Natural Armenia? August 6th 2007 Hi all, I thought that this blog should be about the Armenian landscape. Armenia is just a tiny place, about the size of Belgium or Maryland, according to the guidebook Armenia and Karabagh, written by Matthew Karanian and Robert Kurkjian. But it is an incredibly mountainous place so that, like Nevada, the basin and range topography is a bit misleading. It takes a 6 hours of steady driving up a ... read more
Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Otto... ... read more
In my real persona I am a botanist trying to save the flora of this planet. In some of my professional life I am an environmental scientist--so for this year I am the director of the Environmental Conservation and Research Center at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan.
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