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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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Egypt's Desert Dreams

David Sims

Timothy Mitchell

American University in Cairo Press

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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