John Muir "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." The man who spoke these words, John Muir, turned his love of nature into a cause. He was an early conservationist and was instrumental in saving Yosemite Valley and other parts of California's Sierra Nevadas. On this date in 1892, Muir founded the Sierra Club, to work to protect the earth's natural resources and ecosystems and, in his words, to "make the mountains glad." To honor his contributions to environmentalism, the California state quarter sports an image of John Muir.
Strong circulation 可能是雙關字
By ELAINE LOUIE
Le Corbusier died in 1965, but this year he has been honored twice. In April, his image appeared on the Swiss 10-franc note, left, as part of a series celebrating 20th-century artists and cultural figures. With more than 31 million of the notes in circulation, Le Corbusier is omnipresent. And those who want to delve deep into Le Corbusier's mind can now duplicate in paint the exact colors the architect designed for two wallpaper collections produced by Salubra.
Le Corbusier created 43 colors in 1931, and 20 more in 1959. Each time, he arranged them sequentially, ''according to color moods,'' said Arthur Ruegg, an architect in Zurich who edited the three-volume ''Le Corbusier: Polychromie Architecturale'' (Birkhauser). The book includes text and photographs, as well as his chromatic ''color keyboards'' ( shown below with an example of a wall pattern). ''The big colors are the walls and the little colors are the doors, tables and niches,'' Dr. Ruegg said.
The set of three volumes is $180 through Jan. 31; $225 afterward, from (800) 515-2475.
verb [I or T]
to move around or through something, or to make something move around or through something:
Hot water circulates through the heating system.
I try to circulate (= move around and talk to a lot of people) at a party and not just stay with the friends I came with.
I've circulated a good luck card for everyone to sign.
circulation Show phonetics
1 [U] when something such as information, money or goods passes from one person to another:
Police have warned that there are a lot of fake £50 notes in circulation.
Add her name to the circulation list for this report (= the people who will be given it to read).
FIGURATIVE I hear she's out of circulation/back in circulation (= taking part/not taking part in social activities) after her accident.
2 [C usually singular] the number of people to whom a newspaper or magazine is regularly sold:
The paper has a circulation of 150 000.
3 [U] the movement of blood around the body:
Exercise helps to improve circulation.
━━ n. ((複数扱い)) 記憶すべき事柄［事件］; 備忘録.
50州紀念幣(50 State Quarters)是由美國發行的一系列25美分紀念硬幣。是在1997年12月1日經過柯林頓總統簽署的105-124法案通過後而成事實。始於1999年，至2008年結束，預計為期十年，即平均每年有五個州要發行代表各自每一個州的硬幣，希望藉此讓年輕一代了解各州的人文歷史等傳統文化。
Wikipedia article "50 State Quarters".