Biographical Articles

  • “Arlingtonian Coaches Fliers on Moon Rocks” by Anne Behrens
    18 February 1971, p. 1 and 6.
  • “Space Age Geologist” by Jim Schefter
    Issue Number 65, 1972, p. 14-16.
  • “Life Story of the Egyptian Lunar Scientist” (in Arabic) by Anis Mansour
    AKHER SAA, Cairo, Egypt
    Volume 2001, 28 February 1973, p. 38-44.
  • “An Interview with Dr. Farouk El-Baz” (in Arabic) by Soliman Nasralla
    OIL CARAVAN, Dahran, Saudi Arabia
    Volume 8, Number 22, August 1974, p. 7-18.
  • “Space-Age Immigrant” by Brainerd S. Bates
    Volume 27, Number 6, November-December 1976, p.18-25.
  • “From the Pyramids to the Moon” by anonymous
    November-December 1977, p. 51.
  • “Egyptian Geologist Champions Desert Research” by Constance Holden
    Volume 205, 28 September 1979, p. 1357-1360.
  • “Arab-American Scientist Takes a Voyage of Discovery” by anonymous
    VOICE, National Association of Arab Americans
    Volume 11, Number 11/12, November-December 1984, p. 15-19.
  • “To Investigate Earth’s Deserts, Dr. Farouk El-Baz Began on Mars” by anonymous
    Rolex of Geneva
    advertisement in numerous international publications, 1985.
  • “Down-to-Earth Hopes for Lunar Scientist: Breaking Into the Dark Recesses of the Desert” by Jadranka Porter
    31 December 1986, p. 3.
  • “An Egyptian Farmboy Conquers Space” (in Arabic) by Asem Rashwan
    SADA AL-USBOOA, Manama, Bahrain
    Volume 795, Tuesday 3 March 1987, p. 8-11.
  • “Concord Scientist Adviser to Museum Omni Theater” by Sally Nelson
    THE CONCORD JOURNAL, Concord, Massachusetts
    Volume 59, Number 17, Thursday 14 May 1987, p. 1 and 11.
  • “Farouk El-Baz: Uncovering the Secrets of the Composition of the Earth” by Sandra Deden
    BOSTON UNIVERSITY TODAY, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    October 9 to October 23, 1989, p. 9.
  • “Interview: Farouk El-Baz” by Thomas Bass; photographs by Ruven Afanador
    Volume 13, Number 3, December 1990, p. 74-80+134.
  • “Boston Geologist in Demand for Gulf Water Supply Efforts” by Charles A. Radin
    BOSTON GLOBE, Boston, Massachusetts
    Monday, February 18, 1991, p. 15-17.
  • “Taking the Long View” by Piney Kesting; photographs by Webb Chappell
    Volume 43, Number 2, March/April 1992, p. 12-13.
    “The Desert Healer” by Piney Kesting
    MOSAIC SECTION; The Middle East
    January 1993, p. 45-47.
  • “He Caught the Moon” by Kamal Naguib
    July/September 1993, p. 20-21.
  • “I Want my Son to be Proud” by Casey Kasem
    Sunday, January 16, 1994, Summary biography of Farouk El-Baz, p.5-6.
  • “Farouk El-Baz and a Reading of the Latest Satellite News” (in Arabic) by Hassan Fathy
    ULOUM WA TECHNOLOGIA, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
    Volume 9, April 1994, p. 14-18.
  • “The Mother of Invention? Freedom” by Peter Coy; Books: a review of “Reinventing the Future: Conversations with the World’s Leading Scientists” by Thomas A. Bass, Addison-Wesley
    May 2, 1994, p. 12.
  • Farouk El-Baz: Picture the Desert” by Aziza Sami
    AL-AHRAM WEEKLY, Cairo, Egypt
    3-9, November 1994, p. 16.
  • “Farouk El-Baz: Man of Distant Visions” by anonymous, Round & About the University
    BOSTONIA, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Fall 1994, Number 2, p. 57-58.
  • “Egyptian Stars in the International Sky: Dr. Farouk El-Baz” (in Arabic) by anonymous
    ANBAA EL-WATAN, Ministry of Information, Cairo, Egypt
    Volume 12, January 1995, p. 38-39.

With children in his ancestral Nile Delta village of Toukh El-Aqlam

With children in his ancestral Nile Delta village of Toukh El-Aqlam

  • “Dr. Farouk El-Baz: Ibn El-Dakahliya Al-Qadim min Al-Mustaqbal.” (in Arabic: Biography of Dr. Farouk El-Baz: Son of Dakahliya Governorate Who Comes From the Future)
    General Directorate of Public Relations, DAKAHLIYA GOVERNORATE, Mansoura, Egypt,
    1995, 175 p.

    • Book includes the following chapters.
      • Introduction: Governor Ibrahim El-Sheikh, p. 8-9.
      • Who is Farouk El-Baz: Mohamed El-Baz (Gen., Ret.), p. 11-26.
      • Farouk El-Baz As I Know Him: Ambassador A. R. El-Reedy, p. 30-36.
      • Farouk El-Baz and Egypt’s Monuments: Dr. Zahi Hawass, p. 37-40 and 90-107.
      • Dr. Farouk El-Baz That I Know: Dr. Wafik Meshref, p. 41-50.
      • The C.V. of Farouk El-Baz: Dr. Adel Yehia, p. 51-61.
      • Farouk El-Baz; An Encyclopaedic Thinker: Dr. Kamal El-Batanouny, p. 62-68.
      • Dr. Farouk El-Baz and the Battle of June 5th, 1967: Dr. Rifat El-Remaisy, p. 69-72.
      • Dr. Farouk El-Baz: Dr. Atef Dardir, p. 73-87.
      • Always on His Mind… Problems of His Country: Anonymous, p. 88-89 and 108-164.
      • Farouk El-Baz in the Press: Anonymous, p. 165-173.
  • “Farouk El-Baz” (Arabic; in Aalim min Bilady) by Mohamed Mahmomed Abdel-Aziz
    Cultural Heritage Directorate; Cultural Excellence Series
    1996, p. 66-71.
  • “Sage of the Sands” by Barbara Ross
    January 1996, Volume 17, Number 1, p. 86-91 & 113.
  • “Farouk El-Baz: Rafaat Usboee, Fa Asbahtu Mashhouran (Arabic; I held up my hand, and became famous) by Mohamed Ali Saleh
    May 1996, Issue 49, p. 13-23+cover.
  • “Farouk El-Baz: Michel T. Halbouty Human Needs Award” by Kevin Carleton
    AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists)
    June, 1996, Volume 80, Number6, p. 934-936.
  • “The Arab Scientist Farouk El-Baz: Interview” (Arabic) by Mohamed H. Talabi
    Department of Culture and Information, Sharjah, U.A.E.
    Issue Number 13; October 1996, p. 88-92.
  • “Tracing Water in the Great Sand Sea;” by anonymous
    Volume 3, September 1997, p. 12-13.
  • “Our Scientists Abroad… Professor Doctor Farouk El-Baz” (in Arabic) by anonymous
    AL-MAJALLA AL-ARABIYA LIL-OLOUM (Arab Journal of Science)
    Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO) Tunis, Tunisia
    Volume 30 (15th Year), December 1997, p. 116-117.
  • “Space Scientist Farouk El-Baz” by Mohamed Sadek
    Encyclopaedia of the Distinguished
    Dar El-Tibaa El-Haditha, Cairo, Egypt
    Part II, p. 245-246
    ISBN 977-19-6368-6, 1997
  • “About Farouk El-Baz and an Interview” (in Arabic) by Mahmoud Bassiony
    AL MEGALLA ALZERAEYA (The Agricultural Magazine), Cairo, Egypt
    Year 40, Volume 470, January 1998, p. 6-8.
  • “Close Encounters with the Desert Falcon” by Henry Jacob
    Photographs by Victoria Calaguian
    FRIDAY, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    March 6-12, 1998, p. 8-11.
  • “Brother From Another Planet” by Maria Golia
    Photographs by Claude Stemmelin
    Volume 2, Issue 22, 24 December 1998, p. 14-15.
  • “Dr. Farouk El-Baz” by anonymous
    In: Famous Modern Egyptians
    Ministry of Education, Cairo, Egypt
    School Book of Egyptian Students (10th Grade)
    Article and photographs and questions on p. 4.
  • “Women in My Life” (in Arabic) by Reem Nour
    OSRATI Magazine, Shuwaikh, Kuwait,
    Number 1410, Volume 36, March 2000, p. 26-28.
  • “El-Baz Research Award” by Daniel Shaffer, editor
    TWAS NEWSLETTER, Newsletter of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy
    Jan-Mar 2000, Volume 12, Number 1, p. 22
  • “Astronauts carried the First Sura and Spoke Arabic from the Moon” (in Arabic) by Fouad Nasralla
    AL YAMAMAH, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Issue 1606, May 2000, p. 46-49, 20.
  • “The Arab-Egyptian Scientist Farouk El-Baz” by anonymous
    AL MANAL, monthly of the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, Sharjah, U.A.E.
    May 2000, Issue 141, p. 11.
  • Soura Musharifa li Shabab Misr” (Arabic; A Role Model for the Youth of Egypt) by Sobhi S. El-Desouki
    May 2000, p. 31
  • Ashiq al-Qamar” (Arabic; Moon Lover) by anonymous
    EL-SHABAB (Youth) Magazine, Cairo, Egypt
    Year 24, Number 279, October 2000, p. 20-21.
  • “Dr. Farouk El-Baz” (Arabic) by Shakran Al Rasheedy
    ALYMAMAH Magazine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Issue 1631, 11 November 2000, p. 34-37.
  • “Invasion of the Desert” by Barbara Ross
    PHARAOHS Magazine, Cairo, Egypt
    December 2000, p. 82-85.
  • Al Alim al-Masri Dr. Farouk El-Baz” (Arabic; The Egyptian Scientist Dr. Farouk El-Baz) by Souad Abu-Ubeid
    AL-YAQATHAH Magazine, Kuwait
    Issue 1662, 5-11 January 2001, p. 20-23.
  • “Farouk El-Baz” (Arabic) by anonymous
    AL RAWAQ Magazine, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Issue 8, April 2001, p. 22-24.
  • Al Alim al-Masri Farouk El-Baz” (Arabic; Bureaucracy is the Problem of Scientific Research in Egypt) by Nahid El-Kashif; photo by A. El-Suheity
    NOSS EL-DONIA Magazine
    10 November 2002, p.15-17.
  • Ladaina Al-Ulama wal Mushkila fil Bahth Al-Ilmi” (Arabic; We Have the Scientists, and the Problem is in Scientific Research)
    by Nagwan Abdel-Latif; photos by M. Emara
    ALMUSSAWAR Magazine
    Issue Number 4083; 10 January 2003, p. 50-51.
  • “Innovation Odyssey Showcases Boston as Mother of Invention: A quirky, not quacky tour” by Brian Fitzgerald
    B.U. Bridge, Boston University
    14 February 2003, p. 8.
  • Al-Alim Al-Arabi Allathi Ekhtar Mauqi Al-Hobout ala Salh Al-Qamar (Arabic; Dr. Farouk El-Baz: The Arab Scientist Who Selected the Landing Site on the Moon) by Majdi Saad
    3ELM WA 3ALAM Magazine, Beirut, Lebanon
    Volume Number 7, December 2003, p. 18-25.
  • “From Zagazig to NASA – A Rocky Saga” by Meher Murshed
    Gulf News, Dubair, U.A.E.
    Friday, February 27, 2004, full page
  • “2004 Nevada Medalist Dr. Farouk El-Baz” by anonymous
    The 2004 Nevada Medal Dinner, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada
    p. 6-7.
  • “Dunes of Water” by Nadia El-Awady
    Friday, June 18, 2004, 4 pages
  • “Dr. Farouk El-Baz” by Ahmed Elewa
    Life Makers Magazine,
    July 2004, p. 3-6.
  • “Dr. Farouk El-Baz: NASA Space Scientist, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, President of the Arab Society for Desert Research” by Noha Chakkal
    Egypt Today; photographs by Mohsen Allam
    Volume 25, Issue 9, September 2004.
  • “Looking Down on Spaceship Earth” by Tim Stoddard
    Bostonia, The Alumni Quarterly of Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Winter 2004-2005, p. 26-31.
  • Mustashar Nasa Allazy Yahmil Asrar Aahary Al-Alam” by Amre Abdel-Hamid
    (Arabic: NASA Advisor who holds the secrets of the world’s deserts)
    1 October 2005, Issue 16, p. 48-54.
  • Farouk El-Baz: Safir Masr Faoqa Al-Qamar” by Ghada Bahnasy
    (Arabic: Ambassador of Egypt to the Moon)
    ALAAELDIN Magazine, Cairo, Egypt
    Thursday, 15 December 2005, 13th Year, Volume 649, p. 34-38.
  • “BU Geologist El-Baz Digs Deeper into Darfur Conflict” by David Cogger
    The Boston Banner
    Thursday 23 August 2007, First page + p. 12.
  • “Water Wizard (I, me, myself section)” by Shalaka Paradkar
    FRIDAY magazine; GULF NEWS newspaper, Dubai, U.A.E.
    August 31-September 6, 2007; p. 88-91.
  • “Making a Difference: Can Water Flow Peace in Sudan” by Barry Friedman
    Explorer, Journal of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    November, 2007, p. 18-22.
  • “Most Distinguished Arab Scientists in Half a Century” by anonymous
    Dr. Farouk El-Baz
    El-Arabi Magazine, Kuwait, Kuwait
    Volume 585, December 2007, p. 66-67.
  • “Think Research; Viewing the World” by anonymous
    Missouri S&T Magazine, Rolla, Missouri
    Spring 2008.
  • “Dr. Farouk El-Baz” anonymous
    Recipient of the Golden Award on the International Heritage Day, Cairo, Egypt
    Supreme Council of Antiquities
    Sinai Through the Ages: Introduction by Zahi Haevass
    April 2008.

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