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SHAW, Sydney Herbert

Born Swansea, Wales, 6 November 1903. Education Royal School of Mines, London (B.Sc. 1925) and University Birmingham (M.Sc. 1937). Exploration geophysicist, Rhodesia, 1926-28. Physicist, Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey, 1928-30. Geophysicist, Cyprus, 1930; U.K. 1930-31. Demonstrator in geology, Royal School of Mines, 1931-32; lecturer in geology, University of Birmingham 1932-37. Government geologist, Palestine, 1937-48. Ph.D., London University, 1949. Principal Scientific Officer, Directorate of Colonial Geological Surveys, 1949-50; Deputy Director 1950-59; Director 1959-65. Head, Overseas Division, Institute of Geological Sciences, U.K., 1965-68. President of the Institute of Mining & Metallurgy 1968-69. O.B.E. 1958, C.M.G. 1963.
  1. (With J.C. Ferguson and A.B. Broughton Edge) Electrical surveys in Australia. In Broughton Edge, A.B., and Laby, T.H., eds., The principles and practice of geophysical prospecting: being the report of the Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931. pp.74-134.

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