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Sinclair, Sir John

(Encyclopedia) Sinclair, Sir John, 1754–1835, Scottish agricultural economist and statistician. He compiled A Statistical Account of Scotland (21 vol., 1791–99), giving…

Sinclair, Upton

(Encyclopedia) Sinclair, Upton (Upton Beall Sinclair), 1878–1968, American novelist and socialist activist, b. Baltimore, grad. College of the City of New York, 1897. He was one of the…

Lewis, Sinclair

(Encyclopedia) Lewis, Sinclair, 1885–1951, American novelist, b. Sauk Centre, Minn., grad. Yale Univ., 1908. Probably the greatest satirist of his era, Lewis wrote novels that present a…

Gordon Sinclair

Gordon Sinclair was a colorful figure in 20th-century Canadian radio journalism. For over 40 years he produced a daily radio series called "Let's Be Personal;" he gained a reputation for "telling it…

Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair was a prolific American writer known for his affiliation with socialism and famous for his 1906 novel, The Jungle. Sinclair was born in Baltimore, but his family moved to New…

Sinclair Lewis

Name at birth: Harry Sinclair LewisNovelist Sinclair Lewis was the first writer from the United States to win the Nobel Prize in literature, on the strength of his novels satirizing the hypocrisy and…

Ross Island

(Encyclopedia) Ross Island, in the Ross Sea , Antarctica , on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. Part of the Ross Dependency, the island is separated from Victoria Land by…

Ross and Cromarty

(Encyclopedia) Ross and Cromarty, former county, N Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Ross and Cromarty was divided between the new Highland and Western Isles regions (…

Ross Dam

(Encyclopedia) Ross Dam, Wash.: see Skagit , river.

Ross Sea

(Encyclopedia) Ross Sea, arm of the Pacific Ocean, Antarctica , between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered in 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross , a British…