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Herbert M. Friedman is a corporate lawyer and a pilot who has been studying aviation history since he...
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Al Christman is a journalist and historian in San Marcos, California. He was a writer and historian for the U.S. Navy, and served as historian of...
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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is co-founder of the Palo Alto Strategy Studio, a futures research group located in Silicon Valley, California. He also is an...
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Alexander Roca is the author of Crusader: The Story of the Shelton Flying...
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Alexander Rose, a military historian, is author of American Rifle: A Biography (Bantam Dell, 2008) and Washington’s Spies: The Story of...
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Amy C. Edmondson was Buckminster Fuller’s engineering assistant during the last three years of his life...
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ANDREW FULLER is a freelance writer in Newport News, Virginia.
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Anita is a Canadian freelance author who has written on a diverse range of subjects, including industrial waste controversies, climate change science...
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Ann Jensen is a free-lance writer living in Annapolis, Maryland, who specializes in maritime subjects....
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ANNE COOPER FUNDERBURG is a freelance writer living in Mandeville, Louisiana. Her latest book is...
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Anne Day is a freelance photographer and writer based in Connecticut and New York. In addition to her work in the United States, she has photographed...
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Anne Millbrooke is corporate archivist at the Archive and Historical Resource Center of United...
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ARTHUR G. SHARP is a former U.S. Marine and a freelance writer who lives in Rocky Hills, Connecticut....
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Arthur Molella is director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Jerome and Dorothy...
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Aurelia C. Scott lives in Portland, Maine with her husband Bob Krug, two three bypass pruners, and a Cape Cod weeder. She gardens within sight of...
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Autumn Stanley is a freelance scholar in Portola Valley, California. She frequently writes on women and...
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Barbara A. Merry is a marine rope worker with twenty years of experience in the splicing trade and the...
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Barbara Moran is an award-winning science journalist, television producer, and frequent contributor to Invention...
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Barry E. DiGregorio is a freelance writer in Middleport, New York, who writes for IEEE Spectrum, New Scientist, Chemistry...
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Ben Martinez is an artist in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, who illustrated The Splicing Handbook.
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Benjamin Lawless retired as an assistant director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of...
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BENJAMIN RYDER HOWE is a senior editor at The Paris Review .
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W. Bernard Carlson is a Professor at the University of Virginia, with appointments in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society (School of...
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Berry Craig is a of history at Paducah Community College, in Kentucky. He has been the host of the television show, Berry Craig's Notebook, since...
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BERYL LIEFF BENDERLY is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in major national magazines ranging from Scientific American...
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Bill George is a freelance writer in Longmont, Colorado. To find out more about windmills, see the...
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Bobby Lowich is a New York City cab historian and driver.
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BRIDGET MINTZ TESTA worked on the SSCCfrom 1990 to 1993. She is now a freelance technology writer in...
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BROOKS T. BRIERLEY’s most recent book, Magic Motors 1930 , describes...
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C. Marcus Olson worked for Du Pont from 1936 to 1971. From 1950 to 1968 he was laboratory director of...
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Calvin Lieberman is a nationally known consultant on environmental and legislative issues with an...
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Carmine Prioli is is an English professor and the director of graduate programs in the English Department at North Carolina State. His publications...
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Carol Willis is the founder, director, and curator of The Skyscraper Museum. An architectural and urban historian, she has researched, taught, and...
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Carolyn Wyman is the author of a biography of Ella Fitzgerald and six food books, including The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book, Better Than...
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Carrie Brown is a cultural historian who specializes in exploring the human story behind historic events, artistic creation, and technological change...
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Charles C. Gillispie is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History of Science, Emeritus at Princeton University. This article is adapted from a talk Dr....
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Charles W. Ebeling, a retired industrial engineer, is the author of An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, Integrated...
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Christopher Bonanos is a senior editor at New York magazine, where he manages much of the magazine's culture coverage, especially theater. He'...
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Christopher Hallowell is a professor of English and journalism at Baruch College, City University of New York, and is the author of Growing Old,...
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Curt is a former Assistant Editor at American Heritage. He is now a Senior Information Specialist at the University of Missouri. Previously, he was...
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Cynthia Monaco' 1988 article on early typewriters in Invention...
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Dan Cooper is a physicist turned writer in South Orange, New Jersey.
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DAN LEDNICER, a medicinal, organic chemist, is the author, co-author, or editor of a dozen books on...
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DANIEL E. CAPANO is an independent consultant living in Stamford, Connecticut. He writes frequently on...
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Daniel J. McConville, a former construction and trucking contractor, is now a business, financial, and...
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Daniel P. Burbank is a Senior Engineer with Seagate Technology, a maker of computer disk drives, who holds numerous patents related to chips. He...
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Daniel Sweeney is a freelance writer living in Burbank, California.
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Darwin H. Stapleton is the director of the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
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David B. Sicilia is an Associate Professor, Department of History; and Henry Kaufman Fellow, Center for Financial Policy, Robert H. Smith School of...
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David Colley lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, and writes often on military matters. He is the author of...
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Herbert M. Friedman is a corporate lawyer and a pilot who has been...
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Al Christman is a journalist and historian in San Marcos, California. He was a writer and historian for the U.S. Navy,...
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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is co-founder of the Palo Alto Strategy Studio, a futures research group located in Silicon...
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Alexander Roca is the author of Crusader: The...
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Alexander Rose, a military historian, is author of American Rifle: A Biography (Bantam Dell, 2008) and ...
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Amy C. Edmondson was Buckminster Fuller’s engineering assistant during the...
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ANDREW FULLER is a freelance writer in Newport News, Virginia.
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Anita is a Canadian freelance author who has written on a diverse range of subjects, including industrial waste...
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Ann Jensen is a free-lance writer living in Annapolis, Maryland, who...
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ANNE COOPER FUNDERBURG is a freelance writer living in Mandeville,...
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Anne Day is a freelance photographer and writer based in Connecticut and New York. In addition to her work in the...
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Anne Millbrooke is corporate archivist at the Archive and Historical...
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ARTHUR G. SHARP is a former U.S. Marine and a freelance writer who lives...
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Arthur Molella is director of the Smithsonian...
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Aurelia C. Scott lives in Portland, Maine with her husband Bob Krug, two three bypass pruners, and a Cape Cod weeder....
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Autumn Stanley is a freelance scholar in Portola Valley, California. She...
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Barbara A. Merry is a marine rope worker with twenty years of experience in the splicing trade and the...
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Barbara Moran is an award-winning science journalist, television producer, and frequent contributor to Invention...
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Barry E. DiGregorio is a freelance writer in Middleport, New York, who writes for IEEE Spectrum, New Scientist, Chemistry...
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Ben Martinez is an artist in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, who illustrated The Splicing Handbook.
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Benjamin Lawless retired as an assistant director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of...
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BENJAMIN RYDER HOWE is a senior editor at The Paris Review .
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W. Bernard Carlson is a Professor at the University of Virginia, with appointments in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society (School of...
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Berry Craig is a of history at Paducah Community College, in Kentucky. He has been the host of the television show, Berry Craig's Notebook, since...
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BERYL LIEFF BENDERLY is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in major national magazines ranging from Scientific American...
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Bill George is a freelance writer in Longmont, Colorado. To find out more about windmills, see the...
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Bobby Lowich is a New York City cab historian and driver.
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BRIDGET MINTZ TESTA worked on the SSCCfrom 1990 to 1993. She is now a freelance technology writer in...
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BROOKS T. BRIERLEY’s most recent book, Magic Motors 1930 , describes...
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C. Marcus Olson worked for Du Pont from 1936 to 1971. From 1950 to 1968 he was laboratory director of...
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Calvin Lieberman is a nationally known consultant on environmental and legislative issues with an...
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Carmine Prioli is is an English professor and the director of graduate programs in the English Department at North Carolina State. His publications...
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Carol Willis is the founder, director, and curator of The Skyscraper Museum. An architectural and urban historian, she has researched, taught, and...
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Carolyn Wyman is the author of a biography of Ella Fitzgerald and six food books, including The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book, Better Than...
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Carrie Brown is a cultural historian who specializes in exploring the human story behind historic events, artistic creation, and technological change...
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Charles C. Gillispie is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History of Science, Emeritus at Princeton University. This article is adapted from a talk Dr....
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Charles W. Ebeling, a retired industrial engineer, is the author of An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, Integrated...
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Christopher Bonanos is a senior editor at New York magazine, where he manages much of the magazine's culture coverage, especially theater. He'...
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Christopher Hallowell is a professor of English and journalism at Baruch College, City University of New York, and is the author of Growing Old,...
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Curt is a former Assistant Editor at American Heritage. He is now a Senior Information Specialist at the University of Missouri. Previously, he was...
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Cynthia Monaco' 1988 article on early typewriters in Invention...
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Dan Cooper is a physicist turned writer in South Orange, New Jersey.
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DAN LEDNICER, a medicinal, organic chemist, is the author, co-author, or editor of a dozen books on...
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DANIEL E. CAPANO is an independent consultant living in Stamford, Connecticut. He writes frequently on...
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Daniel J. McConville, a former construction and trucking contractor, is now a business, financial, and...
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Daniel P. Burbank is a Senior Engineer with Seagate Technology, a maker of computer disk drives, who holds numerous patents related to chips. He...
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Daniel Sweeney is a freelance writer living in Burbank, California.
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Darwin H. Stapleton is the director of the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
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David B. Sicilia is an Associate Professor, Department of History; and Henry Kaufman Fellow, Center for Financial Policy, Robert H. Smith School of...
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David Colley lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, and writes often on military matters. He is the author of...
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David Diaz is an American history teacher in Bristol, Rhode Island.
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DAVID DOUGLAS is a schoolteacher and freelance writer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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John Erroll is curator of the John M. Mossman Lock Collection, at the General Society...
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David Gould is the former Executive Editor of Travel + Leisure Golf, former Editor-in-Chief of LINKS Magazine, and author of four books...
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David Lander is editor-at-large of Audio magazine.
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David Lindsay wrote the profile of George Squier that appears in this issue.
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David Morton is a writer and web developer at George Tech with experience creating and delivering innovative, educational content through the new...
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DAVID PLOWDEN’S photographs have been widely exhibited. The new edition of ...
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David V. Herlihy is a freelance writer living in Boston, Massachusett, and the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist: The...
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Davis L. Baughman received his private pilot’s license as a teenager and began working at Fairchild...
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Dean J. Golembeski wrote “ Struggling to Become an Inventor ,” about...
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Earl Swift is a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot whose articles have appeared in PARADE, Popular Mechanics, and other...
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Ed Pershey is task-force director with the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland. He leads...
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Edith McCall is the author of Conquering the Rivers: Henry Mill Shreve and the...
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Edward N. Singer, formerly an engineer in the Bureau of Fire Communications of the New York City Fire Department, was the author of 20th Century...
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Edward R. Crews is a business reporter for the Richmond, Virginia, Times-...
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Edward Tenner is an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture. His book ...
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Edwin S. Grosvenor is the Editor-in-Chief of American Heritage and Invention...
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Edwin T. Layton, Jr. (1929-2009) was president of the Society for the History of Technology and a professor of the history of science and technology...
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Elmer L. Gaden, Jr. (1924-2012) was the Wills Johnson Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Gaden was founder of the ...
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Elting E. Morison was one of the nation's most distinguished historians and a founder of MIT's Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS. He...
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An informative Web site on the general topic of historic bridges is www....
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ERWIN v. COHEN has worked in scientific publishing for many years. His company, Magnolia Publishing,...
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Estelle Fox Kleiger is the author of The Trial of Levi Weeks, Or the Manhattan...
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Eugene S. Ferguson is a professor of history emeritus at the University of Delaware. This article is...
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Frances C. Robb is an independent scholar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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FRED HAPGOOD is a science and technology writer in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Frederick E. Allen is the Leadership Editor of Forbes.com. He was the Editor of Invention...
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Fredric Smoler is a professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College.
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Gary Arlen is President of Arlen Communications Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland, research and consulting firm known for its insights into the converging...
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Gary R. Brown is a lawyer and amateur magician. He lives in Valley Stream, New York.
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George Mannes is a reporter at TheStreet.com, an on-line financial-news publication.
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George W Hilton is a professor of economics at UCLA. He has written many books and articles on...
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George Wise, the author of Willis R. Whitney, General Electric, and the...
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Gerard Koeppel is an editor at CBS News who is working on a biography of Christopher Colles. He lives...
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Glenn Porter is director of the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Glenn Zorpette is senior associate editor of IEEE Spectrum , the...
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Gregory J. Daschle is a former resident of Missoula, Montana.
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Hal Bowser interviewed Arthur M. Squires in the Summer 1987 issue of this magazine.
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Hans-Joachim Braun is a professor of modern social, economic, and technical history at the Universität...
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Harry Matthei retired last year after a career in advertising. He died in February of this year.
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Henry M. Paynter is a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of...
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Henry Petroski is a professor of history and Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke...
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Herbert B. Stockinger, a native of Atlantic City, lives in Los Angeles and writes on amusement parks,...
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Ron Westrum is professor of sociology and interdisciplinary technology at Eastern Michigan University...
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Howard Mansfield is a freelance writer who lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. He is the author of...
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I. Bernard Cohen is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Science Emeritus at Harvard...
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George B. Kauffman, a professor of chemistry at Fresno State University, is the 1993 recipient of the...
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Julie M. Fenster is an award-winning author and historian, and frequent contributor to American Heritage and other magazines.

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J. Nadine Gelberg is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Kinesiology and the Science, Technology,...
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Jack Gieck is a retired product-development engineer in Akron, Ohio.
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Jack Kelly, a frequent contributor to Invention...
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Jackson Lears is the author of Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of...
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James C. Williams teaches history at De Anza College, in Cupertino, California, and is executive...
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James E. Strothman is editor in chief of Computer Pictures magazine...
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James E. Tomayko is director of the software engineering program at Carnegie-Mellon University....
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James E Penrose is a freelance writer.
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James J. Flink is professor emeritus of social sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and...
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JAMES LAMONT is a writer who lives in Deerfield, Illinois. For more than a decade he often wrote for the...
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James R. Blackaby is curator of the Mercer Museum, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
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James R. Chiles is a member of Invention...
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James R. Hansen is chairman of the history department at Auburn University.
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JAMES T. ROGERS was a longtime member of the board of editors of Scientific...
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JANET YAGODA SHAGAM is a microbiologist and science writer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico....
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Jason Emerson , an independent historian writing from Cazenovia, New York, is...
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Jay Stuller is a freelance writer in San Francisco.
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Jeff Hecht, a science writer in Massachusetts, is the author of City of Light...
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Kelly A. Giblin, a licensed professional engineer, wrote “Fire in the Cockpit,” about Apollo 1, in the...
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KEN ALDER is associate professor of history at Northwestern University. His book on the origins of the...
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Ken Croswell is a doctoral candidate in astronomy at Harvard University and has written for...
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Ken Cupery is a systems and optical engineer who retired from Eastman Kodak in 2002 after 35 years. Subsequently he worked under contract to the...
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Ken Garber is a freelance writer on scientific and medical topics. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan....
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Kenneth D. Ackerman is manager of the USDA’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, a long-time diver and...
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Kenneth S. Davis is the author of three volumes of biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt:...
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KENTWORTH EDEL is a mechanical engineer and lives in Delran, NewJersey.,
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Kermit Pattison, a writer from St. Paul, Minnesota, has written for various publications, including The...
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Kevin J. Weddle is a lieutenant colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers.
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Kirby J. Harrison is a photojournalist living in Hammondsport, New York.
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Kirk Jeffrey is a professor of history at Carleton College in Northfteld, Minnesota.
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Lamont Wood is a freelance writer in San Antonio, Texas.
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Larry C. Huffman, P.E., is a mining engineer who lives in Butte, Montana.
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Leonard S. Reich is a professor of administrative science and science-technology studies at Colby...
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LESTER A. REINGOLD, a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C., area, served as lead editor in the...
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LINDA BARTH is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn.
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LINDA HAMILTON, a freelance writer, lives in Oakland, California.
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Louis Galambos is a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. His books include...
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Loyd S. Swenson, Jr., a professor of history at the University of Houston, is the author of...
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Lynn Hinds, a former broadcast journalist, is an associate professor of broadcast news at West Virginia...
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Carlene Stephens is the curator in charge of the time collections at the National Museum of American...
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Dr. Malvin E. Ring is a dentist in Rochester, New York. He is the former editor of...
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Margaret Coel wrote about the Golden Gate Bridge in the Summer 1987...
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MARK BERNSTEIN is the author of Grand Eccentrics: Turning the Century-Dayton...
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Mark Kinsler is an electrical engineer and educator in Athens, Ohio.
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Mark Wolverton is a frequent contributor to Invention...
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David E. Fisher is a professor of cosmochemistry at the University of Miami and the author of twenty...
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Marshall Krantz is a freelance writer living in Oakland, California. The Titan Missile Museum is open...
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Mary Blye Howe is a freelance writer living in Duncanville, Texas.
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Matthew J. Stoff is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College.
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Matthew Nicholl is a professor of music at Western Carolina University. His book...
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Maury Klein is a professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. A version of this article...
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MELISSA STEWART is a freelance writerin Marlborough, Massachusetts.
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Michael Belfiore is the author of the upcoming The...
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Michael Brian Schiffer is a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona.
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Michael D. Haydock is the author of City Under Siege: The Berlin Blockade Airlift and is a frequent contributor to American History,...
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Michael G. H. Scott is the author of Packard: The Complete Story (TAB...
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Michael Gianturco is an investment adviser in Princeton, New Jersey He writes a column on science and...
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Michael Karl Witzel has published several books on automotive topics, including...
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Nathan Rosenberg is the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., Professor of Public Policy (Emeritus) in the Department of Economics at Stanford, where he has...
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Neil A. Grauer is the author of Remember Laughter: A Life of James Thurber...
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Nicholas Dean is a maritime historian, writer, and photographer who lives in Edgecomb, Maine.
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Nicholas Delbanco is the Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan and Chair...
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Nicholas Nirgiotis is the author of books about volcanoes, zoos, the Erie Canal, and Thomas Edison and...
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NICK ARVIN is an engineer and the author of In the Electric Eden: Stories...
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Nick D’Alto is an aerospace engineer and a freelance writer. He lives in...
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Niles White is a freelance writer in Mesa, Arizona. He recommends Benjamin...
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Noel Perrin, a professor of English at Dartmouth, is the author of several books, including...
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NORMAN BERLINGER is a physician and writer in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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NORMAN T. BERLINGER is a physician and writer in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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Oliver E. Allen is a freelance writer living in New York City.
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Patrick Allitt is a professor of history at Emory University.
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PAUL CERUZZI is the curator of aerospace electronics and computing at the National Air and Space Museum...
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Paul Lancaster, a free-lance writer, is currently working on a book about nineteenthcentury newspaper...
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Paul Lucier is a graduate student in the department of history at Princeton University.
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Peter Andrews, a contributing editor of American Heritage , is writing...
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Peter D. A. Warwick is a freelance writer in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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Peter Liebhold is the Chair of the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

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Peter Muller is a writer and marketing consultant in Washington, D.C.
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Peter Tuttle is writing a book about railroads in the West. When he was fourteen, he built a board-for-...
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PHAEDRA HISE is a freelance business and aviation journalist and the author of...
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RACHEL DORNHELM is a public-radio reporter and producer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Ralph Landau (1916–2004) founded one of the world’s most successful engineering and design firms, Scientific Design Company, Inc., and its successor...
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RAOUL DRAPEAU is an inventor, engineer, educator, author, and commercial arbitrator. His most recent...
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Richard A. Johnson is the author of Six Men Who Built...
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Richard Brodsky is a medical librarian and collector of telephone memorabilia in Pittsburgh.
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RICHARD CHASE worked for 20 years as an agent to merchant ships. He lives in Melrose, Massachusetts....
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Richard Connifi was managing editor of Geo . He is author of...
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Richard F. Snow worked 37 years at American Heritage Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief for seventeen of them. Born in New York City, he got...
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Richard M. Daniel is a retired commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and a chemical engineer.
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RICHARD P. HALLION has been the U.S. Air Force Historian and was one of the founding curators of the...
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Richard R. John is a historian of communications who currently teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. His publications...
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Richard Reinhardt is a frequent contributor to American Heritage . He...
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Richard Rhodes is the author of Ultimate Powers: A History of the Bomb...
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Richard Sassaman is a freelance writer in Bar Harbor, Maine. His articles and photography describing American history and places have appeared in...
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Robert C. Post is former curator of transportation at the Smithsonian Institution. He was editor of Technology and Culture from 1981 through...
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A contributing editor of Invention and Technology since 1985, Robert Friedel is a professor at the University of Maryland. He has written...
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Robert G. Douglass is a writer and archeological illustrator in Sonoma County, California.
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Robert Casey is the John and Horace Dodge Curator of Transportation at The...
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Robert H. Lochte is a professor in the department of journalism and mass communications at Murray State University in Kentucky.
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ROBERT J. SIMCOE worked for 37 years designing semiconductor devices for the computer and network...
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Sally Denton is an investigative reporter and author who writes about America's hidden history. She grew up in Boulder City, Nevada.

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Sebastian Junger is an author, journalist and documentarian, most famous for the best-selling book The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against...
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Stanley Goldberg is a historian of science who has taught at Antioch and Hampshire colleges. He is...
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Stanley Lebar retired from an engineering career with Westinghouse in 1988.
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STEPHEN BUDIANSKY’S newest book, Air Power: From Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II...
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STEPHEN COLE is a science writer in Washington, D.C.
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Stephen Fox’s article “The Strange Triumph of Abner Doble” appeared in the Summer 1998 issue.
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Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was...
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STEPHEN YAFA is a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist who has written for publications including...
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STEPHEN ZANICHKOWSKY has written for Men’s Health, More, and The Atlantic and is the author of the...
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Steven Greenfield is a freelance writer in New York City.
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Joel A. Tarr is a professor of history and public policy and associate dean of the College of...
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Steven L. Shepherd, a freelance writer, lives in San Diego.
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Steven L. Thompson is a historian, pilot, journalist, and former executive editor of Car...
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Steven Lubar is a professor in the department of American civilization and director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American...
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Steven R. Hoffbeck teaches American history at the University of North Dakota.
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Thomas A. Heppenheimer is a frequent contributor to Invention...
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Ted Cavanagh is an associate professor of architecture at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia...
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Terri Peterson Smith is a science writer in Minneapolis.
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Terry Stocker is a research associate, in anthropology at the University of West Florida.
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Thomas D. Gibson is a mechanical engineer and freelance writer in Roanoke, Virginia.
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Dr. Thomas D. Jones is a scientist, author, pilot, and former NASA astronaut. He holds a doctorate in planetary sciences, and in more than eleven...
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Thomas Fleming is the author of 23 books of history and several novels, a frequent contributor to American Heritage Magazine and former...
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Thomas H. Carver, an independent curator, writer, and art consultant, wrote “The Engineer’s Art” in the...
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Thomas H. Carver is an art historian, independent curator, and tvriter in Madison, Wisconsin. His most...
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Thomas P. Hughes is Professor Emeritus of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of...
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Tom Lewis is Quadracci Professor of Social Responsibility and a professor of English at Skidmore College. He has edited The Letters of Hart Crane...
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Timothy J. LeCain is an adjunct professor of history at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana....
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Tom F. Peters is an associate professor of architecture at Cornell University.
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Vanda Sendzimir wrote “My Father the Inventor,” about the steel innovator Tad Sendzimir, in our Fall...
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Vicki Goldberg is a noted photography critic and curator. The Wall Street Journal wrote that her book Photography in Print: Writings from...
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Wheeler McMillen, born in Ohio in 1893, was editor in chief of Farm Journal...
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William B. Meyer wrote about the Hoosac Tunnel in the Fall 1985 issue.
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A prominent science fiction writer, William Gibson was described by The Guardian as "probably the most important novelist of the past two...
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William Worthington, Jr., a specialist in engineering and industry at the National Museum of American...
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