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Allin, John (1623–1683), nonconformist minister and alchemist

Donna Bilak.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology. 1634 words.

Allin, John (1623–1683), nonconformist minister and alchemist, was born on 13 October 1623 in Wrentham, Suffolk, the son of the Revd John Allen, or Allin (c. 1596–1671), and his first wife,...

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Bryan, Margaret (fl. 1795–1816), educator and writer on natural philosophy

Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 814 words.

Bryan, Margaret (fl. 1795–1816), educator and writer on natural philosophy, was a noted early example of a woman teaching natural science to other women. Little is known about her life;...

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Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture

Sebastian Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Education. 817 words.

Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture, was probably born in Belford in Northumberland, though his origins are obscure. He spent the early...

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Davison, Charles (1858–1940), mathematician and writer on seismology

Richard J. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology; Mathematics; History of Science and Technology. 511 words.

Davison, Charles (1858–1940), mathematician and writer on seismology, was born on 1 May 1858 in Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham, the second son of Edwin Charles Davison (1818–1902), fleet...

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Evolving Paradigms of Climatic Processes and Atmospheric Circulation Affecting Africa

Sharon E. Nicholson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology; History of Science and Technology. 14105 words.

Classic paradigms describing meteorological phenomena and climate have changed dramatically over the last half-century. This is particularly true for the continent of Africa. Our...

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The Indian Ocean Dipole

Saji N. Hameed.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography. 14343 words.

Discovered at the very end of the 20th century, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is a mode of natural climate variability that arises out of coupled ocean–atmosphere interaction in the Indian...

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Maplet, John (d. 1592), writer on natural philosophy

Lauren Kassell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 542 words.

Maplet, John (d. 1592), writer on natural philosophy, matriculated as a sizar from Queens' College, Cambridge, in December 1560 and graduated BA in 1564. He was a fellow of St Catharine's...

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Marrat, William (1772–1852), topographer and teacher of mathematics

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Mathematical Education. 369 words.

Marrat, William (1772–1852), topographer and teacher of mathematics, was born on 6 April 1772 at Sibsey, Lincolnshire, the son of John and Jane Marrat. Self-taught, he acquired a broad...

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Merret [Merrett], Christopher (1614–1695), physician and writer on natural philosophy

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1504 words.

Merret [Merrett], Christopher (1614–1695), physician and writer on natural philosophy, was born at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, on 16 February 1614, the son of a non-gentry father of the...

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Motte, Andrew (bap. 1696, d. 1734), engraver and writer on natural philosophy

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Prints and Printmaking. 319 words.

Motte, Andrew (bap. 1696, d. 1734), engraver and writer on natural philosophy, was baptized at St Botolph, Aldersgate, London, on 16 August 1696, the son of Benjamin Motte (d. 1710) [see...

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