Grand Atlas

Grand Atlas

 

a mountain chain in the Atlas system in northwestern Africa, in Morocco. It extends about 700 km from Cape Guir on the Atlantic Ocean to the eastern border of the country. The western section of the Grand Atlas Mountains is mostly a limestone plateau surrounding a central massif of granites and shales 3,000-4,000 m high (Mount Toubkal, 4,165 m). Elevation drops sharply (1,500 m) to the east. The eastern section of the Grand Atlas is composed of short marl-like limestone ridges broken by faults and separated by depressions. In the northwest, the moist windward slopes have forests of evergreen, hard-leaved, olive, and carob trees and oleanders with mixtures of thuja up to 1,500 m, forests of holly oaks up to 1,800 m, and juniper groves up to 3,000 m. Meadows that have turned to steppe are found higher. On the drier southern and eastern slopes there are growths of ’’Berber thuja” (sandarac) and juniper.

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When Scott Cresswell took ownership of the apartment management arm of Morgan Management last summer, he said his new firm, Grand Atlas Property Management, would have nothing to do with operations at Robert Morgan's real estate and development empire.
Un jour il a cotoye une femme merveilleuse nommee Mririda n'Ait Attik issue de la vallee de la Haute -Tassaout au coeur du Grand Atlas, a Megdaz; c'est une poetesse, elle compose des poemes dans le souk d'Azilal .
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In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World).
The finely-coloured and decorated Grand Atlas by Blaeu, in 12 volumes, created in 1667, was an earlier acquisition, and the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, an atlas by John Speed in 1614, was presented to the library by Paul Cadbury in 1966.
Le Grand Atlas. Svecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia 1663.
Modern housing complexes in the New City sprawl outward to the desert, which fades into the regal, snow-capped Grand Atlas Mountains.
The Cambridge Atlas was originally published in 1983 as Le Grand Atlas d'Astronomie, and translated into English and republished in 1986 by Cambridge University Press.
The foreclosure papers also say Morgan's company "used a portion of the loan proceeds to maintain and improve other properties managed by Grand Atlas (the new property manager that replaced Morgan Management in June) and to satisfy debts associated with other properties managed by Grand Atlas."
Le Prix Grand Atlas dans sa 25eme edition, initie par l'ambassade de France au Maroc, a ete remis lors d'une ceremonie jeudi soir a Rabat, a l'ecrivain Ahmed Boukous ainsi qu'aux traducteurs Hamid Guessous et Azzeddine Chentouf.