Egypt: A Compendium

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EGYPT: A COMPENDIUM

by Raye R. Platt and Mohammed Bahy Hefny with contributions from John Kirtland Wright and David Lowenthal

AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY Broadway at 156th Street New York 32, New York

Reproduction in whole or in part is permitted for any purpose of the United States Government.

Prepared under contract Nonr641-(01) between the Geography Branch, Office of Naval Research, and the American Geographical Society.

May, 1958

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface i
  • Contents v
  • Maps and Figures vi
  • Tables viii
  • 1. History and Government 1
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 57
  • 2. Landscapes and Regions 61
  • Notes *
  • 3. People and Society 107
  • Notes *
  • 4. Agriculture 155
  • Notes 192
  • 5. Irrigation 193
  • Notes 223
  • Cotton and Other Fiber Crops 225
  • Introduction 225
  • Land Ownership and Tenure 245
  • Notes 259
  • 8. Raw Materials and Mining 261
  • Notes 286
  • 9. Manufacturing 287
  • Notes 335
  • 10. Transp0rt and C0mmunications 336
  • Notes 366
  • 11. the Suez Canal 367
  • Notes 384
  • 12. Egypt and the World 385
  • Notes 398
  • Appendix I. Geology 399
  • Notes 402
  • Appendix II. Climate 403
  • Notes 408
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