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Frederick William True
FREDERICK WILLIAM TRUE (July 8, 1858 – June 25, 1914) was an American biologist, the first head curator of biology (1897–1911) at the United States National Museum , now part of the Smithsonian Institution . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Works * 3 Family * 4 References BIOGRAPHYHe was born in Middletown , Connecticut
Connecticut
in 1858. He received a B.S. from the University of New York in 1878, when he entered the U.S. government service. He was expert special agent on fisheries for the 10th census , 1879. In 1881, True started working for the U.S. National Museum as a clerk. That year he became librarian and acting curator of mammals, which positions he filled until 1883. True was curator of mammals at the U.S
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Dictionary Of American Biography
The DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY was published in New York City by Charles Scribner\'s Sons under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The dictionary was first proposed to the Council in 1920 by historian Frederick Jackson Turner. The first edition was published in 20 volumes from 1928 to 1936, appearing at a rate of two or three volumes per year. These 20 volumes contained 15,000 biographies. In 1946, the 20 volumes were released as a ten-volume set, with each of the ten volumes divided into two parts (Part 1 and Part 2) corresponding to two volumes of the first edition combined into one, the page numbering of the first edition being retained. The ACLS appealed to Adolph Ochs
Adolph Ochs
, publisher of The New York Times
The New York Times
, for funding. He loaned the Council $50,000 per year for 10 years. Ochs exercised no editorial control
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Charles Scribner's Sons
CHARLES SCRIBNER\'S SONS, or simply SCRIBNER\'S or SCRIBNER, is an American publisher based in New York City
New York City
, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
, F. Scott Fitzgerald , Kurt Vonnegut , Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
, Stephen King
Stephen King
, Robert A. Heinlein , Thomas Wolfe , George Santayana , John Clellon Holmes , Don DeLillo and Edith Wharton . The firm published Scribner\'s Magazine for many years. More recently, several Scribner titles and authors have garnered Pulitzer Prizes , National Book Awards and other merits. In 1978 the company merged with Atheneum and became The Scribner Book Companies. In turn it merged into Macmillan in 1984
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Encyclopedia Americana
ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA is one of the largest general encyclopedias in the English language. Following the acquisition of Grolier in 2000, the encyclopedia has been produced by Scholastic . The encyclopedia has more than 45,000 articles, most of them more than 500 words and many running to considerable length (the "United States" article is over 300,000 words). The work's coverage of American and Canadian geography and history has been a traditional strength. Written by 6,500 contributors, the Encyclopedia Americana includes over 9,000 bibliographies, 150,000 cross-references, 1,000+ tables, 1,200 maps, and almost 4,500 black-and-white line art and color images. It also has 680 factboxes. Most articles are signed by their contributors. Long available as a 30-volume print set, the Encyclopedia Americana is now marketed as an online encyclopedia requiring a subscription
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Alfred Charles True
ALFRED CHARLES TRUE, PH.D., SC.D. (June 5, 1853 - April 23, 1929 ) was a United States educator and agriculturist. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Selected publications * 3 Further reading * 4 References BIOGRAPHYA son of Charles Kittredge True , he was born at Middletown, Connecticut . He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1873, from which he also received his Sc.D. He was a teacher at Westfield normal school in Westfield, Massachusetts , for several years, did graduate studies at Harvard in 1882-84, and served as an instructor at Wesleyan in 1884-88. At Wesleyan, he got to know Wilbur O. Atwater , who in 1888 founded the Office of Experiment Stations at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). True went to work for the USDA in 1889, and from 1893 to 1915, he was director of the Office of Experiment Stations. In 1915, he became director of the States Relations Service, which the Office of Experiment Stations had become part of
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Delphinidae
See text. OCEANIC DOLPHINS or DELPHINIDAE are a widely distributed family of dolphins that live in the sea. Thirty extant species are described. They include several big species whose common names contain "whale" rather than "dolphin", such as the killer whale and the pilot whales . Delphinidae
Delphinidae
is a family within the superfamily Delphinoidea , which also includes the porpoises (Phocoenidae) and the Monodontidae (beluga whale and narwhal ). River dolphins are relatives of the Delphinoidea. Oceanic dolphins range in size from the 5.6-foot (1.7 m)-long and 110-pound (50 kg) Maui\'s dolphin to the 31-foot (9.4 m) and 11-short-ton (10.0 t) killer whale, the largest known dolphin. Several species exhibit sexual dimorphism ; the males are larger than females. They have streamlined bodies and two limbs that are modified into flippers. Though not quite as flexible as seals , some dolphins can travel at 34.5 mph (55.5 km/h)
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Format * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names. The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
prepared cards of bibliographic information for their library catalog and would sell duplicate sets of the cards to other libraries for use in their catalogs
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International Standard Name Identifier
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD NAME IDENTIFIER (ISNI) is an identifier for uniquely identifying the public identities of contributors to media content such as books, television programmes, and newspaper articles. Such an identifier consists of 16 digits. It can optionally be displayed as divided into four blocks. It was developed under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as Draft International Standard 27729; the valid standard was published on 15 March 2012. The ISO technical committee 46, subcommittee 9 ( TC 46/SC 9 ) is responsible for the development of the standard. ISNI can be used to disambiguate names that might otherwise be confused, and links the data about names that are collected and used in all sectors of the media industries
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Institute For Advanced Technology In The Humanities
Coordinates : 37°32′12.2″N 78°30′20″W / 37.536722°N 78.50556°W / 37.536722; -78.50556 THIS ARTICLE HAS MULTIPLE ISSUES. Please help IMPROVE IT or discuss these issues on the TALK PAGE . (Learn how and when to remove these template messages ) This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (January 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) The topic of this article MAY NOT MEET\'S NOTABILITY GUIDELINES FOR COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS . Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond its mere trivial mention
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Bibliothèque Nationale De France
The BIBLIOTHèQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE (BNF; French: ) is the National Library of France
France
, located in Paris
Paris
. It is the national repository of all that is published in France. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 New buildings * 3 Mission * 4 Manuscript
Manuscript
collection * 5 Digital library * 6 Popular culture * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links HISTORYThe National Library of France
France
traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre Palace by Charles V in 1368. Charles had received a collection of manuscripts from his predecessor, John II , and transferred them to the Louvre
Louvre
from the Palais de la Cité
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Système Universitaire De Documentation
The SYSTèME UNIVERSITAIRE DE DOCUMENTATION or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify, track and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers
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Middletown, Connecticut
MIDDLETOWN is a city located in Middlesex County , Connecticut
Connecticut
, along the Connecticut
Connecticut
River , in the central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford . In 1650, it was incorporated as a town under its original Indian name, Mattabeseck . It received its present name in 1653. Middletown was included within Hartford County upon its creation on May 10, 1666. In 1784, the central settlement was incorporated as a city distinct from the town. Both were included within newly formed Middlesex County in May 1785. In 1923, the City
City
of Middletown was consolidated with the Town, making the city limits of the city quite extensive
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True's Shrew Mole
Urotrichus pilirostris Wikimedia Commons has media related to DYMECODON PILIROSTRIS .TRUE\'S SHREW MOLE (Dymecodon pilirostris) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae . It is endemic to Japan (Honshu , Shikoku and Kyushu ) and is a common species above 1000 meters in grassland, shrubland and forest. It is the only species in the genus Dymecodon. It has sometimes been considered belonging to the genus Urotrichus . ETYMOLOGYThe genus name is the compound of δύο (duo) "two", μήκος (mekos) "size", and όδούς (odous) "tooth", so "two size teeth", because of the alternation in size of the teeth in the lower jaw. DESCRIPTIOND. pilirostris is a mole resembling the Japanese shrewmole, with a head-body length of about 6½ cm covered in thick, 5 mm long, darkbrown fur with a strong greenish metallic lustre, and a tail of about 3½ cm, covered with dark hair of about 7 mm. The palms and soles are covered in darkbrown scales
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United States National Museum
The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION (/smɪθˈsoʊniən/ smith-SOE-nee-ən ), established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge", is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States . Originally organized as the "United States National Museum", that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967. Termed "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 154 million items, the Institution's nineteen museums, nine research centers, and zoo include historical and architectural landmarks, mostly located in the District of Columbia . Additional facilities are located in Arizona , Maryland , Massachusetts , New York City , Pittsburgh , Texas , Virginia , and Panama . More than 200 institutions and museums in 45 states , Puerto Rico , and Panama are Smithsonian Affiliates . The Institution's thirty million annual visitors are admitted without charge
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Smithsonian Institution
The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION (/smɪθˈsoʊniən/ smith-SOE-nee-ən ), established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge", is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States . Originally organized as the "United States National Museum", that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967. Termed "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 154 million items, the Institution's nineteen museums, nine research centers, and zoo include historical and architectural landmarks, mostly located in the District of Columbia
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