Synopses & Reviews
The Middle East captures the richness and diversity of Middle Eastern culture, and places the region in its global context in a way that no other reference has done for this age group. By examining a wide range of themes, including religion resources, history, politics, and current affairs, and the embarking on a country-by-country examination, The Middle East is an excellent companion to any discussion of current news or social and political events.
This survey of the Middle East lives up to the Kingfisher reputation for succinct, thorough information complemented by excellent photography.
School Library Journal
A concise overview of the history and culture of the region, defined as the countries of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the Gulf states, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. The text is brief but informative, and current political controversies are touched on in an age-appropriate and evenhanded manner...This would be a good choice for middle graders or reluctant readers doing research on this subject...
Captures the traditions and diversity of Middle Eastern countries, which dominate global news and politics, and explores such themes as religion, resources, and current affairs to unravel the historical and sociological mysteries of this vast region.
About the Author
Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.