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Egypt's desert dreams : development or disaster?

Author: David E Sims
Publisher: Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Egypt has placed its hopes on developing its vast and empty deserts as the ultimate solution to the country's problems. New cities, new farms, new industrial zones, new tourism resorts, and new development corridors, all have been promoted for over half a century to create a modern Egypt and to pull tens of millions of people away from the increasingly crowded Nile Valley into the desert hinterland. The results, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sims, David E., 1946-
Egypt's desert dreams
(OCoLC)894611381
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Sims
ISBN: 9781617976384 1617976385
OCLC Number: 912421969
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half Title Page""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acronyms""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Foreword Timothy Mitchell""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Egypt�s Deserts: History, Geography, and Early Development""; ""2 A Roll Call of Desert Schemes and Dreams, 1952 to 2014""; ""3 Greening Egypt�s Desert""; ""4 Building Cities and Settlements in the Desert""; ""5 Desert Tourism and Environmental Challenges""; ""6 Industry, Mining, and Everything Else""; ""7 A New Population Map for Egypt?"" ""8 The Fatal Flaw: Disastrous Management of Public Land""""9 Summing Up: Will Lessons Ever Be Learned?""; ""10 A Way Forward""; ""Notes""; ""Glossary""; ""Bibliography""
Responsibility: David Sims ; foreword by Timothy Mitchell.

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Egypt has placed its hopes on developing its vast and empty deserts as the ultimate solution to the country's problems. New cities, new farms, new industrial zones, new tourism resorts, and new development corridors, all have been promoted for over half a century to create a modern Egypt and to pull tens of millions of people away from the increasingly crowded Nile Valley into the desert hinterland. The results, in spite of colossal expenditures and ever-grander government pronouncements, have been meager at best, and today Egypt's desert is littered with stalled schemes, abandoned projects, a.

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