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Building the Past: Rockscapes and the Aswan High Dam in Egypt

Nancy Y. Reynolds

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the environmental, cultural, human, and political consequences of building the Aswan High Dam in Egypt in the 1960s and 1970s. Building the High Dam was mostly about moving ... More


Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Suez Crisis

Robert R. Bowie

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter sets the record straight not merely about the reasons for the American response to the crisis but also about the relationship between the President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his ... More


Wadi Allaqi: Changing Environments

Ahmed Belal, John Briggs, Joanne Sharp, and Irina Springuel

in Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains the key environmental changes that have come about in Wadi Allaqi as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Clearly, the most significant impact is the presence of ... More


Wadi Allaqi: The People and the Pressure for Conservation

Ahmed Belal, John Briggs, Joanne Sharp, and Irina Springuel

in Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the people of the wadi and the concept and reality of the Wadi Allaqi Biosphere Reserve. Wadi Allaqi is the largest wadi of the southern part of the Eastern Desert of Egypt, ... More


Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is a retrospective look at a major investigation of the culture of a displaced people. In the 1960s, the construction of the Aswan High Dam occasioned the forced displacement of a large part of ... More


New Resources, New Opportunities

Ahmed Belal, John Briggs, Joanne Sharp, and Irina Springuel

in Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the effects of environmental changes brought about by the Aswan High Dam on the resource base for those people living in the desert. It considers the resources traditionally ... More


Philae: The Pearl of Egypt

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

With its grand monuments mirrored in the waters of the Nile, the island of Philae, by the southern edge of the First Cataract not far from Aswan, is one of the most enchanting places in Egypt. In the ... More


Thinking Like a River

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

When we drive by a modern farm, we still expect to see green plants sprouting from the earth, bearing the promise of food or cooking oil or a cotton shirt. Pulling up one of those plants, we are ... More


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