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Aachen

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 67 words.

City in sw North Rhine-Westphalia, w Germany. The city is noted for its sulphur baths, used by the Romans, which

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Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

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P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 63 words.

famous for his imaginative handling of floor levels and use of natural materials and irregular forms. Aalto's work includes the

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aardvark

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 45 words.

Nocturnal, bristly haired mammal of central and s Africa. It feeds on termites and ants, which it scoops up with

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Aaron

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P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 67 words.

In the Old Testament, brother of Moses and the founder and first head of the Jewish priesthood. According to the

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abacus

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Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 31 words.

Mathematical tool used since ancient times in the Middle and Far East for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. One form

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abalone

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Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 45 words.

Gastropod mollusc with a single, flattened, spiral shell perforated by a row of respiratory holes. They are found in the

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Abbado, Claudio (1933–2014)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 43 words.

He was musical director at La Scala, Milan (1972–86), the London Symphony Orchestra (1983–88), Vienna State

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Abbas I (1571–1629)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 73 words.

Shah of Persia (1588–1629). The outstanding ruler of the Safavid dynasty, Abbas restored Persia as a great power,

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Abbasid

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Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 87 words.

Muslim caliph dynasty (750–1258). They traced their descent from al-Abbas, the uncle of Muhammad, and came to

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Abbey Theatre

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Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 59 words.

Theatre erected on Abbey Street, Dublin (1904), by Annie E. F. Horniman to house the Irish National Theatre

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