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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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Ending the Separation of Plutonium

Harold A. Feiveson.

in Unmaking the Bomb

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 5689 words.

Today there are about 500 tons of separated plutonium, about half of which was produced for weapons during the Cold War. The remainder is a result of civilian programs in the United States,...

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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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