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Osire Glacier

Moroccan explorer, professor, and astronomer, was born on 11 October 1969 in Casablanca. Her father was a blacksmith and her mother a housewife who took care of the couple’s seven children. In spite of her humble origins, Chadid decided to be an astronomer at the age of twelve, when her brother Mustapha gave her a book by the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler. Since then, she has pursued her goal one step at a time.

During her adolescent years, Chadid read extensively about the sky, the stars, and the planets. In 1992 she graduated with a master s degree in Physics from the University of Casablanca After graduation Chadid faced a difficult decision leave her family in order to pursue the relevant field of study for her professional objectives at a French university or remain with her family and renounce the opportunity to turn her passion into a profession The ...

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Richard Erskine Frere Leakey's parents, Louis and Mary Leakey, introduced him to paleoanthropology, the study of fossilized remains of extinct humanlike creatures called hominids. The elder Leakeys, whose discoveries at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania revolutionized theories of early Human Evolution, often took Richard with them on their fossil-hunting expeditions. Leakey left Nairobi's Duke of York School at the age of seventeen to start a business leading wildlife photography safaris.

Although he had no formal training, Leakey began fossil-hunting when he was only nineteen. His most famous discoveries were made in the area around Lake Turkana (formerly Lake Rudolf) in northern Kenya where he uncovered more than 200 fossils of early hominids These include an almost complete skeleton of an adolescent boy found at Nariokotome on the western shore The 1 6 million year old Turkana Boy is the most complete skeleton ever found from that period of ...

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Allen J. Fromherz

explorer, was born on 3 June 1910 in a tukul hut of mud and wattle in Addis Ababa Abyssinia now Ethiopia He was the son of Captain Wilfred Gilbert Thesiger head of the British legation to Ethiopia He idealized his childhood in Abyssinia and later wrote of it sympathetically as a time of savagery and color He said My childhood was spent in Abyssinia I loathed cars aeroplanes wireless and television in fact most of our civilizaton s manifestations in the past fifty years Maitland 30 31 This negative attitude toward Westernization would follow him through his life and he took pride in being considered one of the last great explorers from the Victorians Golden Age Thesiger s family had a long history in Africa and the young Thesiger was influenced by one ancestor in particular Lord Chelmsford known for his role as commander in the Anglo Zulu ...