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WOOD, Cecil W., & C. T. Barber (eds.)
Petroleum Times Review of Middle East Oil.
London: Petroleum Times,, 1948. Folio (300 x 250 mm). Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed paper wrappers. 115 pp. Profusely illustrated with halftones from photographs, maps, plans, and sections. Wraps a little rubbed and with some short splits, small chips from the edges, owner's name label mounted on the front wrap - ?"W.P. Cadrick" - internally clean and sound, occasional crease and a few inked notes, overall very good. First and only edition of an informative post-Second World War survey of the region, with sections on Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran and Haifa, covering all aspects of the oil industry; a well-preserved copy, uncommon thus. Authors include George Martin Lees, soldier-explorer-geologist-consultant in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Persia, chief geologist Anglo-Persian, 1930-9, on "The Oilfield Province of the Middle East". Max Weston Thornburg, US State Dept advisor, and senior SOCAL and Caltex executive in the Middle East including Bahrain and Persia, writes on "Political Problems and Policies". Christopher Holme, Middle East affairs writer and broadcaster, and PR Officer to the Palestine Government 1941-46, contributes "The Middle East: A Depressed Area". T. D. Weatherhead, general manager of Hunting Aerosurvey, one of the leading exponents of aerial surveying, describes "Aerial Surveying in the Middle East".
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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