11 Human computers who once performed basic numerical analysis for laboratories

11 human computers who once performed basic numerical

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11. Human computers, who once performed basic numerical analysis for laboratories, were behind the calculations for everything from the first accurate prediction of the return of Halley's Comet to the success of the Manhattan Project. 12. Nicollet Island, an island in the Mississippi River just north of Minneapolis, was named after cartographer Joseph Nicollet. 13. Malba Tahan, (who was) a fictitious Persian scholar, was the pen name created by Brazilian author Julio Cesar de Mello e Souza. 14. The Rochester International Jazz Festival tkices place in June of each year and typically attracts more than 100,000 fans from towns across upstate New York. 15. Although Rodin purposely omitted crucial elements such as arms from his sculptures, his consistent use of the human figure attested to his respect for artistic tradition. 16. Brick nog is a commonly used construction technique in which one width of bricks is used to fill the vacancies in a wooden frame. 158
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17. The unusually large size of the komodo dragon, the largest species of lizard, has been attributed to its ancient ancestor, the immense varanid lizard. 18. Before they became a team, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, who wrote hit numerous musicals in the 1950's, collaborated with other partners: Rogers with Lorenz Hart and Hammerstein with Jerome Kern. 19. Correct 20. Pheidon, a king of the Greek city Argos during the seventh century B.C., ruled during a time when monarchs were figureheads with litde genuine power. 21. Batsford Arboretum, a 55-acre garden that contains Great Britain's largest collection of Japanese cherry trees, is open daily to the public for most of the year. Commas and Semicolons (p. 98) 1. Correct 2. Cesar Chavez became an iconic figure as the leader of the Farm Workers' movement, but it was as a martyr who embodied the contrast between Mexico and the United States that he commanded the most attention. 3. Correct 4. Vitamin D has been long known for its critical role in the body's processing of calcium, yet increasing amounts of evidence suggest that it also protects the body by significantly cutting the risk for most forms of cancer. 5. Universities typically offer a wide variety of continuing education classes, many of which are offered over the Internet. 6. When the Mayan city of Palenque was first discovered, it was completely overwhelmed by the plant life of the rainforest; today it is a massive archaeological site that attracts thousands of tourists each year. 7. International sports competitions are symbolic showdowns that are more about winning than about universal friendship; however, they are a far more civilized alternative to actual warfare. 8. The Roman emperor Hadrian commissioned the building of the Pantheon; its administration was managed by Marcus Agrippa. 9. The First World War began in August of 1914; it was directly caused by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Bosnian revolutionary Gavrilo Princeps.
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