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Francis, Peter Williamlocked

  • Clive Oppenheimer


Francis, Peter William (1944–1999), vulcanologist, was born on 28 December 1944 in Mufulira Hospital, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), the first of two sons of Richard James Francis (1909–1984), a retail pharmacist, and his wife, Blanche Maude (1908–1991), a nurse. After his family resettled in ...

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