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Rapidian cities – a ‘grand’ revival


During the European settlement of North America, cities were often founded and located along important water features in order to facilitate travel. These included bays, harbors, sounds, straits, channels, and navigable rivers. As the population moved inland, other kinds of … Continue reading

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Passing through Timbuktu


Apparently, I am not the only person on the planet who is fascinated by the City of Timbuktu in western Africa. While reading the captivating book entitled To Timbuktu, by Mark Jenkins, I quickly discovered the city set aside the vast Sahara has long … Continue reading

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