Geohydrology by Roger J M DeWiest First Edition Signed and Inscribed to Betty Menzies

$450.00

“A quantitative study of the laws of ground water movement as related to surface hydrology [with] practical applications. The book derives the laws of ground water [move]ment from the principles of the conservation of mass and Darcy’s experiment and applies these laws in the solution of civil engineering and hydrogeologic problems of seepage and water supply. The book’s emphasis on quantitative analysis prepares the reader for practical work while its treatment of the theories of Hubbert and Lusczynski provides a rational approach to the study of ground water flow.”

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De Wiest, Roger J. M. GEOHYDROLOGY. John Wiley & Sons, New York, London, Sydney: 1965. 9 ¼ inches, [xv; 366 pages, 1 blank] Bound in light-blue cloth with gilt and white lettering and decoration on the front cover and spine. The fold-out map at p. 62, “Fig. 2-35 Average annual runoff for the United States” is intact. Signed and inscribed on the front fly-leaf: “RDewiest For Miss Betty Menzies, in appreciation for her artistic photography, With the author’s compliments, Sept 13/74.” First edition, with the dust jacket in orange, blue and black stripes with a map of Princeton with proposed dam sites on the front panel and on the back panel a summary description of Professor De Wiest’s book as: “A quantitative study of the laws of ground water movement as related to surface hydrology [with] practical applications. The book derives the laws of ground water [move]ment from the principles of the conservation of mass and Darcy’s experiment and applies these laws in the solution of civil engineering and hydrogeologic problems of seepage and water supply. The book’s emphasis on quantitative analysis prepares the reader for practical work while its treatment of the theories of Hubbert and Lusczynski provides a rational approach to the study of ground water flow.” [Bracketed words indicate slight paper printing flaws that partially obscure the text.] The condition of the book is fine, and the condition of the protected dust jacket is also fine.

The dedicatee is Elizabeth G.C. “Betty” Menzies the legendary New Jersey polymath: photographer, historian, writer, painter, print-maker, as well as the first woman photographer at Princeton University and the only woman photographer in Princeton Univeristy’s history to have had three concurrent exhibitions of her work in Princeton University galleries in 1956. Now neglected by an institution she once illuminated with her talent, Prof. DeWiest’s inscription is a testament to the appreciation and respect Betty Menzies once enjoyed for her extraordinary work on and off the Princeton campus.

 

“Betty” Menzies’ Reviews: First Woman to Have Three Concurrent Exhibitions in Princeton in 1956

Elizabeth Grant Cranbrook Menzies, “Betty” Menzies Princeton’s First Official Woman Photographer

Betty Menzies’ MILLSTONE VALLEY Praised by Julian Boyd as, “a product of the intellect of a scholar, the heart of a concerned citizen, and the hand of an artist.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN March 1939 Photograph by Elizabeth G C Menzies First Official Woman Photographer at Princeton University

Additional information

Author

De Wiest, Roger J M

Title

GEOHYDROLOGY