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Iconic Disney Moment: The point at which Bernard saves Cody from the aforementioned crocodile trap by furiously riding in on a razorback pig he tamed with an animal-whispering technique. It’s quintessential Disney: beautifully animated, exciting, and with just a dash of reckless child endangerment.

Areas of Expertise:  Piano, organ, and orchestra (performance and composition)
Notable Achievement:  His "Wedding March," which has survived over a century of rising divorce rates and overpriced wedding planners
Secret to His Success:  Nicest guy in classical music

Seven of us had breakfast, and the menu and staff easily accommodated the cares of vegetarians and meat-eaters. Service was quick and relatively attentive, the restaurant and hotel lobby are attractive, and the food was good. We will be back.

I compiled this list for a webpage of suggestions for librarians who wished to feature books on the Middle Ages and Renaissance in conjunction with medieval events & activities. These would also be good choices for parents who want to provide their children with interesting books on medieval history. I've updated the list with a few newer titles, and added links to Amazon for the books that are still available in-print.




The Geography of Ukraine Total Size: 603,700 square km

Size Comparison: slightly smaller than Texas

Geographical Coordinates: 49 00 N, 32 00 E

World Region or Continent: Asia

General Terrain: most of Ukraine consists of fertile plains (steppes) and plateaus, mountains being found only in the west (the Carpathians), and in the Crimean Peninsula in the extreme south

Geographical Low Point: Black Sea 0 m

Geographical High Point: Hora Hoverla 2,061 m

Climate: temperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland; summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south

Major cities: KYIV (capital) million; Kharkiv million; Dnipropetrovsk million; Odesa million; Donetsk 971,000 (2009)

The People of Ukraine Type of Government: republic

Languages Spoken: Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities

Independence: 24 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

National Holiday: Independence Day, 24 August (1991); 22 January (1918), the day Ukraine first declared its independence (from Soviet Russia) and the day the short-lived Western and Central Ukrainian republics united (1919), is now celebrated as Unity Day

Nationality: Ukrainian(s)

Religions: Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 19%, Orthodox (no particular jurisdiction) 16%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 9%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 6%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox %, Protestant, Jewish, none 38% (2004 est.)

National Symbol: trident (tryzub)

National Anthem or Song: Sche ne vmerla Ukraina (Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished)

Economy of Ukraine Major Industries: coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing (especially sugar)

Agricultural Products: grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables; beef, milk

Natural Resources: iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land

Major Exports: ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, food products

Major Imports: energy, machinery and equipment, chemicals

Currency: hryvnia (UAH)

National GDP: $329,300,000,000




** Source for population (2012 est.) and GDP (2011 est.) is CIA World Factbook.

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