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Clarke, Arthur C.

(Encyclopedia) Clarke, Arthur C. (Sir Arthur Charles Clarke), 1917–2008, British science fiction writer. During World War II he served as a radar instructor and aviator in the Royal Air Force. After the war...

Profile of Arthur C. Clarke

Sci-fi superstar Arthur C. Clarke wrote the 1953 novel Childhood's End, which went on to become one of most popular and acclaimed science fiction novels of all time. Yet he is still better known for h…

Cronquist, Arthur C.

(Encyclopedia) Cronquist, Arthur C. krŏng´kwĭst, krŏn´– [key], 1919–92, American systematic botanist. He was the author of two introductory botanical textbooks, with Henry Allan Gleason : ...

Arthur C. Danto Biography

Arthur C. Dantophilosopher and art criticBorn: 1/01/1924Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan Philosophy professor at Columbia University (1966–87) whose major works include Nietzsche as Philo…

Nielsen, A. C.

(Encyclopedia) Nielsen, A. C. (Arthur Charles Nielsen) nēl´sən [key], 1897–1980, American market researcher, b. Chicago, grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (B.S., 1918). He worked as an electrical engine...

Seelye, Laurenus Clark

(Encyclopedia) Seelye, Laurenus Clark, 1837–1924, American educator and Congregational clergyman, b. Bethel, Conn., grad. Union College, 1857, and studied at Andover Theological Seminary and in Germany; bro...

Hoover, Herbert Clark

(Encyclopedia) Hoover, Herbert Clark, 1874–1964, 31st President of the United States (1929–33), b. West Branch, Iowa. Wartime Relief Efforts After graduating (1895) from Stanford, he wo...

Profile of John C. Fremont

John C. Fremont was one of most famous explorers of the American West and a towering figure in the history of California's 19th century gold rush. Among the second rank of explorers to follow Lewis &…

Dobbs, Arthur

(Encyclopedia) Dobbs, Arthur, 1689–1765, British colonial governor of North Carolina (1753–65), b. Co. Antrim, Ireland. A member of the Irish House of Commons (1727–30) and surveyor general of Ireland (...

Burns, Arthur Frank

(Encyclopedia) Burns, Arthur Frank, 1904–87, American economist, b. Austria, grad. Columbia Univ. (A.B., 1925; A.M., 1925; Ph.D., 1934). He taught economics at Rutgers Univ. (1927–44), and then joined (19...