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Clark

1. Helen. born 1950, New Zealand politician; Labour prime minister from 1999
2. James, known as Jim. 1936--68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
3. Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903--83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
4. William. 1770--1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804--06) with Meriwether Lewis

Clark

 

a family of American opticians and amateur astronomers; including Alvan Clark (born Mar. 8, 1804, in Ashfield, Mass.; died Aug. 19, 1887, in Cambridge, Mass.) and his sons George (born in 1827; died in 1891) and Alvan Graham (born July 10, 1832, in Fall River, Mass.; died June 9, 1897, in Cambridge, Mass.).

The Clarks discovered many double stars, including the companion of Sirius. The Clarks’ largest refractors are in the U.S. Naval Observatory (refractor made in 1873; diameter of the objective, 66 cm), the Pulkovo Observatory (1885; diameter, 76 cm), the Lick Observatory (1888; diameter, 91 cm), and the Yerkes Observatory (1896; diameter, 102 cm).

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There may not be any "Archimedean vantage point" from which we can compare our views of the world with the world itself, as Clark warns, but science privileges us to check our perceptions of the world--limited as they are by our physical and biological particularities--against views provided by our historical predecessors and our nonhuman instruments and perceptors and recorders.
White, said she questioned whether O'Quinn was qualified to testify that there was a DNA match to Clark.
Since the time of the incident, police have discovered that Clark had previously been in prison for child molestation, statutory rape, and forgery.
Displaying most of the images from Teenage Lust but none from 1992, Wallis lassoes Clark into a pedigreed, Winograndesque corral rather than allowing his sexy, self-archiving tendencies free reign.
Many historians claim that there is na evidence that Lewis was gay It's true that Lewis never described Clark in his journals as a total hottie, but his surviving letters and journals should trigger the gaydar of open-minded readers.
It is also clear that Betts engaged in a prodigious amount of research to portray York as an historical figure who contributed to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
But as time wore on, the general struggled for a message, and infighting among his professional staff over strategy meant that the grassroots saw fewer glimpses of the dynamic Clark they believed could be president--and more of a slightly mechanical speaker making stilted pronouncements about "leadership.
Clark missed her family in Ottawa, she and then-bishop Clark "loved Edmonton," said Ms.
Before Lewis and Clark, the territory west of the Mississippi River was about as well understood as outer space--almost as mysterious as the Americas were to Christopher Columbus the day he dropped anchor off El Salvador.
Clark appeared only briefly onstage in both works, showing he still possesses mesmerizing grace and panache.