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By Louise Chipley Slavicek

Girls Explorers chronicles the lives of six intrepid ladies whose starvation for experience and data pressured them on paths of discovery all over the world. Their discoveries not just introduced shops of knowledge on issues starting from historic dinosaur fossils to lifestyles in Tibet, but additionally challenged the confirmed roles of girls of their fields. The daughter of a prosperous planter, Alexander used her inheritance to fund examine for her passion--the normal sciences. a variety of dinosaur species were named in her honor, and her legacy keeps on the collage of California at Berkeley's museum of paleontology, for which Alexander supplied money and donated specimens.

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A huge male with tusks more than four feet long crashed to the ground, mortally wounded. ” Hunting elephants for sport has been prohibited since 1977 in the former nation of British East Africa, which is Hunting for Fossils and Big Game and for trophies. Although she stalked and killed her prey with no apparent remorse, Annie prided herself on being a naturalist as well as a hunter and routinely noted the behavior and physical characteristics of the animals she pursued. Two creatures that Alexander shrank from hunting were monkeys and giraffes.

35 With John Merriam’s help, she determinedly organized a new paleontological expedition to the limestone hills of northern Nevada for the spring and summer of 1905. EXPEDITION TO HUMBOLDT RANGE In May 1905, Alexander, her friend Edna Wemple, several of Dr. Merriam’s assistants at Berkeley, and a paleontology professor from Stanford University headed for American Canyon in the West Humboldt Range to search for ichthyosaur remains. Merriam also joined the expedition for a few weeks. According to an account of the trip Annie wrote after returning home to Oakland, the men did most of the heavy digging while she and Edna Wemple “sat in the dust and sun, marking and wrapping bones.

Organized by railroad tycoon E. H. Harriman, the two-month-long, 126-member research expedition included hunters, photographers, and scientists, and collected hundreds of specimens of mammals, birds, insects, and plants from Alaska’s coastal regions. Over the few years following Harriman’s excursion, several smaller United States – sponsored research expeditions had also scoured Alaska’s coastline for samples of its fauna and flora.

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