A Gift of Geology: A Virtual Book Talk

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Virtual Book Discussion Book Talk

Wed, Dec 13, 2023

7 PM – 8 PM (GMT+2)

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Join us for a virtual book talk with Colin Reader as he walks us through his recently published book A Gift of Geology: Ancient Egyptian Landscapes and Monuments (AUC Press, 2023).

Click here to register to attend via Zoom.​​​

In this engagingly written book, Colin Reader invites readers to explore the influence of geology and landscape on the development of the cultures of ancient Egypt. After describing the landscape of Egypt today and introducing key elements of the ancient Egyptian worldview, he provides a basic geological toolkit to address issues such as geological time and major earth-forming processes. The developments that gave the geology of Egypt its distinct character are explored, including the uplifting of mountains along the Red Sea coast, the evolution of the Nile River, and the formation of the vast desert areas beyond the Nile Valley. As the story unfolds, elements of Egypt’s rich archaeology are introduced, together with discussions of mining and quarrying, construction in stone, and the ways in which the country’s rich geological heritage allowed the culture of ancient Egypt to evolve.

You can purchase your copy of this book from major bookstores and online book retailers worldwide.

US: tinyurl.com/GiftGeologyNA
UK: tinyurl.com/GiftGeologyUK
EG: https://tinyurl.com/GiftGeologyEG


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Colin Reader

Colin D. Reader is a professional engineering geologist who has long been fascinated by the monuments of ancient Egypt. He has visited Egypt on countless occasions to explore the country's landscape, undertaking geological mapping at Saqqara, led tours into the Eastern and Western Deserts, and has contributed to several TV documentaries looking at aspects of construction in ancient Egypt. He lives in Liverpool, UK.

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