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ALDRIN, Buzz (<i>born</i> 1930), President, Starcraft Enterprises International (research and development of space technology, manned flight to Mars), since 1988

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; World History; History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 411 words.

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ARMSTRONG, Neil A. (1930 - 2012), Chairman, EDO Corporation, 2000–02, then Emeritus; formerly NASA Astronaut (Commander, Apollo 11 Rocket Flight to the Moon, 1969; first man to step on to the Moon, 20 July 1969)

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P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; History of Science and Technology; World History. 312 words.

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ATTENBOROUGH, David (Frederick) (<i>born</i> 1926), broadcaster and naturalist

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; World History; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio; Film; Intellectual History; Literature. 699 words.

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Bronze Age

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Environmental Science.

The prehistoric period during which bronze was the principal material used for tools and weapons. The transition from the Copper Age is difficult to fix, as is that to the Iron Age which...

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CLARKE, Arthur (Charles) (1917 - 2008)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Intellectual History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication Studies; Literature; History of Science and Technology; Physics; World History. 821 words.

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Colorado River

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Environmental Science.

Perhaps no major river system in the world was naturally more resistant to exploration than the Colorado and its tributaries. From the time of the arrival of Europeans in the ...

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dotcom bubble

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Computing.

A global speculative rise in share prices between c.1997 and 2000 driven by the alleged opportunities for profit presented by the Internet. Access to the Internet, and especially to the...

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eclipse expeditions

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Science and Mathematics.

When the Moon completely covers the Sun, the sudden onset of darkness, visibility of stars by day, and the appearance of the solar corona are an enthralling sight. Total eclipses ...

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EGERTON, Keith Robert (<i>born</i> 1942), non-executive Director, Rowlandson Organisation, 2002–12; Chairman, Native Land Ltd, 2003–07

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Engineering and Technology; World History; Historical Geography. 172 words.

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FARQUHARSON, Angus (Durie Miller) (<i>born</i> 1935), Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, 1998–2010 (Vice Lord-Lieutenant, 1987–98)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; History of Science and Technology; Ecology and Conservation; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge; World History; Historical Geography. 183 words.

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