Physical Sketch of Egypt.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9789774245251
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617970160 | DOI:
Physical Sketch of Egypt.

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This chapter gives a general description of Egypt and the Nile. It talks about the length and breadth of the valley of Egypt and of the plain of Lower Egypt. It gives a detailed account of the cultivable land and the extent of the land cultivated at present. It further remarks upon the Nile, the climate of Egypt, and Egyptian agriculture. It describes the machines used for the purpose of irrigating the land; and the manner of irrigating. Furthermore, the amazing fertility of Egypt appears from the account of its principal vegetable productions. To complete this sketch of the natural history of Egypt, a few words are also added respecting the principal domestic and wild animals. Finally, this chapter concludes with a physical and agricultural calendar of Egypt.

Keywords: Egypt; Nile; agriculture; vegetable productions; agricultural calendar

Chapter.  12113 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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