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American Transatlantic Mail Routes

American Transatlantic Mail Routes

Crossing the Atlantic has been a fascination for many centuries. Industry and communications have relied upon an ability to navigate the challenges that lay between Europe and America and the America’s and the rest of the world. Technological advancements have from...
A High Cover

A High Cover

In the northeastern Shandong province of the People’s Republic of China there is a coastal city called Yantai, which during the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1912) was known as Chefoo. What’s really fascinating about this fishing seaport is that back in the 1870s, when...
The Mighty Maltese Cross

The Mighty Maltese Cross

To many people, a tree is a tree. However, if you’re a botanist then there is a bit more to it than that. For starters, trees are perennial plants with a trunk, branches and leaves and there are around 100,000 different species, and even if you select just one of...