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Harriot, Thomas

David B. Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Cartography; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1096 words.

Harriot, Thomas (1560–02 July 1621), scientist, linguist, and author of the first English book on North America, was born in Oxford (city or county), England; his parentage is unknown. As...

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McClean, Frank

H. P. Hollis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1181 words.

McClean, Frank (1837–1904), astronomer and educational benefactor, was born at Glasgow on 13 November 1837, the only son of the six children of John Robinson McClean MP FRS FRAS...

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Newall, Hugh Frank

E. A. Milne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1881 words.

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor, was born at Ferndene, near Gateshead, on 21 June 1857, the youngest of six children of Robert Stirling Newall...

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space Food

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The special food for astronauts on a mission. It can be fresh, irradiated, freeze-dried, or dehydrated. Early flights carried soft food in tubes or as tablets. Modern supplies on the space...

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