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Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

In the late spring. The term is used with reference to the six-part division of the year used by ecologists, especially in relation to terrestrial and freshwater communities. Compare...

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First Ladies of Sericulture

N. Harry Rothschild.

in Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

June 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 4782 words.

This chapter examines the role of the silk goddess, Leizu, in magnifying Wu Zhao's political authority as emperor of China, particularly during the earlier years of Wu Zhao's rise. A...

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Bede’s horologium: Observational Astronomy and the Problem of the Equinoxes in Early Medieval Europe (c.700–1100)

C. Philipp E. Nothaft.

in The English Historical Review

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History; British History; European History; International History. 13179 words.

This essay aims to establish the Venerable Bede’s place in the history of medieval astronomy by examining certain frequently cited passages that suggest that he and other monks in early...

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