ornata, commonly known as the desert box turtle, adapts to drier ecosystems than the ornate box turtle. The term luteola derives from a Latin root word meaning ‘yellowish.’ Referring to the overall lighter appearance of the desert subspecies as compared to the darker ornate subspecies, luteola may also allude to the relative abundance of yellow patterning on the carapace and plastron of the desert box turtle. Inhabiting semidesert and desert grasslands and prairies with comparatively low humidity levels, low soil temperatures, and high air temperatures in the southwestern United States and in northwestern Mexico. For example, in southwestern Arizona, T. o. luteola is commonly active during the summer monsoon (July through September) when humidity levels are relatively high as compared with other times of the year (Ornate box turtle, n.d.; Ernst & Lovich, 2009). While the eyes of the female desert box turtle have a yellowish to brown iris, the iris of the male is red, and the male’s tail is longer and thicker than that of the
“It was built of bits and pieces that seem discordant, like the crazy quilts that have been one of its great folk-art forms,” The author is saying that that America is like a quilt because it is made up many different kinds of people that all have different characteristics. Langston Hughes compared America to a telephone book. A telephone book is grouped in alphabetical order, so it does not matter if you are rich or poor, everyone is in the telephone book and a rich person might just be listed
Beck 's book, at only 99 pages of text, is like an extended journal article. It is not comprehensive, but brief and well-written. On the subject of CSS ARKANSAS, I recommend James McPherson 's War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 and Iron Afloat: Story of the Confederate Armourclads by William Still. The definitive look a Earl Van Dorn remains Robert Hartje 's Van Dorn: The Life and Times of a Confederate General. It includes a thorough chapter on the Holly Springs
What causes the price difference between two equal quality horses that sell for vastly different prices? In the American Paint Horse Association, a marking of only two square inches can make the difference between a $100,000 horse and a $10,000 horse. A Solid Paint Bred is, according to the APHA Rule Book, a horse that “lacks a natural Paint marking of more than two square inches in areas behind a line which extends from the ear, to the outside of the eye, to the corner of the mouth, and under the chin and above the knees and hocks” (2015 Rule Book). While they can still have purpose in the industry as breeding stock and can show in their own classes, Solid Paint Breds are looked down upon by a large portion of the industry as they can not show in the classes that award large amounts of prize money. To many
Chapter One Senator Lucius Lyon Invests in Sugarbeets United States Senator Lucius Lyon was in his country clothes…a black alpaca coat over a brilliant white shirt bearing a high collar that heightened the richness of the fringe of dark hair, the remnant of an abundance that once covered his scalp. His boots were made of fine black oiled leather designed for wear with equal comfort in Michigan's loamy farm fields or Washington, D.C. streets. He was thirty-nine years of age. Though pattern baldness added a decade to his appearance, he had lost none of the physical qualities that had made him a legendary land surveyor who had trekked the vast reaches of the Michigan Territory when it included, in addition to the state of Michigan, all of what
C). With the overproduction of land came bare fields. Without grass to hold the soil down, wind could easily pick up the soil and create a dust storm. In the chart by the Great Plains Drought Area Committee Report of August 27, 1963, it shows the average amount of crops harvested in eight Great Plains states. In 1888 only 50 million acres were harvested.
The New River watershed also extends into the northeastern West Virginia border and the northern boundary of the North Carolina state line. The Virginia portion of the New River watershed is approximately eighty-seven miles in length, with very rugged topographic features including high mountains, deep valleys, and steep ravines. An important thing to note about the New River watershed is that is one of the least densely populated watersheds in Virginia while also noting that 35% of this watershed is made up of cropland and
The closest extant relative of the Columbian and other mammoths is the Asian elephant. Reaching 4 m (13 ft) at the shoulders and 8–10 tonnes (18,000–22,000 lb) in weight, the Columbian mammoth was one of the largest species of mammoth. It had long, curved tusks and four molars, which were replaced six times during the lifetime of an individual. It most likely used its tusks and trunk like modern elephants—for manipulating objects, fighting, and foraging. Bones, hair, dung and stomach contents have been discovered, but no preserved carcasses are known.
African catfish is scientifically known as Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) as shown in figure 1.1, while the local name is Keli Afrika. It can develop huge with a greatest length at 170 cm (IGFA, 2001) and weight of 60 kg (Robbins et al., 1991). C. gariepinus have smoothed body without any scales. The shading fluctuates dorsally from dim to light chestnut and is frequently mottled with shades of olive and dark while the underside is a pale cream to white (Skelton, 2001). From a biological perspective, C. gariepinus is verifiably the ideal aquaculture freshwater species in the world.
Of these inhabitants, 85.94% of the Colombian population classified themselves without ethnicity, this includes Jews and Arabs. The ancestry of the Colombian whites is mainly Spanish and Arabic, with some Italian, French, German and Slavic contributions. The white population has played an influential role in the history of Colombia, were those that traditionally constituted government institutions and drafted constitution. Also, the white population was in the high command of the army, the construction of infrastructure, universities, and sciences. the Afro-Colombian group reached 10.62% of the population, the indigenous group at 3.43% 1, and as a gypsy, the 0.01% that according to the census is about 5,000 people and descend directly from European gypsies, are distributed among popular sectors of the cities and in variable nuclei called