IN recent years the Egyptian Government has published various monographs dealing with the Nile and its waters, including Dr. J. Ball's "Contributions to the Geography of Egypt". Now Dr. H. E. Hurst, director-general of the Physical Department, has compiled a general non-technical account of what is known of the Nile basin and the floods of the Nile, as well as an account of the various barrages*. The publication is well illustrated by one coloured and several black and white maps and diagrams. There is, however, no bibliography.