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The Resource The Nile : downriver through Egypt's past and present, Toby Wilkinson

The Nile : downriver through Egypt's past and present, Toby Wilkinson

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The Nile : downriver through Egypt's past and present
Title
The Nile
Title remainder
downriver through Egypt's past and present
Statement of responsibility
Toby Wilkinson
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Nile
Title variation remainder
a journey downriver through Egypts past and present
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eng
Summary
Egypt is the most populous country in the world's most unstable region. It is the key to Middle East peace, the voice of the Arab world and the crossroads between Europe and Africa. Its historical and strategic importance is unparalleled. In short, Egypt matters. And the key to Egypt - its colourful past, chaotic present and uncertain future - is the Nile...From Herodotus's day to the present political upheavals, the steady flow of the Nile has been Egypt's heartbeat. It has shaped its geography, controlled its economy and moulded its civilisation. The same stretch of water which conveyed Pharaonic battleships, Ptolemaic grain ships, Roman troop-carriers and Victorian steamers today carries modern-day tourists past bankside settlements in which rural life - fishing, farming, flooding - continues much as it has for millennia. At this most critical juncture in the country's history, foremost Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey up the Nile, north from Lake Victoria, from Cataract to Cataract, past the Aswan Dam, to the delta
Summary
Traces the history of the famous river to illuminate the civilizations it renewed and sustained, documenting the stories of real and fabled characters whose experiences were intertwined with the Nile
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10313146
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IEN/DLC
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Wilkinson, Toby A. H
Dewey number
962
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Egypt
  • Nile River
  • Nile River
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adult
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a journey downriver through Egypt's past and present
Label
The Nile : downriver through Egypt's past and present, Toby Wilkinson
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052672850
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408853412
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
Label
The Nile : downriver through Egypt's past and present, Toby Wilkinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052672850
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408853412
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps

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