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Author: Coleman South
Publisher: Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2008.
Series: Cultures of the world (2nd ed.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Jordan"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Coleman South
ISBN: 9780761420804 0761420800
OCLC Number: 77011623
Description: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Geography --
Geographical areas, major cities, climate, water, the Dead Sea, flora and fauna --
History --
Ancient history, Middle age history, the 20th century, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, toward modern times, change of monarchs, new electoral laws --
Government --
Government structure, kings, citizens, and debts, western queens in the desert, minority group representation, law, order, and protection --
Economy --
Mining and manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, jobs, economic problems, transportation, what unemployment figures do not show --
Environment --
Water pollution, air pollution, waste disposal, land degeneration, endangered species, efforts to solve the problems --
Jordanians, population statistics, race and class, dressing, minority groups, attitude toward foreigners --
Lifestyle --
Socializing, cultural attitudes, importance of the family, women's roles, education, health, living quarters --
Religion --
Ancient religions, sunni Islam, the story of Islam, other religions and sects --
Language --
An ancient language, different styles, other differences, the script, body language, other languages --
Arts --
Ancient art, Islam effect on art, music, literature, writers, handicrafts, modern arts, architecture --
Leisure, dining, other activities, sports, cinema, radio, and television --
Festivals --
Weddings, religious festivals, other celebrations, dancing for life --
Food --
Meals, types of food, Arab fast food, in a Jordanian kitchen, daily shopping --
Map of Jordan --
About the economy --
About the culture --
Time line --
Glossary --
Further information --Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Cultures of the world (2nd ed.)
Responsibility: Coleman South.
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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Jordan"--Provided by publisher.

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