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Open Daisies
Daisies

[O.E.,=day's eye], name for several common wildflowers of the family Asteraceae ( aster family). The daisy of literature, the true daisy, is Bellis

Open Dandelions
Dandelions

THE DANDELION, TARAXACUM officinale , is one of the most common plants in the world. Its Latin name, Taraxacum , derives from the Persian word for

Open Darwin, Charles (1809 - 1882)
Darwin, Charles (1809 - 1882)

Charles Robert Darwin is one of the greatest naturalists who ever lived. He was not only the father of evolution but also a remarkable scientist whose

Open Death
Death

cessation of all life (metabolic) processes. Death may involve the organism as a whole (somatic death) or may be confined to cells and tissues within

Open Deciduous forest
Deciduous forest

DECIDUOUS FORESTS ARE dominated by tree species that drop their leaves and become seasonally dormant in response to challenging environmental

Open Deer
Deer

ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, found in most parts of the world except Australia. Antlers, solid bony outgrowths of the skull, develop in the

Open Dendrochronology
Dendrochronology

Analysis of the annual rings of trees to date past events by determining the age of timber. Since annual rings are formed by variations in the

Dendrocolaptidae

or woodhewer, common names for woodpeckerlike birds of tropical forest and brush, constituting about 50 species in the family Dendrocolaptidae.

Dennett, Daniel (1942 - )

American philosopher, Daniel C. Dennett focuses on the philosophical problems concerning science, particularly in the areas of mind and consciousness

Open Dentition
Dentition

kind, number, and arrangement of the teeth of humans and other animals. During the course of evolution, teeth were derived from bony body scales