Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (Encyclopedia of World Cultures) Europe is in tremendous flux. Political boundaries and designations are changing with dizzying speed. Population mobility is altering the human landscape in astonishing and unpredictable ways. To publish this volume on European cultures at this particular historical juncture provides both a wonderful opportunity to offer a much-needed resource to... Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing Stamatis Vassiliadis was born in the small village of Manolates, on the Mediterranean island of Samos, Greece on July 19th, 1951. He passed away on April 7th, 2007 in Pijnacker, in the Netherlands. In between, he led a very remarkable life. As a child, he walked many kilometers through the mountains to reach his school and would study at night... The Archaeology of Athens
The city of Athens has played a leading role in the development of European civilization.
When we look back through time to the origins of so many of the institutions and activities
which thrive or are valued today, we are led to ancient Greece and, most often, to
Athens in the Classical period (480–323 B.C.). Time and again...
The Nordic Diet: Using Local and Organic Food to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle
The Nordic Diet
is all about eating locally sourced seasonal ingredients in a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and beneficial fats. The traditional diet of Northern Europe emphasizes quality homemade and homegrown food—with an attempt at moving away from processed foods—and consists of a wide variety of grains,...
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, Africa
Situated in northwestern Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, Algeria is the second-largest country on the continent. Comparatively, it is slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas, with a total area of 2,381,740 sq km (919,595 sq mi). Extending about 2,400 km (1,500 mi) e–w and 2,100 km (1,300 mi) n–s, Algeria is bounded on...
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