The Geology of Egypt: A Traveler's Handbook (Revised Edition)

The Geology of Egypt: A Traveler's Handbook (Revised Edition)

by Bonnie M. Sampsell

Paperback(Revised)

$29.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774166327
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bonnie M. Sampsell is a retired college professor who has traveled to many parts of the world and studied Egyptology, archaeology, and geology extensively.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Study Geology?
1. Important Geological Concepts
2. The Origin of Rock Types Found in Egypt
3. Evolution of the Egyptian Landscape
4. The Nile from Historic Times to the Present
5. Lake Nasser and Nubia
6. Aswan
7. The Nile Valley from Aswan to Luxor
8. Luxor
9. The Nile Valley from Luxor to Cairo
10. Ancient Memphis and its Cemeteries
11. The Nile Delta
12. Alexandria and the Northwest Coast
13. The Western Desert
14. The Eastern Desert
15. The Red Sea
16. The Isthmus of Suez and the Suez Canal
17. The Sinai Peninsula
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
Figure Credits
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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