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George P. L. Walker
George Patrick Leonard Walker (2 March 1926 - 17 January 2005) was a FRS British geologist who specialized in mineralogy and volcanology.     
Career and research
He worked on the volcanic rocks of
Iceland and on Mount Etna.
He taught at Imperial College.
In 1978, he was Captain James Cook Research Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the University of Auckland,
In 1981, he was Macdonald Chair in Volcanology at the University of Hawaii. 
Awards and honours
Walker was married
to a woman named Hazel and had a daughter, Alison, and a son, Leonard.
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Self, S.; Sparks, R. S. J. (2006). "George Patrick Leonard Walker. 2 March 1926 -- 17 January 2005: Elected FRS 1975". . Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 52: 423. doi: 10.1098/rsbm.2006.0029.
Wilson, C. J. N.; Walker, G. P. L. (1985). "The Taupo Eruption, New Zealand I. General Aspects". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 314 (1529): 199. Bibcode: 1985RSPTA.314..199W. doi: 10.1098/rsta.1985.0019.
T. Thordarson; G. Larsen; S. K. Rowland; S. Self; A. Hoskuldsson, eds. (2009). . IAVCEI. Studies in Volcanology: The Legacy of George Walker
IAVCEI - A George P.L. Walker symposium on Advances in Volcanology - Reykholt, Borgarfjordur, W-Iceland, 12-17 June 2006
"Professor George Walker". The Times. February 18, 2005.
"Wollaston Medal". Award Winners since 1831. Geological Society of London. Archived from the original on 2009-03-21 . Retrieved .