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First Explorers: The Siberia-Native American Connection

First Explorers: The Siberia-Native American Connection

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 28, 2012 10

When early, intrepid European explorers first began trekking through the New World in the late 1400s, they were awed by the strikingly different cultures they encountered. But they also came to notice something else:

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Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 14, 2012 3

An arctic fox off the coast of Baffin Island has recently proved that wanderlust isn’t restricted to humans. Apparently, this little canid—and some others of her kind—has a propensity for it, too. In spring

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Test Your Nature Knowledge: Take Our High-Country Vocabulary Quiz!

Test Your Nature Knowledge: Take Our High-Country Vocabulary Quiz!

Wendy Redal September 6, 2011 0

Think you know the natural features of a mountain environment? See how you do on our 10-question quiz on terms you'd associate with a high-altitude or high-latitude setting

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Places, Good and Bad

Places, Good and Bad

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2011 2

We humans seem to have a great need to anthropomorphize; that is, we tend to want to ascribe human characteristics to inanimate objects, nonhuman animals and natural phenomena, such as the wind, rain or

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Adventure: A Sales Opportunity?

Adventure: A Sales Opportunity?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 12, 2011 4

I’ll admit it: I’m a vampire-story junkie. Ever since I read Anne Rice’s 1976 novel Interview with a Vampire, I’ve been thirsting—shall we say—for more. So, you can see why I was “sucked in”

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The Open End of Adventure

The Open End of Adventure

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 15, 2011 3

When Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, stepped into her twin-engine plane in Miami on June 1, 1937, they were embarking on an adventure of a grand sort. The two hoped to fly

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