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  1. When China’s Emperor Qin Shihuangdi, who initiated the construction of the Great Wall, died in 210 B.C., an army of life-size terra-cotta figures was sculpted to guard his tomb. These warrior statues...
  2. Frauscher, an Austrian maker of runabouts, has created a boat for surfing—Web surfing, that is. The company recently unveiled a prototype of a 22-foot Frauscher 686 Lido ( www.frauscherboats.com )...
  3. A Geography Lesson can be enthralling, or so Chicago’s Field Museum plans to demonstrate. The exhibit Maps: Finding Our Place in the World ( www.fieldmuseum.org ), which will run from November 2...
  4. Before austrian architect Oswald Haerdtl (1899–1959) taught at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts, he studied there under Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), a leader in Europe’s modern architecture movement...
  5. Maserati has loosed from its Modena stables the long-awaited GranTurismo, and it is a formidable machine. Ostensibly a replacement for the GranSport, the GranTurismo is actually anything but: It...
  6. The remote location of his Argentine cattle ranch—some 1,000 miles from Buenos Aires—did not dissuade Jorge Taylor from converting a portion of Estancia Chapelco into a golf resort and community. Nor...
  7. Pulsing through the water at an impressive length of 55 feet, and with speeds reaching upwards of 60 miles per hour, the Super Yacht is like a powerboat on steroids. In June 2007, after four years of...
  8. "Even the French say the best wines are created from vines that see the river," says SageCliffe winemaker Berle "Rusty" Figgins over dinner at the estate’s Tendrils Restaurant. At SageCliffe, a 680-...
  9. The future has become au courant in watch designs, says senior editor Laurie Kahle , who writes about HD3 Complication’s Vulcania and F.P. Journe’s Centigraphe Souverain , two of the more than two...
  10. The Cliff Lede Estate in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District is a patchwork of vineyard plots on either side of the Silverado Trail. Planted with Bordelaise varietals and named for classic rock songs,...

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