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Traditional Portable Camps E-mail
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Mangolina Yurt or Ger, is portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used for thousands of years by the nomads of Central Asia and is still a common sight in many countries. with its unique design, structure and practical features, the yurts are attracting interest from people in many parts of the worlds as an ecologically friendly and attractive living space that can be used for a variety of purposes. The yurt has a wooden frame, the assemble of which is made without the use of metal. It is iposed from theoutside, sometime in two layers, felt felted over which wound tissue that protects the felt fro rain and snow. Fabric yurt richly decorated with embroidery and applique. Particularly bright and distinct pattern adorned felt curtain entrance. The doors always face south. This feature allowed the nomadic yurt installation accurately tell time. Sunbeam, getting in yurt through the upper hole, sliding grating wall during daylight hours passed around the perimeter of the inner wall of the yurt. At the location of the solar beam the whole day from sunrise to sunset was divided into 29 time periods corresponding to the vertical frame tent poles. For simplicity time-stamp sometimes used the expression "when the sun seemed on the bed", "sun lit floor of the yurt," etc.

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Standing On Bulbous Bow Of The World's Largest Ocean Liner E-mail
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Standing On Bulbous Bow Of The World's Largest Ocean Liner

Cunard recently captured dramatic photographs of Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship's bulbous bow a mile off the coast of Bali during the ship's World Cruise in he 10th anniversary year.

A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline. The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull, reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability. Large ships with bulbous bows generally have 12-15% better fuel efficiency than similar vessels without them. A bulbous bow also increases the buoyancy of the forward part and hence reduces the pitching of the ship to a small degree.

At 151,200 tons, Queen Mary 2 is the largest and most expensive ocean liner ever built, accommodating 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew. In her first 10 years of service Queen Mary 2 has undertaken more than 420 voyages, including over 200 Transatlantic Crossings, and has called at 182 ports in 60 countries. She remains the longest, tallest, widest ocean liner ever built.

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