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Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob
(k m rr s, Ger. r dlf ykp km rr s) (KEY) , 16651721, German botanist and physician. The first to present a clear and definite picture of sex in plants, Camerarius based his conclusions on...
Head, Edith
190781, American costume designer, b. Los Angeles, Calif. She began to design costumes for the motion pictures in the early 1930s, working at Paramount for most of her career and moving to Universal ...
Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick
19162004, British biophysicist, b. New Zealand, Ph.D. Univ. of Birmingham, 1940. He conducted research at the Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland, and at Kings College, the Univ. of London (from 1946 unti...
Smith, Theobald
18591934, American pathologist, b. Albany, N.Y., M.D. Albany Medical College, 1883. He was professor of bacteriology at Columbian (now George Washington) Univ. (188695) and of comparative pathology ...
McIntire, Samuel
(m k nt r) (KEY) , 17571811, American architect and woodcarver, b. Salem, Mass. He developed high skill as a joiner and housewright and in wood sculpture. McIntires opportunities, both as builder...
Bosch, Hieronymus
or Jerom Bos (h rn m s, y rm bs) (KEY) , c.14501516, Flemish painter. His surname was originally van Aeken; Bosch refers to s Hertogenbosch, where he was born and worked. Little is known of his...
Upjohn, Richard
180278, American architect, b. England. He came to the United States in 1829. A skilled cabinetmaker and draftsman, he lived first in Manlius, N.Y., and then in New Bedford, Mass., where he set himse...
Bsching, Anton Friedrich
(nt n fr dr kh bsh ng) (KEY) , 172493, German geographer and educator. He was professor of philosophy in Gttingen, was a Protestant minister, and was director of a Gymnasium in Berlin. He advoc...
Quant, Mary
1934, British fashion designer. After opening her boutique in London to sell clothes, she began to design them as well. She was one of the originators of the mod or Chelsea look of the 1960s that...
Hoyle, Edmond
(hoil) (KEY) , 16721769, English writer on games, b. London. He codified the rules of whist in his book A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist (1742) and in successive editions of the book he added ne...
smelting
in metallurgy, any process of melting or fusion, especially to extract a metal from its ore. Smelting processes vary in detail depending on the nature of the ore and the metal involved, but they are t...
Autolycus, Greek astronomer and mathematician
(t l k s) (KEY) , fl. 4th cent. B.C., astronomer and mathematician of Pitane in Aeolis. Of his two extant works, that on the revolving sphere is said to be the oldest completely preserved Greek trea...
sleet
precipitation of small, partially melted grains of ice. As raindrops fall from clouds, they pass through layers of air at different temperatures. If they pass through a layer with a temperature below ...
Socinus, Faustus
(fst s s s n s) (KEY) or Fausto Sozzini (foust s t-ts n ) (KEY) , 15391604, Italian religious reformer, founder of Socinianism. Socinus left the Roman Catholic Church when, influenced by the w...


 
 
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