WorldCat Identities

Bradford, Phillips Verner

Overview
Works: 7 works in 17 publications in 2 languages and 701 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Phillips Verner Bradford
 
Most widely held works by Phillips Verner Bradford
OTA : the pygmy in the zoo by Phillips Verner Bradford( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Less than a century ago, a human being was put on display in the Bronx Zoo in New York City."--BOOK JACKET. "Ota Benga, an African, came to be the symbol of an era awestruck by anthropology and Social Darwinism. Ota Benga: The Pygmy in the Zoo is the story of the Congolese pygmy Ota Benga, spirited away from "captors" in Africa to be put on display at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and later, in the Bronx Zoo."--BOOK JACKET. "Ota's odyssey stretched from the Belgian Congo far beyond the Bronx, to a Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, to an orphans' home in Brooklyn, and finally, to a seminary in Virginia. His journey began in 1903, when an eccentric and ambitious missionary with scientific intentions, Samuel Phillips Verner, arrived in the Congo on a "specimen-gathering mission" for the World's Fair committee. He introduced Ota Benga to the States to be ogled and prodded, examined and questioned - an object for gawking tourists and budding scientists. Ota's journey ended when he sought refuge under the tutelage of the poet Anne Spencer; he committed suicide before he could return to Africa one final time."--BOOK JACKET. "The early part of the American twentieth century fulfilled its share of demagogues and party bosses, quacks and rogues, yellow journalists and dishonest preachers, and lies not so far from our own on the calendar. This is the first time Ota's story has been told."--Jacket
Ota Benga : the pygmy in the zoo by Phillips Verner Bradford( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less than a century ago, a human being was put on display in the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Ota Benga, an African, came to be the symbol of an era awestruck by anthropology and Social Darwinism. Ota Benga: The Pygmy in the Zoo is the story of the Congolese pygmy Ota Benga, spirited away from "captors" in Africa to be put on display at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and later, in the Bronx Zoo. Ota's odyssey stretched from the Belgian Congo far beyond the Bronx, to a Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, to an orphans' home in Brooklyn, and finally, to a seminary in Virginia. His journey began in 1903, when an eccentric and ambitious missionary with scientific intentions, Samuel Phillips Verner, arrived in the Congo on a "specimen-gathering mission" for the World's Fair committee. He introduced Ota Benga to the States to be ogled and prodded, examined and questioned - an object for gawking tourists and budding scientists. Ota's journey ended when he sought refuge under the tutelage of the poet Anne Spencer; he committed suicide before he could return to Africa one final time. The early part of the American twentieth century fulfilled its share of demagogues and party bosses, quacks and rogues, yellow journalists and dishonest preachers, and lies not so far from our own on the calendar. This is the first time Ota's story has been told
Ota Benga : un pygmée au zoo by Phillips Verner Bradford( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An application of correlation radiometry to the study of plasma radiation by Phillips Verner Bradford( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several techniques of correlation radiometry of plasma radiation are developed and described. A method of measuring correlation by the direct interference of two microwave signals is applied to the radiation emitted from the plasma column at frequencies near the electron cyclotron harmonics. Applications for some other techniques in plasma diagnostics are also discussed. Strong correlation is found and measured as a function of magnetic field, gas pressure, and axial separation of two sources, for the enhanced emission from the plasma. This indicated that collective processes are responsible for the enhanced emission. These processes are identified by the dependence of correlation on the properties of the plasma. The measurements show an unusual dependence on magnetic field and axial separation, which suggests a particular model of the plasma emission processes which can give rise to enhanced emission. The model is discussed. It describes the enhanced radiation as the result of the conversion of slow electro-static waves propagating perpendicular to the magnetic field to fast radiating surface waves propagating along a critical layer in the plasma parallel to the magnetic field. The slow electro-static waves are produced by a beam-plasma interaction. (Author)
Weak e-nets for points on a hypersphere by Phillips Verner Bradford( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ion beam intensity regulator by Phillips Verner Bradford( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.30 for Ota Benga ... to 0.99 for Bradford, ...)

OTA : the pygmy in the zoo
Covers
Alternative Names
Bradford, Phillips V.

Bradford, Phillips V. (Phillips Verner)

Phillips Verner Bradford American non-fiction writer and university teacher

Phillips Verner Bradford Amerikaans non-fictieschrijver

Verner Bradford Phillips

Languages
English (15)

French (2)