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Middle East patterns : places, peoples, and politics

Author: Colbert C Held; John Thomas Cummings; John V Cotter
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive general geography of the Middle East is critical reading for all students of the region's geography, regional history, politics, comparative governments, and development economics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Held, Colbert C.
Middle East patterns.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010007783
(OCoLC)225874892
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colbert C Held; John Thomas Cummings; John V Cotter
ISBN: 9780813391847 0813391849
OCLC Number: 701205917
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 659 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. 1. Physical and cultural geography --
Tricontinental junction: an introduction --
The face of the Earth --
Patterns of time: historical-geographical foundations --
Patterns of peoples, cultures, and settlements --
The desert and the sown: land use --
Riches beneath the earth --
Manufacturing and transportation --
The Earth and the state: geopolitics --
pt. 2. Regional geography --
Syria: Middle East heartland --
Lebanon and Cyprus: a mountain and an island --
Jordan: the land beyond and between --
Israel, Palestine and the disputed territories --
Iraq: modern Mesopotamia --
Saudi Arabia: development in the desert --
The Gulf and its oil states --
Oman and Yemen: the southern fringe --
Egypt: a river and a people --
Turkey: bridgeland in Anatolia --
Iran: complex republic on the plateau --
Glossary --
Geological time chart.
Responsibility: Colbert C. Held and John Thomas Cummings ; cartography by John V. Cotter.

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