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The aircraft hanger of HMS Illustrious
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The aircraft hanger of HMS Illustrious

Fleet Air Arm Carrier Warfare, Kev Darling. A complete history of the Fleet Air Arm& 39;s use of aircraft carriers, from the earliest experiments during the First World War, through the Second World War, where the carriers became the most important capital ships in the navy, the Korean War, which saw the Fleet Air Arm involved from the beginning to the end, the Falklands War, which re-emphasised the important of the carrier and right up to the current & 39;super-carriers& 39;.

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The History of Adhesives and Glue

Archeologists excavating burial sites from 4000 BC have discovered clay pots repaired with glue made from tree sap. We know that the ancient Greeks developed adhesives for use in carpentry, and created recipes for glue that included the following items as ingredients: egg whites, blood, bones, milk, cheese, vegetables, and grains.
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Grad School Online Education Advantages and Disadvantages

Distance learning can be very convenient, but what about when it comes to graduate school? What are the online education advantages and disadvantages when it comes to getting a master or doctorate degree online? Is it better to attend graduate school traditionally? Does the online experience take away from your ability to gain valuable hands-on experience or networking experience?
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What Does the Japanese Word "Nigiyaka" Mean?

Nigiyaka is a Japanese word meaning crowded, or cheerful. Learn more about its pronunciation and usage in the Japanese language below. Pronunciation Click here to listen to the audio file. Meaning Crowded; prosperous; lively; merry; cheerful Japanese Characters にぎやか Example "Uchi wa sannin kyoudai nanode, itsumo nigiyaka da.
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What Is a Variable?

A variable is a name for a place in the computer's memory where you store some data. Imagine a very large warehouse with lots of storage bays, tables, shelves, special rooms etc. These are all places where you can store something. Let's imagine we have a crate of beer in the warehouse. Where exactly is it located?
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5 Tax Tips for Tree Growers

Congress has provided timberland owners with some favorable tax provisions. Here are five tips designed to help you make the most of these provisions and avoid paying unnecessary income tax or making costly mistakes. This report is only an introduction. Consult the references and links provided for complete information on the topic.
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Practice in Identifying Helping Verbs (or Auxiliary Verbs)

A helping verb (also called an auxiliary verb) is a verb (such as have, do , or will ) that comes before the main verb in a sentence. This exercise will give you practice in identifying helping verbs. Instructions Each of the following 15 sentences contains at least one helping verb. Identify the helping verb(s) in each sentence, and then compare your answers with those on page two.
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10 Threats to Monarch Migration

Though monarch butterflies as a species are not in danger of extinction in the near future, their unique North American migration may cease without intervention. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) calls the monarch migration an endangered biological phenomenon . Migrating monarchs face threats throughout their journey, from their overwintering sites to their breeding grounds.
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Chordates

Chordates (Chordata) are a group of animals that includes vertebrates, tunicates, lancelets. Of these, the vertebrates-lampreys, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fishes-are the most familiar and are the group to which humans belong. Chordates are bilaterally symmetrical, which means there is a line of symmetry that divides their body into halves that are roughly mirror images of each other.
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Exploring Home Automation and Domotics

A smart house is a home that has highly advanced, automated systems to control and monitor any function of a house - lighting, temperature control, multi-media, security, window and door operations, air quality, or any other task of necessity or comfort performed by a home's resident. With the rise of wireless computerization, remote-controlled devices are becoming smart just-in-time.
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Onegai in Japanese

Don't forget your manners when traveling to Japan! Onegai is an important word to know since it means "please" in Japanese. Japanese Characters お願い。 (おねがい。)
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Visa P para artista o deportista para actuar o competir en Estados Unidos

Los artistas y los deportistas pueden solicitar la visa P para actuar o competir en Estados Unidos con carácter temporal. Son visas no inmigrantes que no deben confundirse con las de tipo O para personas con habilidades excepcionales. En este artículo se explican quiénes pueden solicitar esta categoría de visas, las distintas modalidades, cómo se tramita, duración de la estancia y otras alternativas de visa.
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How to Ask for Directions in Italian

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is around the corner. Or so you thought the sign said until you ended up lost and without any idea how to get where you wanted to be. Avoid missing the highlights of Italy with these simple phrases and keywords for asking for directions in Italian. Vocabulary Let's start with some must know vocabulary words.
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Middle Ages Weddings and Hygiene

A popular email hoax has spread all sorts of misinformation about the Middle Ages and "The Bad Old Days." Here we address medieval weddings and bride hygiene. From the Hoax Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
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Homeric Epithet

Usually called an epithet or a Homeric epithet, but sometimes called a Homeric epitaph, it is one of the most noticeable features of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey . Epithet comes from the Greek for putting (something) on (something). It is a tag or nickname that can be used on its own or together with the real name, depending on other features of the Greek language.
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The Marshall Plan

Initially announced in 1947, the Marshall Plan was a U.S.-sponsored economic-aid program to help Western European countries recover following World War II. Officially named the European Recovery Program (ERP), it soon became known as the Marshall Plan for its creator, Secretary of State George C. Marshall.
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Creating Components Dynamically (at Run-Time)

Most often when programming in Delphi you don't need to dynamically create a component. If you drop a component on a form, Delphi handles the component creation automatically when the form is created. This article will cover the correct way to programmatically create components at run-time. Dynamic Component Creation There are two ways to dynamically create components.
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The Majdanek Concentration and Death Camp

The Majdanek Concentration and Death Camp, located approximately three miles (five kilometers) from the center of the Polish city of Lublin, operated from October 1941 to July 1944 and was the second largest Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. An estimated 360,000 prisoners were killed at Majdanek.
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Dryopithecus Facts and Figures

Name: Dryopithecus (Greek for "tree ape"); pronounced DRY-oh-pith-ECK-us Habitat: Woodlands of Eurasia and Africa Historical Epoch: Middle Miocene (15-10 million years ago) Size and Weight: About four feet long and 25 pounds Diet: Fruit Distinguishing Characteristics: Moderate size; long front arms; chimpanzee-like head About Dryopithecus One of the many prehistoric primates of the Miocene epoch (a close contemporary was Pliopithecus), Dryopithecus was a tree-dwelling ape that originated in eastern Africa about 15 million years ago and then (like its hominid descendants millions of years later) radiated out into Europe and Asia.
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Why Spiders Don't Get Stuck In Their Own Webs

The spiders that make webs - orb weavers and cobweb spiders, for example - use their silk to ensnare prey. Should a fly or moth unwittingly wander into a web, it becomes instantly entangled. The spider, on the other hand, can rush across the web to enjoy its freshly captured meal without fear of finding herself trapped.
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Mildred Wirt Benson, aka Carolyn Keene Biography

Teenage sleuth Nancy Drew and Mildred Wirt Benson had a great deal in common, including very long and active lives. Nancy Drew books, in one form or another, have been popular for more than 70 years. Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote the text of 23 of the first 25 Nancy Drew books under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer, was still an active newspaper columnist when she died in May of 2002 at the age of 96.
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