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WHAT DOES GIBBON MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Gibbons are apes in the family Hylobatidae /ˌhaɪlɵˈbeɪtɨdiː/. The family historically contained one genus, but now is split into four genera. Gibbons occur in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and Java. Also called the lesser apes, gibbons differ from great apes in being smaller, exhibiting low sexual dimorphism, in not making nests, and in certain anatomical details in which they superficially more closely resemble monkeys than great apes do. But like all apes, gibbons evolved to become tailless. Gibbons also display pair-bonding, unlike most of the great apes. Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 m, at speeds as high as 55 km/h. They can also make leaps of up to 8 m, and walk bipedally with their arms raised for balance. They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals. Depending on species and gender, gibbons' fur coloration varies from dark to light brown shades, and anywhere between black and white.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBON» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIBBON»
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Smeddum: A Lewis Grassic Gibbon Anthology: A Lewis Grassic ...
The anthology ends with the full text of his last novel, The Speak of the Mearns, unpublished in his lifetime.
Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 2010
How to Analyze Data
This volume offers a basic introduction to a variety of elementary statistical techniques, including those for summarizing data, analysing differences between groups and examining relationships between measures.
Carol T. Fitz-Gibbon, Lynn Lyons Morris, 1987
Trading Down: Africa, Value Chains, and the Global Economy
Examining the changing role of Africa in the global economy.
Peter Gibbon, 2005
Edward Gibbon and Empire
A new assessment of Gibbon's Decline and Fall in the light of modern research.
Rosamond McKitterick, Roland Quinault, 1997
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Published between 1776 and 1788, this text is acknowledged as a masterpiece of English historical writing.
Edward Gibbon, Anthony Lentin, Brian Norman, 1998
The Autonomy of History: Truth and Method from Erasmus to Gibbon
In these learned essays, Joseph M. Levine shows how the idea and method of modern history first began to develop during the Renaissance, when a clear distinction between history and fiction was first proposed.
Joseph M. Levine, 1999
A Scots Quair
A Scots Quair is a landmark work; it permeates the Scottish literary consciousness and colours all subsequent writing of its kind.’ David Kerr Cameron Chris Guthrie, torn between her love of the land and her desire to escape the narrow ...
Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 2010
Narratives of Enlightenment: Cosmopolitan History from ...
A reappraisal of the work of five major narrative historians (Voltaire, Hume, Robertson, Gibbon and Ramsay) in eighteenth-century Europe and America.
Karen O'Brien, 1997
Spartacus: A Novel
The original landmark novel of the slave revolt against the Romans in 73 BC, led by the gladiator Spartacus Heralded as one of the great historical novels of the twentieth century, Spartacus is a masterpiece of vivid storytelling from one ...
Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 2012
The care of gibbons in captivity is woven into this story about the contruction of a new enclosure at a city zoo. The illustrations and information in the text capture how zoos are upgrading living conditions for their animals.
Beverley Randell, 2001
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIBBON»
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Paris Red, by Maureen Gibbon (Norton). This absorbing, well-researched novel riffs on the relationship between the painter Édouard Manet ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
Peterculter florist is blossoming
Working in the business alongside her son Andrew, Dona Gibbon has used more than 10 years experience in the floristry industry to quickly ... «Kincardineshire Observer, Jul 15»
Indonesian kingpin of illegal wildlife trade gets two years in prison
In April last year, conservation authorities found Dedek in the North Sumatran city of Medan with two golden cats, a siamang and a gibbon. «Mongabay.com, Jul 15»
Blue Jays need pitching reinforcements
"I'm proud of our guys," Gibbon said. "We battled back. The key is, you take the lead there after being down and you've got to get some outs. «WPTZ The Champlain Valley, Jul 15»
Homage to Zenobia
“Zenobia was esteemed the most lovely as well as the most heroic of her sex,” Gibbon wrote in an awestruck account of her brief reign. «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
U-Save goes 2-0 to start tourney
Independent/Barrett Stinson U-Save Pharmacy's Bryce Williams (right) tags out Shelton-Gibbon's Gareth Stroh during a rundown between first ... «Grand Island Independent, Jul 15»