Friday, December 28, 2012

John James Audubon's Birds of America

John James Audubon's Birds of America
John James Audubon's BOOK Birds of America
DESCRIPTION;In his magisterial Fine Bird Books, Sir Sacheverall Sitwell says of Audubon: ‘There is nothing in the world of fine books quite like the discovery of Audubon. The giant energy of the man, his power of achievement and accomplishment, give him something of the epical force of a Walt Whitman or a Herman Melville…Audubon is the greatest of bird Painters; he belongs to American history.’John James Audubon’s Birds of America, from which this selection has been taken, is the finest pictorial ornithological book ever produced. Unlike the drawings and paintings of his contemporaries, which were produced from prepared skins and zoo specimens, Audubon’s paintings are taken directly from his observations in the wild, and the richness and directness come straight from the real world. No wonder that Audubon became known in his lifetime as ‘The American Woodsman’.
John James Audubon's Birds of America
Audubon was unable to raise sufficient financial backing in the United States and he sailed for England in 1826. In its original form, Birds of America contained 435 hand-colored, aquatinted plates which were completed between 1827 and 1838. It was printed in London and bound into four double elephant folio volumes (measuring approximately 30 X 27 inches (76 X 69 cm)) so that all the birds could be illustrated life-size. Between 175 and 200 sets were produced, and the last complete set to come to auction fetched nearly $3,000,000.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2013 Snake Festival Images

Chinese New Year Snake Festival Images
Chinese New Year 2013 Snake Festival Image
Chinese New Year Snake Festival Images
Chinese New Year 2013 Snake Festival Image
Chinese New Year Snake Festival Images
Chinese New Year 2013 Snake Festival Image
Chinese New Year Snake Festival Images
Chinese New Year 2013 Snake Festival Image
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings|Clip Arts

The new year Eve is here,Time for us to cheer with our near and dear,Wishing happiness and Prosperity be with you throughout the year 2013--Happy Holidays 2013!
Christmas Happy Holidays Best Wishes:
We Wishing you Peace, Love & Happiness
For the holidays and through the New Year!
Christmas Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings
Christmas Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings
May Every Day of The New Year Glow with good Cheer and Happiness for You and Your family--Happy New Year 2013!
May the Blessings of Christmas Be Many, and
May the Joys Christmas Continue Through the year!
Christmas Happy Holidays Quotes
Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings
Christmas Happy Holidays Quotes Sayings
  • Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.  ~Carol Nelson
  • Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale
  • He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  ~Roy L. Smith
  • The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis
  • Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.  ~Eric Sevareid
  • Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  ~Peg Bracken
  • Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabie
Christmas Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings|Clip Arts
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Christmas Happy Holidays Animated Clip Art
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Christmas Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings|Clip Arts

Funny Christmas Happy Holidays Clip Arts
Funny Christmas Happy Holidays Clip Art
Funny Christmas Happy Holidays Clip Arts
Funny Christmas Happy Holidays Clip Art
It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain "have fun."  Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis.  ~D.D. Monroe
Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Biggest Airplanes in the World's History

Biggest passenger Airplane in the World
Biggest Passenger Airplanes and Air-crafts  in the World
Airplanes (or Aeroplanes depending on where you are from in the world) are a common sight in the sky. But have you considered how you would react if you were to see a behemoth emerge from the clouds, momentarily blocking out the sun with its enormous bulk, and roaring past your puny existence on terra firma? My guess, if I found myself in such a situation, would be to firstly have my breath taken away in sheer admiration of such a monstrous mechanical beast, then I would be filled with admiration at the sheer brilliance in engineering, which would swiftly be followed with a feeling of panic and a fear for the worst. Here is a list of ten of history’s biggest planes for you to marvel at.
Biggest Airplane in the World-2006-Present

Biggest Airplane in the World
I know this is not a military argument, but this thing is so great that I had to share this photo with you all.
Antonov 225 is a Russsian-Ukrainian joint project, designed for the Soviet space program. Antonov aircraft itself is designed for Russian and Russia.More Biggest Airplanes and Aircrafts in the World's History
Antonov An-225 is the world's heaviest fixed-wing aircraft. An An-225 was completed in 1988 and a second An-225 was partially completed. The An-225 is in commercial operation carrying large loads. In 2000, the need for additional An-225 capacity had become apparent, so the decision was taken in September 2006 to complete the second An-225. The second cell was scheduled for completion around 2008, then delayed. In August 2009, the aircraft had not been completed and the work was abandoned.
Other Top Ten Biggest Airplanes in World's History--Information and Pictures

#!929--Dornier Do Xthe 

Biggest Airplane in the World
Officially the mother ship of all of the largest planes ever built; the Dornier Do X (nicknamed The Flugschiff meaning The Flying Ship) was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world when created by Dornier in Germany 1929. Work first began on building this enormous plane in 1925; 240,000 hours later, June 1929, and the plane was complete. Because the engines got so overheated and because of its weight the flying boat could only reach an altitude of 425 m (1,400 ft). The engines were later modified and fitted with water-coolers so that a higher altitude of 500 m (1,650 ft) could be reached. The Dornier Do X could carry 66 passengers long distance or 100 on shorter flights.
#1928 -Handley Page H.P.42
A British four-engine long-range biplane airliner designed in 1928. Four of these were built in total, along with four of the similar H.P.45s. One of the eight planes was destroyed in an airship hangar fire in 1937 but the rest survived and went on to be used by the Royal Air Force during World War II. An impressive track record is attributed to the airplanes in that they suffered no crashes during their flights, making them some of the largest and safest planes of their time. Sadly though by 1940 all had been destroyed in the war.
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This British bomber triplane was designed towards the end of the First World War and was briefly regarded as the biggest aircraft in the world. Unfortunately though it crashed on its first flight. The reason behind this was the placement of the engines, which were positioned too high above the wings. The weight of the engines forced the nose of the plane downwards during lift-off.
#1950s- Saunders-Roe (Saro) Princess
During the 1950s the Saunders-Roe Princess was one of the largest aircraft in existence. It was powered by ten Bristol Proteus turboprop engines, which powered six propellers: the four inner propellers were double contra-rotating propellers driven by a twin version of the Proteus, while the two outer propellers were single and powered by single engines.
#1953 Bristol Type 167 Brabazon
Biggest Airplane in the World
A beast of an airliner that was built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company for the purpose of transatlantic flights between the USA and the UK. The prototype was finished in 1949 but was doomed for failure when airlines felt that it was too big and too expensive to fly. The huge airliner was comparable to a Boeing 767 but despite its size it could only carry 100 passengers. Only a single flight ever took place. In 1953 the plane was broken up for scrap metal, along with an unfinished second fuselage.
# Sikorsky_Ilia_Mourometz_S-22-Ilya Muromets
A four-engine bomber used during World War I by the Russian Empire, the Ilya Muromets was based on the world’s first four-engine aircraft – the Russky Vityaz or Le Grand, which was designed by Igor Sikorsky. What made this heavy bomber so unique though was that it had a passenger saloon and washroom onboard, a revolutionary design. Unrivalled during the early stages of the war the aircraft was named after a famous Russian hero.
#1930s--Kalinin K-7
An experimental heavy bomber that was designed and tested in the Soviet Union during the 1930s. The design for this aircraft was very unusual: it featured twin booms and large underwing pods that housed fixed landing gear and machine gun turrets. Even more bizarrely the passenger seats were situated inside the 7 ft 7 in thick wings. It first flew in August 1933 but experienced a crash in November the same year. This was due to structural failure of one of the tail booms. 14 people aboard were killed as well as one on the ground. Despite two more prototypes ordered the project was scrapped in 1935 before they were finished.
#1947--Convair XC-99
Biggest Airplanes in the World
The largest piston-engined land-based transport aircraft ever built, the XC-99 was a heavy cargo aircraft built by Convair for the United States Air Force. It was created from a B-36 bomber, which itself was no small airliner. It shared the wings and some other structures as well. The first test flight took place on 23 November 1947 in San Diego, California. Further testing took place for the next two years exactly before it was finally delivered to the Air Force on 23 November 1949.
# Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
An advanced, long range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12 aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works as a Black project. The SR-71, unofficially nicknamed the “Blackbird”, holds the record of highest sustained flight for a man-powered aircraft (25,929 m) as well as the record for the fastest air breathing manned aircraft. It has held this latter record since 1976, which was previously held by the YF-12.
#Boeing 747 -Jambo jet-1970s
One of the more modern of history’s largest ever planes, the Boeing 747 – often referred to as the “Jumbo Jet” – it has become one of the most recognised airplanes in the sky today. It’s a widebody commercial airliner and cargo transport that has been flying since 1970. The 747-400 passenger version is able to accommodate 416 passengers in a typical three-class layout or 524 passengers in a typical two-class layout.
Biggest Airplane in the World
Biggest Airplane in the World-Antonov An225

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Brothers Grimm Information|Pictures and Illustrations

Brothers Grimm Biography
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researcher, and authors that gathered together folklore. Folklore is constituted by the legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs that are the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. It 'also the set of practices through which expressive genres are shared. The study of folklore is sometimes called Folkloristics.
Brothers Grimm are among the most well-known narrators of folk tales of Europe,their popular stories of Work are like;The Grimm brothers spent their formative years earlier in the German city of Hanau and then in Steinau. Death of father in 1796, ten years in their lives, has caused great poverty for the family and hit the brothers for many years.
  • "Cinderella", 
  • "The Frog Prince,"
  •  "Hansel and Gretel",
  •  "Rapunzel",
  •  "Rumpelstiltskin," and
  •  "Snow White."
 Their first collection of folk tales, children's stories and for the house, was published in 1812.
Brothers Grimm House-Brothers Grimm living Place
Brothers Grimm house
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm lived in this house in Steinau from 1791 to 1796.
Museum "Brothers Grimm house" with the sculpture "Frog Prince" in Steinau
,photographed in September 2004--Wikipedia
  • Jakob Grimm 
-Born: January 4, 1785 
-Hanau, Germany 
-Died: September 20, 1863 
-Berlin, Germany 
-German scholar and author
  • Wilhelm Grimm

-Born: February 24, 1786
-Hanau, Germany
-Died: December 16, 1859
-Berlin, Germany
-German scholar and author
Brothers Grimm Information --Late Years
Brothers Grimm Biography
In 1830 the brothers moved to the University of Göttingen, where Jakob was named professor and head librarian and Wilhelm was appointed assistant librarian. As professor, Jakob held lectures on linguistics and cultural history. Wilhelm also attained the rank of professor in 1835. Both were dismissed in 1835 for political reasons. (They had joined in signing a protest against the King's decision to abolish the Hanover constitution.) They first moved back to Kassel but later obtained professorships at Berlin, Germany, where they were to remain until their deaths.
The Grimm brothers' last years were spent in preparing a complete dictionary of the German language, tracing the origin of every word. The first volume, published in 1854, has 1,824 pages but gets only as far as the word Biermolke. Four pages are devoted to the letter A alone, which is termed "the most noble and primeval [ancient] of all sounds." The Grimms' dictionary was carried on by generations of scholars after the brothers' deaths, and it was finally finished in 1960. Its completed form consists of sixteen large volumes.
Wilhelm died in Berlin on December 16, 1859. Jakob continued to work on the dictionary and related projects until his death in Berlin on September 20, 1863.
Brothers Grimm illustrations
Brothers Grimm illustration: The Grimms brothers defined "Little Red Riding Hood", shown here in an illustration by Arthur Rackham, as representative of a uniquely German tale although it existed in various versions and regions

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scarlett Johansson Pictures

Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Scarlett Johansson at 'The Other Boleyn Girl' press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on February 11, 2008 in New York City, California.
Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 'Lost In Translation' premiere after-party during the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival September 5, 2003 in Toronto, Ontario.
Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Scarlett Johansson Septum Piercing Picture
Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Louis Vuitton 'Love' party for Oxfam America, May 03, 2007 at Louis Vuitton Maison in New York City.
Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Actress Scarlett Johansson Picture at the screening of the new Sofia Coppola film 'Lost In Translation' at the 60th Venice Film Festival August 31, 2003 in Venice, Italy. Coppola's film 'Lost In Translation' is out of the competition.
Scarlett Johansson Pictures

Scarlett Johansson 2012 Pictures

Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Scarlett Johansson Unveils Her Scarlett "Hearts" RBK Collection at Nordstrom
Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Scarlett Johansson Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Scarlett Johansson Tattoo Picture
Scarlett Johansson Pictures
Scarlett Johansson during Scarlett Johansson, Michael Clarke Duncan and The All-American Rejects Visit MTV's 'TRL' - July 11, 2005 at MTV Studios in New York City, New York, United States.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images

Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images
Young Ada Lovelace Picture and Image
Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images
Ada Lovelace, aged four photo-wikipedia
Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images
Ada Lovelace,aged 19 years  Picture
Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images
Ada Lovelace,1950 Picture
Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images
Ada Lovelace,aged 27 picture
Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images
Ada Lovelace infancy Picture
Ada Lovelace Pictures and Images
Ada Lovelace on her deathbed, sketched by her mother

Ada Lovelace Biography-The first First computer programmer

Ada Lovelace first computer programmer
Ada Lovelace-The Countess of Lovelace was born in The Hon. Augusta Ada Byron in London  on 10 December 1815 and died on 27 November 1852 in London.Ada Lovelace's full name is Augusta Ada King.She died at the age of 36-years from uterine cancer probably aggravated by bleeding from her medical illness lasted several months, during which time her Annabella took command of Ada who has seen, and excluded all his friends and confidants.Ada Lovelace was buried, at her request, next to her father at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Hucknall, Nottingham.Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and writer best known for his work on of Charles Babbage at the beginning of automatic general-purpose computer, the analytical engine.Her notes about the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm for processing by a machine. Due to this, she is sometimes regarded to the world first computer programmer..Ada Lovelace met and correspondence with Charles Babbage on many occasions, including socially and in relation to Babbage's Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine.
Ada Lovelace was the only legitimate daughter of the poet Lord Byron,When she was 8-years old her father passed away,therefore,had no relationship with father and not supported by his father for an extended period.Like a young adult, he took an interest mathematics, and in particular Babbage's work on the Analytical Engine.
Ada Lovelace's Titles and styles by which she was known
#1: 10 December 1815 –8 July 1835-The Honourable Ada Augusta Byron
#2:8 July 1835 – 1838- The Right Honourable The Lady King
#3:1838 – 27 November 1852- The Right Honourable The Countess of Lovelace
Ada Lovelace first computer programmer
In 1834, Ada was a regular in the court and began to attend various events. She danced frequently and been able to appeal a lot of people and has been described by most individuals to be gentle. But, John Hobhouse, a friend of Lord Byron, was the exception and he described it as "a big, thick skin youthful lady, but with something of my friend's characteristics, especially the mouth." This description followed their meeting on 24 February 1834 in which Ada has made it clear to Hobhouse that she does not like, probably because of the influence of his mother, who took her to hate all the friends of his father. The first impression was not to last, and later served as friends.
The July 8, 1835 got married William King, 8th Baron Kingby becoming Baroness King. Their place of residence were a big holding in Ockham Park, Ockham, Surrey, along with another estate on Loch Torridon and a house in London.They spent their whole honeymoon at Worthy Manor Ashley Combe near Porlock Weir, Somerset .
They had three children, Byron was born May 12, 1836, Anne Isabella (called Annabella, later Lady Anne Blunt) born 22 September 1837 and Ralph Gordon born 2 July 1839. Shortly following the birth of Annabella, Lady King experienced "a annoying disease and suffering that took months to recover"
In the 1840s, Ada Lovelace flirting with scandals: first a very relaxed relationship with men who were not her husband, who has brought the voices of business, and according to his love for the game of chance, which led to his formation of a union with his male friends and an ambitious attempt in 1851 to create a mathematical model for the success of the big bets. This went disastrously wrong, leaving her thousands of pounds in debt and blackmailed by one of the union, forcing her to admit his confusion to her husband. Ada also had a shadow, possibly illegal relationship with the son of John Andrew Crosse from 1844 onwards. Few hard facts are known to Crosse destroyed most of their correspondence after his death as part of a legal agreement, however, was strong enough that she bequeathed unique memorabilia that his father had left him personally her.During his last illness, Ada would panic at the thought of John Crosse be required to visit her.

Ada Lovelace first computer programmerIn 1953, more than one hundred years since her death, Ada Lovelace's notes about of Babbage Analytical Engine were republished. The engine has been acknowledged as one of the earliest computer models and Remarks Lovelace as a description of a computer and software. In 1979, the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a programming language and called Lovelace - Ada. The reference manual for the language was adopted December 10, 1980, and the Department of Defense Military Standard for the language, "MIL-STD-1815," was given the number of the year of her birth. Moreover, since 1998, the British Computer Society has assigned a medal in her name and in 2008 started an annual competition for computer science students.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Top 10 Thinkers and Philosophers of All Time

There is no doubt about the Philosophy of these greatest thinkers! These are really great thinkers.
Top 10 Thinkers and Philosophers of All Time
Aristotle statue
According to Yahoo Answers-Top 10 thinkers (philosophers) of all time list No. 1, is given by a member or user  of Yahoo Answers!
  • 1. Aristotle - to create the dominant view of humankind and of the metaphysics in the West. In addition, for having invented formal logic.
  • 2. Plato - to bring the philosophy of "down to earth", and its contribution to political philosophy
  • 3. Kant - to examine whether or not a synthetic a priori judgments are possible.
  • 4. Hume - for his skepticism and epistemological theories.
  • 5. Locke - for his contributions to political philosophy, particularly in the field of liberal democracy.
  • 6. Kierkegaard - to be the father of existentialism
  • 7. Thomas Aquinas - the effort to merge school Aristotelianism and Christianity
  • 8. Augustine - for pre-school attempt to fuse Platonism and Christianity
  • 9. Sartre - for his unique contribution to the study of consciousness and existentialism.
  • 10. Marx - for his contributions to political philosophy
Top 10 Thinkers and Philosophers of All Time
Socrates statue
According to yahoo Answers-Top 10 Thinkers ( Philosophers) of All Time list No.2,is given by a second user of Yahoo Answers! in contest of list No.1...
  • 10. Immanuel kant- Set base for morality. 
  • 9. Karl Marx- It's quite sad how the media twisted his political theories to Communism. For anyone who actually read his work on Marxism.. knows he was much better than that.
  • 8. Sigmund Freud--- if you count him a philosopher...i do anyways. He improved socrates theory of a man being a rational creature by saying that there is an unconscious mind. 
  • 7. John Locke- He proposed liberty and free dome that a government needs.
  • 6. Aristotle- Brought people into science and realism. 
  • 5. James Mill- His theory of politics of liberal philosophy is an amazing contribution on how the education system in a country should run.
  • 4. Conferinicus- Ancient philosopher who believed in Patience and virtue. 
  • 3. Plato- If it wasn't for him writings then we would not be so advances.
  • 2. Rene Descrates- Man... this guys contributed so much in physics and his theory of knowlege set base for modern philosophy. 
  • 1. Socrates- The first man to bring people into philosophy.
You can also take part in this list with your comments for the first ten thinkers of all time, through the comment box ..

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Strongest and Most expensive Cats in the World

Strongest Cat in the World

Strongest Cat in the World-Savannah Cat-Pet Cat

The Savannah is a pretty modern pet cat creation that was accepted as a new breed in 2001 by the International Cat This cat is a cross between a domestic cat and a wild African Serval. Savannah are much more social than most domestic cat breeds, and have often been compared to dogs because of their extreme loyalty.
Strongest Cat in the world

Savannah Cat-Strongest pet Cat in World

The Savannah is a large cat with a very thin body. They are the highest, bridges and cats the world's tallest cat. Savannah can come in almost any color, depending on the domestic cat was bred with the serval, always will be, however, that the appearance of spotted or marbled. Depending on what generation hybrid the savannah, wild and determine how large the cat appears, and often look very similar to a miniature version of a cheetah.
Strongest Cat in the world

Most expensive Cat in the World-Ashera Domestic cat

The specially-bred Ashera is the largest, rarest and most exotic house cat in the world. The pricey puss is a result of breeding the African Surval and the Asian Leopard cat with a domestic cat.
Bred by Los Angeles-based Lifestyle Pets, the company claims the Ashera "is a new ultra-exotic breed of domestic cat that already has wealthy animal devotees paying to get on the waiting list".
Strongest Cat in the world

Ashera Domestic cat- World's Most expensive and precious Pet Cat 

The modified moggy is similar to the average household cat in shape, and eats normal dried cat food. But it has the markings of its wild cousins and is bigger, standing four feet high on its hind legs. It can also grow up to weight a whopping 30 pounds. Concerns have been expressed that the cat's wild ancestry may emerge as hyperactive behaviour when it is kept as a domestic house pet. Bit in response to this, the developers have included ten years of sessions with a renowned animal behaviourist in the hefty price tag.
Strongest Cat in the world
Most expensive Cat in the world Ashera Cat 
The cost of the cat includes nail caps to stop the kitten destroying furniture, hand delivery to the owner's home and a one-year guarantee. Ashera fanciers can order the latest must-have pet through the website of California-based Lifestyle Pets. But don't be in a hurry - there is a year-long wait to claim one of the special cats. The Ashera was developed by British businessman Simon Brodie and his team of geneticists at a US lab. Tags: cat tiger long nail cat tiger cat tiger skin cat big cat expensive cat precious cat rare cat unbelievable facts world facts animal facts hard fact animal facts human facts accidents world record dictionary sex facts fastest strongest longest dangerous horrible love and romance facts

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