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The authors wish to acknowledge the contributions of the
writers of the 1983 edition of Egypt: A Country Study,
edited by Richard F. Nyrop. Their work provided general
background for the present volume.
The authors are grateful to individuals in various government
agencies and private institutions who gave of their time,
research materials, and expertise in the production of this book.
The authors also wish to thank members of the Federal Research
Division staff who contributed directly to the preparation of the
manuscript. These people included Thomas Collelo, the substantive
reviewer of all the graphic and textual material; Sandra W.
Meditz, who reviewed all drafts and served as liaison with the
sponsoring agency; and Martha E. Hopkins and Marilyn Majeska, who
managed editing and book production.
Also involved in preparing the text were editorial assistants
Barbara Edgerton and Izella Watson; Richard Kollodge and Ruth
Nieland, who edited chapters; Beverly Wolpert, who performed the
prepublication editorial review; and Shirley Kessell, who
compiled the index. Linda Peterson of the Library of Congress
Composing Unit, prepared the camera-ready copy under the
supervision of Peggy Pixley.
Graphics were prepared by David P. Cabitto, and Timothy L.
Merrill reviewed map drafts. David P. Cabitto and Greenhorne and
O'Mara prepared the final maps. Special thanks are owed to Marty
Ittner, who prepared the illustrations on the title page of each
The authors would like to thank Ly H. Burnham, who assisted
with demographic data. Finally, the authors acknowledge the
generosity of the many individuals and public and private
agencies, especially the Press and Information Bureau of the Arab
Republic of Egypt, who allowed their photographs to be used in
Data as of December 1990