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Geology of Egypt

By: Zakaria Hamimi(Editor), Ahmed El-Barkooky(Editor), Jesús Martínez Frías(Editor), Harald Fritz(Editor), Yasser Abd El-Rahman(Editor)
711 pages, 352 colour & 30 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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This richly illustrated book offers a concise overview of the geology of Egypt in the context of the geology of the Arab Region and Northeast Africa. An introductory chapter on history of geological research in Egypt sheds much light on the stages before and after the establishment of Egyptian Geological Survey (the second oldest geological survey worldwide), Hume's book and Said's 1962, 1990 books. Geology of Egypt starts with the Precambrian geology of Egypt, in terms of lithostratigraphy and classifications, structural and tectonic framework, crustal evolution and metamorphic belts. A dedicated chapter discusses the Paleozoic-Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonics and structural evolution of Egypt. A chapter highlights the Red Sea tectonics and the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba Rifts. Subsequent chapters address the Phanerozoic geology from Paleozoic to Quaternary. The Egyptian Impact Crater(s) and Meteorites are dealt with in a separate chapter. The Earth resources in Egypt, including metallic and non-metallic ore deposits, hydrocarbon and water resources, are given much more attention throughout four chapters. The last chapter addresses the seismicity, seismotectonics and neotectonics of Egypt.


- History of the Geological Research in Egypt
- Precambrian Geology of Egypt
- Structural and tectonic framework of Neoproterozoic basement of Egypt: from gneiss domes to transpression belts
- Crustal Evolution of the Precambrian rocks of Egypt
- The Precambrian metamorphic belts of Egypt
- Tectonics and Structural Evolution of Egypt
- Red Sea Tectonics
- Paleozoic Geology of Egypt
- Mesozoic Geology of Egypt
- Paleogene Geology of Egypt
- Neogene Geology of Egypt
- Quaternary Geology of Egypt
- Egyptian Vertebrate Paleontology
- Egyptian Impact Crater(s) and Meteorites
- Mineral Resources in Egypt (I): Metallic Ore Depoists
- Mineral Resources in Egypt (II): Non-Metallic Ore Depoists
- Hydrocarbon Resources in Egypt
- Water Resources in Egypt
- Seismicity, Seismotectonics and Neotectonics

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Zakaria Hamimi is a structural geologist spent the majority of his academic career at Benha University (Egypt) along with some years at Sana’a University (Yemen,) and King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia). He has graduated (1984) from Assiut University (distinction with honour degree) and holds an M.Sc. (1988) from Zagazig University (Egypt) and a PhD in Structural Geology and Tectonics (1992) from Cairo University. His research interests focus on Structural Geology, Microstructures and Tectonics. He has worked in many field-related sub-disciplines of Earth Sciences including geologic mapping, microstructural analysis, strain analysis, palaeostress reconstruction, active tectonics, tectonic geomorphology, crustal deformation and image processing. He used all these fields to study key areas in the Arabian-Nubian Shield and to decipher their deformation history. Zakaria Hamimi is the president, and one of the founding team, of the Arabian Geosciences Union since 2012.  He has received the medal of the Egyptian Geological Society of Egypt in 2015, and also the medal of the Arab Mining and Petroleum Association in 2016. He has co-published 50 research articles in national and international indexed and refereed journals and authored several books. In 2016, Zakaria Hamimi (1) joined the AJGS as Associate Editor responsible for evaluating submissions in the fields of Structural Geology, Microstructures and Tectonics, (2) selected as a Member of the Egyptian Universities Promotion Committee, the Supreme Council for Universities (SCU, Egypt), (3) nominated as a Secretary of the National Committee for Geological Sciences, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, and (4) designated as the IUGS-Representative for Egypt. November 2017, he attended the Gondwana 16 International Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand, as the Representative of the National Committee for Geological Sciences, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt.

Ahmed N. El-Barkooky is a professor of applied sedimentary geology at Cairo University in Egypt, where he graduated with B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in geology in 1980. He obtained his MSc and PhD as well from the same university. He has been teaching several courses and supervising many MSc and PhD research programs at the Geology Department, Faculty of Science in Cairo University. In the meantime, he has been engaged in the petroleum industry as a geological advisor. He enjoys more 35 years of experience in both academia and industry. He has led and been involved in several exploration projects and special studies regarding basin architecture and tectonostratigraphic controls of petroleum systems. His research arena involves various depositional environments (rift basins, fluvial facies, shallow and deep marine clastics), basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy and tectonic control on sedimentation and stratigraphy. He conducts geological field seminars for both students of geology and professional geoscientists. Dr. El-Barkooky obtained broad regional experience in the geology of Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East through several consultation and research projects.

Jesús Martínez Frías, born in Madrid, on October 3, 1960, is a Spanish geologist graduated at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1982, where he also obtained his PhD degree in 1986. He has developed several stays of research in the UK (University of Leeds), Canada (University of Toronto), Germany (University of Heidelberg) and the USA (University of California). He is Scientific Researcher at the Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM), Head of the Research Group of Meteorites and Planetary Geosciences and founder and Director of the Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network. He is also Honorific Professor of the Department of BioEngineering and AeroSpace Engineering of the Carlos III University (Madrid). He has participated in more than 40 projects and scientific campaigns (e.g. Antarctica, Mauritania, Iceland, Costa Rica). In 2002, he participated in the NASA flight to study the Leonid Meteor Shower. He is co-I in NASA-MSL (rover Curiosity), ESA-ExoMars and NASA-Mars2020 and in 2016 and 2017 he was an instructor of ESA astronauts in the PANGAEA program (Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark). He has published 8 books and more than 200 articles (Science, Nature, Geology, etc). He was Former Member of the UN ECOSOC Committee on Natural Resources, Ex-ViceChair of the UNCSTD and Ex-Chair of IUGS-COGE. He is co-founder and President of the International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH), Committee Member of the IAU Astrobiology Commission and Senior Advisory Board Member of the Arabian Geoscience Union (ArabGU). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geosciences (MDPI) and co-editor of the Springer Book Series: "Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism" and "GeoGuides". He has received several awards and recognitions (i.e. NASA, ESA, GSAf (Goodwill Ambassador for Africa), ArabGU, Spanish Association of Scientists).

Harald Fritz, Born 1956, started his scientific career at Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Graz, Austria where he is based since about 40 years. In his early times, he conducted projects on Variscan Europe and the evolution of the Alpine-Carpathian Belt. Somewhat accidently, he was invited for some weeks of teaching and field work in Egypt which was starting point of 30 years of research on East African mobile belts. Since the early 1990s, he conducted continuous projects on mountain building processes in East Africa with a focus on Egypt, Kenya and Tanzania. Rooted in Alpine tectonics he also led projects in the Alpine Himalayan Belt and the European Alps. His expertise is mountain building processes in general with a focus on tectonics, structural geology and isotope geology. Harald Fritz is married; father of three children and grandfather of a growing amount of grandchildren. Teaching, administrative and editorial work at the University of Graz is continuously increasing but he kept curious and is open to new challenges in Earth Science.

Yasser Abdelrahman is an associate professor at Cairo University. He earned his PhD Degree from the University of Windsor in 2009 and was appointed as a lecturer in the Geology Department of Cairo University. He worked for two years in the Institut für Mineralogie, TU Freiberg as an Alexander von Humboldt postdoc fellow. Then he worked for one year in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Science supported by the CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI). He served also as an assistant minister in the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Egypt.

By: Zakaria Hamimi(Editor), Ahmed El-Barkooky(Editor), Jesús Martínez Frías(Editor), Harald Fritz(Editor), Yasser Abd El-Rahman(Editor)
711 pages, 352 colour & 30 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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