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Autor:  Nobrega
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  27/AGO/2004 1:22 PM
Assunto:  Re: Fahrenheit
Mensagem:  Ken Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (b. May 24, 1686 in Gdansk,died Sept. 16, 1736, The Hague), was a German physicist and maker of scientific instruments. He is best known for inventing the alcohol thermometer (1709) and mercury thermometer (1714) and for developing the Fahrenheit temperature scale; this scale is still commonly used in the United States. (A million internet sites can give you the conversion between Centigrade and Fahrenheit temperature scales!) The word "Fahrenheit" became more used outside the weather forecasts with Ray Bradbury's book, Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953, during the Cold War and McCarthy Eras. The novel reflects Bradbury's concerns about censorship and conformity, in the story of a future society where books were banned by law. In the story the "book police" burned large piles of books... The movie Fahrenheit 451 came out in 1966, directed by François Truffaut. Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, has voiced his displeasure at Michael Moore appropriating the title of his book and films, like too much similarity between "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Fahrenheit 451". Be well. CR

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Fahrenheit  –  Ken  27/AGO/2004, 11:54 AM
Re: Fahrenheit  –  Juliana  27/AGO/2004, 1:09 PM
Re: Fahrenheit  –  Tom  27/AGO/2004, 1:15 PM
 Re: Fahrenheit  –  Nobrega  27/AGO/2004, 1:22 PM

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