The perpetual forces of the weather have produced some of the most breathtaking sites in the world, from high mountains to eroded buttes and deserts. The processes of deposition and erosion -- when sediments are laid down and then swept away by wind and water -- have also allowed us to look back into the Earth's past and study the fossils of ancient organisms. Some of our most exciting discoveries have been the uncovering of dinosaurs and giant mammals, like saber-tooth cats and wooly mammoths.
They've survived thousands of years of the elements -- rain, wind, sun, sand -- but Libya's invaluable archaeological sites are now at risk from humans. The North African country has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years and been influenced by a variety of cultures -- by prehistoric people, Berbers, Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans before Libya was ever a nation.
The sight of a building being torn down or renovated is a common one in any big city, and we've become all too accustomed to seeing homes and businesses torn apart by the elements, from hurricanes to tornadoes. Yet some of the most impressive structures in the world have remained standing for hundreds and even thousands of years. In the following pages, explore some of mankind's greatest architectural wonders that have withstood the test of time and can still be visited today.
It's the time of year when I remind people that "The Last Voyageurs" makes an awesome gift for the outdoorsy history buffs in your life!
Canoeing, French history, near-death experiences—what more could you ask for?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".