Monthly Archives: July 2008

Maps of Ancient India

One of my readers asked faor the map of ancient india. Here are maps and links. The history of India is shrouded in antiquity. The country has been thought of as a nation of philosophers with a well-developed and even … Continue reading

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Arctic ice bigger than 2007, but thawing long-term

Much is posted on net about Arctic Ice this year.Here is another one. Arctic sea ice is unlikely to shrink below a 2007 record low this year in a reprieve from the worst predictions of climate change even though new … Continue reading

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Birds fly north due to climate change : study

Birds have been moving north in Europe over the past 25 years because of climate change in the vanguard of likely huge shifts in the ranges of plants and animals, scientists said on Wednesday. A study of 42 rare bird … Continue reading

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A caravanserai (Persian: كاروانسرا kārvānsarā, Turkish kervansaray) was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, … Continue reading

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