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Wells, H. G.

(Encyclopedia) Wells, H. G. (Herbert George Wells), 1866–1946, English author. Although he is probably best remembered for his works of science fiction, he was also an imaginative…

Adler, H. G.

(Encyclopedia) Adler, H. G. (Hans Günther Adler) häns gün´tər äd´lər [key], 1910–88, modernist author and Holocaust studies pioneer, b. Prague to a German Jewish family, studied…

Beadle, George Wells

(Encyclopedia) Beadle, George Wells, 1903–89, American geneticist, b. Wahoo, Nebr., grad. Univ. of Nebraska (B.S., 1926; M.S., 1927), Ph.D. Cornell, 1931. Beadle taught (1931–36)…

Welles, Orson

(Encyclopedia) Welles, Orson, 1915–85, American actor, director, and producer, b. Kenosha, Wis. From childhood he evinced a precocious talent and lofty sense of self-assurance in…

Munro, H. H.

(Encyclopedia) Munro, H. H. (Hector Hugh Munro), pseud. Saki sä´kē [key], 1870–1916, English author, b. Burma (now Myanmar). He began his career writing political satires for…

Sebald, W. G.

(Encyclopedia) Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg Maximilian Sebald), 1944–2001, German novelist, grad. Freiburg Univ. (1965). Sebald's novels are dense, elegiac, and meditative. They…

Cabinet Members Under G. H. W. Bush

Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d, 1989Lawrence S. Eagleburger, 1992Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady (Cont.)Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney, 1989Attorney General Richard L.…

Welles, Gideon

(Encyclopedia) Welles, Gideon wĕlz [key], 1802–78, American statesman, b. Glastonbury, Conn. He was (1826–36) editor and part owner of the Hartford Times, one of the first New…

Wells, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Wells, Henry, 1805–78, American pioneer expressman, b. Thetford, Vt. As a child he moved with his family to central New York state. In 1843 he established express service…

well

(Encyclopedia) well, aperture in the earth's surface through which substances in a natural underground reservoir, such as water, gas, oil, salt, and sulfur, can flow or be pumped…