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Ethiopia, the Bureau, and Investigations of the Blue Nile

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Along with the Litani River initiative, the Bureau’s other major international effort of the 1950s was the Blue Nile investigation in Ethiopia. This chapter begins with a discussion of the rapidly ... More


‘Successful’ Division of Water Resources

David E. Mills

in Dividing the Nile: Egypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan 1918-56

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166389
eISBN:
9781617975882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166389.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter recounts Egyptian involvement in early Sudanese economic development, concentrating on Nile River utilization and the provision of financial assistance. The Egyptian government ... More


Scale and Agency: Climate Change and the Future of Egypt’s Water

Jessica Barnes

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

As the source of 96 percent of Egypt’s water, the Nile is Egypt’s lifeline. Any change in rainfall in the river’s source regions under climate change will thus have a profound impact on Egypt. ... More


Pleistocene Environments of Lower Latitudes

David E. Anderson, Andrew S. Goudie, and Adrian G. Parker

in Global Environments through the Quaternary: Exploring Evironmental Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199697267
eISBN:
9780191810169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter observes the environmental changes in the lower latitudes in the Pleistocene. These changes include increase of dryness resulting to the formation of sand seas during dry phases or ... More


The Quarry Roads to the Nile River

Robert B. Jackson

in At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter outlines that although Mons Porphyrites and Mons Claudianus have been much researched by archaeologists, the routes which the Romans used to transport the stone from these quarries to ... More


Resource conflict and the environment

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

in African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122735
eISBN:
9781526136190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Resource conflict and environmental degradation are in reality two-sides of the same security challenge coin. Both address the issue of natural resource abundance and scarcity and how societies deal ... More


Beyond the Niger

David Lambert

in Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078069
eISBN:
9780226078236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078236.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the period from the early 1840s to James MacQueen’s death in 1870. It follows MacQueen’s geographical theories and commercial proposals as they flowed beyond the Niger basin. ... More


The Natural and Social Setting of the Theban West Bank Communities

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Separating the Western Desert from the Nile River, the natural landscape of the Libyan Plateau's terminal escarpment reminds one of a breaking wave, the rising crest of its Theban Mountain attempting ... More


David Livingstone

Stephanie Barczewski

in Heroic Failure and the British

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180060
eISBN:
9780300186819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180060.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on David Livingstone, the most famous Victorian explorer of Africa, and quite possibly the least successful. Between 1870 and 1900, the British Empire annexed more than 5 million ... More


Israel in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Uganda, 1962–72

Zach Levey

in Israel's Clandestine Diplomacies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199330669
eISBN:
9780199388196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330669.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses Israel’s involvement with Uganda, with which it engaged in activities of both a ‘normal’ diplomatic and clandestine nature. Israel had established relations with Uganda upon ... More


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