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- "JDW" redirects here. For the biologist with the same initials, see James D. Watson
James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick...
(abbreviated as JDW
) is a weekly magazine
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reporting on military
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affairs, edited by Peter Felstead. It is one of a number of military-related publications named after John F. T. Jane
John Fredrick Thomas Jane was the founding editor of reference books on warships and aircraft . He also once kidnapped Victor Grayson MP in a political stunt....
, an Englishman who first published Jane's All the World's Fighting Ships
Jane's Fighting Ships is an annual reference book of information on all the world's warships arranged by nation, including information on ship's names, dimensions, armaments, silhouettes and photographs, etc...
in 1898. It is a unit of Jane's Information Group
Jane's Information Group is a publishing company specializing in transportation and military topics.-History:It was founded by Fred T...
, which is now owned by IHS
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