Having recently reviewed Geology of Egypt and Libya by Edward E. Tawadros (Geological Magazine Volume 140, pp. 362–3), the opportunity to review a book that might detail specific localities and outline the geological history of the Land of the Pharaohs for the geotourist seemed too good to miss–particularly as the author sets out to provide a new perspective on the links between the evolution of Egyptian culture and the geological processes that had shaped the area. My hope was that the Traveler’s Guide would act as a detailed road map through both Egypt and its geology, something akin...

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