Saturday, November 19, 2005

Bukowski, Charles

Bukowski lived most of his life in Los Angeles. He briefly attended Los Angeles City College (1939–41) and worked at menial jobs while writing short stories, the first of which were published

Monday, October 17, 2005

European Plain

One of the greatest uninterrupted expanses of plain on the Earth's surface. It sweeps from the Pyrenees Mountains on the French-Spanish border across northern Europe to the Ural Mountains in Russia. In western Europe the plain is comparatively narrow, rarely exceeding 200 miles (320 kilometres) in width, but as it stretches eastward it broadens steadily until it reaches

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Nestlé Sa

Multinational manufacturer of food products. It is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, and operates factories in more than 80 countries. Nestlé's chief products are condensed and powdered milk, baby foods, chocolate products, candies, instant coffees and teas, soups, seasonings and condiments, frozen foods, ice cream, and bottled water. The company also produces

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Preston, May Wilson

May Wilson displayed marked artistic ability from an early age. In 1889, when she was barely out of high school, she helped found the Women's Art

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Axholme, Isle Of

Area of about 80 square miles (210 square km) west of the River Trent in the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire, historic county of Lincolnshire, England. A tract of low flatland less than 100 feet (30 metres) above sea level, it was formerly surrounded by fens. Drainage works, begun in the 17th century by Cornelius Vermuyden and subsequently extended and improved, have transformed

Friday, July 08, 2005

Hajjaj (ibn Yusuf Ath-thaqafi), Al-

Al-Hajjaj was a schoolteacher in his native town as a young man, but little else is known of his earlier years. He first became

Friday, July 01, 2005

Stuttgart

Regierungsbezirk (administrative district), northeastern Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany. Stuttgart is bordered by Bavaria Land to the north and east and the Regierungsbezirke of Tübingen to the south and Karlsruhe to the west. The largest of four districts in Baden-Württemberg, it is coextensive with portions of the larger historic regions