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John Ball (geologist)

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John Ball (1872- )

1922 O.B.E., D.Sc., Ph.D., M.Inst. C.E A.R.S.M F.G.S F.R.G.S., Civil Engr. and Geologist, Director of Desert Surveys, Survey of Egypt; b. 1872; s. of the late Ebenezer Ball, of Derby. Training: Royal Coll. of Sc., London, and Universities of Zurich and London. Distinctions: Senior Wh. Sch., 1894; De la Beche Medallist, R.S.M.; Silver Medallist in Mech. Eng., City and Guild of Lon. Inst.; Cuthbert Peek award of the R.G.S. for contributions to scientific geography, 1914. Apprenticed to Phoenix Foundry and Engineering Co., Derby; Res. Engr. in charge of Underpinning at Philae Temple, in connection with the building of the Aswan Dam; for the last 20 years has had charge of Government surveys in Egypt and Sinai. Publ.: "A New Method of Coast Surveying," 1911; "Handbook of the Prismatic Astrolabe," 1919; "Geography and Geology of West Central Sinai," 1916; "Geography and Geology of South-Eastern Egypt," 1912; and other works and scientific papers, chiefly dealing with geography, geology and exploratory surveying. Club: Turf, Cairo. Address: Maison Mandofia, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt. T. A.: " Ball, Survey, Cairo." T. N.: 2248 Cairo.

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