By PETER ANDREY SMITH
Researchers are mapping the microscopic fauna in our underground water systems, to better understand how some organisms eke out a living in dark, cool pipes loaded with chlorine.
A world's fair, world fair, world exposition or universal exposition (sometimes spelled expo for short) is a large public exhibition. These exhibitions vary in character and are held in varying parts of the world. The next World's fair will be Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy.
Since the entering into force of the 1928 Convention Relating to International Exhibitions, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE; English: International Exhibitions Bureau) has served as an international sanctioning body for world's fairs. BIE-approved fairs are of three types: universal,international, and specialized. They usually last from three weeks to six months.
International Organization of Horticultural ProducersThe AIPH is a co-ordinating body representing horticultural producers' organizations all over the world. It was set up in Switzerland in 1948 to stimulate international marketing of flowers, plants and landscaping services. An increasing number of growers organizations have joined AIPH with 25 countries represented in 2000.
Member countries pay a membership fee that corresponds to the production value of horticultural production of the country in question.
Platform for exchanging knowledgeThe free trade in ornamental plant products is still one of the spearheads of AIPH and is realised via exchange of knowledge and experience. The exchanges take place during meetings at the annual Congress and during theme sessions. The most important AIPH publication is the yearbook containing statistics on production, trade and market developments.
Four standing committees operate within the AIPH in respective fields of breeders' rights, the environment, recognition of international horticultural exhibitions and statistics. The organization works in close co-operation with the international flower trade association, Union Fleurs. AIPH represents the participating countries in discussions with the international bodies like the International Bureau on Exhibitions (BIE), Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the international organization for the protection of breeders' rights (UPOV).
AIPH - Represents horticultural producers organizations all over the world
Aug 18, 2010 ... This November, Taipei City Government will host the 2010 Taipei International Floral Expo – a horticultural event authorised by AIPH. ...
In botany, flora (plural: floras or florae) has two meanings: a flora (with a lower case 'f') refers to the plant life occurring in a particular region, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous plant life, while a Flora (with a capital 'F') refers to a book or other work describing a flora and including aids for the identification of the plants it contains such as botanical keys and line drawings that illustrate the characters that distinguish the different plants. Floristics is the study of floras, including the preparation of Floras.
The term flora comes from Latin language Flora, the goddess of flowers in Roman mythology. The corresponding term for animal life is fauna. Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota. Some classic and modern floras are listed below.
[名]（複〜s, -rae 〔-ri〕）
1 （一地方・一時代の）植物相, 植物区系
flora and fauna
1 花；草花. ⇒BLOOM1[名]1
an artificial flower
the national ［the state］ flower
a bunch of flowers
Flowers bloom ［fade, wither］.
Say it with flowers.
3 [U]開花［満開］（の状態）, 花盛り
come into flower
The orchids were in flower.
4 花模様；《印刷》花形(はながた)(fleuron)；（一般に）装飾, 飾り.
5 ＝figure of speech.
6 ((the 〜))((文))（人生・美しさなどの）盛り, 最盛期；（物の）精髄；華(はな), 精華, （事の）要点, 骨子, 手本, 鑑(かがみ)((of ...))
in the flower of one's life
7 最高級品, 模範品, 精選物.
flowers of sulfur
1 〈植物が〉花をつける, 開花する, 〈花が〉咲く, 満開になる.
2 ((文))〈芸術・文化などが〉花開く, 栄える
Great talents flower late.
1 …を花でおおう, 花で飾る.
2 …を花模様で飾る.［古フランス語flur←ラテン語flōs（花）. △FLOUR］
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːnə/Translate fauna | into French | into German | into Italian
[名]（複 〜s, -nae 〔-ni〕）
1 ((通例 the 〜))ファウナ：一地域・一時代の動物相. ⇒FLORA
noun (plural faunas)[mass noun]
Origin:late 18th century: modern Latin application of Fauna, the name of a rural goddess, sister of Faunus
unwearying stare of aborigines
IN BRIEF: adj. - Showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality.
- A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native.
- often Aborigine A member of any of the indigenous peoples of Australia. See Usage Note at native.
- aborigines The flora and fauna native to a geographic area.
[From Latin aborīginēs, original inhabitants (folk etymology of a pre-Roman tribal name) : ab-, from; see ab-1 + orīgine, ablative of orīgō, beginning; see origin.]