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Egypt's Desert DreamsDevelopment or Disaster?$
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David Sims

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166686

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001

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Egypt’s Deserts

Egypt’s Deserts

History, Geography, and Early Development

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(p.11) 1 Egypt’s Deserts
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Egypt's Desert Dreams
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David Sims

Timothy Mitchell

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0001

This chapter quickly looks at desert exploration and covers the history of Egypt’s deserts from prehistoric times to the present, its pre-1950 attempts at development, and the main geographical features of the three components: the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert, and the Sinai Peninsula.

Keywords:   Egypt’s deserts, Western Desert, Eastern Desert, Sinai Peninsula, Development, Desert exploration

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