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  • The Emerald Story: The Emerald Story

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    The Emerald story The $400 Million Emerald is a story about a giant one-piece stone which clamed to be one of the biggest emeralds ever found. The “Bahia Emerald” was discovered in Brazil in 2001. Its weight was 381kg and there are around 180000 carats of emerald crystals. The story started with the emerald first buyer, American entrepreneur, Anthony Thomas who purchased it for just $60,000. He went back to U.S. to wait for the stone but he’s never received it. The sellers clamed that the stone was

  • The Origin Of Emeralds: The History Of Emeralds

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    that I’m a May baby, the first thing that comes to mind for me is the Emerald. It’s my birth stone, and being that green is one of my favorite colors, I think it’s perfect. Emeralds are one of the oldest gems in history, and have been part of many stories and legends. They have adorned Cleopatra, were collected by Caesar for their value, and used in jewelry and religious ceremonies by the Incas. One legend says that an emerald was one of the four precious stones given by God to King Solomon. The

  • History Of The Emerald Buddha

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    The Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew Morakot) currently resides at Wat Phra Keow in Bangkok, Thailand, and has been there since 1784 (Diskul; Kislenko, 138). The statue sits high up in a glass case and only the King is able to touch the Buddha statue (Suksri). A very important ceremony occurs where the King cleans the Buddha and wipes away the dust in preparation to re-dress the statue (Roeder). The ceremony performed by the King involving the most sacred object in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha, for

  • Conflict in the Emerald Isle

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    Conflict in the Emerald Isle The island of Ireland is known for many things: St. Patrick’s Day, its green landscape, music, beer, and discord. The heart of this conflict began centuries ago, when Britain came over and forced Protestantism on the Irish Catholic inhabitants. There has always been hatred between the Irish Protestants and Catholics. The island is broken up into to distinct regions. The Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties, which make up the southern region

  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

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    It’s not the latest comic book super villain that we’re worried about, here in Northwest Ohio. No, it’s a little green beetle that, since 2003, has been munching its way through our neighborhoods and Metroparks. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) feasts on our Ash trees, leaving us little choice but to spray a bright red stripe or “X” on the trunks of the mortally wounded flora. The stark tattoo of removal. “The irony of thousands of ash trees being cut down this Arbor Day marks a tragic chapter in

  • What Is The Theme Of Emerald Atlas

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    John Stephens ¨Emerald Atlas” is one of the many books that takes you through time. In this book you see the 3 main characters Kate, Emma, and Michael go on a journey through time. After the loss of their parents the children go into an orphanage, and many after that. Soon they are placed in an orphanage that is different from the rest where they find a photo album that takes them through time. In this book you will see that families can always sticks together when apart, even if someone in a family

  • Destabilization In The Emerald City

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    Conclusions The problem that seems to be an issue with almost all of these books is that they essentially have no argument on how to deal with these situations or they are absolutely lacking the uniqueness of facts of some of the places they study. In Emerald City, Klingle expresses his idea of “Ethic of Place”, that each area has different needs and ideas, and to essentially understand a city you have to observe and take into account why it is the way it is. A great notion but he draws almost no conclusion

  • Emerald Ash Borer and Insectivorous Insects

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    species. Avian insectivores and their relationship with the different species of insects they consume is one of these relationships that has become of interest in recent years. Widespread outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetles in the Southeast, Emerald Ash Borers in the upper Midwest, and Bark Beetles in the Pacific Northwest are killing various tree species in forests including pines and ash. Although some of these insect outbreaks may be able to be controlled with pesticides, introducing such

  • Analysis Of The Holy Emerald Jewel

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    The Holy Emerald Jewel: Some Aspects of Buddhist Symbolism and Political Legitimation in Thailand and Laos The Holy Emerald Jewel is the focus of Frank E. Reynolds’ academic article, The Holy Emerald Jewel: Some Aspects of Buddhist Symbolism and Political Legitimation in Thailand and Laos. The Jewel, or Emerald Buddha plays a significant role in Buddhist history: it serves as a symbol of mythic power and has influenced politics in Southeast Asia since its origin. Reynolds divides his article into

  • The Emerald Green Tree Boa

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    Appearance The Emerald Green Tree Boa has a heart shaped head. They have small white zig-zags going horizontally down their backs. They are a darker green in the winter and more of a lime ish green in the spring and summer. The have a long body with a diameter of about 1 to 2.5 inches. The have thick green scales that lay over each other. They have pointed tails. They have blurry vision and rely on mostly on their sense of touch and smell The plant Bromelia is known for its brightly colored