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Bartram, John

Phillip Drennon Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 1723 words.

Bartram, John (23 March 1699–22 September 1777), botanist, was born in Marple, Pennsylvania, the son of William Bartram and Elizabeth Hunt, farmers. His parents were members of the Society...

Gilbert Fowler White

Robert Meridith.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 12997 words.

Gilbert Fowler White (b. 1911–d. 2006), often referred to as the “father of floodplain management,” was a distinguished American geographer in the 20th century. White’s work on floods,...