For my report I got my Information for Question number 1 from the Culturgram 97 from B.Y.U. For my second question my recourse was the Academic American Encyclopedia 1997 the author is David O'Coner, I also got information from Encarta 97 by Microsoft Publisher. I also obtained the information for question number 3 from the World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia the author was Microsoft Publisher. I found the recourse at the Federal Way Regional library, and Barnes & Noble. I learned a lot about Egypt, I hope you enjoy my report.

Most of Egypt is dry, & arid desert, spotted with small inhabited oases. The Nile River, the longest in Africa, it runs north through Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea providing a fertile delta area that is the lifeblood of the country. Before the Asan Dam was built, this area was subject to seasonal flooding. Now the dam regulates water flow that allows for more predictable crop planting, all though it has caused environmental problems. The Sahara desert inhabits most of Egypt, which is hot & dry. It is so hot they can't grow crops there, it is wasted land.

The climate is characterized by a hot season from May to September, & a cool season from November to March. In the coastal region where it is easy to grow crops, the annual temperatures range from 99 degrees to 57 degrees . Wide variations of temperatures occur in the desert, ranging from 114 degrees during the day to 42 degrees
at night. The winter season
Temperature often drops to 32 degrees the most humid areas are along the Mediterranean coast where the Average rainfall is about 8 inches. Precipitation decreases rapidly to the south; Cairo receives on average Only about 1.1 inches of rain a year, and in many desert locations it may rain only in every several years. This all means that by the coast it is easy lifestyle, but in the south of Egypt it is a very hard lifestyle.

The mighty Nile River is the longest in Africa & it was the lifeblood of ancient Egypt. Every Year it over flowed & made rich black soil along each bank providing a great crop growing land. The Old Egyptians called their country Kemet the word means black land. It also provided irrigation. The River also provided a transportation system. For all of these reasons, The Ancient Greek Historian Herodotus called Egypt "the gift of the Nile."

In Egypt there are very different lifestyles. This depends on where you live in Egypt. If you Live by the Nile or the Mediterranean Sea live is easier than if you lived in places such as Cairo. It is Different because there is more rainfall near the coast then in places like Cairo. I hope you enjoyed my report.

By Nicholas Anderson