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Alexander, Boyd

O. J. R. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; World History; Travel and Holiday. 908 words.

Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910), traveller and ornithologist, born at Willesley Place, Cranbrook, Kent, on 16 January 1873, was a twin son (with Robert Alexander) of Colonel Boyd Francis...

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Bourne, Gilbert Charles

John R. Baker and C. M. Pitman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 967 words.

Bourne, Gilbert Charles (1861–1933), zoologist and oarsman, was born at Grafton Manor, Worcestershire, on 5 July 1861, the eldest surviving son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Bourne, 54th...

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buffalo

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Common name for several species of cattle-like mammals (Bovidae) occurring in Africa south of the Sahara and in south-eastern Asia. The N. American Bison is sometimes incorrectly called...

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Carpenter, Philip Pearsall

Norman Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Invertebrates. 836 words.

Carpenter, Philip Pearsall (1819–1877), social reformer and conchologist, youngest child of Lant Carpenter (1780–1840), Unitarian divine and schoolmaster, and his wife, Anna (d. 1856),...

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5. Definitions, types, domains

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5010 words.

The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out...

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Dick, William

J. E. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Veterinary Medicine. 1419 words.

Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College, was born on 6 May 1793 at Whitehorse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, the second of three children...

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George, Wesley Critz

George Lewis.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1196 words.

George, Wesley Critz (28 August 1888–29 October 1982), zoologist and social scientist, was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina, the son of Thomas Miller, a farmer, schoolteacher, and...

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Goddard, (Cecil) John

Brian Clarke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1221 words.

Goddard, (Cecil) John (1923–2012), fishing tackle manufacturer, angler, and entomologist, was born on 27 August 1923 at 66 Wiltshire Road, Brixton, London, the elder son of Cecil Henry...

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Harrisson, Tom Harnett

Judith M. Heimann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Ornithology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2661 words.

Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 September 1911,...

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Introduction

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1170 words.

The ‘Introduction’ asks what is ritual? Is ritual useful? What are the various kinds of ritual? It suggests that to think about ritual is to reflect on human nature, sociality, and culture....

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