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Addison, William Matthew Wand (<i>born</i> 1945), consultant, environmental impact assessment, 2002–09

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 130 words.

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agate

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Science and Mathematics.

A hard gemstone used in the construction of spatula blades. They are used for mixing tooth-coloured materials because of their resistance to abrasion and their ability not to cause...

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amethyst

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Chemistry.

The purple variety of the mineral quartz. It is found chiefly in Brazil, the Urals (Soviet Union), Arizona (USA), and Uruguay. The colour is due to impurities, especially iron oxide. It is...

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ANGEL, Heather (<i>born</i> 1941), professional wildlife photographer, author and lecturer

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Art; Art Forms; Photography and Photographs; Intellectual History; Literature. 469 words.

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ASHBROOK, Kate Jessie (<i>born</i> 1955), General Secretary, Open Spaces Society, since 1984

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Ecology and Conservation; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 261 words.

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BALL, Harold William (<i>born</i> 1926), Keeper of Palæontology, British Museum (Natural History), 1966–86

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 151 words.

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basanite

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Earth Sciences and Geography.

An extrusive, mafic igneous rock consisting of a feldspathoid mineral (nepheline, analcite, or leucite), olivine, plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, and minor accessory minerals. Essentially,...

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BATEMAN, Richard Mark (<i>born</i> 1958), Visiting Professor, Reading University, since 2000; Hon. Research Fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, since 2003

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 298 words.

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bell metal

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

A type of bronze used in casting bells. It consists of 60–85% copper alloyed with tin, often with some zinc and lead included.

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BERTRAM, Brian Colin Ricardo (<i>born</i> 1944), Special Projects Co-ordinator, Bristol Zoo Gardens, 1995–2003

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 167 words.

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