Definition of Richard Leakey
1. Noun. English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944).
Generic synonyms: Anthropologist, Fossilist, Palaeontologist, Paleontologist
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Literary usage of Richard Leakey
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1. Kenya by Eva Ambros (1999)
"Richard Leakey The name Leakey has become inextricably associated with the ... Dr. Richard Leakey also developed an international reputation for his ..."
2. Investing in Biological Diversity: The Cairns Conference : Proceedings of by OECD Staff, A01, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (1997)
"... the independence and power of the new KWS director, Richard Leakey; and the prospect of financial self-sufficiency based on tourism revenues. ..."
3. Adventure Guide Costa Rica by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2005)
"Richard Leakey, anthropologist Its reputation as an ecological paradise is what first drew us to visit Costa Rica - and it keeps us coming back. ..."
4. World Report 2002: The Events of 2001 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (2002)
"... anti-corruption efforts were dealt a blow with the firing of Richard Leakey in March, following twenty-one dramatic months as head of Kenya's civil ..."
5. World Report 2002: The Events of 2001 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (2002)
"... firing of Richard Leakey in March, following twenty-one dramatic months as head of Kenya's civil service. President Moi had lured Leakey from the ..."
6. Kenya and Tanzania by Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr (2000)
"Since then, thanks to the discoveries of Kenyan anthropologists Louis, Mary and Richard Leakey, our knowledge of early man goes even further back in time. ..."
7. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
"Richard Leakey has found an almost complete skeleton of a twelve year old boy in Kenya - and that's supposed to have a brain almost as big as ours - " "Well ..."
8. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"... 1996 Wild Places of Southern Africa, Tim O'Hagen, Southern Book Publishers, 1996 Wildlife Wars, Richard Leakey and Virginia Morell, St. Martins Press, ..."