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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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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

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King, Ada

Martha A. Sandweiss.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 912 words.

wife of the eminent geologist, explorer, and writer Clarence King and litigant, was born in or around West Point, Georgia. Though little is known of her early life, she was almost...

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Diop, Cheikh Anta (1923 - 1986), Historian, Essayist, Anthropologist, Political Activist

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1365 words.

Cheikh Anta Diop is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the twentieth century. A central figure in African-centered scholarship, his intellectual range and work spanned many...

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Brown, Grafton Tyler

Lisa E. Rivo.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1133 words.

draftsman, lithographer, painter, and entrepreneur, was born free in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Brown and Wilhelmina (maiden name unknown). Nothing is known about Brown's family...

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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....

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Hoover, Herbert Clark, Jr.

Diane B. Kunz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1123 words.

Hoover, Herbert Clark, Jr. (04 August 1903–09 July 1969), undersecretary of state and businessman, was born in London, England, the son of Herbert Clark Hoover, the thirty-first president...

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Parícutin: Volcano in a Cornfield

Claire Perrott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Environmental History. 8197 words.

In February 1943, a small but powerful volcano emerged from a cornfield in the vicinity of Uruapan, Michoacán, México. A stunned farmer, Dionisio Pulido, alerted the nearby town of San Juan...

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