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Author: Maria O'Shea
Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1999.
Series: Cultures of the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces the geography, history, religious beliefs, government, and people of Kuwait, a small country on the Persian Gulf.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria O'Shea
ISBN: 0761408711 9780761408710
OCLC Number: 150997239
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Geography --
Desert and seashore --
Nomads and borders --
Climate and weather --
Hardly a drop to drink --
When the desert blooms --
Animal life --
Kuwaiti cities --
Mina al-Ahmadi, thriving in the desert --
History --
Old Kuwait --
Kuwait develops as a city-state --
Britain and Kuwait --
Wartime promises --
Background to the Iraqi invasion --
Iraq invades --
A new Kuwait? --
The aftermath of war --
Government --
The National Assembly --
The Islamicists and the emir --
The bureaucracy --
The military --
Diwaniyah: A form of democracy? --
Economy --
Too rich too fast? --
Black gold --
What if the oil runs out? --
A rentier economy --
The effects of oil dependency --
An outward facing economy --
The world of work --
Trading traditions --
Transportation --
Kuwaitis --
Kuwaitis in the minority --
Citizens without citizenship? --
Social divisions --
Religious divisions --
Population changes --
Traditional clothes --
Lifestyle --
A place for everyone within the family --
Kuwaiti women: many gains but still a long way to go --
Women at work --
Women's dress: a private choice? --
Birth --
Marriage --
Divorce --
Saving face --
Death --
Health care --
Education --
Traditional Kuwaiti houses --
The villa --
Religion --
Prayer and importance of time --
The glorious Koran --
The pilgrimage: the aim of a lifetime --
The Shi'ites --
Non-Muslim religious minorities --
Superstition --
The mosque --
Language --
Arabic-the language of God --
Learning Arabic --
You are what you are called --
Polite rituals --
The media --
Arts --
Bedouin arts --
Jewelry --
Sculpture --
Calligraphy --
The theater --
Architecture --
Leisure --
Sports --
Shopping: a universal pastime --
Hotels, parks, and entertainment centers --
Festivals --
The Islamic festival calendar --
Ramadan, a welcome test of endurance --
The Ramadan routine --
The Festival of the Sacrifice --
Food --
Typical meals --
Manners and customs --
Bedouin dining --
Food preparation --
Map of Kuwait.
Series Title: Cultures of the world.
Responsibility: Maria O'Shea.

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Introduces the geography, history, religious beliefs, government, and people of Kuwait, a small country on the Persian Gulf.

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