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The Resource Down the Nile

Down the Nile

Label
Down the Nile
Title
Down the Nile
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Mahoney
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Down the Nile
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alone in a fishermans skiff
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with both a seven-foot skiff and a window into the culturally and materially impoverished lives of rural Egyptians. Egyptian women don't row on the Nile, and tourists aren't allowed to for safety's sake. Mahoney endures extreme heat during the day, and a terror of crocodiles while alone in her boat at night. Whether she's confronting deeply held beliefs about non-Muslim women, finding connections to past chroniclers of the Nile, or coming to the dramaticm realization that fear can engender unwarranted violence, Rosemary Mahoney's informed curiosity about the world, her glorious prose, and her wit never fail to captivate
Summary
Documents the author's dangerous voyage by seven-foot skiff down the Egyptian Nile, during which she faced civil unrest, local disapproval about women traveling alone, wild animals, harsh climate, and the unlikely assistance of a kind Muslim sailor
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New York Times Notable Book, 2007
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190023
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
916.20455
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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adult
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alone in a fisherman's skiff
Label
Down the Nile
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780316137676
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Down the Nile
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fc217ee9-4680-4b45-a2cc-e4c74a38492c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780316137676
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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