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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 social thinker, working assiduous...
Adler, H. G.(Encyclopedia)Adler, H. G. (Hans Günther Adler)häns gün´tr äd´lr [key], 1910–88, modernist author and Holocaust studies pioneer, b. Prague to a German Jewish family, studied Charles Univ. He and his fam...
Munro, H. H.(Encyclopedia)Munro, H. H. (Hector Hugh Munro), pseud. Sakisä´k [key], 1870–1916, English author, b. Burma (now Myanmar). He began his career writing political satires for the Westminster Gazette, and from 19...
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) biology at the California Instit...
Wells(Encyclopedia)Wells, town (1991 pop. 9,252), Somerset, SW England. Primarily a cathedral town, it has changed little since medieval times, although shopping and tourism have become important. The first church was e...
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 between New York City and B...
Mineral Wells(Encyclopedia)Mineral Wells, city (1990 pop. 14,870), Palo Pinto and Parker counties, N Tex.; inc. 1882. Aluminum products, bottled mineral water, clothing, and pharmaceuticals are produced, and there is gas proces...
Norman Wells(Encyclopedia)Norman Wells, village (1991 pop. 627), Northwest Territories, Canada, on the Mackenzie River, W of Great Bear Lake. It is the center of an oil region. In 1985 a pipeline to the south was completed. ...
Tunbridge Wells(Encyclopedia)Tunbridge Wells: see Royal Tunbridge Wells, England.
Lawrence, D. H.(Encyclopedia)Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert Lawrence), 1885–1930, English author, one of the primary shapers of 20th-century fiction. Life The son of a Nottingham coal miner, Lawrence was a sickly child, devoted...
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