Saudi Aramco World: May/June 2014 - page 3

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Classroom
Guide
Written by Julie Weiss
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Events &
Exhibitions
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Flowers from the East
Written by Caroline Stone
From crocuses and carnations to tulips, hyacinths and hollyhocks, Europeans brought color and
fragrance to their lands by transplanting from the Islamic East many of today’s most popular flowers.
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#techboom
#arabnets
Written by Habib Battah
Portraits by David Degner
Welcome to the new ecosystem: Where would you like to
incubate? In a region with deep historical roots in trade and
innovation, a new generation is leading theMiddle East’s youngest,
fastest-growing and most promising economic sector: tech.
2: GUY NOEL POCOCK / ART ARCHIVE AT ART RESOURCE; 38: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES / BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY
Last Lakes of the Green Sahara
Written and photographed by Sheldon Chad
Buried in the layered sediments of an anomalous group of lakes in northern
Chad are scientific treasures that may help modern climatologists understand
the most dramatic climate-driven event since the last Ice Age: the transforma-
tion of once lush northern Africa into the Sahara.
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