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United States Geological Survey

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(USGS)

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and...

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United States Geological Survey

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(USGS)

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and...

See overview in Oxford Index

United States Geological Survey

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 40 words.

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and

United States Geological Survey

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 48 words.

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and advice to those...

United States Geological Survey

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 86 words.

A US state agency, established in 1879, that undertakes scientific research and the mapping of environments and ecosystems. The USGS’s work is not confined to geology, but also includes...

United States Geological Survey

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 188 words.

An independent US government body concerned with natural resources. Established in 1879, it celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2004

United States Geological Survey

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 180 words.

An independent US government body concerned with the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources on which we rely; the...

USGS

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7 words.

Abbreviation for United States Geological Survey.

Geological Surveys.

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

Geological surveys are among the earliest examples of government-supported science in the United States, with state surveys pre-dating the federal geological survey by nearly half a century.

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Geological Surveys.

Rex C. Buchanan.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 940 words.

Geological surveys are among the earliest examples of government-supported science in the United States, with state surveys pre-dating the federal

Geological Surveys

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 1603 words.

Geological surveys are among the earliest examples of government-supported science in the United States, with state surveys predating the federal

astrogeology

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The study of geology in the universe, especially the Solar System. Many spacecraft concentrate on the geology of the Earth and other planets, as well as asteroids and comets. The United...

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USGS DEM

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 35 words.

A *geospatial file format developed by the United States Geological Survey for storing a raster-based digital elevation model. It is an open standard and is used throughout the world (K.-T....

Ward, Dr Lester F.

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 88 words.

Born Joliet Minois, 18 June 1841; died 18 April 1913

Employed in United States Treasury Dept, 1865–72; Assistant Geologist, US Geological Survey, 1881, Geologist,...

Anthony Wayne England

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1942– )

US astronaut. He flew with the Spacelab 3 (see spacelab) mission launched on the Challenger space shuttle in July 1985. He was involved in operating the Spacelab systems...

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Hodge, Frederick Webb

David Lonergan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1375 words.

Hodge, Frederick Webb (28 October 1864–28 September 1956), anthropologist and museum director, was born in Plymouth, England, the son of Edwin Hodge and Emily Webb. Hodge’s family came to...

Thayer, Alexander Wheelock

Benjamin Franklin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Biographical Studies. 918 words.

Thayer, Alexander Wheelock (22 October 1817–15 July 1897), diplomat and biographer, was born in South Natick, Massachusetts, the son of Alexander Thayer, a physician, and Susanna Bigelow....

Vaughan, Thomas Wayland

Ronald Rainger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 834 words.

Vaughan, Thomas Wayland (20 September 1870–16 January 1952), paleontologist and geologist, was born in Jonesville, Texas, the son of Dr. Samuel Floyd Vaughan, a physician, and Annie R....

Spier, Leslie

Bethany Neubauer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 1162 words.

Spier, Leslie (13 December 1893–03 December 1961), anthropologist, was born in New York City, the son of Simon P. Spier and Bertha Adler. Spier spent his childhood and early adult years in...

Preserving Navigational Rights and Freedoms: The Right to Conduct Military Activities in China's Exclusive Economic Zone

Raul (Pete) Pedrozo.

in Chinese Journal of International Law

March 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Law. 9297 words.

China's views on coastal State authority in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) are not supported by State practice, the negotiating history of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the...

Rio Grande

Jeffery E Roth.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 3736 words.

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