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Anna Karenina
ANNA KARENINA (Russian : «Анна Каренина»; IPA: ) is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger . Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's negative views of Russian volunteers going to fight in Serbia
Serbia
); therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form in 1878. Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction , Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
his first true novel, after he came to consider War and Peace to be more than a novel
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Warsaw
* From top, left to right: Warsaw
Warsaw
Skyline * Royal Baths Park * Royal Route * Staszic Palace
Staszic Palace
and Copern
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National Museum, Warsaw
Tram : 7, 8, 9,22, 24, 25 Bus : 111, 117,158, 507, 517, 521 (Muzeum Narodowe) 116, 128, 195, 180, 222, 503 (Foksal) WEBSITE www.mnw.art.plThe NATIONAL MUSEUM IN WARSAW (Polish : Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie), popularly abbreviated as MNW, is a national museum in Warsaw
Warsaw
, one of the largest museums in Poland
Poland
and the largest in the capital. It comprises a rich collection of ancient art (Egyptian , Greek , Roman ), counting about 11,000 pieces, an extensive gallery of Polish painting since the 16th century and a collection of foreign painting (Italian , French , Flemish , Dutch , German and Russian ) including some paintings from Adolf Hitler's private collection, ceded to the Museum by the American authorities in post-war Germany
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Agriculture
AGRICULTURE or FARMING is the cultivation and breeding of animals , plants and fungi for food , fiber , biofuel , medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization , whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization . The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science . The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates , cultures , and technologies. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture farming has become the dominant agricultural methodology
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Peasant
A PEASANT is a pre-industrial agricultural laborer or farmer , especially one living in the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
under feudalism and paying rent, tax, fees or services to a landlord. In Europe, peasants were divided into three classes according to their personal status: slave , serf , and free tenant. Peasants either hold title to land in fee simple , or hold land by any of several forms of land tenure , among them socage , quit-rent , leasehold , and copyhold . The word "peasant" is—and long has been—often used pejoratively to refer to poor or landless farmers and agricultural workers, especially in the poorer countries of the world in which the agricultural labor force makes up a large percentage of the population. The implication of the term is that the "peasant" is uneducated, ignorant, and unfamiliar with the more sophisticated mannerisms of the urban population
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Divorce
DIVORCE, also known as DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage , thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state. Divorce
Divorce
laws vary considerably around the world , but in most countries divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process, which may involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custody , child visitation / access , parenting time , child support , distribution of property , and division of debt. In most countries, monogamy is required by law, so divorce allows each former partner to marry another person; where polygyny is legal but polyandry is not, divorce allows the woman to marry a new husband
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Pietist
PIETISM (/ˈpaɪɪtɪsm/ , from the word piety ) was an influential movement in Lutheranism
Lutheranism
that combined its emphasis on Biblical doctrine with the Reformed emphasis on individual piety and living a vigorous Christian life. Although the movement was active exclusively within Lutheranism, it had a tremendous impact on Protestantism
Protestantism
worldwide, particularly in North America and Europe. Pietism originated in modern Germany
Germany
in the late 17th century with the work of Philipp Spener
Philipp Spener
, a Lutheran theologian whose emphasis on personal transformation through spiritual rebirth and renewal, individual devotion and piety laid the foundations for the movement
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Spring (hydrosphere)
A SPRING is any natural situation where water flows from an aquifer to the Earth
Earth
's surface. It is a component of the hydrosphere . CONTENTS* 1 Formation * 1.1 Types * 2 Flow * 2.1 Classification * 3 Water
Water
content * 4 Uses * 4.1 Sacred springs * 5 Notable springs * 6 See also * 7 References * 7.1 Citations * 7.2 Further reading * 8 External links FORMATION A natural spring on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
in Michigan
Michigan
A spring may be the result of karst topography where surface water has infiltrated the Earth
Earth
's surface (recharge area), becoming part of the area groundwater . The groundwater then travels through a network of cracks and fissure—openings ranging from intergranular spaces to large caves . The water eventually emerges from below the surface, in the form of a karst spring
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Spa
A SPA is a location where mineral-rich spring water (and sometimes seawater ) is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts) typically offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy . The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, but are especially widespread in Europe and Japan. Day spas are also quite popular, and offer various personal care treatments
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Equestrianism
EQUESTRIANISM (from Latin equester, equestr-, equus, horseman, horse), more often known as RIDING, HORSEBACK RIDING (American English) or HORSE RIDING (British English), refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses . This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport
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Steeplechase
A STEEPLECHASE is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Steeplechasing is primarily conducted in Ireland
Ireland
(where it originated), the United Kingdom , Canada
Canada
, United States
United States
, Australia
Australia
and France
France
. The name is derived from early races in which orientation of the course was by reference to a church steeple , jumping fences and ditches and generally traversing the many intervening obstacles in the countryside. Modern usage of the term "steeplechase" differs between countries. In Ireland
Ireland
and the United Kingdom, it refers only to races run over large, fixed obstacles, in contrast to "hurdle " races where the obstacles are much smaller
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Mare
A MARE is an adult female horse or other equine . In most cases, a mare is a female horse over the age of three, and a filly is a female horse three and younger. In Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse racing , a MARE is defined as a female horse more than four years old. The word can also be used for other female equine animals, particularly mules and zebras , but a female donkey is usually called a "jenny". A broodmare is a mare used for breeding. A horse's female parent is known as its DAME. An uncastrated adult male horse is called a stallion and a castrated male is a gelding . Occasionally, the term "horse" is used to designate only a male horse. CONTENTS * 1 Reproductive cycle * 2 Behavior * 3 Uses * 3.1 Historic use * 4 Etymology * 5 See also * 6 References REPRODUCTIVE CYCLE A nursing foal
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Childbirth
CHILDBIRTH, also known as LABOUR AND DELIVERY, is the ending of a pregnancy by one or more babies leaving a woman's uterus by vaginal passage or C-section
C-section
. In 2015 there were about 135 million births globally. About 15 million were born before 37 weeks of gestation , while between 3 and 12% were born after 42 weeks . In the developed world most deliveries occur in hospital, while in the developing world most births take place at home with the support of a traditional birth attendant . The most common way of childbirth is a vaginal delivery . It involves three stages of labour: the shortening and opening of the cervix , descent and birth of the baby, and the delivery of the placenta . The first stage typically lasts twelve to nineteen hours, the second stage twenty minutes to two hours, and the third stage five to thirty minutes
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Magnanimity
MAGNANIMITY (derived from the Latin roots magna, great, and animus, mind) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Magnanimity
Magnanimity
is a latinization of the Greek word μεγαλοψυχία, megalopsychia which means greatness of soul and was identified by Aristotle
Aristotle
as "the crowning virtue". Although the word magnanimity has a traditional connection to Aristotelian philosophy, it also has its own tradition in English which now causes some confusion. OVERVIEW Noah Webster
Noah Webster
of the American Language defines Magnanimity
Magnanimity
as such: MAGNANIMITY, n
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Morphine
MORPHINE is a pain medication of the opiate type which is found naturally in a number of plants and animals. It acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to decrease the feeling of pain. It can be taken for both acute pain and chronic pain . Morphine
Morphine
is frequently used for pain from myocardial infarction and during labour . It can be given by mouth, by injection into a muscle , by injecting under the skin , intravenously , into the space around the spinal cord , or rectally . Maximum effect is around 20 minutes when given intravenously and 60 minutes when given by mouth, while duration of effect is between three and seven hours. Long-acting formulations also exist. Potentially serious side effects include a decreased respiratory effort and low blood pressure . Morphine
Morphine
has a high potential for addiction and abuse . If the dose is reduced after long-term use, withdrawal may occur
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Clairvoyant
CLAIRVOYANCE (/klɛɹˈvɔɪəns/ or /klɛəˈvɔɪəns/) (from French clair meaning "clear" and voyance meaning "vision") is the alleged ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through extrasensory perception . Any person who is claimed to have some such ability is said accordingly to be a CLAIRVOYANT (/klerˈvɔɪənt/) ("one who sees clearly"). Claims for the existence of paranormal and psychic abilities such as clairvoyance have not been supported by scientific evidence published in high impact factor peer reviewed journals. Parapsychology
Parapsychology
explores this possibility, but the existence of the paranormal is not accepted by the scientific community . Parapsychology, including the study of clairvoyance, is an example of pseudoscience
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