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The Wilderness of Sinai: a Record of Two Years' Recent Exploration

    Naturevolume 120page114 (1927) | Download Citation



    MR. H. J. L. BEAUNELL, during his service in the Geological Survey of Egypt, enjoyed the privilege of two years' survey of the mountains of Sinai. In this book he gives an interesting narrative of his experiences and records, his observations on the country and people, and especially on its geology and physical geography. The country is of popular interest from its connexion with the wanderings of the Children of Israel on their way from Egypt to Palestine; and the author's account indicates that the physical conditions of this region were the same then as now, and that no large body of people could have crossed the mountains of southern Sinai. Moses probably followed a route across the northern plains.

    The Wilderness of Sinai: a Record of Two Years' Recent Exploration.

    By H. J. Llewellyn Beadnell. With a Foreword by Dr. D. G. Hogarth. Pp. xvi + 180 + 16 plates. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1927.) 10s. 6d. net.

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