Egypt's Wildlife Past and Present

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From the lion and sacred ibis to hippopotamus and papyrus, the art and hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt are filled with images of exotic flora and fauna that are no longer found in the country. And in  the desert, the fossils of dinosaurs and prehistoric whales reveal an extraordinary legacy. Egypt's environment has changed dramatically over the millennia.

Today, persevering in the mountains, desert, wadis, lakes, and oases, an abundance of wildlife makes its home in Egypt. In the shadow of the pyramids, the natural history of Egypt is often overlooked, yet it is invaluable to understanding the past, as well as the country's future as the environment continues to drastically change.

Product details

Format: Paperback, 16 pages

Dimensions: 21.5 x 28cm

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 978-977-416-767-6