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computer science

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Computing.

The study of computers, their underlying principles and use. It comprises topics such as: programming; information structures; software engineering; programming languages; compilers and...

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KATZIR, Ephraim (Katchalski) (1916 - 2009), Institute Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, since 1978; President, State of Israel, 1973–78

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences. 437 words.

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KUCHMA, Leonid Danylovych (<i>born</i> 1938), President of Ukraine, 1994–2004

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Law and Politics; Public Administration; Politics. 79 words.

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Mary Somerville

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

(1780–1872).

Mathematician and scientist. Born into genteel poverty in Scotland, Mary Fairfax married secondly her cosmopolitan medical cousin William Somerville (1812), leaving...

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RICHARDS, George Maxwell (<i>born</i> 1931), President, Trinidad and Tobago, 2003–13

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Chemistry; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 178 words.

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rural settlement

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Environmental Science.

A group of houses in the countryside, which can take the form of a dispersed settlement, a hamlet, or a village. See also urban settlement.

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scientific revolution

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

Herbert Butterfield called attention in 1948 to the tremendous intellectual change he saw taking place during the 17th cent., when the modern scientific world‐view was propounded by Francis...

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