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The Resource The Nile : a journey downriver through Egypt's past and present, by Toby Wilkinson

The Nile : a journey downriver through Egypt's past and present, by Toby Wilkinson

Label
The Nile : a journey downriver through Egypt's past and present
Title
The Nile
Title remainder
a journey downriver through Egypt's past and present
Statement of responsibility
by Toby Wilkinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It was Herodotus who first called Egypt "the gift of the river." Now renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us along the Nile to reveal how it continues to hold the key to understanding the earliest of the great ancient civilizations as well as the volatile and rapidly modernizing country that is Egypt today. Wilkinson's narrative takes us from the river's mystical sources (the Blue Nile which rises in Ethiopia, and the White Nile coursing from majestic Lake Victoria); to Thebes, with its Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple; the fertile Delta; Giza, home of the Great Pyramid, the sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World; and finally, to the pulsating capital city of Cairo, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the Nile. Along the way, he introduces us to mysterious and fabled characters--the gods and pharaohs, emperors and empresses, who joined their fate to the Nile and gained immortality; the adventurers, archaeologists, and historians who have all fallen under its spell. With matchless erudition and storytelling skill, through both panoramas and close-ups, Wilkinson brings millennia of history into view.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkinson, Toby A. H
Dewey number
962
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT116
LC item number
.W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkinson, Toby A. H.
  • Nile River Valley
  • Nile River Valley
  • Egypt
Label
The Nile : a journey downriver through Egypt's past and present, by Toby Wilkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published by Bloomsbury, London, in 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Nile: Egypt's eternal river -- Aswan: source of the Nile -- The deep south: where Egypt began -- Luxor: city of wonders -- Western Thebes: realm of the dead -- Qift and Qena: the centre and the provinces -- Abydos: place of mysteries -- Middle Egypt: cradle of religion -- The Fayum: a lake in the desert -- Cairo: Egypt's capital
Control code
ocn858366318
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385351553
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385351553
  • (OCoLC)858366318
Label
The Nile : a journey downriver through Egypt's past and present, by Toby Wilkinson
Publication
Note
"Originally published by Bloomsbury, London, in 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Nile: Egypt's eternal river -- Aswan: source of the Nile -- The deep south: where Egypt began -- Luxor: city of wonders -- Western Thebes: realm of the dead -- Qift and Qena: the centre and the provinces -- Abydos: place of mysteries -- Middle Egypt: cradle of religion -- The Fayum: a lake in the desert -- Cairo: Egypt's capital
Control code
ocn858366318
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385351553
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385351553
  • (OCoLC)858366318

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