Among the latest additions to the "Cultures of the World" series, this book offers a close look at Algeria, a country in the news these days. It begins with a brief introduction and picture of the national flag, followed by the table of contents. Geography, history, government, economy, the people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, festival, and food are the major topics. Colorful photographs appear on every page and help bring to life the introduction to the country and its people. Also differing type styles and fonts are used effectively to present a wealth of information about Algeria. A map of the area with bordering countries, quick notes, glossary, bibliography, and index complete the text. A useful and readable reference resource.