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.
|Publisher:||American University in Cairo Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
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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
7. The Nile Valley from Aswan to 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