Wadia, D. N.; Geology of India for students. Macmillan and Co. London, 1919. Large octavo, pp. xx, 398, 20 plates and folded maps, 37 text illustrations.
The work is complete and in the original green cloth with gilt spine titles. The binding is tight and clean with very minor bumping to corners. The text is very clean and plates bright. Very neat inscription “B. H. with good wishes from (Wadia?) 18-2-1924. In very good to near fine condition.
Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia FRS (1883-1969) was a pioneering geologist in India and among the first Indian scientists to work in the Geological Survey of India. He is remembered for his work on the stratigraphy of the Himalayas. He helped establish geological studies and investigations in India, specifically at the Institute of Himalayan Geology, which was renamed in 1976 after him as the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. His textbook on Geology of India, first published in 1919, continues to be in use. Within the book Wadia describes the stratigraphy, structure, physiography, volcanism and economic geology of India.