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George Patrick Leonard Walker was one of the fathers of modern volcanology. He worked in many parts of the world and contributed to the understanding of a huge range of volcanological processes. He was a field geologist at heart, and one of his greatest skills was the ability to quantify volcanological ideas – not with obscure statistical treatments or complex numerical models, but with clear graphical relationships supported by tremendous amounts of carefully collected field data. Here we present some glimpses of his life and work in photographs and diagrams.

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