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I'm A. Bowdoin ("Bow") Van Riper . . . a historian of science and technology who works mostly on the history of geology/archaeology/anthropology in Victorian Britain and the image of science and technology in 20th/21st century US popular culture. For those curious about such things, I am (in no particular order): male, married, a citizen and resident of the USA, tall, about 40, an omnivorous reader, and a lifelong movie fan.

Comments, suggestions, and feedback on my stuff are welcome.