Atlas of the Arab World: Geopolitics and Society

Atlas of the Arab World: Geopolitics and Society

by Rafic Boustani, Philippe Fargues, Darla Rudy-Gervais
     
 
This comprehensive and highly illustrated new reference describes the culture, society and economy of a region that is rapidly growing in world importance yet still little understood in the west.

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This comprehensive and highly illustrated new reference describes the culture, society and economy of a region that is rapidly growing in world importance yet still little understood in the west.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-- An uninviting cover hides a wealth of information presented in colorful maps, graphs, diagrams, and charts. Arranged by broad cultural topics such as ethnic groups and religions, society, cities, and industry, facts not readily available in standard resources are presented and compared. Specific topics are discussed in two-to-three pages that are heavily illustrated. The text is technical, but the wonderful graphics are appealing and could be used by ninth graders. Of further help to reluctant readers are the small boxes of data. The last section offers conventional statistics by country. The index is not thorough, and page numbers are awkwardly placed on the side, where readers' hands may cover them. However, this timely, useful, eye-catching resource should be carefully considered. In it, students will see that there is not one Arab world, but many. --Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Booknews
This comprehensive and highly illustrated reference describes the culture, society, and economy of a region that is rapidly growing in world importance yet is still little understood in the West. It covers all 21 Arab countries in the Near and Middle East, North Africa, Mauritania, and the Horn of Africa, combining some 280 maps, charts, tables, and illustrations with thorough objective analysis to examine the region in its entirety, beyond talk of oil and ideology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816023462
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 11.73(h) x 0.66(d)

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