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Serra, Richard(Encyclopedia)Serra, Richard, 1939–, American sculptor, b. San Francisco; grad. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 1961), Yale (B.F.A., M.F.A., 1974). Many of his early works (1960s) are cast in rubber or ...
Estrela, Serra da(Encyclopedia)Estrela, Serra da sr´r shtr´l [key], mountain range, central Portugal. It rises to 6,532 ft (1,991 m) in Malhão da Estrela, Portugal's highest peak. The range is an important pastor...
Serra, Saint Junípero(Encyclopedia)Serra, Saint Junípero hoon´pr s´rä [key], 1713–84, Spanish Franciscan missionary in North America, b. Majorca. His name was originally Miguel José Serra, and Junípero was his name in...
Bandeira(Encyclopedia)Bandeira bnd´rä [key], 9,462 ft (2,884 m) high, in the Serra do Caparaó, situated on the border between Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo states, SE Brazil. It was considered Brazil's highest ...
Guarda(Encyclopedia)Guarda gwär´d [key], city (1991 pop. 18,215), capital of Guarda dist., N central Portugal, in Beira Alta. On the slopes of the Serra da Estrela, it is Portugal's highest city (c.3,400 ft/1,040 m) ...
Repplier, Agnes(Encyclopedia)Repplier, Agnes rp´lr [key], 1858–1950, American essayist, b. Philadelphia. Her essays, esteemed for their scholarship and wit, are collected in several volumes, including Books and Men (1888),...
Carmel-by-the-Sea(Encyclopedia)Carmel-by-the-Sea or Carmelkärml´ [key], village (1990 pop. 4,239), Monterey co., S central Calif., on the Monterey peninsula and Carmel Bay, southwest of Monterey; inc. 1916. It is a tourist cent...
Ventura(Encyclopedia)Ventura vntoo´r [key], city (1990 pop. 92,575), seat of Ventura co., SW Calif., on the Pacific coast in a farm and oil region; inc. 1866. Fruit and vegetable packing, petroleum production, oil ...
Paraíba(Encyclopedia)Paraíba or Paraíba do Suldoo sool [key], river, c.650 mi (1,050 km) long, rising as the Paraitinga in the Serra do Mar, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. It flows southwesterly to a point NE of São ...
Araguaía(Encyclopedia)Araguaía ärägw´ [key], river, c.1,600 mi (2,575 km) long, rising in the Serra des Araras, at the border of Goiás and Mato Grosso states, S central Brazil. It flows generally northward into th...
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