The Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea A Historical Review N. N. Ambraseys, C. P. Melville and R. D. Adams Paperback (ISBN-13: 9780521020251 | ISBN-10: 0521020255) Published October 2005 | 201 pages | 276 x 219 mm To order a copy go to: www.cambridge.org/0521020255 £27.00 A careful and intensive study of historical sources and a review of the instrumental data of this century have led to this detailed catalogue of earthquakes. Egypt, Arabia, the Red Sea region and the surrounding areas of Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia are studied from the earliest times to the present day. Each earthquake is described as fully as possible from the available data, and is analysed in a geographical and historical context. The completeness of the earthquake catalogue over time is analysed and the range of sources and problems associated with the scrutiny of historical sources is discussed. The information is then placed in a geophysical framework. Contents Preface; A note on transliteration; A note on chronology; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Macroseismic information; 3. Instrumental information; 4. Conclusions; References; Index. Review ‘Once again the authors are to be congratulated on a painstaking piece of research that is now the starting point for anyone working on the seismicity of this region … The price is reasonable, given the obvious quality of the data and its presentation.’ Martin Degg, Geoscientist © Cambridge University Press 2006.