Browsing Category "Geography"

History of Meteorology

The word “meteorology” was coined by Greek scientist and philosopher Aristotle, who named one of his research books Meteorologica. This early work deals with general sciences of the earth: elements, geology, hydrology, wind, seas, and of course, the weather. In […]

History of Liberia

The Republic of Liberia has a very complex recent history. The country is ideally located along the African coast, with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast as its direct neighbors. The Republic of Liberia is a relatively young nation that […]

History of Alaska

Alaska, the 49th State, has a rich history behind it. From the Paleolithic period to the present, Alaska’s natural beauty, and its rich resources have been the land’s bane and boon to its natives. The Russians, Spanish, British, and Americans […]

A Brief History of Hawaii

Admired for its paradise islands and rich cultural history, Hawaii continues to seduce tourists to revisit it again and again. Its beaches are famous surfer havens that international surfing champions frequent. The state also boasts a fearsome chain of volcanoes […]

History of the Gaza Strip

How could such a small piece of land controlled by formidable forces and hemmed in by the Mediterranean Sea on one side become the source of grief and fear for so many people? Gaza Strip is just 25 miles long […]

12 May
2009

History of Philippine Literature

The Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia bordering the Philippine Sea, the South China Sea, the Sulu Sea, and the Celebes Sea. People from the Philippines speak a language that formed within the island group known as Tagalog, […]

12 May
2009

History of Hong Kong

Hong Kong has become one of the most successful islands in the world. Its growth as a financial center has blossomed over the last century and today, its future seems as bright as ever. While it became a dependent territory […]

21 Apr
2009

History of Tocobaga Indians

The Tocobaga Indians were a native American tribe of people who lived in the vicinity of Tampa Bay in Florida, with archeological remains found in St Petersberg, Tampa, Safety Harbor, and surrounding districts. The tribe were a maritime tribe who […]

21 Apr
2009

The History of the Eiffel Tower

One of the most prominent landmarks in France is of course the Eiffel Tower. In fact, it is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. While the Eiffel Tower is an iconic image and recognized as purely French, […]

3 Apr
2009

History of the American Flag

The flag of the United States of America, also known as the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, the Star Spangled Banner, or even the Red White and Blue, is the official standard under which Americans identify themselves to the world. […]