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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters

Delia Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1325 words.

Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur...

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Environmental History of the Mississippi River and Delta

Christopher Morris.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Ecology and Conservation; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental History. 10360 words.

The Mississippi River, the longest in North America, is really two rivers geophysically. The volume is less, the slope steeper, the velocity greater, and the channel straighter in its upper...

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Taylor, James

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 917 words.

Taylor, James (1753–1825), naval engineer and potter, was born on 3 May 1753 at Leadhills, Lanarkshire, the son of John Taylor, the overseer of the earl of Hopetoun's mines there. He was...

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Whidbey, Joseph

John M. Naish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 690 words.

Whidbey, Joseph (1754/5–1833), hydrographer and marine engineer, details of whose parentage and upbringing are unknown, was made a master in the Royal Navy in 1779 at the age of...

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Whytehead, William Henry Keld

Andrew Nickson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1131 words.

Whytehead, William Henry Keld (1825–1865), naval architect and engineer, was born on 2 April 1825 at Stepney, London, where he was baptized on 1 July 1825, the son of Henry Whytehead (d....

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