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World Map of literature

The Americas

Canada - Anne of Green Gables
U.S.A - To Kill a MockingBird 
Mexico - Pedro Paramo 
Guatemala - Men of Maize 
Belize - Beka Lamb 
Honduras - Cipotes 
El Salvador - Bitter Grounds 
Nicaragua - The Country Under my Skin 
Costa Rica - La Isla de los hombres solos 
Panama - Plenilunio 
Colombia - 100 Years of Solitude 
Venezuela - Dona Barbara 
Guyana - Palace of the Peacock 
Suriname - The Price of Sugar 
French Guiana - Papillon 
Ecuador - The Villager 
Brazil - Dom Casmurro 
Peru - Death in the Andes 
Bolivia - Bronze Race 
Paraguay - I the Supreme 
Argentina - Ficciones 
Chile - The House of the Spirits 
Uruguay - Soccer in the Sun and Shadow 
Cuba - Havana Bay 
Haiti - Breath, Eyes, Memory 
Dominican Republic - Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao 
Bahamas - The Measure of a Man 
Jamaica - A brief history of Seven Killings 
Puerto Rico - When I was Puerto Rican 
Lesser Antilles - Wide Sargasso Sea 
Greenland - Islands, the Universe, Home


Europe & Russia

Norway - Hunger 
Iceland - Jar City 
Sweden - Gosta Berling’s Saga 
Finland - The Unknown Soldier 
Denmark - Feeling for Snow 
Latvia - Nāvas Ena 
Estonia - Truth and Justice 
Lithuania - Black Sheep 
Belarus - Voices from Chernobyl 
Ukraine - Death and the Penguin 
Moldova - A Siberian Education 
Romania - Forest of the Hanged 
Bulgaria - Under the Yoke 
Poland - Pan Tadeusz 
Germany - Buddenbrooks 
Netherlands - The Discovery of Heaven 
Belgium - The Sorrow of Belgium 
Luxembourg - In Reality: Selected Poems 
United Kingdom - Great Expectations 
Ireland - Ulysses 
Czech Republic - The Good Soldier 
Slovakia - Rivers of Babylon 
France - The Count of Monte Cristo 
Spain - Don Quixote 
Portugal - Baltasar and Blimunda 
Austria - The Man Without Qualities 
Switzerland - Heidi 
Italy - The Divine Comedy 
Slovenia - Alamut 
Croatia - Cafe Europa 
Hungary - Eclipse of the Crescent Moon 
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zlata’s diary 
Serbia - Dictionary of the Khazars 
Montenegro - Montenegro: A Novel 
Albania - The General of the Dead Army 
Macedonia - Freud’s Sister 
Greece - The Iliad 
Russia - War and Peace


Asia and The Middle East

Turkey - My Name is Red 
Georgia - Knight in the Panther’s Skin 
Armenia - The Fool 
Azerbaijan - Blue Angels
Iran - Shahnameh 
Iraq - The Corpses Exhibition and Other Stories 
Syria - The Dark Side of love 
Lebanon - The Hakawati 
Israel - Mornings in Jenin 
Syria - The Dark Side of Love 
Kuwait - A Map of Home 
UAE - The Sand Fish 
Saudi Arabia - Cities of Salt 
Qatar - The Emergence of Qatar 
Yemen - The Hostage 
Oman - The Turtle of Oman 
Kazakhstan - The Book of Words 
Turkmenistan - The Tale of Aypi 
Uzbekistan - Chasing the Sea 
Kyrgyzstan - Jamilia 
Tajikistan - Hurramabad 
Afghanistan - Kite Runner 
Pakistan - The Reluctant Fundamentalist 
Nepal - The Palpasa Cafe 
India - The God of Small Things 
Bhutan - the Circle of Karma 
Bangladesh - A Golden Age 
Myanmar - Smile as they Bow 
Laos - In the Other Side of the Eye 
Thailand - The Four Reigns 
Vietnam - The Sorrows of War 
Cambodia - First they Killed my Family 
Taiwan - Green Island 
Sri Lanka - Anil’s Ghost 
Mongolia - The Blue Sky 
North Korea - The Aquariums of Pyongyang 
South Korea - The Vegetarian 
Japan - Kokoro 
China - The Dream of the Red Chamber 
Malaysia - The Garden of Evening Mists 
Brunei - Some Girls 
Indonesia - This Earth of Mankind 
Philippines - Noli Me Tangere 
East Timor - The Redundancy of Courage


Australiz, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands

Australia - Cloudstreet 
Papua New Guinea - Death of a Muruk 
Vanuatu - Black Stone 
Solomon Islands - Suremada 
Fiji - Tales of the Tikongs 
New Zealand - The bone People


Africas

Algeria - The Stranger
Libya - In the Country of Men
Egypt - Palace Walk
Morocco - The Sand Child
Mauritania - Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery
Mali - Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Niger - Sarraounia
Chad - The Roots of Heaven
Sudan - Lyrics Alley
Nigeria - Things Fall Apart
Cameroon - The Old Man and the Medal
Central African Republic - Batouala
South Sudan - They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky
Ethiopia - Beneath the Lion’s Gaze
Somalia - The Orchard of Lost Souls
Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Antipeople
Uganda - Abyssinian Chronicles
Kenya - Petals of Blood
Tanzania - Desertion
Angola - A Gloriosa Familia
Zambia - Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
Mozambique - Sleepwalking Land
Zimbabwe - The House of Hunger
Namibia - Born of the Sun
Botswana - The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
South Africa - Disgrace

The Paris Climate Accord: A Summary

Afghanistan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Albania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Algeria: Hoe, don’t do it.
Andorra: Hoe, don’t do it.
Angola: Hoe, don’t do it.
Antigua and Barbuda: Hoe, don’t do it.
Argentina: Hoe, don’t do it.
Australia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Austria: Hoe, don’t do it.
Azerbaijan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bahamas: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bahrain: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bangladesh: Hoe, don’t do it.
Barbados: Hoe, don’t do it.
Belarus: Hoe, don’t do it.
Belgium: Hoe, don’t do it.
Belize: Hoe, don’t do it.
Benin: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bhutan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bolivia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hoe, don’t do it.
Botswana: Hoe, don’t do it.
Brazil: Hoe, don’t do it.
Darussalam: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bulgaria: Hoe, don’t do it.
Burkina Faso: Hoe, don’t do it.
Burundi: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cabo Verde: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cambodia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cameroon: Hoe, don’t do it.
Canada: Hoe, don’t do it.
Central African Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
Chad: Hoe, don’t do it.
China: Hoe, don’t do it.
Colombia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Comoros: Hoe, don’t do it.
Congo: Hoe, don’t do it.
Costa Rica: Hoe, don’t do it.
Côte d'Ivoire: Hoe, don’t do it.
Croatia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cuba: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cyprus: Hoe, don’t do it.
Czech Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
North Korea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Congo: Hoe, don’t do it.
Denmark: Hoe, don’t do it.
Djibouti: Hoe, don’t do it.
Dominica: Hoe, don’t do it.
Dominican Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
Egypt: Hoe, don’t do it.
El Salvador: Hoe, don’t do it.
Equatorial Guinea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Eritrea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Estonia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ethiopia: Hoe, don’t do it.
European Union: Hoe, don’t do it.
Fiji: Hoe, don’t do it.
Finland: Hoe, don’t do it.
France: Hoe, don’t do it.
Gabon: Hoe, don’t do it.
Georgia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Germany: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ghana: Hoe, don’t do it.
Greece: Hoe, don’t do it.
Grenada: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guatemala: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guinea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guinea Bissau: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guyana: Hoe, don’t do it.
Haiti: Hoe, don’t do it.
Honduras: Hoe, don’t do it.
Hungary: Hoe, don’t do it.
Iceland: Hoe, don’t do it.
India: Hoe, don’t do it.
Indonesia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Iran: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ireland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Israel: Hoe, don’t do it.
Italy: Hoe, don’t do it.
Jamaica: Hoe, don’t do it.
Japan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Jordan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Kenya: Hoe, don’t do it.
Kiribati: Hoe, don’t do it.
Kuwait: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lao’s Democratic Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
Latvia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lebanon: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lesotho: Hoe, don’t do it.
Liberia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Libya: Hoe, don’t do it.
Liechtenstein: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lithuania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Luxembourg: Hoe, don’t do it.
Madagascar: Hoe, don’t do it.
Malaysia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Maldives: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mali: Hoe, don’t do it.
Malta: Hoe, don’t do it.
Marshall Islands: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mauritius: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mauritania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mexico: Hoe, don’t do it.
Micronesia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Monaco: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mongolia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Montenegro: Hoe, don’t do it.
Morocco: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mozambique: Hoe, don’t do it.
Myanmar: Hoe, don’t do it.
Namibia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Nauru: Hoe, don’t do it.
Nepal: Hoe, don’t do it.
Netherlands: Hoe, don’t do it.
New Zealand: Hoe, don’t do it.
Niger: Hoe, don’t do it.
Norway: Hoe, don’t do it.
Oman: Hoe, don’t do it.
Pakistan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Palau: Hoe, don’t do it.
Panama: Hoe, don’t do it.
Papua New Guinea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Paraguay: Hoe, don’t do it.
Peru: Hoe, don’t do it.
Philippines: Hoe, don’t do it.
Poland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Portugal: Hoe, don’t do it.
Qatar: Hoe, don’t do it.
Republic of Korea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Romania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Russian Federation: Hoe, don’t do it.
Rwanda: Hoe, don’t do it.
Saint Kitts and Nevis: Hoe, don’t do it.
Saint Lucia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Saint Vincent and Grenadines: Hoe, don’t do it.
Samoa: Hoe, don’t do it.
San Marino: Hoe, don’t do it.
Principe: Hoe, don’t do it.
Senegal: Hoe, don’t do it.
Serbia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Singapore: Hoe, don’t do it.
Slovakia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Slovenia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Solomon Islands: Hoe, don’t do it.
Somalia: Hoe, don’t do it.
South Africa: Hoe, don’t do it.
South Sudan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Spain: Hoe, don’t do it.
Sri Lanka: Hoe, don’t do it.
State of Palestine: Hoe, don’t do it.
Sudan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Suriname: Hoe, don’t do it.
Swaziland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Sweden: Hoe, don’t do it.
Switzerland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tajikistan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Thailand: Hoe, don’t do it.
Macedonia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Timor-Leste: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tonga: Hoe, don’t do it.
Trinidad and Tobago: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tunisia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Turkey: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tuvalu: Hoe, don’t do it.
Uganda: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ukraine: Hoe, don’t do it.
United Arab Emirates: Hoe, don’t do it.
United Kingdom: Hoe, don’t do it.
United Republic of Tanzania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Uruguay: Hoe, don’t do it.
Vanuatu: Hoe, don’t do it.
Venezuela: Hoe, don’t do it.
Viet Nam: Hoe, don’t do it.
Zimbabwe: Hoe, don’t do it.

United States: …Imma do it.

Celebrating 17 Years of NASA’s ‘Little Earth Satellite That Could’

The satellite was little— the size of a small refrigerator; it was only supposed to last one year and constructed and operated on a shoestring budget — yet it persisted.

After 17 years of operation, more than 1,500 research papers generated and 180,000 images captured, one of NASA’s pathfinder Earth satellites for testing new satellite technologies and concepts comes to an end on March 30, 2017. The Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite will be powered off on that date but will not enter Earth’s atmosphere until 2056. 

“The Earth Observing-1 satellite is like The Little Engine That Could,” said Betsy Middleton, project scientist for the satellite at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. 

To celebrate the mission, we’re highlighting some of EO-1’s notable contributions to scientific research, spaceflight advancements and society. 

Scientists Learn More About Earth in Fine Detail

This animation shifts between an image showing flooding that occurred at the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers on January 12, 2016, captured by ALI and the rivers at normal levels on February 14, 2015 taken by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8. Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory  

EO-1 carried the Advanced Land Imager that improved observations of forest cover, crops, coastal waters and small particles in the air known as aerosols. These improvements allowed researchers to identify smaller features on a local scale such as floods and landslides, which were especially useful for disaster support. 

On the night of Sept. 6, 2014, EO-1’s Hyperion observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland as shown in the above image. Partially covered by clouds, this scene shows the extent of the lava flows that had been erupting.

EO-1’s other key instrument Hyperion provided an even greater level of detail in measuring the chemical constituents of Earth’s surface— akin to going from a black and white television of the 1940s to the high-definition color televisions of today. Hyperion’s level of sophistication doesn’t just show that plants are present, but can actually differentiate between corn, sorghum and many other species and ecosystems. Scientists and forest managers used these data, for instance, to explore remote terrain or to take stock of smoke and other chemical constituents during volcanic eruptions, and how they change through time.  

Crowdsourced Satellite Images of Disasters   

EO-1 was one of the first satellites to capture the scene after the World Trade Center attacks (pictured above) and the flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. EO-1 also observed the toxic sludge in western Hungary in October 2010 and a large methane leak in southern California in October 2015. All of these scenes, which EO-1 provided quick, high-quality satellite imagery of the event, were covered in major news outlets. All of these scenes were also captured because of user requests. EO-1 had the capability of being user-driven, meaning the public could submit a request to the team for where they wanted the satellite to gather data along its fixed orbits. 

This image shows toxic sludge (red-orange streak) running west from an aluminum oxide plant in western Hungary after a wall broke allowing the sludge to spill from the factory on October 4, 2010. This image was taken by EO-1’s Advanced Land Imager on October 9, 2010. Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory

 Artificial Intelligence Enables More Efficient Satellite Collaboration

This image of volcanic activity on Antarctica’s Mount Erebus on May 7, 2004 was taken by EO-1’s Advanced Land Imager after sensing thermal emissions from the volcano. The satellite gave itself new orders to take another image several hours later. Credit: Earth Observatory

EO-1 was among the first satellites to be programmed with a form of artificial intelligence software, allowing the satellite to make decisions based on the data it collects. For instance, if a scientist commanded EO-1 to take a picture of an erupting volcano, the software could decide to automatically take a follow-up image the next time it passed overhead. The Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment software was developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and was uploaded to EO-1 three years after it launched. 

This image of Nassau Bahamas was taken by EO-1’s Advanced Land Imager on Oct 8, 2016, shortly after Hurricane Matthew hit. European, Japanese, Canadian, and Italian Space Agency members of the international coalition Committee on Earth Observation Satellites used their respective satellites to take images over the Caribbean islands and the U.S. Southeast coastline during Hurricane Matthew. Images were used to make flood maps in response to requests from disaster management agencies in Haiti, Dominican Republic, St. Martin, Bahamas, and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The artificial intelligence software also allows a group of satellites and ground sensors to communicate and coordinate with one another with no manual prompting. Called a “sensor web”, if a satellite viewed an interesting scene, it could alert other satellites on the network to collect data during their passes over the same area. Together, they more quickly observe and downlink data from the scene than waiting for human orders. NASA’s SensorWeb software reduces the wait time for data from weeks to days or hours, which is especially helpful for emergency responders. 

Laying the Foundation for ‘Formation Flying’

This animation shows the Rodeo-Chediski fire on July 7, 2002, that were taken one minute apart by Landsat 7 (burned areas in red) and EO-1 (burned areas in purple). This precision formation flying allowed EO-1 to directly compare the data and performance from its land imager and the Landsat 7 ETM+. EO-1’s most important technology goal was to test ALI for future Landsat satellites, which was accomplished on Landsat 8. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

EO-1 was a pioneer in precision “formation flying” that kept it orbiting Earth exactly one minute behind the Landsat 7 satellite, already in orbit. Before EO-1, no satellite had flown that close to another satellite in the same orbit. EO-1 used formation flying to do a side-by-side comparison of its onboard ALI with Landsat 7’s operational imager to compare the products from the two imagers. Today, many satellites that measure different characteristics of Earth, including the five satellites in NASA’s A Train, are positioned within seconds to minutes of one another to make observations on the surface near-simultaneously.

For more information on EO-1’s major accomplishments, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/celebrating-17-years-of-nasa-s-little-earth-satellite-that-could

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If this was about immigration, then the undocumented Irish and European folks would be a part of the roundups. The people being deported are from Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. So this is about keeping America white, not making America great.
—  Tia Oso, an immigration activist, noting that there are about 50,000 undocumented Irish in the U.S.