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  • Hindemith, Paul (German composer)

    Paul Hindemith, one of the principal German composers of the first half of the 20th century and a leading musical theorist. He sought to revitalize tonality—the traditional harmonic system that was being challenged by many other composers—and also pioneered in the writing of Gebrauchsmusik, or

  • Hindenburg (German airship)

    Hindenburg, German dirigible, the largest rigid airship ever constructed. In 1937 it caught fire and was destroyed; 36 people died in the disaster. The Hindenburg was a 245-metre- (804-foot-) long airship of conventional zeppelin design that was launched at Friedrichshafen, Germany, in March 1936.

  • Hindenburg (Poland)

    Zabrze, city, Śląskie województwo (province), southern Poland. It is situated in the Upper Silesian industrial district. Zabrze became Prussian in 1742, and in 1921, when Upper Silesia was partitioned between Poland and Germany, it remained in German hands. Badly damaged in World War II, it was

  • Hindenburg Line (German defense system)

    Hindenburg Line, defensive barrier improvised by the German army on the Western Front in World War I. Faced with substantial numerical inferiority and a dwindling firepower advantage, the new German commanders, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and Gen. Erich Ludendorff, shortened their lines and

  • Hindenburg, Oskar von (German military officer)

    Adolf Hitler: Rise to power: …Meissner, and President Hindenburg’s son, Oskar. The fear of communism and the rejection of the Social Democrats bound them together. In spite of a decline in the Nazi Party’s votes in November 1932, Hitler insisted that the chancellorship was the only office he would accept. On January 30, 1933, Hindenburg…

  • Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von (German president)

    Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal during World War I and second president of the Weimar Republic (1925–34). His presidential terms were wracked by political instability, economic depression, and the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, whom he appointed chancellor in 1933. Hindenburg was the son

  • Hindenburg, Paul von (German president)

    Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal during World War I and second president of the Weimar Republic (1925–34). His presidential terms were wracked by political instability, economic depression, and the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, whom he appointed chancellor in 1933. Hindenburg was the son

  • hindgut (anatomy)

    nutrition: Herbivores: …use of leafy foods through hindgut fermentation. In animal species generally, the main breakdown of foods by enzymes and absorption into the bloodstream occurs in the small intestine. The main function of the large intestine is then to absorb most of the water remaining so as to conserve losses when…

  • Hindi language

    Hindi language, member of the Indo-Aryan group within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the preferred official language of India, although much national business is also done in English and the other languages recognized in the Indian constitution. In India, Hindi

  • Hindi literature

    Hindi literature, the writings of the western Braj Bhasa and Khari Boli and of the eastern Awadhi and Bundeli dialects of the Indian subcontinent and also the writings of parts of Rajasthan in the west and of Bihar in the east that, strictly speaking, are not Hindi at all. Hindi literature also

  • Hindiyyah Barrage (dam, Iraq)

    Tigris-Euphrates river system: Physiography of the Euphrates: Near Al-Hindiyyah the river splits into two branches, Al-Ḥillah and Al-Hindiyyah, each of which, over the centuries, alternately has carried the main flow of the river. A barrage (a low dam for diverting water) at Al-Hindiyyah that collapsed in the late 19th century was replaced in…

  • Hindko language (Indo-Aryan language)

    Lahnda language: Hindko (Northern Lahnda): The local varieties of Grierson’s “Northern Lahnda” are less homogeneous than Siraiki and have been less cultivated for writing. As yet, they have accordingly rather less claim to be recognized as any sort of separate language. When they are written, the Urdu…

  • Hindley, Myra (British serial killer)

    Myra Hindley, British serial killer (born July 23, 1942, Manchester, Eng.—died Nov. 15, 2002, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Eng.), was convicted in 1966 of the torture and murder of two children and of having been the accessory in the murder of a third. The “Moors Murderers,” as Hindley and Ian B

  • Hindman School (school, Hindman, Kentucky, United States)

    Katherine Pettit: …enabled them to open the Hindman School in August 1902. The school offered academic subjects in addition to crafts and domestic and industrial skills. The efforts of another coworker made medical treatment available for the endemic trachoma that had left many mountain people blind. In 1913 Pettit established the Pine…

  • Hindorff, Richard (German agronomist)

    Tanzania: German East Africa: The German agronomist Richard Hindorff’s introduction of sisal from Florida in 1892 marked the beginning of the territory’s most valuable industry, which was encouraged by the development of a railway from the new capital of Dar es Salaam to Lake Tanganyika. In 1896 work began on the construction…

  • hindquarter (beef carcass)

    meat processing: Beef fabrication: …into quarters, the forequarter and hindquarter, between the 12th and 13th ribs. The major wholesale cuts fabricated from the forequarter are the chuck, brisket, foreshank, rib, and shortplate. The hindquarter produces the short loin, sirloin, rump, round, and flank.

  • Hinds, Anthony Frank (British movie producer and screenwriter)

    Anthony Frank Hinds, British movie producer and screenwriter (born Sept. 19, 1922, Ruislip, Middlesex, Eng.—died Sept. 30, 2013, Oxford, Eng.), produced and wrote the scripts for many of the films that came to define “Hammer Horror,” the wildly successful sex- and gore-filled monster movies

  • Hinds, Justin (Jamaican singer)

    Justin Hinds, Jamaican reggae singer (born May 7, 1942, Steer Town, Jam.—died March 17, 2005, Steer Town), enjoyed a four-decade-long career that began in the 1960s when his group the Dominoes recorded the reggae classic “Carry Go Bring Come.” Hinds’s unique vocal style reflected his rural roots a

  • hindsaddle (animal anatomy)

    meat processing: Lamb fabrication: …two halves, the foresaddle and hindsaddle, on the fabrication floor. The foresaddle produces the major wholesale cuts of the neck, shoulder, rib, breast, and foreshank. The hindsaddle produces the major wholesale cuts of the loin, sirloin, leg, and hindshank.

  • hindsight bias

    Hindsight bias, the tendency, upon learning an outcome of an event—such as an experiment, a sporting event, a military decision, or a political election—to overestimate one’s ability to have foreseen the outcome. It is colloquially known as the “I knew it all along phenomenon.” Presented with two

  • hindtoe (anatomy)

    human muscle system: Changes in the muscles of the lower limb: …the flexor muscles of the big toe are developed to provide the final push off in the walking cycle. Muscles of all three compartments of the modern human lower leg contribute to making the foot a stable platform, which nonetheless can adapt to walking over rough and sloping ground.

  • Hindu (people)

    numerals and numeral systems: Positional numeral systems: …must be attributed to the Hindus, who also were the first to use zero in the modern way. As was mentioned earlier, some symbol is required in positional number systems to mark the place of a power of the base not actually occurring. This was indicated by the Hindus by…

  • Hindu calendar (religion)

    Hindu calendar, dating system used in India from about 1000 bce and still used to establish dates of the Hindu religious year. It is based on a year of 12 lunar months; i.e., 12 full cycles of phases of the Moon. The discrepancy between the lunar year of about 354 days and the solar year of about

  • Hindu College (university, Kolkata, India)

    education: Education under the East India Company: …Ram Mohun Roy, founded the Hindu College in Calcutta, the alumni of which established a large number of English schools all over Bengal. The demand for English education in Bengal thus preceded by 20 years any government action in that direction.

  • Hindu fundamentalism (religious and political movement)

    fundamentalism: Hindu fundamentalism: What is usually called “Hindu fundamentalism” in India has been influenced more by nationalism than by religion, in part because Hinduism does not have a specific sacred text to which conformity can be demanded. Moreover, conformity to a religious code has never been…

  • Hindu Group Publications (Indian company)

    The Hindu: The newspaper’s parent company, Hindu Group Publications, also publishes The Hindu Business Line, a daily business paper, and popular magazines such as Frontline and Sportstar.

  • Hindu Kush (mountains, Asia)

    Hindu Kush, great mountain system of Central Asia. Broadly defined, it is some 500 miles (800 km) long and as wide as 150 miles (240 km). The Hindu Kush is one of the great watersheds of Central Asia, forming part of the vast Alpine zone that stretches across Eurasia from east to west. It runs

  • Hindu law

    dietary law: Hinduism: Hinduism, one of the major religious traditions of India, most clearly displays the principles outlined above concerning the relationship between dietary laws and customs on the one hand and social stratification and traditional privilege on the other. The Vedas, the sacred texts of most variants…

  • Hindu Raj (mountains, Pakistan)

    Hindu Kush: Physiography: …a fourth region known as Hindu Raj in Pakistan. This region is formed by a long, winding chain of mountains—with some lofty peaks, such as Mounts Darkot (22,447 feet [6,842 metres]) and Buni Zom (21,499 feet [6,553 metres])—which strikes southward from the Lupsuk Peak (18,861 feet [5,749 metres]) in the…

  • Hindu Renaissance (Indian history)

    India: Theatre, film, and literature: …new awakening with the so-called Hindu Renaissance, centred in Bengal and beginning in the mid-19th century. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee established the novel, previously unknown in India, as a literary genre. Chatterjee wrote in Bengali, and most of his literary successors, including the popular Hindi novelist Prem Chand (pseudonym of Dhanpat…

  • Hindu, The (Indian newspaper)

    The Hindu, English-language daily newspaper published in Chennai (Madras), generally regarded as one of India’s most influential dailies. Established in 1878 as a weekly, The Hindu became a daily in 1889. While India was under British rule, the paper spoke out for independence—but in a moderate

  • Hindu-Arabic number system (numeral system)

    Decimal, in mathematics, positional numeral system employing 10 as the base and requiring 10 different numerals, the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. It also requires a dot (decimal point) to represent decimal fractions. In this scheme, the numerals used in denoting a number take different

  • Hindu-Arabic numerals

    Hindu-Arabic numerals, set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0—that represent numbers in the decimal number system. They originated in India in the 6th or 7th century and were introduced to Europe through the writings of Middle Eastern mathematicians, especially al-Khwarizmi and al-Kindi,

  • Hinduism (religion)

    Hinduism, major world religion originating on the Indian subcontinent and comprising several and varied systems of philosophy, belief, and ritual. Although the name Hinduism is relatively new, having been coined by British writers in the first decades of the 19th century, it refers to a rich

  • Hindūshāh, Muḥammad Qāsim (Indian writer)

    Firishtah, one of Muslim India’s most famous writers. Very little is known about Firishtah’s life except that he was captain of the guard to Murtazā Niẓām Shāh, Muslim Indian ruler of Ahmadnagar (1565–88). It was during this period that Firishtah conceived his history of Indo-Muslim rulers and s

  • Hindustan (historical region, India)

    Rohilkhand, low-lying alluvial region in northwestern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. The Rohilkhand is part of the Upper Ganges (Ganga) Plain and has an area of about 10,000 square miles (25,000 square km). It is bounded by the frontiers of China and Nepal to the north and the Ganges River to

  • Hindustan (historical area, Indian subcontinent, Asia)

    Hindustan, (Persian: “Land of the Indus”) historically, the northern Indian subcontinent—in contrast to the Deccan, the southern portion of the Indian subcontinent. This area can be defined more particularly as the basin of the five Punjab rivers and the upper Indo-Gangetic Plain. As a mostly

  • Hindustan Republican Association (Indian militant organization)

    Kakori Conspiracy: …members of the newly established Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), a militant organization dedicated to freeing India from British rule through revolution, including armed rebellion. To fund their activities, the HRA carried out raids such as the train robbery.

  • Hindustan-Tibet Road (road, Asia)

    Himalayas: Transportation: The Hindustan-Tibet road, which passes through Himachal Pradesh, has been considerably improved; that 300-mile (480-km) highway runs through Shimla, once the summer capital of India, and crosses the Indo-Tibetan border near Shipki Pass. From Manali in the Kullu valley, a highway now crosses not only the…

  • Hindustani language

    Hindustani language, lingua franca of northern India and Pakistan. Two variants of Hindustani, Urdu and Hindi, are official languages in Pakistan and India, respectively. Hindustani began to develop during the 13th century ce in and around the Indian cities of Delhi and Meerut in response to the

  • Hindustani music

    Hindustani music, one of the two principal types of South Asian classical music, found mainly in the northern three-fourths of the subcontinent, where Indo-Aryan languages are spoken. (The other principal type, Karnatak music, is found in the Dravidian-speaking region of southern India.) The two

  • Hindustani Workers of the Pacific Coast (Indian nationalists)

    Ghadr: …immigrants in California called the Hindustani Workers of the Pacific Coast. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, many of the Ghadrites returned to India and for several months during 1915 carried on terrorist activities in central Punjab. Attempted uprisings were quickly crushed by the British. After the war,…

  • Hindusthan (historical area, Indian subcontinent, Asia)

    Hindustan, (Persian: “Land of the Indus”) historically, the northern Indian subcontinent—in contrast to the Deccan, the southern portion of the Indian subcontinent. This area can be defined more particularly as the basin of the five Punjab rivers and the upper Indo-Gangetic Plain. As a mostly

  • Hindutva (Indian ideology)

    Bharatiya Janata Party: Origin and establishment: The BJP advocated hindutva (“Hindu-ness”), an ideology that sought to define Indian culture in terms of Hindu values, and it was highly critical of the secular policies and practices of the Indian National Congress (Congress Party). The BJP began to have electoral success in 1989, when it capitalized…

  • Hine, Lewis (American photographer)

    Lewis Hine, American photographer who used his art to bring social ills to public attention. Hine was trained as a sociologist. He began to portray the immigrants who crowded onto New York’s Ellis Island in 1905, and he also photographed the tenements and sweatshops where the immigrants were forced

  • Hine, Lewis Wickes (American photographer)

    Lewis Hine, American photographer who used his art to bring social ills to public attention. Hine was trained as a sociologist. He began to portray the immigrants who crowded onto New York’s Ellis Island in 1905, and he also photographed the tenements and sweatshops where the immigrants were forced

  • Hinegba (African deity)

    Igbira: …of the Igbira centre on Hinegba, the supreme god, who is benevolent, resides in the sky, and controls the universe. Hinegba is approached through intermediary spirits, who are connected with such natural objects as trees. Igbira ancestors are also viewed as agents of Hinegba. Since the early 20th century many…

  • Hines, Brian (British musician)

    the Moody Blues: …30, 1941, Rochester, Kent, England), Denny Laine (original name Brian Hines; b. October 29, 1944, near Jersey, Channel Islands), and Clint Warwick (original name Clinton Eccles; b. June 25, 1939, Birmingham). Later members included Justin Hayward (in full David Justin Hayward; b. October 14, 1946, Swindon, Wiltshire, England), John Lodge…

  • Hines, Earl (American musician)

    Earl Hines, American jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer whose unique playing style made him one of the most influential musicians in jazz history. Hines was born into a musical family in Pittsburgh. As a child he learned trumpet from his father and then piano from his mother; his sister was

  • Hines, Earl Kenneth (American musician)

    Earl Hines, American jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer whose unique playing style made him one of the most influential musicians in jazz history. Hines was born into a musical family in Pittsburgh. As a child he learned trumpet from his father and then piano from his mother; his sister was

  • Hines, Gregory (American dancer, actor, and choreographer)

    Gregory Hines, American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer who was a major figure in the revitalization of tap dancing in the late 20th century. By the age of four, Hines and his older brother Maurice were taking tap lessons with renowned dancer and choreographer Henry Le Tang. The brothers soon

  • Hines, Gregory Oliver (American dancer, actor, and choreographer)

    Gregory Hines, American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer who was a major figure in the revitalization of tap dancing in the late 20th century. By the age of four, Hines and his older brother Maurice were taking tap lessons with renowned dancer and choreographer Henry Le Tang. The brothers soon

  • Hines, Hines, and Dad (American dance act)

    Gregory Hines: …and in 1963 it became Hines, Hines and Dad when their father joined them as a drummer. The trio made numerous television appearances and performed throughout the United States and Europe. Mounting tensions with his brother, however, and declining public interest in tap dancing led Gregory to leave the act…

  • Hines, Jerome (American singer)

    Jerome Hines, (Jerome Albert Link Heinz), American opera singer (born Nov. 8, 1921, Hollywood, Calif.—died Feb. 4, 2003, New York, N.Y), was a respected bass who sang for 41 years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He made his professional debut in the role of Monterone in Verdi’s R

  • Hines, The Right Rev. John Elbridge (American bishop)

    The Right Rev. John Elbridge Hines, American religious leader who, as the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1965 to 1974, pursued a socially progressive and activist agenda, supporting such issues as the ordination of women as priests and bishops and the withdrawal of investments from

  • hing spice (spice and resin)

    Asafoetida, gum resin prized as a spice in India and Iran, where it is used to flavour curries, meatballs, and pickles. Acrid in taste, it emits a strong onionlike odour because of its organic sulfur compounds. It is commonly sold in powdered form and is said to enhance umami flavours in savory

  • hinge (metalwork)

    metalwork: England: …are found with massive iron hinges, the bands worked in rich ornamental designs of scrollwork, varying from the plain hinge band, with crescent, to the most elaborate filling of the door. Examples exist at Skipwith and Stillingfleet in Yorkshire, many in the eastern counties, others in Gloucester, Somerset, and the…

  • hinge joint (anatomy)

    joint: Hinge joint: The hinge, or ginglymus, joint is a modified sellar joint with each mating surface ovoid on its right and left sides. This modification reduces movement to a backward-forward swing like that allowed by the hinge of a box or a door. The swing…

  • Hingham (Massachusetts, United States)

    Hingham, town (township), Plymouth county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies on Hingham Harbor (an inlet of Massachusetts Bay), about 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Boston. Settled in 1633, it was incorporated in 1635 and named for Hingham, England. During the 19th century it was a bustling

  • Hingis, Martina (Swiss tennis player)

    Martina Hingis, Swiss professional tennis player who became the youngest person in the “open” era to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest to be ranked world number one. In her relatively short, injury-plagued career, she won five Grand Slam tournaments—the Australian Open (1997, 1998,

  • Hingle, Martin Patterson (American actor)

    Pat Hingle, (Martin Patterson Hingle), American actor (born July 19, 1924, Miami, Fla.—died Jan. 3, 2009, Carolina Beach, N.C.), was a durable character actor who appeared in hundreds of films, theatrical productions, and television programs during a career that spanned some 50 years, but he was

  • Hingle, Pat (American actor)

    Pat Hingle, (Martin Patterson Hingle), American actor (born July 19, 1924, Miami, Fla.—died Jan. 3, 2009, Carolina Beach, N.C.), was a durable character actor who appeared in hundreds of films, theatrical productions, and television programs during a career that spanned some 50 years, but he was

  • Hingston, Richard W. G. (British naturalist)

    Himalayas: Study and exploration: …20th century) the British naturalist Richard W.G. Hingston, who wrote valuable accounts of the natural history of animals living at high elevations in the Himalayas.

  • Hinkie, Sam (basketball executive)

    Philadelphia 76ers: The Sixers hired Sam Hinkie as general manager during the 2013 off-season, and he instituted a radical rebuilding plan. Rather than try to field the best-possible team each season, he focused on a long-term strategy that saw the team acquire numerous draft picks in trades and draft injured…

  • Hinkle, Phillip (American inventor)

    roller coaster: Coney Island amusement park: …Thompson’s Switchback Railway, it was Phillip Hinkle’s 1885 technological advancement that gave the industry a lift. The Hinkle coaster’s route was elliptical and featured a powered hoist that pulled cars to the top of the first hill, making it a far more exciting ride than the slow-moving Switchback. Thompson, who…

  • Hinkson, Katharine Tynan (Irish poet and novelist)

    Katharine Tynan, Irish poet and novelist whose works are dominated by the combined influences of Roman Catholicism and Irish patriotism. Like the poet William Butler Yeats, she developed a deep and abiding interest in Celtic mythology. Her Collected Poems were published in 1930. A prodigious

  • Hinkson, Mary De Haven (American dancer)

    Mary De Haven Hinkson, American dancer (born March 16, 1925, Philadelphia, Pa.—died Nov. 26, 2014, New York, N.Y.), was a principal dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company for more than 20 years. Her most acclaimed roles included title roles in Circe (1963), which Graham choreographed for her,

  • Hinkspiel (German game)

    hopscotch: In Hinkspiel, a German variation, a player who completes the sequence turns away from the diagram and tosses the marker over her shoulder. The space in which it lands is her “house,” a rest space that the other players must then avoid unless its “owner” gives…

  • Hinman, Mary Wood (American scholar and teacher)

    folk dance: Mary Wood Hinman: Another American scholar and teacher, Mary Wood Hinman, worked in New York and Chicago to train teachers and encourage folk dancing among local ethnic organizations. After traveling to several countries to learn folk dances, she developed a teacher-training school in Chicago that…

  • Hinn Island (island, Norway)

    Hinn Island, island, in the Norwegian Sea, northern Norway. Forming part of the Vesterålen group and with an area of 849 square miles (2,198 square km), it is Norway’s second largest island after Spitsbergen (principal island of Svalbard). It is separated from the mainland by the narrow Tjeld

  • hinney (mammal)

    mule: …male horse results in a hinny, or hinney, which is smaller than a mule. Mules were beasts of burden in Asia Minor at least 3,000 years ago and are still used today in many parts of the world because of their ability to withstand hardships and perform work under conditions…

  • Hinnøya (island, Norway)

    Hinn Island, island, in the Norwegian Sea, northern Norway. Forming part of the Vesterålen group and with an area of 849 square miles (2,198 square km), it is Norway’s second largest island after Spitsbergen (principal island of Svalbard). It is separated from the mainland by the narrow Tjeld

  • hinny (mammal)

    mule: …male horse results in a hinny, or hinney, which is smaller than a mule. Mules were beasts of burden in Asia Minor at least 3,000 years ago and are still used today in many parts of the world because of their ability to withstand hardships and perform work under conditions…

  • Hino (Japan)

    Hino, city, central Tokyo to (metropolis), east-central Honshu, Japan. It is located on the Tama River and is surrounded by other cities in the metropolis, including Fuchū (east) and Hachiōji (south and west). Hino was a post town and ferry station during the Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603–1867). The

  • Hinode (satellite)

    Hinode, a Japanese-U.S.-U.K. satellite that carried a 50-cm (20-inch) solar optical telescope, a 34-cm (13-inch) X-ray telescope, and an extreme ultraviolet imaging spectrometer to observe changes in intense solar magnetic fields that were associated with solar flares and coronal mass ejections. It

  • Hinojosa, Rolando (American author)

    Texas: The arts: …the state’s frontier era; and Rolando Hinojosa of Mercedes, who has written extensively about Mexican American and Chicano culture in Texas.

  • hinoki cypress (plant)

    false cypress: The hinoki cypress (C. obtusa), a bright-green tree 25 to 35 metres (80 to 115 feet) high, with reddish brown bark, is one of Japan’s most valuable timber trees. Its wood is used for construction, furniture, and interior work. Many varieties are cultivated for decoration and…

  • Hinrichs, Gustavus (American professor)

    windstorm: Gustavus Hinrichs, a physics professor from the University of Iowa and founder of the Iowa Weather Service, applied the term derecho—a Spanish word that means “straight” or “right”—to straight-line winds in 1888. Derechos are capable of causing widespread damage and landscape devastation. For example, the…

  • Hinshelwood, Sir Cyril Norman (British chemist)

    Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, British chemist who worked on reaction rates and reaction mechanisms, particularly that of the combination of hydrogen and oxygen to form water, one of the most fundamental combining reactions in chemistry. For this work he shared the 1956 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

  • Hinsley, Arthur (British cardinal)

    Arthur Hinsley, English Roman Catholic cardinal and fifth archbishop of Westminster who was an outspoken opponent of the fascist powers during World War II. Educated at the English College, Rome, where he was ordained in 1893, Hinsley subsequently held various academic posts in England, at Ushaw

  • Hinterer Forest (region, Germany)

    Bavarian Forest: …of the Pfahl is the Hinterer Forest, a higher and almost continuously forested mountain region where human settlement is confined to a few longitudinal valleys. Its highest peaks include the Grosser Arber, with an elevation of 4,777 feet (1,456 m), and the Rachel, Lusen, Dreisesselberg, and Grosser Falkenstein.

  • Hinterer Wald (region, Germany)

    Bavarian Forest: …of the Pfahl is the Hinterer Forest, a higher and almost continuously forested mountain region where human settlement is confined to a few longitudinal valleys. Its highest peaks include the Grosser Arber, with an elevation of 4,777 feet (1,456 m), and the Rachel, Lusen, Dreisesselberg, and Grosser Falkenstein.

  • hinterland (geography)

    Hinterland, tributary region, either rural or urban or both, that is closely linked economically with a nearby town or city. George G. Chisholm (Handbook of Commercial Geography, 1888) transcribed the German word hinterland (land in back of), as hinderland, and used it to refer to the backcountry

  • Hinterpommern (region, Poland)

    Pomerania: Eastern Pomerania was held by the Teutonic Knights from 1308 to 1454, when it was reconquered by Poland. In 1772 it was annexed by Prussia and made into the province of West Prussia. A small part of it was restored to Poland after World War…

  • Hinterrhein (stream, Switzerland)

    Rhine River: Physiography: …to be joined by the Hinterrhein from the south at Reichenau above Chur. (The Hinterrhein rises about five miles west of San Bernardino Pass, near the Swiss–Italian border, and is joined by the Albula River below Thusis.) Below Chur, the Rhine leaves the Alps to form the boundary first between…

  • Hinthada (Myanmar)

    Hinthada, town, southwestern Myanmar (Burma). Hinthada is situated along the Irrawaddy River opposite Tharrawaw, with which it is linked by ferry, at a point considered to be the head of the Irrawaddy’s delta. It is a port for the rice and tobacco grown in the surrounding agricultural area and is

  • Hinton (West Virginia, United States)

    Hinton, city, seat (1871) of Summers county, southeastern West Virginia, U.S., on the New River, near the mouth of the Greenbrier River. Laid out in 1831, it became a railway maintenance facility and rail-shipping point in 1871 with the arrival of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. The early 20th

  • Hinton of Bankside, Christopher Hinton, Baron (British engineer)

    Christopher Hinton, Baron Hinton, engineer who was a leading figure in the development of the nuclear energy industry in Britain; he supervised the construction of Calder Hall, the world’s first large-scale nuclear power station (opened in 1956). Hinton was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Hinton, Martin A. C. (British hoaxer)

    Piltdown man: …trunk apparently had belonged to Martin A.C. Hinton, who became keeper of zoology at the British Museum in 1936. Hinton, who in 1912 was working as a volunteer at the museum, may have treated and planted the Piltdown bones as a hoax in order to ensnare and embarrass Woodward, who…

  • Hinton, Milt (American musician)

    Milt Hinton, African American jazz musician, a highly versatile bassist who came of age in the swing era and became one of the favourite bassists of post-World War II jazz. Hinton grew up in Chicago, where he began playing bass in high school and then worked with jazz bands in the early to

  • Hinton, Milton John (American musician)

    Milt Hinton, African American jazz musician, a highly versatile bassist who came of age in the swing era and became one of the favourite bassists of post-World War II jazz. Hinton grew up in Chicago, where he began playing bass in high school and then worked with jazz bands in the early to

  • Hinton, William Howard (American agronomist)

    William Howard Hinton, American agronomist (born Feb. 2, 1919, Chicago, Ill.—died May 15, 2004, Concord, Mass.), authored Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village (1966) and Shenfan: The Continuing Revolution in a Chinese Village (1983), two studies that chronicled the impact of t

  • Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details (work by Eastlake)

    Charles Locke Eastlake: Eastlake’s influential Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details (1868) was in its 6th edition in the United States by 1881 and in its 4th in London by 1887. His Lectures on Decorative Art and Art Workmanship (1876) was followed by the progressively published…

  • Hiodon alosoides (fish)

    Goldeye, North American freshwater fish, a species of mooneye

  • Hiodontidae (fish)

    Mooneye, North American freshwater fish of the family Hiodontidae. The mooneye is a spirited catch but is not greatly valued as food. Mooneyes are herring-like in appearance, with sharp teeth, large eyes, and deeply forked tail fins. Those of the species Hiodon tergisus are bright silvery fish and

  • Hiodontiformes (fish order)

    osteoglossomorph: …into two orders, Osteoglossiformes and Hiodontiformes. Osteoglossiforms are a group of morphologically and biologically diverse forms primarily found in freshwater environments in Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean; however, a few osteoglossiform species enter slightly brackish water. In contrast, hiodontiforms occur only in North…

  • Hiorns, Roger (British artist)

    Roger Hiorns, English installation artist who worked with such unusual elements as fire, cupric sulfate crystals, and automotive and airplane engines. He expanded the definitions of media and the creative process by challenging commonplace ideas with acts of interference and then stepping back to

  • HIP (metallurgy)

    advanced ceramics: Pressure-assisted sintering: …methods are followed—hot pressing and hot isostatic pressing (HIP).

  • hip (anatomy)

    Hip, in anatomy, the joint between the thighbone (femur) and the pelvis; also the area adjacent to this joint. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint; the round head of the femur rests in a cavity (the acetabulum) that allows free rotation of the limb. Amphibians and reptiles have relatively weak

  • HIP 13044 (star)

    HIP 13044b: …all the stars with planets, HIP 13044 has the lowest amount of heavy elements, such as iron. It is thought that planets form around rocky central cores made from heavy elements in the disc of material left over after the formation of the star. Based on HIP13044’s composition, it is…

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