The conifers are a group of about 588 species of trees and shrubs that include many of the best-known plants in the world. All conifers bear seeds inside cones, woody protective structures. There are seven families of conifers. The largest is the Pine family (232 species), which includes such familiar trees as pine, spruce, fir, and larch.

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The largest pine cones in the world are from the Coulter Pines of California/Baja California. Known as "widow makers," these giant cones with dagger-like scales can weight up to 11 pounds. Child holding a jumbo-sized widowmaker cone from a Coulter Pine (Photo by kensint0wn)

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Our Important Dates. 1846 - Herman Cone, father of Moses and Ceaser, left Germany for America at the age of 17.With him, he carried a letter from his brother-in-law Joseph Rosengart with advice that laid the foundation for the Cone family legacy and ultimately Cone Health. 1895 - Moses H. Cone and his brother Ceasar build their first denim manufacturing plant in Greensboro, NC, which was later ...

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Facts for Kids! Snails are so diverse that there are land snails, sea snails, and freshwater snails. There are thousands of snail species. The "giant tiger land snail" also known, as "giant Ghana snail" is the largest land snail in the world, their length can reach up to 12 inches.

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Read a National Geographic magazine article about how flowering plants appeared during the Cretaceous period and get information, facts, and more about the flowers and the prehistoric world.

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Dec 29, 2017· Aside from their decorating uses, pine cones play an important role in nature. Like all plant parts, they have a very specific function in the plant world. Here are some fun facts from Michigan State University Extension about pine cones you might not have known: Pine cones only come from pine trees, although all conifers produce cones.

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Perhaps the most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. This geyser is called old faithful because it is very predictable, with eruptions occurring every forty-four to one hundred and twenty-five minutes. Yellowstone National Park is home to more geysers than anywhere ...

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Cone definition: A cone is a shape with a circular base and smooth curved sides ending in a point at the... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

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Conus is a genus of predatory sea snails, or cone snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Conidae. Prior to 2009, cone snail species had all traditionally been grouped into the single genus Conus.However, Conus is now more precisely defined, and there are several other accepted genera of cone snails. For a list of the currently accepted genera, see Conidae.

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Mohamed A. El-Reedy Ph.D., in Offshore Structures, 2012. Application of CPT. When using CPT measurement as the basis for the previous methods to calculate the unit skin friction and end bearing for the pile, some precautions should be taken, the peak unit skin friction in compression and tension at a given depth, f cz and f tz, are not unique and are both dependent on pile geometry.

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Therefore, the world is home to more than 60,000 species of them. Land snails range greatly in size. While some of them are only a few inches long and often weigh only a few ounces, there are land snails that reach almost 12 inches, like the Giant African Land Snail, a species endemic to Africa.

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A cinder cone has a cone shape, but is much smaller than a composite volcano. Cinder cones rarely reach 300 meters in height but they have steep sides. Cinder cones grow rapidly, usually from a single eruption cycle. Cinder cones are composed of small fragments of rock, …

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The world's tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall. It was scooped in Italy. Most of the vanilla used to make ice cream comes from Madagascar & Indonesia. Chocolate syrup is the world's most popular ice cream topping. AMERICA LOVES ICE CREAM #1 Vanilla's popularity rank in the US;

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Jun 16, 2020· When hummingbirds make decisions regarding food, evading predators or choosing a mate, they're influenced by the diverse colors they can see …

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Marbled cone snail is included in the list of top 10 most dangerous animals in the world. The size of the marbled cone snail is six inches in length and 7.47 grams in weight. The snail traps its prey in a …

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2 · Cone said the COVID-19 pandemic was a key factor in the level of outcry and urgent call for change in the wake of Floyd's death, but that focus needs to continue. One step Cone and other UW student-athletes are taking to do so is requesting a university crest with a black 'W' to be worn on athletes' uniforms this season.

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Cone Health hospitals have been recognized as High Performing Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-20. Annie Penn Hospital, Moses Cone Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital earned their first 'Best Hospital' ranking (46) in urology as well as high performing in eight categories. Alamance Regional is high performing in heart failure.

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Paricutin, born in 1943, is probably the world's most famous cinder cone. It started as a mysterious cloud of ash and small rocks in Dionisio Pulido's cornfield in Michoacán state, Mexico.

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Gymnosperm, any vascular plant that reproduces by means of an exposed seed, or ovule—unlike angiosperms, or flowering plants, whose seeds are enclosed by mature ovaries, or fruits. The seeds of many gymnosperms (literally "naked seeds") are borne in cones and are not visible until maturity.

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Read information about spheres, cylinders, cones and torus before enjoying some pictures to see what they look like and how curved they are. Check out our facts related to curved 3D shapes and enjoy all our other interesting information devoted to the wonderful world of geometry.

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Composite volcanoes, sometimes called stratovolcanoes, are typically deep-sided, symmetrical cones of large dimension built of alternating layers of lava flows, volcanic ash, cinders, blocks, and bombs and may rise as much as 8,000 ft above their bases. Some of the most beautiful mountains in the world are composite volcanoes, including Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Mount ...

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James H. Cone 1938 –. Theologian, educator, author. At a Glance …. Selected writings. Sources " Always my attempt is to understand the meaning of faith, the meaning of God, in a world that is broken, " theologian and religious writer James H. Cone revealed to Nessa Rapoport in a Publishers Weekly interview. Regarded as the father of black theology, Cone has devoted his professional ...

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Nicaragua's Cerro Negro is both the youngest basaltic cinder cone in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most active known cinder cones on the planet, having erupted better than 20 times since its emergence in 1850. Lava doesn't only fountain from a cinder cone's vent; it also tends to flow outward from the cone, usually from its base.

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May 29, 2020· Cone has been working on refugee protections for the last 15 years; she first encountered one of the largest refugee camps in the world during an internship and never looked back.

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Sep 25, 2014· Cone snails are found in oceans around the world from from shallow to moderate depths and are generally buried in the sand or rubble during the day and are active during the night.

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The geographic cone is the most venomous of the 500 known cone snail species, and several human deaths have been attributed to them. Their venom, a complex concoction of hundreds of different ...

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of all pines in the world. The sugar pine can be. up to 280 feet!! The Knob Cone Pine. is known as the hardest pine cone in the world. Knob cone is a closed cone that relies on the heat of a wildfire to open them up so the seeds drop. This cone can become embedded in the branches. The Pinyon Pine

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The world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, is a shield volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Mauna Loa is about 55,770 feet (17,000 meters) from its base beneath the ocean to ...

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