Monthly Archives: March 2008

Ice cubes melt on volcanoes

Andrew Bolt wrote on March 29,2008: It may not be just warmer water that’s caused part of Antarctica – ice sheets on the smaller Western part – to melt, after all. The glaciers there just happen to be sitting close … Continue reading

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Netherlands

    Introduction Netherlands Background: The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, … Continue reading

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Flood control in the Netherlands

Netherlands has been struggling against floods since the first people settled there. Over 60% of the country lies beneath mean sea-level. Countless people have lost their homes and their lives to floods from the sea or the rivers that could … Continue reading

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Map Making

Cartography or mapmaking (in Greek chartis = map and graphein = write) has been an integral part of the human story for a long time (maybe 8,000 years – nobody knows exactly, but longer than written words). From cave paintings … Continue reading

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