Crook, John Hurrell

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Dates:
Birth 1930-11-27
Death 2011-07-15
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

John Crook was born on 27 November, 1930. He studied Zoology at the University of Southampton, and earned his PhD at Cambridge from 1955 - 1958 with a study of Weaver Birds. He spent a great deal of time in the field as a research scientist, working on Weaver birds in India and the Seychelles to complete a monograph of that avian family. Dr. Crook also conducted extensive research on the biology of mammals and some on fish. He studied many primates of Africa, including the Ethiopian Gelada baboon. From the early 1960s Dr. Crook was reader in Ethology at the University of Bristol's Psychology Department. Now retired, he continues to work on his interests as a scholar of Zen Buddhism, including leading expeditions into the Himalayas and Ladakh.

From the guide to the John Hurrell Crook Papers, 1952 - 1997, (University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Zoology 20th century

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Places:

  • Nepal (as recorded)
  • Seychelles (as recorded)
  • Morocco (as recorded)
  • Ethiopia (as recorded)
  • Ghana (as recorded)
  • Uganda (as recorded)
  • McMaster University (as recorded)
  • Somalia (as recorded)
  • Kenya (as recorded)
  • Ladakh (as recorded)
  • Makerere University (as recorded)
  • Tibet (as recorded)