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List of islands by area

This list of islands by area includes all islands in the world greater than 2,500 km2 and several other islands over 1,000 km2, sorted in descending order by area. For comparison, continents are shown; the continental landmasses listed below are not known as islands. However, the definition of continent is not a consistent term: it is possible to list Australia as an island, a continent, or both. For simplicity and the other continents have been listed as continental landmasses; the figures are for the continental mainland only. The Suez and Panama Canals are disregarded; this section of the list might not be complete, but covers all of the islands in the world over 1,000 km2. The area of some Antarctic islands is uncertain. Recursive islands and lakes Lake island List of Antarctic and subantarctic islands List of countries and dependencies by area List of islands List of islands by highest point List of islands by name List of islands by population List of islands by population density List of countries by largest island Haug, Per Ivar.

"Islands of Greenland". Gazetteer of Greenland. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. "Islands by Land Area". Island Directory Tables. United Nations Environment Programme. 18 February 1998. "The Atlas of Canada". Natural Resources Canada. 4 June 2015. "World Island Information". Joshua Calder. 2010

Ari Hoogenboom

Ari Arthur Hoogenboom was professor emeritus of history at Brooklyn College at the City University of New York. He was a scholar of the Gilded Age regarding the life and presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. Hoogenboom grew up in the Queens borough of New York City, where he graduated from John Adams High School, he earned a bachelor's degree from Atlantic Union College. There, he met and married his wife Olive, with whom he would collaborate on several books, he went to graduate school at Columbia University, where he earned his MA and PhD, was a student of David Herbert Donald. He taught history from 1956-58 at the University of Texas at El Paso, from 1958-68 at Pennsylvania State University, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1965. From 1968 to 1998 he taught at Brooklyn College. After his retirement from Brooklyn College, Hoogenboom authored Rutherford B. Hayes: One of the Good Colonels, Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography, about Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus Fox.

He worked with his wife Olive on a book that she was writing, Washington Women: The Woodbury Sisters. Hoogenboom died in 2014, aged 86, from complications of mesothelioma. Booknotes interview with Hoogenboom on Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior & President, July 2, 1995 Life Portrait of Rutherford B. Hayes from C-SPAN's American Presidents: Life Portraits series, which featured Hoogenboom

Haroun El Poussah

Haroun El Poussah is the caliph in the Iznogoud comics series, created by René Goscinny and Jean Tabary. Haroun El Poussah is a middle-aged, corpulent man whose main characteristic is his docile nature, he can be seen as the embodiment of a benevolent and benign ruler: he has never been shown to have any conflict with any of his subjects. Because of this, he is popular and loved among his people. Haroun El Poussah's name is a pun on the historical Caliph, Harun al-Rashid. "Poussah" is a word of Sanskrit origin derived via Chinese and used in French to describe a fat man, in connection with the image of Budai. All Haroun El Poussah cares about is eating and having lazy fun, he spends most of his time asleep, waking only when it's time to eat, when some servant shows him a fancy western object or when his Grand Vizier Iznogoud appears to invite him to some sort of new activity, which invariably turns out to be a trap of the plot to get rid of him and get Iznogoud elected as the new caliph. The plots never work, Haroun El Poussah remains oblivious of them, confident that Iznogoud loves him and wants only the best for him calling him "My good Iznogoud".

Haroun El Poussah's caliphate is an electoral monarchy, with elections for the new caliph held every ten years. However, because only the current caliph has the right to vote, every election always has the same result. Haroun El Poussah has three brothers: Deuroun El Poussah, Troiroun El Poussah and Quatroun El Poussah, of which Iznogoud confronted in the album "Enfin Calife!". The character first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Record on January 15, 1962. After four years, the strip shifted to Goscinny's Pilote magazine in 1968; the Iznogoud series was named Les aventures du Calife Haroun el Poussah, but it was decided that Haroun El Poussah was too weak a character to be the focal character of the comic strip. The title was passed on to Iznogoud, despite that he is the villain. Footnotes