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Davis,

city (1990 pop. 46,209), Yolo co., central Calif.; settled in the 1850s, inc. 1917. It is an education center with light industry; machinery, processed foods, and computer equipment are produced. The extensive Univ. of California at Davis, which has a major agricultural research center as well as schools of law, medicine, and engineering and the Mondavi performing arts center, is there. The National Primate Center and a university of Native American and Chicano cultures are also in Davis.

Davis

 

a scientific station, a base of the Australian antarctic expedition. It is located on the southeastern shore of Prydz Bay (eastern Antarctica) on Vestfold Oasis (68° 31’ S lat., 77° 58’ E long.). Established in 1957; it was temporarily inactive from 1964 to 1969. The station is manned by four to ten people. Glaciological, aerometeorological, oceanographic, biological, and geological observations are conducted there. It was named in honor of J. K. Davis, captain of the expedition ship Aurora.

Davis

1. Sir Andrew (Frank). born 1944, British conductor; chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1989--2000) and of the Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000
2. Bette , real name Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908--89, US film actress, whose films include Of Human Bondage (1934), Jezebel (1938) for which she won an Oscar, All About Eve (1950), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Nanny (1965), and The Whales of August (1987)
3. Sir Colin (Rex). born 1927, English conductor, noted for his interpretation of the music of Berlioz
4. Jefferson. 1808--89, president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861--65)
5. Joe. 1901--78, English billiards and snooker player: world champion from 1927 to 1946
6. John. Also called: John Davys. ?1550--1605, English navigator: discovered the Falkland Islands (1592); searched for a Northwest Passage
7. Miles (Dewey). 1926--91, US jazz trumpeter and composer
8. Steve. born 1957, English snooker player: world champion 1981, 1983--84, 1987--89
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And yet, Mike Davis, Southern California's defiant, brilliant curmudgeon, has delivered in Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster a collection that is everything but lovable.