which was hunted almost to extinction but has since recovered: it is perhaps the heaviest flying animal at 17 kilograms (38 pounds).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=swan   (418 words)

  
 Swan
Swans are the largest of the aquatic birds, closely related to the Goose.
Among Druids, the Swan represents the soul, and is associated with the Festival of Samhain.
In another variation, they were swans for 900 years, and when they were transformed back to humans, upon being baptized by St. Kernoc, the priest of the new religion, and they fell to the earth dead (but their souls were saved).
www.druidry.org /obod/lore/animal/swan.html   (3805 words)

  
 ESA Science & Technology: The Distortion of the Heliosphere: our Interstellar Magnetic Compass
Measurements by the SWAN instrument onboard SOHO, have shown that the heliosphere, the solar wind filled volume which prevents the solar system from getting embedded in the local (ambient) interstellar medium is not axi-symmetrical, but is distorted, very likely under the effect of the local galactic magnetic field.
Using two independent methods, SWAN measurements demonstrate that the direction of incoming hydrogen atoms is offset by about 4 degrees from the direction of incoming gas, (measured differently to avoid systematic errors).
The cloud shapes are very imprecisely known, but, if one compares the direction of the local galactic magnetic field derived from SWAN with the cloud distribution, one sees that field lines are more or less tangential to the boundary between the two clouds, as if the field were compressed between them, in agreement with theory.
sci.esa.int /science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=36805   (1338 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - There's nothing beautiful about 'The Swan'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The decisions are made by Swan's team of specialists — led by creator and "coach" Nely Galan, the kind of careless, mindless meddler whose "helpfulness" has made life more difficult for everyone else since time began.
Swan is a commercial for plastic surgery; Face is a cautionary tale.
Fox, of course, would tell you that The Swan did awfully well — 15 million viewers — in its premiere, which these days seems to be all the justification needed for airing a show.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/reviews/2004-04-11-swan_x.htm   (681 words)

  
 The Swan - Lostpedia
It is unknown whether or not the whole of the Swan, or just part of it, was destroyed due to Desmond using the fail-safe, but it is possible that the Swan will not be revisited in the future.
In the Swan there is a gun vault, containing an odd amount of weapons for a scientific endeavor, including pistols and sub-machine guns.
The Swan station (referred to as station number 3) was once one of several DHARMA Initiative research stations, funded by the mysterious Hanso Foundation.
www.lostpedia.com /wiki/Swan   (2321 words)

  
 Trumpeter Swan: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
During the nesting season, trumpeter swans prefer calm bodies of water in hidden areas surrounded by lots of plants.
Many trumpeter swans are still found in Alaska, the only place where they have survived in large numbers after the early 1900s.
Most trumpeter swans were killed in the late 1800s for their beautiful feathers, which were used for ladies' hats.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/birds/trumpeterswan.html   (367 words)

  
 Tundra Swan
The adult Trumpeter Swan is very similar to the adult Tundra Swan but it is slightly larger, has a straight culmen, the bill has no yellow spot, the eye is enclosed by fl, and the white feathering on the head extends in a v shape into the dark bill.
The Trumpeter Swan is a native of the interior portions of North America, historically nesting and wintering from the upper Mississippi Valley west and north to central Alaska.
The swans on the Arctic coastal plain of Alaska are part of the Eastern Wintering Population of the Tundra Swan, which winters around the Chesapeake Bay south to the Carolinas.
www.kwic.com /~pagodavista/schoolhouse/species/birds/tundswan.htm   (1064 words)

  
 SWAN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SWAN Services are available to all residents of South Windsor and surrounding towns and to the professionals who serve them.
The goal of the SWAN program is to promote positive parenting and awareness of the issues of families and children.
SWAN believes that families may need help with some aspect of parenting at various times during the family life cycle.
www.southwindsor.org /HumanServices/SWAN/swan.htm   (371 words)

  
 swan articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
swan SWAN [swan] common name for a large aquatic bird of both hemispheres, related to ducks and geese.
Swan, Sir Joseph Wilson SWAN, SIR JOSEPH WILSON [Swan, Sir Joseph Wilson] 1828-1914, English chemist and physicist.
He explored the Swan River district in NW Australia (1838) and later was governor of South Australia (1841-45) and of New Zealand (1845-53).
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=swan   (503 words)

  
 HMAS Swan in Australian Waters during WW2
HMAS Swan suffered her first attack by Japanese bombers while she was evacuating civilians from Amboina in the Moluccas in January 1942.
HMAS Swan was in Darwin Harbour when the Japanese carried out their first air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942.
HMAS Swan became part of the 20th Minesweeping Flotilla which was reformed on 16 October 1945 to clear mines in Australian, New Guinea and Solomon Island waters after the war.
home.st.net.au /~pdunn/ran/hmasswan.htm   (322 words)

  
 Georgia Institute of Technology :: News Room :: SWAN System to Help Blind Navigate Environment
The SWAN system, consisting of a small laptop, a proprietary tracking chip, and bone-conduction headphones, provides audio cues to guide the person from place to place, with or without vision.
The current SWAN prototype consists of a small laptop computer worn in a backpack, a tracking chip, additional sensors including GPS (global positioning system), a digital compass, a head tracker, four cameras and light sensor, and special headphones called bone phones.
The sensors and tracking chip worn on the head send data to the SWAN applications on the laptop which computes the user’s location and in what direction he is looking, maps the travel route, then sends 3-D audio cues to the bone phones to guide the traveler along a path to the destination.
www.gatech.edu /news-room/release.php?id=1090   (1127 words)

  
 A Swan Radio Virtual Museum
As an enthusiast of Swan gear, I hope to collect and preserve the history, including pictures of each piece of equipment, a general description, specifications, schematics, parts lists, plus a hints and kinks section.
Swan Electronics, then Swan Engineering, began as a one man operation with Herb Johnson, then W7GRA, building the first ten single sideband Swan rigs in a garage in Benson Arizona during the winter of 1960-1961.
This is a great time to hear all kinds of Swan rigs on the air, talk to other users and collectors of Swan gear, plus pick up a number of tech tips that can help keep your rig in good working condition.
www.pcs.mb.ca /~standard   (536 words)

  
 FMI - Research - Space Research - Space Plasma Physics - Solar wind SWAN
The SWAN (Solar Wind ANisotropies) instrument is one of twelve instruments onboard SOHO (SOlar Heliospheric Observatory) satellite.
SWAN observes interplanetary Lyman alpha radiation from all directions of the sky.
Usually SWAN observes three radiation maps of the whole sky per week.
www.fmi.fi /research_space/space_7.html   (235 words)

  
 Swans
The male swan is called a "cob" and the female a "pen" The old Latin word for swan is "cygnus", so the young are "cygnets".
Unlike our native swans it has a fl knob on the upper bill In olden times a young swan was a table delicacy and, in England, all swans have belonged to the crown since 1482.
The whistling swan's voice is not so much a whistle as it is like soft musical laughter varied with long whoops and clucking sounds.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /natbltn/600-699/nb616.htm   (608 words)

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