Call (800) 987-3190

North Africa and the Middle EastNorth Africa and the Middle East
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

North Africa and the Middle East

In this useful reference to the geography of North Africa and the Middle East, students can find information about the economic, social, and political influences that affect this diverse region. On both a loca… (See Below for Full Description)
SKU: IB-9780791081457

List Price: $36.00

Availability: In stock

$30.00

* Required Fields

Details

In this useful reference to the geography of North Africa and the Middle East, students can find information about the economic, social, and political influences that affect this diverse region. On both a local and global scale, North Africa and the Middle East explores the areas bordering the southern and eastern Mediterranean Sea, from Morocco in the west to Iran in the east. It was in this region where humankind first developed cities along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in present-day Iraq, and where some of the world's most powerful empires and civilizations rose and fell thousands of years ago. This region is also the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. And religion, along with the power struggle over oil, has served to make the area a tinderbox between its more conservative inhabitants and the Western nations that have played a part in the region's development since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. Some of these changes are political, ethnic, religious, and demographic in nature and lend variation to a culture that might otherwise be perceived as homogeneous. In this one-volume reference, students and teachers of geography will come to know North Africa and the Middle East, from the inside out.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-8145-7
ISBN-10 791081451
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0457-7
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Modern World Cultures
Author Jeffrey A. Gritzner and Charles F. Gritzner
Publication Date 8/1/2006
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. History at a glance. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register