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Ride, Sally Kristen(Encyclopedia)Ride, Sally Kristen 1951–2012, American astrophysicist and astronaut, b. Encino, Calif. With an M.A. in physics (1975) and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Stanford Univ., she joined NASA in 1978, where...
Hemings, Sally(Encyclopedia)Hemings, Sally, 1773–1835, African-American slave owned by Thomas Jefferson, b. Charles City co., Va.; her original name was probably Sarah. Her father was John Wayles, Jefferson's father-in-law; he...
Mann, Sally(Encyclopedia)Mann, Sally, 1951–, American photographer, b. Lexington, Va., as Sally Munger, studied Bennington College, Hollins College (B.A. 1974, M.A. 1975). Interested in older photographic techniques, Mann u...
Williams, C. K.(Encyclopedia)Williams, C. K. (Charles Kenneth Williams), 1936–2015, American poet, b. Newark, N.J., grad. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1959. He wrote more than 20 books of poetry, rich in detail, with complex syntax a...
Rowling, J. K.(Encyclopedia)Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Kathleen Rowling)rl´ibreve;ing [key], 1965–, English author known for her popular children's books. While unemployed she completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ...
Chesterton, G. K.(Encyclopedia)Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton), 1874–1936, English author. Conservative, even reactionary, in his thinking, Chesterton was a convert (1922) to Roman Catholicism and its champion. He ha...
Kellogg, W. K.(Encyclopedia)Kellogg, W. K. (Will Keith Kellogg): see Kellogg, John Harvey.
Dick, Philip K.(Encyclopedia)Dick, Philip K. (Philip Kindred Dick), 1928–82, American science-fiction writer, b. Chicago. Dick often wrote of the psychological states of individuals caught in altered realities where the everyda...
Narayan, R. K.(Encyclopedia)Narayan, R. K. (Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan)nr´yän [key], 1906–2001, Indian novelist, b. Madras (now Chennai). Narayan, who wrote in English, published his first novel, Swami and Friends, i...
Narayanan, K. R.(Encyclopedia)Narayanan, K. R. (Raman Kocheril Narayanan)näräyänän´ [key], 1921–2005, Indian government official. An untouchable or Dalit (see Harijans), he nonetheless graduated from the Univ. of Travancore...
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