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Egypt, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Joseph J. Hobbs with additional text by Aswin Subanthore; Series Editor: Charles F. Gritzner
  • From the Series: Modern World Nations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9515-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 962
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Egypt lies at a crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe and is the largest country in the Middle East. In terms of population, it ranks 15th in the world. Most of its 79 million residents live near the Nile River, which is the country's most prominent geographical feature and the world's longest river. Egypt's other primary geographical feature, its deserts, also played a significant role in the development of its civilization, which dates from 3000 BCE. The Nile helped in the cultivation of crops, while the deserts helped keep Egypt isolated from other civilizations. These fascinating facts are highlighted in Egypt, Second Edition, an updated, full-color exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of one of the world's most intriguing nations.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Facts at a glance. History at a glance. Full-color maps. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Joseph J. Hobbs is a professor of geography at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has spent many years in Egypt, studying Egyptology and Arabic and doing field research on the natural environments and cultures of the Bedouin peoples of the Eastern Desert and the Sinai Peninsula. His major books on Egypt are Bedouin Life in the Egyptian Wilderness and Mount Sinai.

A native of Chennai, India, Aswin Subanthore is currently a doctoral student in cultural geography at Oklahoma State University, where he specializes in South Asia, particularly India and its diaspora into the United States and the Arab world. He is the author of several encyclopedic entries for Salem Press, as well as peer-reviewed manuscripts in international journals.

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