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Landscapes and Landforms of Egypt: Landforms and Evolution

Series: World Geomorphological Landscapes

By: Nabil Sayed Embabi(Author)

336 pages, 122 colour & 59 b/w photos and illustrations


Hardback | Nov 2017 | #237138 | ISBN-13: 9783319656595
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NHBS Price: £139.99 $184/€159 approx

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Landscapes and Landforms of Egypt provides a unique reference resource not only for geomorphologists, but for all Earth scientists. It shows how landforms vary enormously across Egypt, from high mountains to endless plains, and presents the vast heritage of forms that have developed under different climates. Richly illustrated with numerous plates and figures, it also includes a bibliography offering exhaustive coverage of the literature.


- Introduction
- General characteristics of Egypt
- The Nile Valley: An Egyptian Originated Valley
- The Nile Delta: A Million Years Complex Delta
- The Great Sand Sea: The Largest Sand Sea in Egypt
- The Great Selima Sand Sheet
- The Qattara Depression: The Deepest Erosional Depression in Africa
- The Dakhla and Kharga Depressions: The longest Prehistoric Heritage record in The Western Desert
- The Fayum Depression: A Desert Depression with a Nile Connection in the Western Desert
- The White Desert of Farafra: A Product of Aeolian, Fluvial and Karst Processes
- The Sandstone Plateaux of Gilf Kebir and Abu Ras of SW Egypt The Eocene Limestone Plateau: The Largest karstified plateau in Central Western Desert
- The Northern Marmarica (El-Diffa) Plateau
- Caves in Egypt
- Playas of the Western Desert: Favourable Prehistoric Sites
- The Circular Forms of Southern Western Desert
- The Carbonate Ridges of the Mediterranean Coast
- The Red Sea
- The Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba
- Sinai Coastal Plains
- North Sinai Dunes
- The Folded Mountains of Northern Sinai
- El-Tih and El-`Egma Plateaux of Central Sinai
- The Sinai Mountains
- The Drainage Systems of Sinai
- Wadi El - `Arish Drainage Basin
- The Red Sea Mountains
- The `Ataqa, El-Ma'aza, and El- `Ababda Plateaux
- The Drainage Systems of the Eastern Desert
- El-Hebal Dune Fields
- Micro-Deltas of The Red Sea Coasts
- Lagoons, Esturies & Sabkhas of the Red Sea Coasts
- Geomorphologic Hazards in Egypt
- Index of Subjects

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Nabil Sayed Embabi has been a professor of Desert Geomorphology at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt since 1979. He obtained his PhD from Bristol University, UK in 1967. Dr Embabih has taught at several Arab universities: (King Abdel-Aziz University in Jeddah (1972), the Libyan University in Tripoli (1973), Qatar University in Doha (1979-1983), and the United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain (1988-1992). During his research career spanning over 50 years, he participated in or led a number of expeditions and research projects in Egypt / the Arabian Desert. He has also been involved in scientific collaborations with professors at universities in the United States of America, Finland, and the United Kingdom. He has authored and coauthored more than 50 papers in English and Arabic and attended and presented papers at several international conferences, such as those of the International Geographical Congress and the International Association of Geomorphologists.

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