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Egypt’s Wildlife; Past and Present by
A handy colorful book introducing Egypt’s animals and plants.
Ancient Egypt’s temples and tombs encompass images of exotic animals, birds, and plants that are no longer found in the country today, while the fossils of dinosaurs and ancient whales reveal an extraordinary legacy from prehistoric times. Egypt’s environment has changed dramatically over millennia, and the species that have survived have made their homes in diverse terrain: deserts and mountains, the Nile Valley and sea coasts, temple ruins, and even city skies and streets. Today, Egypt’s vibrant habitats host amazing cat, canine, and bird species, exotic residents like crocodiles and bats, numerous reptiles, butterflies, and insects, and domesticated animals like the camel. Tracing the history of Egypt’s extinct species reveals an unusual timeline of geological transformations and climate change. The natural history of Egypt is often overlooked, yet invaluable to understanding Egyptology, as well as the country’s future as the environment continues to drastically change. This colorful book combines the artwork and text of four of the AUC Press Nature Foldouts: Egypt’s Flora & Fauna, Birds of the Nile Valley, Ancient Egypt’s Wildlife, and Egypt’s Prehistoric Fauna. Including striking full-color illustrations, photographs, diagrams and maps, and information from leading scientific experts, this book is a great introduction to Egypt’s unique natural history.
Egypt’s Wildlife: Past & Present English and Arabic editions are available from booksellers throughout Egypt, including those listed here.
The English edition is available from online booksellers and distributors including:
MORE than just a color book for adults and children of all ages to enjoy, Ancient Egypt; An Artist’s Coloring Book describes ancient Egypt color theory, including the history of primary colors in the Egyptian palette, their meaning and symbolism, to inspire your own artistic coloring choices.
Learn fascinating facts about the history of the artwork, animal species, and other interesting information about ancient Egypt.
Use your imagination to color, or follow the suggestions accompanying each art panel, including techniques for adding texture, shading, and depth to your artwork.
Transform and personalize the black-and-white line drawings into your own unique and colorful art.
Frame and display your artwork, and share with us online on Facebook: Egypt’s AUC Press Nature Foldouts & Books
You can buy Ancient Egypt; An Artist’s Coloring Book from AUC Press Bookstores or online at the following vendors:
Kent Weeks’ Theban Mapping Project appreciates donations to their local library in Egypt. So I gave them the AUC Press Nature Foldouts a few years ago.
Here’s Kent posing with the foldouts (photo credit Jane Akshar, thanks Jane!)
And I just gave them copies of the newest books “Egypt’s Wildlife; Past & Present.”
The Theban Mapping Project library is utilized by the local school children, so books in Arabic are greatly appreciated.
Visit TMP Library on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tmplibrary/
Or their website: http://www.tmp-library.org/
Facebook Friend Mostafa shared these photos today from his venture to El Shorouk Bookstore in the Americana Plaza, in Cairo, Egypt! Thrilled to know the “Egypt’s Wildlife” books are available there! Thank you Mostafa!!!
Shorouk Bookstores is one of the leading bookstore chains in Egypt. “With a strong conviction of the value of books, Shorouk bookstore aspires to offer its customers the best retail experience. As a unique recognizable boutique bookstore, Shorouk offers a wide collection of English and Arabic books in all genres for its customers.”
Congratulations to the winner of the Goodreads Book Giveaway Contest!
The winner of “Ancient Egypt; An Artist’s Coloring Book” is Silvia of Los Angeles, competing with 1,580 people to win!
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Returning to Egypt after the summer or moving here for the first time? Here are 10 AUC Press books to help you settle in, get around, and appreciate the country’s heritage!
Buy all 10 books for LE600 (originally LE875) or choose 5 for LE300. Offer available in all 3 branches [Tahrir, New Cairo, and Maadi (CSA)]
Visit the AUC Press website!