Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.
Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, as leader of the joint expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the British Museum, directed important excavations on the site of Ur of the Chaldees, a famous city long buried in the desert sand of Mesopotamia.
Jonathan Wordsworth was a Fellow of Saint Catherine's College, Oxford, and Faculty Lecturer in Romanticism in the English Faculty, Oxford University. He was also Chairman of the Trustees of Dove Cottage, Grasmere (the Wordsworth Archive). The author of...More
The World Press Photo Foundation is based in Amsterdam.
The Worldwatch Institute is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit research and publishing organization dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society.
A native New Zealander, Frank A. Worsley served as a reserve officer in the Royal Navy before becoming captain of the Endurance. He commanded two ships in World War I, for which he was decorated, sailed with Shackleton again in 1921, and in 1925 was...More
Steve Wozniak has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Technology and the Heinz Award. He lives in California.
Mark Wrathall is associate professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University. He has edited or coedited a number of volumes on Heidegger’s thought, including Heidegger Reexamined; Appropriating Heidegger; Heidegger, Coping and Cognitive Science;...More
Matt Wray is an associate professor of sociology at Temple University. In addition to recent research on suicide in Las Vegas, the city with the highest metropolitan suicide rate in the United States, Wray has studied the stigmatization of poor rural whites...More
Carol Wren, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Education at DePaul University in Chicago.
Carol V. Wright is the author of Blue Guide New York and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of New York City. Born on Staten Island, she lives in Connecticut.
Erik Olin Wright is arguably the most prominent scholar analyzing the social impact of class in the United States, and his research has mainly involved large-scale quantitative investigations of various themes connected to social inequality. Wright is the...More