The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.
Quasars, at billions of light-years from Earth the most distant observable objects in the universe, believed to be the cores of galaxies in an early stage of development.
In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.
The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.
In 1713, Alexander Pope began his translation of the Iliad, a work that, taking him seven years until completion, and that literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope’s contemporary, pronounced the greatest translation in any language.
When drafting the Declaration of Sentiments that was adopted at the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention in 1848, included in it by the author, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was a call for female enfranchisement.
It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers more than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America’s Lake Superior.
The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T.
According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence that the economy will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier in the year and instead come in for a “soft landing,” followed by a gradual increase in business activity.
Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be brought into the country by visitors.
Is the integer x divisible by 6 ? (1) x + 3 is divisible by 3. (2) x + 3 is an odd nu...
Ann bought five different kinds of fruit: apples, oranges, pears, mangoes, and bananas. If the number of apples that Ann bought was twice the number of oranges and if the number of pears that Ann boug...
Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century, in England life insurance remained unti...
Neuroscientists, having amassed a wealth of knowledge over the past twenty years about the brain and its developmen...
While studying the genetic makeup of corn, a new class of mutant genes was discovered by Barbara McClintock, a...