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1) geomorphology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Geomorphology developed from the works of James Hutton and James Playfair in the 18th cent.; G. K. Gilbert described landform evolution; William Morris Davis developed...

2) secret police. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The Nature of a Secret PoliceEnforcement of the law has required, in nearly all societies, a certain amount of secrecy, particularly in the investigation of crime...

3) Liu Pang. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Liu Pang, (lyoo bang) (KEY) , Chinese emperor (206-195 B.C.), founder of the Han dynasty. Liu was of peasant origin and had been a minor official before joining the...

4) Koprulu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Albanian origin, several members of which served as grand vizier (chief executive officer) in the Ottoman Empire. The name is also spelled Kiuprili, Koprili, and...

5) Pentastomida. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...They are closely related to arthropods, but zoologists disagree as to their exact placement in that phylum. Recent evidence indicates a possible origin from parasitic...

6) Montserrat, island, West Indies. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...British dependency and island (1998 est. pop. 4,000), 38 sq mi (98 sq km), West Indies, one of the Leeward Islands. It is a rugged, scenic island of volcanic origin;...

7) Neptune, in astronomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Uranus and Pluto; its period of revolution is about 165 years. (Pluto, the 9th planet, has such a highly elliptical orbit that from 1979 to 1999 it was closer to...

8) Milan, city, Italy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lombardy and of Milan prov., N Italy, at the heart of the Po basin. Because of its strategic position in the Lombard plain, at the intersection of several major transportation...

9) Hanseatic League. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Originally a Hansa was a company of merchants trading with foreign lands. After the German push eastward and the settlement of German towns in the Slavic lands of...

10) Sikkim. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Himalayas and bordered by Nepal (W), by the Tibet region of China (N), by Bhutan (E), and by the Indian state of West Bengal (S). The capital and only town is Gangtok....

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