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Notes on the Gezira Irrigation Project, January 1926

£70.00

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This very rare book, sub-titled 'The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan', will be of interest to anyone concerned with the current giant dam and possible water wars of north-eastern Africa.
The edges of the paper cover are worn but internally the book is in in bright and clean condition, hand bound with a cord. Also with a map of the Gezira Canalisation scheme and fifteen pages of photographs showing the progress of the work. This scarce pamphlet outlines the history of this particular area of Al Jazirah and the schemes for this area prior to the Gezira Scheme. The author discusses agricultural cultivations, administration, the plan of irrigation and the economic effect and cost of the work. The Gezira Scheme was started by the British while the area was governed as a part of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. It involves water from the Blue Nile being distributed through canals and ditches to tenant farms lying between the Blue and White Nile rivers. This report has some interesting provenance as it is from the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. With his inscription to the front wrap. A fascinating look into the start of this pioneering piece of engineering.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17 x 24.7 x 0.5 cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
52
Publisher:
Sudan Government
Title:
Notes on the Gezira Irrigation Project, January 1926

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This very rare book, sub-titled 'The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan', will be of interest to anyone concerned with the current giant dam and possible water wars of north-eastern Africa.
The edges of the paper cover are worn but internally the book is in in bright and clean condition, hand bound with a cord. Also with a map of the Gezira Canalisation scheme and fifteen pages of photographs showing the progress of the work. This scarce pamphlet outlines the history of this particular area of Al Jazirah and the schemes for this area prior to the Gezira Scheme. The author discusses agricultural cultivations, administration, the plan of irrigation and the economic effect and cost of the work. The Gezira Scheme was started by the British while the area was governed as a part of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. It involves water from the Blue Nile being distributed through canals and ditches to tenant farms lying between the Blue and White Nile rivers. This report has some interesting provenance as it is from the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. With his inscription to the front wrap. A fascinating look into the start of this pioneering piece of engineering.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17 x 24.7 x 0.5 cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
52
Publisher:
Sudan Government
Title:
Notes on the Gezira Irrigation Project, January 1926

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