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On the sediments of the Arabian Gulf

HOUBOLT, Jacob Jozef Herman Christiaan.
Surface sediments of the Persian Gulf near the Qatar Peninsula.
The Hague, Mouton & co., 1957 8vo. With 8 leaves with reproductions of (microscopic) photographs, 8 loosely inserted folding tables and maps, a loose leaf with theses in Dutch and Houbolt's business card. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. 113, [1 blank] pp.
€ 650
First edition of a thesis on sediment samples of the Arabian Gulf, by the Dutch Jacob Jozef Herman Christiaan Houbolt. He mentions in his preface that the samples were "collected as a sideline of operational activities in the marine concession of Shell Company of Qatar". Houbolt describes the climate and topography of the Arabian Gulf, the relief sea bottom in the Arabian Gulf, his methods of investigation, the composition of the sediment, and his results.
One corner creased, spine slightly discoloured. Otherwise in good condition. Clarke, Change and development in the Middle East, p. 186.
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