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Open Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957
Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957

Edith Abbott (1876-1957) was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was one of the first women in America to earn a doctoral degree. In 1924, she became


(in a political sense, renunciation of high public office, usually by a monarch. Some abdications have been purely voluntary and resulted in no loss

Open Abdomen

In vertebrates, the part of the body below the thorax , containing the digestive organs; in insects and other arthropods, it is the hind part of the


In English law, the taking away by force, fraud, or persuasion of a woman or a child against her own will, or against the will of her parents or

Abduction (Logic)

Widely understood as inference to the best explanation, abduction may be conceived of even more generously as a form of backwards-chaining reasoning ,

Abdullah, Saleh Ali

Yemeni politician and soldier, president 1990–2012. He became president of North Yemen on the assassination of President Ahmad Al Ghashmi in 1978,

Open Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142
Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142

Abailard, Peter 1079-1142 French philosopher and scholar Peter Abelard was born near Nantes in Brittany, the eldest son of a noble Breton house. He

Abel, Niels Henrik, 1802-1829

Abel’s life was short and penurious, but successful, and he received recognition in his lifetime. His father—a minister of the church in Norway, but

Aberdeen (Scotland)

City in Aberdeen City unitary authority, Scotland, on the rivers Don and Dee, 120 km/75 mi north of Dundee; population (2001) 197,300. The

Aberdeenshire (Scotland)

Unitary authority in northeast Scotland, created in 1996 from three districts within the former Grampian region; its administrative headquarters,