Isaac Singer and the Sewing Machine

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Filed under Engineering, Isaac Singer, USA

Friedrich Bessel and the Distances of Stars

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Filed under Astronomy, differential equations, Friedrich Bessel, Germany, Karl Friedrich Gauss, mathematics

Jean Picard and his Love for Accuracy

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Filed under Renaissance, Astronomy, France, baroque, Jean Picard

Sir John Reith and the BBC

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The Dancers of Edgar Degas

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William Makepeace Thackeray’s deft Skewering of Human Foibles

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The World of Lyonel Feininger

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Filed under art, Bauhaus, cubism, expressionism, Lyonel Feyninger, Painting