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Iraq and the Persian Gulf

Author: Great Britain. Naval Intelligence Division.
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Geographical handbook series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
London : Routledge, 2014
(OCoLC)56445149
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Great Britain. Naval Intelligence Division.
ISBN: 9781136892660 1136892664 9781315030241 1315030241
OCLC Number: 890090459
Notes: Saudi Arabia.
Description: 1 online resource (848 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; I. Introduction; Boundaries, Position, and Extent; Geographical Divisions and Regional Terms; The Persian Gulf; History; People; Administrative Divisions; Irrigation and Agriculture; Communications; Oil; Spelling of Names; Sources of Information; II. Geology and Description of the Land; Geology; Western Desert Plains; Mountain Region of the North and East; The Silt-filled Depression of Mesopotamia; Description of the Land; Mesopotamian Plain; Regimes of the Euphrates and Tigris; Euphrates in Iraq. Tigris in IraqShatt al Arab; Recession of the Persian Gulf; Pattern of the Mountains; Pattern of the Mountain Rivers; Regional Description; Lower Delta Lands; Upper Delta Lands; Jazira of Iraq; Assyrian Plains and Foothills; Mountain Basins of Diyala and Adhaim; Mountain Basins of Little Zab; Mountain Basins of Great Zab; Mountain Basins of Khabur; Sand-deserts of Northern Arabia; Wadi Batin; Southern Deserts; Western Desert of Wadiyan; Settlements and Oases; III. Coasts of the Persian Gulf; Introduction; Musandam Peninsula and Ruus al Jibal Promontory; Arabian Coast; Pirate Coast. Trucial CoastQatar Peninsula; Salwa to Qatif; Bahrein Islands; Qatif to Ras al Ardh; Head of the Gulf; Coast of Kuwait; Coast of Iraq; Shatt al Arab to Ras al Bahrgan; Persian Coast; Ras al Bahrgan to Bushire; Tangistan Coast; Shibkuh Coast; Lingeh to Minab; IV. Climate, Vegetation, and Fauna; Climate; Summary; Pressure and Winds; Temperature; Humidity; Precipitation; Dust-storms; Visibility; Sunshine and Cloud; Vegetation; Soils; Types of Vegetation; Biological Types; Syrian Desert; River-banks, Marshes, and Canals; Mesopotamian Plains; Assyrian Plains and Kurdish Foothills. Kurdish MountainsFauna; Mammals; Birds; Snakes, Lizards, &c.; Fishes; V. History; Sumerian and Babylonian Period; Sumer and Akkad; Supremacy of Babylon; Egyptians and Hittites; Rise of Assyria; Assyrian Empire; Fall of Assyria; Babylonian Way of Life; Persian Achaemenid Empire; Classical Period; Alexander and Seleucid Empire; Parthian Empire; Parthian Mesopotamia; Commerce and Trade Routes; Sassanid Empire; Wars; Religion; Arab Caliphates; Moslem Conquest; Omayyad Caliphate; Abbasid Caliphate; Seljuks and Turks; Non-Moslems; Civilization; Ottoman Empire; Mongols and Turkomans. Turko-Persian ConflictsInternal Affairs; Mamluk Pashas; Arab Tribes; Wahhabis of Nejd; Dynasties of Kurdistan; European Trade; Reformed Administration; Tribal Policy; Foreign Relations and the Persian Gulf; The War of 1914-18; Modern Iraq; From Mandate to Independence; Iraqi Nationalism; Origins of the Mandate; Arab Revolt; New Constitution; Anglo-Iraqi Treaty; Working of the Mandate; Independent Iraq; Political Methods and Crises; Army in Politics; Anti-Zionism; Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941; Minority Problems; Kurdistan and Mosul; Assyrians; Other Minorities; Foreign Relations; Persia.
Series Title: Geographical handbook series.
Responsibility: by Naval Intelligence Division.

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