Afghanistan (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

Afghanistan (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

by Susan Whitfield
     
 

Visit a landlocked land of rugged mountains and rich natural resources. Meet the many peoples within Afghanistan’s tribal societal structure. Learn of Afghanistan’s long history of invasion, resistance, and civil war. Discover why Persian and Pashto prevail in this multilingual land. Find out why this troubled land has been called the "Chessboard of

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Visit a landlocked land of rugged mountains and rich natural resources. Meet the many peoples within Afghanistan’s tribal societal structure. Learn of Afghanistan’s long history of invasion, resistance, and civil war. Discover why Persian and Pashto prevail in this multilingual land. Find out why this troubled land has been called the "Chessboard of History."

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Young
This installment in National Geographic's "Cultures of the World" series presents Afghanistan in a fair light that could almost pass as a travel endorsement. Unfortunately, politics has tainted the reputation and accessibility of this beautiful, culturally rich Asian country. Follow along through Afghanistan's troubled and volatile history, its complex social systems and beautiful natural resources. While the country is enjoying a relative period of peace, its inhabitants are cautious about returning to a state of normalcy, yet are optimistic about rebuilding their lives and their country. Interspersed throughout the informative text are maps, timelines and various tidbits about the country, including population, common Afghan phrases. Following the text are suggestions for further study and ways to improve a homework country report, which are always helpful for frantic students. Don't be fooled into thinking this work is strictly for students—it is one that will enlighten readers at any age and may even bridge that wide cultural gap with this oft-troubled nation. Reviewer: Elizabeth Young

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426302565
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
National Geographic Countries of the World Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,244,355
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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