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  • 61 East African lakes — ▪ lake system, East Africa Introduction  group of lakes in East Africa (eastern Africa). The majority of the East African lakes lie within the East African Rift System, which forms a part of a series of gigantic fissures in the Earth s crust… …

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  • 62 John D. Hamaker — (1914–1994), was an American mechanical engineer, ecologist, agronomist and science writer in the fields of soil remineralization, rock dusting, mineral cycles, climate cycles and glaciology. Contents 1 Biography 2 Discoveries inventions 3… …

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  • 63 climate change — Introduction  periodic modification of Earth s climate brought about as a result of changes in the atmosphere as well as interactions between the atmosphere and various other geologic, chemical, biological, and geographic factors within the Earth …

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  • 64 Abrupt climate change — See also: Runaway climate change and Avoiding dangerous climate change An abrupt climate change occurs when the climate system is forced to transition to a new state at a rate that is determined by the climate system itself, and which is… …

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  • 65 Wood drying — (also seasoning lumber or timber seasoning) refers to reducing the moisture content of wood prior to its use. For some purposes wood is not dried at all (it is used green ) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green wood] . Often the wood needs to be in …

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  • 66 Retreat of glaciers since 1850 — The retreat of glaciers since 1850, worldwide and rapid, affects the availability of fresh water for irrigation and domestic use, mountain recreation, animals and plants that depend on glacier melt, and in the longer term, the level of the oceans …

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  • 67 evolution — evolutional, adj. evolutionally, adv. /ev euh looh sheuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /ee veuh /, n. 1. any process of formation or growth; development: the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane. 2. a product of such development; something… …

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  • 68 Italy — /it l ee/, n. a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870 1946. 57,534,088; 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Cap.: Rome. Italian, Italia. * * * Italy… …

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  • 69 Scientific opinion on climate change — This article is about scientific opinion on climate change. For public perception and controversy about the scientific consensus, see Public opinion on climate change and Global warming controversy. For opinions of individual dissenting… …

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  • 70 Geography of the People's Republic of China — China is the 3rd or 4th largest country in the world (depending on whether all PRC administered areas are included or not see List of countries and outlying territories by total area) and the one with the most people. It stretches about 5,000… …

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  • 71 Climate change in Washington — Main article: Climate change in the United States Digitally colored elevation map of Washington. Climate change in the American state of Washington is a subject of study and projection today. Contents …

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  • 72 Atlantic Ocean — an ocean bounded by North America and South America in the Western Hemisphere and by Europe and Africa in the Eastern Hemisphere. ab. 31,530,000 sq. mi. (81,663,000 sq. km); with connecting seas ab. 41,000,000 sq. mi. (106,100,000 sq. km);… …

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  • 73 Mexico — /mek si koh /, n. 1. a republic in S North America. 97,563,374; 761,530 sq. mi. (1,972,363 sq. km). Cap.: Mexico City. 2. a state in central Mexico. 6,245,000; 8268 sq. mi. (21,415 sq. km). Cap.: Toluca. 3. Gulf of, Mexican, Golfo de México /gawl …

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  • 74 energy conversion — ▪ technology Introduction       the transformation of energy from forms provided by nature to forms that can be used by humans.       Over the centuries a wide array of devices and systems has been developed for this purpose. Some of these energy …

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  • 75 Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions — See also: Avoiding dangerous climate change and 4 Degrees and Beyond International Climate Conference Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions was a conference on Climate Change held at the Bella Center by the University of… …

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  • 76 Adaptation to global warming — and climate change is a response to climate change that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of natural and human systems to climate change effects.[1] Even if emissions are stabilized relatively soon, climate change and its effects will last many… …

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  • 77 Glossary of environmental science — This is a glossary of environmental science.Environmental science is the study of interactions among physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment. Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and… …

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  • 78 Climate — For other uses, see Climate (disambiguation). Worldwide Climate Classifications Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature …

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  • 79 Ethiopia — /ee thee oh pee euh/, n. 1. Formerly, Abyssinia. a republic in E Africa: formerly a monarchy. 58,732,577; 409,266 sq. mi. (1,060,000 sq. km). Present boundaries include Eritrea. Cap.: Addis Ababa. 2. Also called Abyssinia. an ancient region in NE …

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  • 80 Mozambique — /moh zam beek , zeuhm /, n. 1. Formerly, Portuguese East Africa. a republic in SE Africa: formerly an overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 18,165,476; 297,731 sq. mi. (771,123 sq. km). Cap.: Maputo. 2. a seaport on an… …

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