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HARRISON, John Vernon.

Coastal Makran.

[in: The Geographical Journal, Vol. XCVII No. 1, January 1941.]

Royal Geographical Society. London , 1941 Stock Code: 109460
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First edition. Interesting account of an expedition in the winter of 1932-3 to geologically map a fifty-mile section of the Makran Coastal Range, from Jask on the Gulf of Oman to the border with Baluchistan. Harrison joined the Anglo-Persian Oil Company on demobilisation in 1918. From 1920 until 1928 he worked across South and Central America before returning to Persia, where "over a period of ten years he was responsible for the greater part of the geological surveys of the Zagros Mountains and the Persian Makran. It was during this second long term of duty in Persia that J. V. saw his greatest geological achievements. He emerged as one of the finest structural geologists of his time". He later became Reader in Structural Geology at the University of Oxford (obituary, Geological Society of America, 1972). Uncommon in this condition.

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Octavo. Original printed light card wraps.

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Full-page sketch map, 2 plates from the author's own photographs.

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An excellent copy.

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