Egypt the Land (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Hardcover))

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9780865052321: Egypt the Land (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Hardcover))

Egypt is a land of startling contrasts, parched deserts and lush oases, modern city buildings and ancient brick village houses. This book includes such topics as: the Nile Valley and the Sinai Peninsula; the Sahara Desert and Qattara Depression; sandstorms, drought, and flooding; farming, transportation, and industry; wildlife; and more.

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Gr 4-6-Each of these books touches on both ancient and modern life, but to different degrees determined by the subject matter. For example, Culture is dominated by ancient times and religious beliefs. A briefer section mentions modern religious practices, art, music, dance, and other forms of popular culture. By contrast, Land concentrates primarily on how the land is used today. It describes the importance of the Nile River in sustaining life and the growth of major cities, such as Cairo and Alexandria. It only briefly mentions some of the monuments left behind by ancient people. People is mostly devoted to the lives of modern Egyptians. It describes different lifestyles in villages, cities, and the desert, as well as the importance of Islam and Egyptian festivals. There are also sections on family customs, sports, schools, and food. Colorful photos on every page illustrate modern life and the relics of the past. Libraries will need to buy all three of these titles to provide a general understanding of Egyptian life.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH

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