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Gleason, Henry Allan

(Encyclopedia) Gleason, Henry Allan glē´sən [key], 1882–1975, American botanist, plant geographer, and plant ecologist. His floristic studies of North American vegetation led to his individualistic...

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 : ...

Miles Teller

Miles Teller was a "breakout" star at the Sundance Film Festival two years in a row, first for The Spectacular Now (2013) and then for Damien Chazelle's Whiplash (2014). Teller spent …

June 2006 Disasters

June 9, Arusha, Tanzania: an overloaded bus plunged into a ravine, killing 54 people.June 19, Houston, Tex.: eleven inches of rain drenched the Houston area.June 22–28, Northea…

Albatross Flies Off Course to New Jersey

by David Johnson Related Links Encyclopedia: AlbatrossDictionary: AlbatrossSpeed of AnimalsTo the delight of bird watchers and the surprise of biologists, a yellow-nosed alb…

Weather: Going in Circles

Going in CirclesWeatherGoing in CirclesFeeling the PressureHigh Points and LowWhat Makes the Weather Go 'RoundWhat's in a Name?Scales of Motion Now that you understand why the…

Weather: Telling What's Next

Telling What's NextWeatherOn Another FrontMass AppealPutting Up a FrontFrontal AttackStorms on the FrontTelling What's Next Much of the art of weather forecasting focuses on u…