This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam.
Review. Joy Lisi Rankin, A People’s History of Computing in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018 336 pages. Figures, maps, notes, bibliography, and index. $29.95.
Sir Boris Uvarov (1886 [sic]–1970), FRS, KCMG, a Russian-born British entomologist was during his lifetime a recognised leader of the discipline of Orthopterology. He is widely known for his numerous descriptions of new taxa as well as for his locust phase theory which was important for rationalising locust control. Until recently, his date of birth remained uncertain, for at different times it was reported as November 5, 1888 or 1889. Archival research reveals the true date of his birth (October 22 / November 3, 1886) and allows to correct some oher key facts and dates on his early biography.