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People/Characters: Louis Leakey

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Ancestral Passions by Virginia Morell
The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski
Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life by Martin Meredith
The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know About Human Evolution by Ian Tattersall
Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fosseynot in English Common Knowledge
Lucy by Donald C. Johanson
My Life with the Chimpanzees by Jane Goodall
The Neandertal Enigma by James Shreeve
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani
Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall
The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit by Melvin Konner
White African by Louis Leakey
Woman in the Mists by Farley Mowat

Character description

Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (L.S.B. Leakey) (August 7, 1903 – October 1, 1972) was a British archaeologist and naturalist whose work was important in establishing human evolutionary development in Africa. He also played a major role in creating organizations for future research in Africa and for protecting wildlife there. Having been a prime mover in establishing a tradition of palaeoanthropological inquiry, he was able to motivate the next generation to continue it, notably within his own family, many of whom also became prominent. Leakey participated in national events of British East Africa and Kenya during the 1950s.

In natural philosophy he asserted Charles Darwin's theory of evolution unswervingly and set about to prove Darwin's hypothesis that man arose in Africa; he was also a devout Christian.

Louis Leakey in Wikipedia

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