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Survey Work in the Sinai Peninsula 1


IN the latest volume of the Egyptian Survey Dr. John Ball describes the geology and geography of an oblong district about 380 square miles in extent, the south-west angle of which rests on the Gulf of Suez, the northern part of it including some of the Gebel el Tih. This is an intensely dissected limestone plateau of about Cretaceous age, rising to nearly 4000 ft., with northward-facing scarps. South of this comes an undulating sandy upland, about 1600 ft. above the sea, and then (forming about half the district) a highly eroded mountain tract, the highest point of which, Serabit el Khadim, reaches 3596 ft.

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    â“œSurvey Department, Egypt. The Geography and Geology of West-Central Sinai.â” By John Ball, Ph.D., D.Sc., etc. Pp. xi + 219 + xxiv plates and 54 illustrations in the text. (Cairo: Gorernment Press.) Price P.T. 30.

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