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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Ditmars, Raymond Lee

Kraig Adler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ichthyology and Herpetology; History of Science and Technology; Performing Arts; Film. 866 words.

Ditmars, Raymond Lee (22 June 1876–12 May 1942), zoo curator and popular writer on reptiles, was born in Newark, New Jersey, son of John Van Harlingen Ditmars, a furniture dealer and...