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George Doumani

Sector : Science, Scientists

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  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
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George Doumani is a Lebanese Palestinian geologist and explorer. He was born in Acre in British Mandate of Palestine in 1931. He joined Terra Sancta College in Jerusalem and awarded the Palestinian matric in 1948, after Nakba he left with his family to Bkassine village in Lebanon. He went to Saudi Arabia in 1949 and worked in oil field. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley. He contributed to the International Geophysical Year in 1958 in Antarctica. He made other trips to the southern continent in the early 1960s. His findings helped prove the continental drift theory. Two Antarctic mountains are named after him: Mount Doumani and Doumani Peak. In 1999 he published a book about Antarctica, The Frigid Mistress: Life and Exploration in Antarctica.


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