THE GEOLOGY OF EGYPT

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The Geology Of Egypt

Author : Bonnie M. Sampsell
ISBN : 9789774166327
Genre : History
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Egypt is primarily a land of deserts and mountains, the habitable Nile Valley and Delta occupying less than 5 percent of the country. Although the ancient Egyptians lived on only a small fraction of the land, they made extensive use of resources from the less hospitable areas, exploiting the opportunities and adjusting to the constraints of their physical environment. This updated and expanded edition of The Geology of Egypt: A Traveler's Handbook describes these features and more, providing a guide for the visitor to Egypt interested in learning about its history from a different perspective. The author presumes no background in geology or related fields and provides an introduction to the relevant geological concepts, presenting examples to illustrate how the country's geological features influenced Egyptian civilization. Most examples are selected from the pharaonic period and Greco-Roman period, though many cases also illustrate how geological factors continue to have an impact on modern Egyptian society. The text is organized as a trip on the Nile from Lake Nasser downstream to the Delta, with chapters devoted to such popular sites as Aswan, Luxor, and Giza. Also covered are the Eastern and Western Deserts, as well as the Sinai Peninsula. Maps, illustrations, fifty color photographs, and an extensive glossary help make a complex but intriguing subject accessible to everyone.
Category: History

The Geology Of Egypt

Author : Farouk El Baz
ISBN : 9004070192
Genre : Geology
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Category: Geology

The Geology Of Egypt

Author : R. Said
ISBN : 9061918561
Genre : Science
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Scholars from Egypt, Germany and the US review and analyze the results of work carried out on the geology of Egypt: geomorphology and evolution of landscape, tectonics, geophysical regime, volcanicity, Precambrian geology, geologic history and paleogeography, paleontology of selected taxa, ore depos
Category: Science

Geology Of Egypt And Libya

Author : E. Tawadros
ISBN : 905809331X
Genre : Science
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Treating the geology of Egypt and Libya as one entity, this unquestionably thorough text is divided into six parts covering the following key areas: · the tectonic framework of Egypt and Libya and the main tectonic elements in the two countries · the geology of the Pan-African Shield · the Phanerozoic stratigraphy of Egypt, with a review of the stratigraphic nomenclature · a review of the stratigraphy of Libya · a synthesis of the geological evolution of Egypt and Libya, and how this fits into global tectonics and sea-level fluctuations. · a bibliographic list of more than 2000 references used in the compilation of the book.
Category: Science

The River Nile

Author : R. Said
ISBN : 9781483287683
Genre : Science
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This multidisciplinary book by the author of The Geology of Egypt is the result of many years of research. It attempts to reconstruct the history of the River Nile from its origins to its present shape and regimen and also to ascertain the amount of water which has been carried by the river during the course of its history. It examines the manner in which this water was utilized in the past and the ways in which it will have to be used in future if the inhabitants of the river basin are to cope with their anticipated needs. Part One traces the geological history of the Nile from the time it started to excavate its valley some six million years ago until the present shape was assumed during the wet period which affected Africa after the retreat of the ice of the last glacial age some 10,000 years ago. Part Two deals with the amount of water that the river and its tributaries carry at present and have carried in the past. Part Three discusses the utilization of the water of the Nile from the time of the first appearance of man in the valley until the present time. It traces man's attempt to harness the river from the earliest time to the building of the Aswan High Dam. The book evaluates the effects of the dam after twenty years of operation. Part Four covers the present water supply-demand balance in each basin state and discusses the future plans of these countries to use the waters of the Nile. The rapidly growing populations and the prolonged droughts of recent years have put pressure upon the available waters of the river.
Category: Science