The Hydrology of the Nile by J.V. Sutcliffe and Y.P. Parks


  • Daniel Jean Stanley


This volume, focusing on Nile river flow, is of timely interest to coastal specialists. The Nile is the longest river in the world (~6700 km, 4°S to 32°N) and, until recently, it was the single most important source of river water released into the Mediterranean. Currently, however, it only discharges to the sea about 10% of its former (c.1900) flow, changing eastern North African and Levant coastlines significantly. This tale of flow change along its northward course is aptly told by this experienced duo.