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Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat is one of Canada's best-selling authors, known for his stories and memoirs that celebrate the natural beauty of the far North, including 1963's Never Cry Wolf. Mowat grew up in Ontario…

Mowat, Sir Oliver

(Encyclopedia) Mowat, Sir Oliver mō´ət [key], 1820–1903, Canadian statesman, b. Upper Canada (now Ontario). A lawyer, he entered (1857) the Legislative Assembly and held cabinet posts…

Fossey, Dian

(Encyclopedia) Fossey, Dian fô´sē, fŏs´ē [key], 1932–85, American zoologist, b. San Francisco, who lived and worked with the mountain gorillas of central Africa, adding immeasurably to…

European Economic Community

(Encyclopedia) European Economic Community (EEC), organization established (1958) by a treaty signed in 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany (…

Hearne, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Hearne, Samuel hûrn [key], 1745–92, British fur trader, explorer in N Canada. He entered the British navy at the age of 11 and saw service in the naval battles of the…

Siberia

(Encyclopedia) Siberia sībēr´ēə [key], Rus. Sibir, vast geographical region of Russia, covering c.2,900,000 sq mi (7,511,000 sq km) and having an estimated population (1992) of…

Great Britain

(Encyclopedia) Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 65,397,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the…

2010 Academy Awards

2010 Academy Awards | Oscar winners and nomineesThe 2010 Academy Awards were presented on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre. All of the nominees are listed below; the Oscar…

Writers

Achebe, Rousseau, Yourcenar, and more A-B | C | D-F | G-H | I-L | M-N | O-P | R-S | T-Z Achebe, Chinua Adams, Henry Addison, Joseph Aesop Agee, James Agnon, S. Y. Alcott,…