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Hydraulic Features of the Nile Flood of 1934

By Ministry of Public Works; Moussa Arafa

1935

Government Press : Cairo

10" by 6.5"

29pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A report regarding the Nile Flood of 1934 in the context of work undertaken by the Ministry of Public Works. A fascinating look at irrigation during the British occupation of Egypt.

From the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. This title was published as a part of a series of reports commissioned by the 'Ministry of Public Works, Egypt'. The Egyptian Department of Public works was established in the early 19th century and concentrated on works relating to irrigation and hydraulic engineering. It became the most respected engineering entity and regarded as a fantastic school for civil engineers in modern Egypt. This work was issued during the British Occupation Period. According to the foreword, there had not been a work penned on the flooding of the Nile since 1892. This report was commissioned as 'publications of this nature form useful references and are invaluable when dealing with similar conditions.' There had been several changes in the Nile's structure since the 1892 report. Numerous dams and weirs had been built and adapted, which would affect the flooding reports. This work deals with the hydraulic features of the 1934 flood and analyses the measures taken to control its waters. The flooding of the Nile is a result of the yearly monsoon. Chapters to this work include information on the regulation on the Aswan Dam, water returned from the Basins into the River, The Roda Gauge and the correlations between Aswan and Roda Gauges. This report follows the second heightening of the Aswan Dam and so the data from the report is an important record. Illustrated, with two photographic plates, fourteen diagrams and nineteen tables, two folding. All of the illustrations to this work supports the report information.

CONDITION

In a quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Light scattered spotting to the boards. Prior owner's inscription to the front board, F Newhouse. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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