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National Geographic Atlas of the Middle Eastby National Geographic
Synopses & Reviews
While tensions continue to rise in Iraq and surrounding countries, there is a heightened curiosity worldwide for definitive, balanced, and timely information about the Middle East. This concise and distinctive volume provides a fascinating, in-depth look at the driving forces that have led to acts of violence, religious fervor, and costly wars in this hotile territory and lends valuable insight into the present situation.
National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East contains newly researched and updated maps illustrating the diverse issues of the region today. Boundary and territorial disputes, the uneven distribution of natural resources, and booming population pressures are detailed in stunning visual explanations. Other regional thematic maps elaborate on questions surrounding religion, ethnic and linguistic groups, oil, water, agriculture, industry, trade, international corporations, and military forces. The complex history of the Middle East is explored through maps devoted to topics that include the rise and falls of empires, civilizations, major conflicts, holy sites, and various other significant events that have shaped the region.
Geographically, politically, thematically, and chronologically organized, National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East is an accessible reference to a turbulent area prominent in headlines, hearts, and minds.
7420 Includes bibliographical references (p. 94) and index.
With worldwide interest focused on the Middle East, National Geographic will publish for the first time, a collection of new, customized maps that address, up-close, the important issues of this region known for its crossroads of faith and conflict. The maps reveal the dramatic political, physical, cultural and historical geography in a comprehensive yet concise format.
Table of Contents
Nations — Regional themes: Physical map — Climate — Population — Religion — Ethnic and linguistic groups — Oil — Water — Development indicators — History: World heritage sites — Modern historical maps.
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