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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of northern Michigan in Lake Superior near the coast of Ontario. French fur traders named the island in 1671. Native Americans mined the island's copper for centuries before ceding the island to the United States in 1843. It is now a tourist center.


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  • Opportunity also continued during the first half of September to study the Martian atmosphere, search for clouds by acquiring the traditional six-frame, time-lapse movies with the Pancam images of Bagnold, as well as a nearby cobble called Isle Royale and targets dubbed Schuchert and Drummond.

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  • In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, extensive exposures of basaltic bedrock occur on Isle Royale, the Keweenaw Peninsula, and the Porcupine Mountains.

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  • The flora of Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula is rich in disjunct species from the Pacific Northwest (Cordilleran region), presumably because of the chemical characteristics of the basalt, a bedrock type that is also abundant in the West.

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  • In the late 1940s, a pack of wolves made the treacherous trip across 15 to 20 miles of frozen waters of Lake Superior to Isle Royale, located not far from the Canadian border.

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  • So I re-read this book, then moved on to a book Brian bought for the kids, a mediocre sort of Laura Ingalls Wilder story set on Isle Royale called Charlotte Avery on Isle Royale.

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  • We just got back from a week of canoeing and camping at Isle Royale and while up there in the boonies, I read a lovely, delicate little book, The Final Solution: A Story of Detection, by Michael Chabon.

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  • I have seen it last fifteen minutes in the Isle Royale wolves.

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  • I did hear of one researcher who was studying wolves at Isle Royale in Michigan, who claimed that he tried to repeat the Mowat experiment, but the wolves simply ignored his boundary markings.

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  • Except for Alison and Bella, the daughters of women at Isle Royale and Mesa Verde, she didn't even know any.


  • They came to her in the cutting voice of Patience Bittner, a sophisticated hosteler she'd known on Isle Royale.



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