John Robert Victor Prescott

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John Robert Victor Prescott FASSA is an Australian academic, author, geographer and professor emeritus at the University of Melbourne. A political geographer, most of Prescott's work has focused on international boundary issues, particularly maritime boundaries.

Early life[edit]

Prescott earned his BSc and MA degrees at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. The University of London awarded his doctorate degree.[1]


Prescott was a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Melbourne until his retirement in 1996.[2]

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about John Prescott, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 10 works in 10 publications in 3 languages and 30 library holdings.[3]

  • The Geography of Frontiers and Boundaries (1967)
  • Our Fragmented World: an Introduction to Political Geography (1975), with William G East
  • Einführung in die politische Geographie (1975)
  • The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World (1985)
  • Political Frontiers and Boundaries (1987)
  • Aboriginal Frontiers and Boundaries in Australia (1992)
  • Limits of National Claims in the South China Sea (1999)
  • The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World (2nd Ed., 2005)
  • International Frontiers and Boundaries (2008)



  1. ^ University of Melbourne, Prof John Prescott
  2. ^ a b Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), Profile of ASSA Fellow Archived 2011-03-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine.: Prescott, John R.V.