Bernardo Bellotto (30 January 1720 – 17 October 1780) was an Italian urban landscape painter or vedutista, and printmaker in etching famous for his vedutes of European cities (Dresden, Vienna, Turin and Warsaw). He was the pupil and nephew of Canaletto and sometimes used the latter's illustrious name, signing himself as Bernardo Canaletto.
In discussion of counterfactual history, a divergence point (DP), also referred to as a departure point or point of divergence (POD) is a historical event, with two possible postulated outcomes. Typically these represent the actual course of historical events and another, such as Napoleon won the Battle of Waterloo. In alternate history fiction, the POD is used as the starting point for the extrapolation, as it is indeed in much of the science fiction genre. In Philip K.
The basal angiosperms are the first flowering plants to diverge from the ancestral angiosperm. In particular, the most basal angiosperms are the so-called ANITA grade which is made up of Amborella (a single species of shrub from New Caledonia), Nymphaeales (water lilies, together with some other aquatic plants) and Austrobaileyales (woody aromatic plants including star anise). ANITA stands for the genera Amborella, Nymphaea, Illicium, Trimenia and Austrobaileya.