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The Great Sand Sea in Egypt

The Great Sand Sea in Egypt Book
Author : H. Besler
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-08-30
ISBN : 9780080558967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Great Sand Sea in Egypt presents the history of one of the large sand seas in the Sahara, beginning with the sand supply by fluvial transport from partly distant areas and also by local sandstone weathering. It also details sand as carrier of information and shows the possibilities of sedimentary analysis in dealing with such a topic. Simple measurements may supply important information (e.g. salinity measurements). Well known methods can be developed further to answer special questions. A wealth of information can be drawn from especially adapted sedimentological investigations. In the end, bits of information from different analytical sources can be put together to reveal the history of a large sand sea. *Analyzes different geological sources to decipher the history of the Great Sand Sea *Presents the possibilities of sedimentary analysis to interpret the history of an area *Develops well-known methods to further answer special questions

Landscapes and Landforms of Egypt

Landscapes and Landforms of Egypt Book
Author : Nabil Sayed Embabi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-11-24
ISBN : 3319656619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book 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.

Reports of Planetary Geology Program 1980

Reports of Planetary Geology Program   1980 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mobility and pastoralism in the Egyptian Western Desert Steinpl tze in the Holocene regional settlement patterns

Mobility and pastoralism in the Egyptian Western Desert  Steinpl  tze in the Holocene regional settlement patterns Book
Author : Marina Gallinaro
Publisher : All’Insegna del Giglio
Release : 2018-03-15
ISBN : 8878148628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume presents the results of a long study begun in 2004 within the framework of the Archaeological Mission in the Farafra Oasis of Egypt directed by Barbara Barich and Giulio Lucarini, of the Sapienza University of Rome (now under the auspices of ISMEO). The book focuses on the features known as “Steinplatz-type hearths” and their role in the settlement patterns of the human groups living in the Egyptian Western Desert during the middle and late Holocene. Steinplätze are concentrations of burned and fire-cracked stones that vary in shape and size, and have often been slightly elevated above the present ground level by post-depositional erosion processes. Occurring both as isolated features and in clusters, they are often the only visible structures – or even traces – of ancient settlements. The study of these features is closely interconnected with the mobility strategies of the communities that inhabited this desert region during a period of higher average rainfall than at present but also characterised by significant climate fluctuations, with humid periods interrupted by dry spells and eventually ending in an overall trend towards greater desertification. The use of the Steinplatz-type hearths was most widespread in the second half of the sixth millennium BC, when mobile occupation strategies replaced a more sedentary model. An analysis of the Farafra Oasis Steinplätze is coupled with a general reassessment of the subsistence and mobility models hitherto proposed for the Eastern Sahara, suggesting an integrated occupation system for Farafra itself. The economy of the forager-herders of the middle Holocene, during the climate optimum (6900-5550 cal BC), seems to have relied significantly on herding small livestock, but also on hunting, and likely concentrated on the gathering of wild cereals such as sorghum. During the climate optimum, forms of seasonal stabilisation of the settlement strategy seem to emerge, with the alternating occupation of two different winter and summer villages consisting of clusters of stone-slab huts; short-term task-specific camps, using Steinplätze, logistically completed the system. After this phase, only short-term camps with Steinplätze were occupied. These were probably directly dependent on the wettest areas at the centre of the oases and made use of a tethered exploitation strategy, with brief movements from the central oasis (“daisy-chain” movements). The use strategies of the Steinplatz-type hearths within the mobile settlement system are outlined adopting a clear and immediately assessable model. “Yet although they are among the most distinctive of the Sahara’s archaeological features, Steinplätze have received little systematic attention in recent decades. Marina Gallinaro’s work thus marks a new phase in their study, one that draws them back into discussions of how early livestock-keeping populations in Northeast Africa used the resources and landscapes to the west of the Nile along a trajectory of increasing aridification that eventually culminated in the desert we see today (…) Lucidly written, Gallinaro’s volume will, I believe, help inspire individuals to take up the research agenda she sets out. At a time when so much of the Sahara is off-limits to archaeological fieldwork, it is deeply gratifying to see here yet more evidence of the thoroughness and high quality that have characterized the work of Italian archaeologists in this region of Africa over many decades. The continuing publication of their research, Marina Gallinaro’s included, in the Arid Zone Archaeology monograph series will surely help sustain widespread interest in Saharan archaeology until it becomes possible to excavate and survey again free of current geopolitical restrictions. May that day come soon!” Prof. Peter Mitchell, University of Oxford, UK.

The Eyes of the Desert Rats

The Eyes of the Desert Rats Book
Author : David Syrett
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-08-19
ISBN : 1912174634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Made up of members of the Coldstream and Scots Guards, British Yeomanry cavalry regiments, New Zealanders, South Africans, and Indian Army men, the Long Range Desert Group was perhaps the most effective of all the "special forces" established by the Allies during the Second World War. It was able to go thousands of miles into enemy territory, well-armed and carrying its own supplies of petrol, food and even water to last for weeks at a time - something quite new in military history. Using experience acquired in WWI and inter-war exploration travels, the LRDG thus developed the ability to appear almost anywhere in the desert to carry out almost every type of ground reconnaissance mission possible in desert warfare, exploring and mapping the terrain, transporting agents behind enemy lines or determining the strength and location of enemy forces with an extraordinary degree of accuracy and detail and thus able to verify or hide Ultra intelligence. Equally important were their skills in the art of desert navigation, demonstrated in the outflanking of the enemy during the Allied advance from El Alamein westward to Tunisia, as led by the LRDG. Once it had teamed up with the Special Air Service (SAS), made up of British, Free French, Commonwealth and Jewish Palestinian soldiers, the LRDG perfected the art of irregular mechanized warfare conducted in the rear of the enemy's forces in the desert, attacking enemy installations of all kinds, mining roads, raiding airfields, destroying enemy aircraft on the ground and inflicting losses upon the enemy in inverse proportion to their own remarkably low rate of casualties. Through meticulous research in original archival material, this book thus tells the extraordinary story of how a relatively small number of dedicated men developed the methods and techniques for crossing by motor vehicle the depths of the then unmapped and seemingly impassable great deserts of Egypt and Libya, the Western Desert, during the British Army's North African Campaign of 1940-43. The Long Range Desert Group and the Special Air Service as a matter of course did extraordinary things - the heroic was the commonplace. Their tactics, techniques and remarkable success in desert warfare continue to make them of great interest to the student of military affairs. Likewise, as it seeks to answer how the deep desert can best be used for military purposes, this study is pertinent to today's military operations, perhaps more so than at any time since World War II. "…this study provides fresh insights into the nature of desert warfare, past, present and future… [and] reveals the peculiarities of this warfare often lost to modern armies… a virtual primer, useful to commanders and soldiers alike. At long last this book can find its rightful place in the classroom of military courses and colleges and in the hands of those interested in the intricacies, complexities and problems of military operations in desert regions". From the Foreword to the book by Colonel (Retired) David M. Glantz.

Physics of desertification

Physics of desertification Book
Author : F. El-Baz,M.H.A. Hassan
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400943881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Deserts are parts of the Earth that receive little or no rain; 25 cm or less per year. The physical processes that act upon these parched lands are vastly different from those that shape the more humid parts of the terrestrial landmasses. In the desert, wind is a major agent of erosion and transportation. As the results of recent space missions have indicated, this is also true in the case of the planet Mars. Thus, our understanding of desert processes sheds light on fundamental planetary processes that may apply on any planetary body that is enveloped by a windy atmosphere. An understanding of the physical layout of arid lands, and the nature of processes that initiate changes therein is also fundamental to thoughtful utilization of these lands for the benefit of mankind. It is with this in mind that we prepared this book for publication. We believe that the collection of articles in this book will be useful to scientists who are interested in desert landforms and processes, and to planners of economic develop ment of arid lands. The book also serves as a guide for students as to the state of our knowledge in this field as well as to the topics that require additional research.

TRACKS June 2021

TRACKS   June 2021 Book
Author : Ian Chard,Ralf Alger Bagnold,W. B. Kennedy Shaw,Charlie Down,Bob Amos Jones,Sam Watson,Erik Ahlström,Jack Valenti
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2021-03-24
ISBN : 3752608382
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kuno Gross: Most probably the readers of this magazine have never heard of the original TRACKS. I was in the very same situation until by the end of 2020, when NZ LRDG-historian Brendan OCarroll has provided me with a hardly readable copy of the June 1941 issue of TRACKS. I was immediately fascinated by these windows into the past and just thought: "We should revive TRACKS! " The editor of the original Tracks was, that time 20 years old, TA Sgt. N.A Moore, a clerk attached to LRDG Group HQ. The June 1941 issue was created by him when the LRDG HQ was located at Kufra. There he got the idea to create a "house paper" for the unit. He recalled in a letter which was published in the 1991 Newsletter of the LRDG Association, that there were only a very limited number of people who were willing to contribute and that this first edition was mainly launched thanks to the contribution of Lieut. Col. Bagnold and Captain Kennedy Shaw. And indeed, the June 1941 remained the single and only issue of Tracks - it was never published again.... until today! CONTENT 2021 Editorial Note: Kuno Gross Foreword: Lieut Col R.A. Bagnold Forte el Gtafia, shelled by the Artillery Section: Kuno Gross LRDG Desert Poems: Private J.M. Williamson, R Patrol Kufra, a historical Note: Capt. W.B. Kennedy Shaw Long Range Desert Group Preservation Society: Jack Valenti Chevrolet WA or WB? What type of trucks: Kuno Gross "Big Cairn", the loneliest Pile of Stones: Andras Zboray The LRDG in Greece, Jeep and Trailer: Erik Ahlström Who was Norman Moore? The editor of TRACKS: an Chard The Sand Tyres, "Shoes" of the Patrol Trucks: Charlie Down Brendan O'Carroll's Books: Bob Amos-Jones Now and Then, Halt at Gilf Kebir: Kuno Gross B122 Conduct Forms, Witnesses of the Past: Ian Chard "Sand Channels": Sam Watson The SRD Rum Jar from Siwa: Sam Watson

The Great Sand Sea in Egypt

The Great Sand Sea in Egypt Book
Author : H. Besler
Publisher : Elsevier Science
Release : 2008-07-29
ISBN : 9780444529411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Great Sand Sea in Egypt presents the history of one of the large sand seas in the Sahara, beginning with the sand supply by fluvial transport from partly distant areas and also by local sandstone weathering. It also details sand as carrier of information and shows the possibilities of sedimentary analysis in dealing with such a topic. Simple measurements may supply important information (e.g. salinity measurements). Well known methods can be developed further to answer special questions. A wealth of information can be drawn from especially adapted sedimentological investigations. In the end, bits of information from different analytical sources can be put together to reveal the history of a large sand sea. *Analyzes different geological sources to decipher the history of the Great Sand Sea *Presents the possibilities of sedimentary analysis to interpret the history of an area *Develops well-known methods to further answer special questions

Desert animals in the eastern Sahara status economic significance and cultural reflection in antiquity

Desert animals in the eastern Sahara   status  economic significance  and cultural reflection in antiquity Book
Author : Heiko Riemer,Nadja Pöllath,Michael Herb,Frank Förster
Publisher : Heinrich-Barth-Institut
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Desert animals in the eastern Sahara status economic significance and cultural reflection in antiquity book written by Heiko Riemer,Nadja Pöllath,Michael Herb,Frank Förster, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Rough Guide to Egypt

The Rough Guide to Egypt Book
Author : Dan Richardson,Daniel Jacobs
Publisher : Rough Guides UK
Release : 2013-02-01
ISBN : 1409323331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The new full-colour Rough Guide to Egypt is the definitive guide to this amazing country, whose ancient civilization still fascinates today. But there's more to Egypt than just pyramids and temples. The Red Sea offers some of the world's finest diving, a few hours by air from Europe. There are awesome dunes and lush oases to explore in its deserts, and fantastic bazaars and mosques in the capital, Cairo. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, make it easy to access anything from remote oases to nightlife that only locals know. You'll find lavish photography and colour maps throughout, along with insider tips on how to get the best out of Luxor's temples or Sinai's beach resorts. At every point, the Rough Guide steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Egypt. Now available in PDF format.

The Changing Culture and Nature of Namibia

The Changing Culture and Nature of Namibia Book
Author : Hartmut Leser
Publisher : BASLER AFRIKA BIBLIOGRAPHIEN
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9789991682617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book gives an account of political, social and economic changes in Namibia since independence in 1990.

Exploring Deserts

Exploring Deserts Book
Author : Karen Sirvaitis
Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 162968046X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout history, people have always explored new frontiers. Adventure, fame, and scientific discovery have all driven humans to forge into the unknown. This title examines the exploration of deserts. Easy-to-read, engaging text takes readers to the Sahara and beyond, examines the explorers who journeyed to these vast, arid landscapes, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readersÍ understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Great Desert Explorers

Great Desert Explorers Book
Author : Andrew Goudie
Publisher :
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 1900971488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Desert exploration, like climbing Everest or polar expeditions, is not for the faint-hearted, and many of the vivid tales within this fascinating biographical history end in tragedy. However, the informative and absorbing descriptions of the extraordinary journeys, challenges and achievements of these intrepid figures, are captivating. They risked their lives variously for good old fashioned epic adventure, solitude, fame, the answer to mythical questions and some were even spies. They experienced fear, excitement and hardship in their journeys into the unknown. There are many books on exploration but remarkably few on desert exploration. Moreover, some of the great desert explorers of the last three hundred years are now very little remembered or appreciated in comparison, say, with those who ventured to the poles, climbed Everest, or sought the source of the Nile. Yet, crossing unknown deserts is no less challenging. This volume finally brings these Great Desert Explorers into the limelight, with short, illustrated biographies of around 60 of the most interesting, intrepid and important explorers of the world’s greatest deserts. There is also a brief introduction to each desert region. The many original quotations, illustrations and maps, contemporary figures, as well as plates of a range of desert landscapes make this a colourful, lively and informative read.

Egyptology at the Dawn of the Twenty first Century Archaeology

Egyptology at the Dawn of the Twenty first Century  Archaeology Book
Author : INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EGYPTOLOGISTS,Lyla Pinch Brock
Publisher : American Univ in Cairo Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9789774246746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive three-volume set marks the publication of the proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Egyptologists, held in Cairo in 2000. This massive and impressive 1693-page work encompasses the research of over 350 of the world's leading Egyptologists--writing in English, French, or German--and contains over 600 illustrations. A dedicated team of editors, proofreaders, and designers worked hard for three years to bring all the disparate elements of this publication--including photographs, tables, graphs, hieroglyphs, hieratic script, and Greek, Arabic, Coptic, and Hebrew fonts--together to create a work that is a benchmark in Egyptological publishing. Organized thematically to reflect the breadth and depth of the material presented at the Congress, these papers provide a survey of current Egyptological research at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The proceedings include the eight 'Millennium Debates' led by esteemed Egyptologists, addressing key issues in the field, as well as nearly every paper presented at the Congress. The 248 papers cover the whole spectrum of Egyptological research, and contain many photographs, maps, and plans, that are published here for the first time. Grouped under the themes of archaeology, history, religion, language, conservation, and museology, these contributions together form the most comprehensive picture of Egyptology today. Contributors include: John Baines, Zahi Hawass, Antonio Loprieno, William J. Murnane, Aly Radwan, Donald Redford, Edna Russmann, Helmut Satzinger, Regine Schulz, W. Kelly Simpson, Hourig Sourouzian, Herman te Velde, Kent Weeks

Quaternary Deserts and Climatic Change

Quaternary Deserts and Climatic Change Book
Author : A.S. Alsharhan,K.W. Glennie,G.L. Whittle
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-08-26
ISBN : 1000099873
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These proceedings record the results of climate change in many areas which are hyper-arid deserts today but which, almost cyclically, at intervals of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years, have had a much more humid climate.

Aridity change and conflict in Africa

Aridity  change and conflict in Africa Book
Author : Michael Bollig,Olaf Bubenzer,Ralf Vogelsang,Hans-Peter Wotzka
Publisher : Heinrich-Barth-Institut
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Aridity change and conflict in Africa book written by Michael Bollig,Olaf Bubenzer,Ralf Vogelsang,Hans-Peter Wotzka, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Landforms of the World with Google Earth

Landforms of the World with Google Earth Book
Author : Anja M. Scheffers,Simon M. May,Dieter H. Kelletat
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-03-11
ISBN : 9401797137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book of phenomenal illustrations provides a wealth of visual information on the wide variety of landform processes over all latitudes, climates and geological time-scales. It invites you to observe the surface of planet Earth, to appreciate its astonishing beauty and to explore scientific explanations for the form of our landscapes. 250 full-colour images from Google Earth enable all types of terrestrial environments and landforms to be appreciated at a glance. Images are explained with scales, coordinates, explanatory text and references, making the landform processes active on our globe easy for the reader to comprehend. See the effects of both sudden and slow forming agents such as the impact of a comet or meteorite, and erosion and deposition processes through wind, flowing water, creeping glacier ice, or frost in the ground. Appreciate how landscapes are shaped by processes such as weathering, transport and erosion and how that erosion enables us to look into endogenic processes (those within the Earth ́s crust), called tectonics. These images and the processes that they document show that continents are shifting, mountains are uplifting, and ocean bottoms may sink deeper. This collection will appeal to everyone: researchers, students and non-experts alike can take inspiration from these images, which bring the landforms of the world to life. The scientific discipline of geomorphology becomes accessible through the fascinating insights that these clear, well explained images allow.

Dunes

Dunes Book
Author : Andrew Warren
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-04-03
ISBN : 1118295803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dunes is the first book in over a decade to incorporate thelatest research in this active and fast-developing field. Itdiscusses the shapes, sizes, patterns, distribution, history andcare of wind-blown dunes, and covers all aspects of dunes,terrestrial and in the Solar System. The only book to cover all dunes, terrestrial and in the SolarSystem, in deserts, on coasts, and in the past Represents the most current update on the research of dunes forover a decade Incorporates the latest research to come out of China where thefield is most rapidly expanding Discusses the most recent range of skills and technology nowfocused on the study of dunes Brings up-to-date a rapidly expanding field

African Landscapes

African Landscapes Book
Author : Michael Bollig,Olaf Bubenzer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-06-12
ISBN : 9780387786827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment, shedding insight on social, cultural, and economic topics. The research explores both the way that natural processes have affected the development of culture and society, as well as the ways that natural landscapes themselves are the product of historical and cultural processes. Most previous studies of the landscape selectively focused on either the natural sciences or the social sciences, but the research presented in African Landscapes bridges that gap. This work is unique in its interdisciplinary scope. Over the past twelve years, the contributors to this volume have participated in the collaborative research center ACACIA (Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa), which deals with the relationship between cultural processes and ecological dynamics in Africa’s arid areas. The case studies presented here come from mainly Sahara/Sahel and southwestern Africa, and are all linked to broader discussions on the concept of landscape, and themes of cultural, anthropological, geographical, botanical, sociological, and archaeological interest. The contributions in this work are enhanced by full color photographs that put the discussion in context visually.

The Soils of Egypt

The Soils of Egypt Book
Author : Hassan El-Ramady,Tarek Alshaal,Noura Bakr,Tamer Elbana,Elsayed Mohamed,Abdel-Aziz Belal
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-20
ISBN : 3319955160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reviews the distribution of soils across Egypt, their history, genesis, pollution and management. The conservation of Egyptian soils, soils and their connections to human activities, as well as some future soil issues are also highlighted. It is well known that soil is the main source for food, feed, fuel and fiber production. Accordingly, the study of soils is not only a crucial issue but also an urgent task for all nations worldwide. Due to their important roles in agroecosystems as well as many aspects of our lives, soils have direct and indirect functions in the agricultural, industrial and medicinal sectors. Therefore, understanding the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, as well as soil security, have now become emerging issues. Climate change has a very dangerous dimension in Egypt concerning the rising sea level. Many coastal zones are already threatened by this sea level rise, and may ultimately disappear. At the same time, water shortages and soil pollution represent the main challenges for the Egyptian nation. Generally speaking, the environmental challenges that Egypt now faces include improving and sustaining soil health, soil carbon sequestration, wastewater treatment, and avoiding the overuse of fertilizers and pesticides. Therefore, this book examines in detail the soils of Egypt from various perspectives including their genesis, history, classification, pollution and degradation, soil security, soil fertility and land uses.