The Vegetation of Egypt (Plant and Vegetation)

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This book is an attempt to compile and integrate the information documented by many botanists, both Egyptians and others, about the vegetation of Egypt. The ? rst treatise on the ? ora of Egypt, by Petrus Forsskal, was published in 1775. Records of the Egyptian ? ora made during the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt (1778–1801) were provided by A. R. Delile from 1809 to 1812 (Kassas, 1981). The early beginning of ecological studies of the vegetation of Egypt extended to the mid-nineteenth century. Two traditions may be recognized. The ? rst was general exploration and survey, for which one name is symbolic: Georges-Auguste Schweinfurth (1836–1925), a German scientist and explorer who lived in Egypt from 1863 to 1914. The second tradition was ecophysiological to explain the plant life in the dry desert. The work of G. Volkens (1887) remains a classic on xeroph- ism. These two traditions were maintained and expanded in further phases of e- logical development associated with the establishment of the Egyptian University in 1925 (now the University of Cairo). The ? rst professor of botany was the Swedish Gunnar Tackholm (1925–1929). He died young, and his wife Vivi Tackholm devoted her life to studying the ? ora of Egypt and gave leadership and inspiration to plant taxonomists and plant ecologists in Egypt for some 50 years. She died in 1978. The second professor of botany in Egypt was F. W.

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The position of Egypt – at the cross-roads between the Middle East and Africa – has attracted the attention of naturalists and explorers for many centuries. Yet while there are many studies relating to the ecology and biology of Egyptian vegetation, the first issue of Zahran and Willis’ Vegetation of Egypt (1992) represented the first attempt to draw this diverse information together. In this second edition, this invaluable text is both updated and expanded to include additional topics such as the role of remote sensing in mapping Egypt’s vegetation, and the economic potential of major desert species.

Covering each of the four major eco-geographical regions of Egypt – the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Nile Region – the book integrates a wealth of detail and represents an important landmark in the vegetation of arid and Mediterranean-type regions. As such, it will provide an essential reference to advanced students and researchers in plant science, ecology, biogeography, climatology, economic botany and remote sensing.

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`...the long-needed descriptive account of the vegetation of Egypt...Egypt has a particularly interesting mix of plant life, and the communities in which species are assembled aare therefore of great interest to plant geographers and phytosociologists. Zharan and Willis...have divided the country into geographical regions...Within each of these areas the reader is provided with relevant information on geology, physiography, climate and land-use history before embarking on the vegetation itself, and this greatly enhances the value of the work for general travellers interested in botany and ecology...They have clearly done extensive field work and are acutely familiar with what seems like every corner of this large country...it is this kind of detail which makes the book valuable as a basis for the further development of national conservation policy.'
Nature
`The book is well-structured, which makes it readable and useful for research workers interested in pursuing studies on the ecology of plant life in Egypt.'
The Geographical Journal
`...an easily digestible yet flowing style, is a useful reference work...is a welcome addition.'
Journal of Biogeography

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