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altitudinal migration

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A vertical pattern of migration in which populations that breed in the alpine or subalpine zones during the summer move to lower levels in winter, to avoid harsh climate and snow cover, and...

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American Dream

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A phrase popularized by James Truslow Adams (1878–1949) in his 1931 study The Epic of America, which expressed the conviction that in America every individual had the opportunity for...

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annual rhythm

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The occurrence of a process or a function in a living organism on a yearly basis. Events that display an annual rhythm can include life cycles, such as those of annual plants; mating...

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Aubin, Codex

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

A set of central Mexican annals, the Codex Aubin registers pre-Hispanic and colonial events through pictorial images and alphabetic writing in Nahuatl. [See Annals.] The indigenous cycle of...

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Baltic Sea

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Regional Navies

The Baltic Sea, including the Gulfs of Bothnia, Finland, and Riga but excluding The Sound and the Danish straits,...

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Baltic States

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(1934)

A mutual defence pact between Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Soon after World War I there were negotiations for an alliance between all the countries which had recently...

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barbarian

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

While we associate Classical culture primarily with emphasis on citizenship (membership of a polis), Classical Greek literature also assigns considerable importance to defining a common...

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Boturini, Codex

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

A set of central Mexican annals, the Codex Boturini chronicles the Mexica migration from Aztlan to the Valley of Mexico. The manuscript takes the form of a screenfold (a long ...

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brain Drain

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A pejorative description of the tendency for talented people from poor countries to seek employment in richer ones. Sometimes this migration occurs because, while similar skills are needed...

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Brittany

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Religion.

Former duchy and province of north-western France on the Armorican peninsula, coextensive with modern French Departments of Finistére, Côte d'Armor, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine, and...

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