IONIDES, M. G. Report on the Water Resources of Transjordan and their Development … Incorporating a Report on Geology, Soils and Minerals and Hydro-Geological Correlations by G. S. Blake … Geological Advisor to the Government of Palestine. London, Published on Behalf of the Government of Transjordan by the Crown Agents for the Colonies, .
Foolscap folio. Original cloth-backed printed boards; pp. xiii, 371, highly illustrated with maps, charts, sections, profiles (several in colour), illustrations after photographs in the text; binding a little worn round the edges; one map with old marginal tape repair, contents leaf with tiny flaw at gutter, otherwise internally very good, rubber stamp in Hebrew inside front cover (light offsetting to title-page).
This is probably one of the best and definitely the first profound geological and hydrological study of Transjordan, the British Protectorate which lasted from 1921 to 1946. The Hashemite country was poor in natural resources and the British tried to keep it running on a day-to-day basis and develop infrastructure and encourage trade with Mandate Palestine.