This book was originally published in 1935. The Sahara, or as it is otherwise known, the Great Desert, is probably the most outstanding desert on the surface of the earth - not only because of its exceptional aridity, but by reason of its tremendous size as well. This book examines the Sahara, including chapters on the structural formation, the climate, the geological past, and the different regions of the Sahara.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to the Sahara. 1. The Great Desert. 2. Climate. 3. Organization of Desert Life. Part II: Physical Existence of the Sahara, Present and Past. 4. Structural Formation. 5. Fundamental Laws of the Desert Surface Relief. 6. The Geological Past. 7. Superficial Circulation of the Waters. 8. Progressive Desiccation. 9. Oases and Tanezroufts. Part III: History of the Sahara. 10. Introduction of the Camel and its Consequences. Part IV: 11. Egypt. 12. The Tibbu Sahara. 13. Fezzan. 14. The tuareg Sahara. 15. The New Sahara.
E.F. Gautire, Dorothy Ford-Mayhew