The Lesser Antilles is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. Most form a long volcanic island arc between the Greater Antilles to the north-west and the continent of South America; the islands form the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles compose the Antilles; when combined with the Lucayan Archipelago, all three are known as the West Indies. The islands of the Lesser Antilles are divided into three groups: the Windward Islands in the south, the Leeward Islands in the north, the Leeward Antilles in the west; the Windward Islands are so called because they were more windward to sailing ships arriving in the New World than the Leeward Islands, given that the prevailing trade winds blow east to west. The trans-Atlantic currents and winds that provided the fastest route across the ocean brought these ships to the rough dividing line between the Windward and Leeward Islands; the Leeward Antilles consist of the Dutch ABC islands just off the coast of Venezuela, plus a group of Venezuelan islands.
The Lesser Antilles less coincide with the outer cliff of the Caribbean Plate. Many of the islands were formed as a result of the subduction of oceanic crust of the Atlantic Plate under the Caribbean Plate in the Lesser Antilles subduction zone; this process is ongoing and is responsible not only for many of the islands, but for volcanic and earthquake activity in the region. The islands along the South American coast are the result of the interaction of the South American Plate and the Caribbean Plate, strike-slip, but includes a component of compression. Geologically, the Lesser Antilles island arc stretches from Grenada in the south to Anguilla in the north; the Virgin Islands and Sombrero Island are geologically part of the Greater Antilles, while Trinidad is part of South America and Tobago is the remainder of a separate island arc. The Leeward Antilles are a separate island arc, accreting to South America; the Lesser Antilles are divided into eight independent nations and numerous dependent and non-sovereign states.
Over one third of the total area and population of the Lesser Antilles lies within Trinidad and Tobago, a sovereign nation comprising the two southernmost islands of the Windward Island chain. Several islands along the north coast of Venezuela and politically part of that country are occasionally considered part of the Lesser Antilles; these are listed in the section below. The main Lesser Antilles are: Virgin Islands St. Thomas St. John St. Croix Water Island Tortola Virgin Gorda Anegada Jost Van Dyke Anguilla Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Saint Barthélemy Saba Sint Eustatius Saint Kitts Nevis Barbuda Antigua Redonda uninhabited Montserrat Dominica Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre La Désirade Marie-Galante Îles des Saintes archipelago Martinique Saint Lucia Barbados Saint Vincent Grenadines Carriacou and Petite Martinique Grenada Tobago Trinidad (Sometimes considered part of the Windward Islands, they are the most southern islands of the Caribbean region. See Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Islands north of the Venezuelan coast: Aruba Curaçao Bonaire Federal Dependencies of Venezuela Los Monjes Archipelago La Tortuga Island La Sola Island Los Testigos Islands Los Frailes Islands Patos Island Los Roques Archipelago Blanquilla Island Los Hermanos Archipelago Orchila Island Las Aves Archipelago Aves Island Nueva Esparta Margarita Island Coche Cubagua Greater Antilles Lucayan Archipelago Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Rogonzinski, Jan.
A Brief History of the Caribbean. New York: Facts on File, 1992; the Lesser Antilles Island Arc: Structure And Geogynamic Evolution The dictionary definition of Lesser Antilles at Wiktionary
Human Love is the fifth studio album by British singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner. It was released on 20 November 2015 through BMG; the album was promoted by a cover of Major Lazer's song "Get Free", released as the lead single on 27 November 2015. A music video for the song, in which Faulkner cuts off his trademark dreadlocks to mark a beginning of a new chapter in his career, was released on 15 September 2015. Writing for Renowned for Sound, Brandon Veevers awarded Human Love five out of five stars and commented that the album was "easily finest work since his debut album," Hand Built by Robots. "Human Love showcases Faulkner as a gifted guitarist, a versatile performer and a sublime vocalist with an unrivaled songwriting talent. Moving effortlessly between somber ballads like the minimalist'Break' and the eclectic and quirky'Can I Be Enough' through to world-scented toe tappers like'Up Up and Away' and'Far to Fall', Faulkner has raised the bar yet again and delivered a exceptional collection."In a mixed review for the London Evening Standard, Andre Paine noted that "Faulkner emerged as a rootsy songwriter... and that energy is intact on the clattering'Up Up and Away', the blues-pop of'Stay and Take' and the world music rhythms of'Far to Fall'," however, the albums was "polished but forgettable."
All tracks are written except where noted. Newton Faulkner – lead vocals, guitar Tessa Rose Jackson – vocals Technical personnelCenzo Townshend – mixing Cam Blackwood – production Empire of the Sun – production
Achille St. Onge was a publisher of miniature books from Worcester, Massachusetts. St. Onge began publishing miniature books as a hobby in 1935, by the time he stopped publishing in 1977, he had created 48 miniature books, which are prized by collectors. St. Onge's publications are known for clarity of design, he oversaw every aspect of the books, collaborated with many prominent printers, type designers, binders. Some of these include the Merrymount Press, binders Sangorski & Sutcliffe and papermaker Daniel Berkeley Updike, book designer and typographer Bruce Rogers. St. Onge published traditional revered texts, such as famous speeches by presidents, classic short stories and essays, sermons and brief biographies of famous historical figures. A miniature book published by St. Onge was the only book taken on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, was thus the first book on the moon, it was a copy of Robert Hutchings Goddard: Father of the Space Age. The book's colophon states, "One thousand nine hundred twenty six copies of this book were printed by Joh.
Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem and bound by Proost en Brandt N. V. Amsterdam, Holland to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the launching of the first liquid-propelled rocket at Auburn, March 16, 1926." St. Onge gave the book to Buzz Aldrin, asking him to leave it on the moon. Since he was not permitted to leave it behind, Buzz brought it back with him and gave it to Esther Goddard, Robert Goddard's wife; the book now resides at Clark University's Archives and Special Collections. The Achille St. Onge papers reside at Clark University