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Discovering World Cultures, The Middle East [5 volumes] - Discovering World Cultures (Hardback)
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Discovering World Cultures, The Middle East [5 volumes] - Discovering World Cultures (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 30/04/2004
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At a time when the turmoil and conflict in the Middle East dominates world news, students need to develop an understanding of the people and culture of this region. This five-volume set, part of the Discovering World Cultures series, examines geographical, historical, economic, and cultural issues in 16 Middle Eastern countries. For each nation, information about people groups, natural resources and geography, economy, and religion is included. A section on everyday life considers education, leisure activities, dress, holidays, the arts, and food, including sample recipes. Tables, charts, illustrations, timelines, and fact sheets provide visual references to support the written material. Volume 1: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt Volume 2: Iran, Iraq, Israel Volume 3: Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman Volume 4: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria Volume 5: Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Grades 6-8

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313329227
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 3071 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 89 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The design is attractive, with a good balance of text, visuals, and sidebars."-Book News, Inc.
"A handsomely packaged set offering information on 16 nations....A major strength of this set is the inclusion of some of the smaller nations in the region."-School Library Journal
"In this set of five reference volumes, each covering several Middle Eastern countries, "the authors do a particuarly fine job of explaining the development of Islam, its various sects, and the effect of it and other religions in the Middle East.""-VOYA Islam Religions Resource List for Teens
"With the countries of the Middle East in the news daily, students need to understand the history behind the conflicts and the people and culture of the region....These volumes would be a helpful addition to school libraries where research is done on any aspect concerning the Middle East. Recommended."-Library Media Connection
"Here's an excellent choice for school and library reference on the Middle East, arguably the region where Americans are most in need of accurate and unbiased understanding....The authors and editors of these volumes are to be commended for distilling a huge amount of information into succinct, useful introductions to this rich, complicated, and turbulent region."-Multicultural Review
" R eaders in need of a source of solid, unbiased information will be well served by this resource. Accessible to students in middle school and up, and specifically designed to coordinate with typical research assignments, this set is highly recommended for school and public libaries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?The design is attractive, with a good balance of text, visuals, and sidebars.?-Book News, Inc.
?A handsomely packaged set offering information on 16 nations....A major strength of this set is the inclusion of some of the smaller nations in the region.?-School Library Journal
?In this set of five reference volumes, each covering several Middle Eastern countries, "the authors do a particuarly fine job of explaining the development of Islam, its various sects, and the effect of it and other religions in the Middle East."?-VOYA Islam Religions Resource List for Teens
?[R]eaders in need of a source of solid, unbiased information will be well served by this resource. Accessible to students in middle school and up, and specifically designed to coordinate with typical research assignments, this set is highly recommended for school and public libaries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?With the countries of the Middle East in the news daily, students need to understand the history behind the conflicts and the people and culture of the region....These volumes would be a helpful addition to school libraries where research is done on any aspect concerning the Middle East. Recommended.?-Library Media Connection
?Here's an excellent choice for school and library reference on the Middle East, arguably the region where Americans are most in need of accurate and unbiased understanding....The authors and editors of these volumes are to be commended for distilling a huge amount of information into succinct, useful introductions to this rich, complicated, and turbulent region.?-Multicultural Review
?The information contained in these volumes is well presented, well organized, and easily understood. The authors do a particularly fine job of explaining the development of Islam, its various sects, and the effect of it and other religions in the Middle East....[t]his set helps life the veil of mystery that covers the region for many Westerners. A great addition to any library. A great addition to any library, the material will be easily accessible and greatly informative to middle school students and above.?-VOYA
?At no time in our history has it been more important for students to learn about, understand and acknowledge tis part of the world....Highly recommended for purchase for middle and high schools.?-Reference Reviews
"[R]eaders in need of a source of solid, unbiased information will be well served by this resource. Accessible to students in middle school and up, and specifically designed to coordinate with typical research assignments, this set is highly recommended for school and public libaries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"The information contained in these volumes is well presented, well organized, and easily understood. The authors do a particularly fine job of explaining the development of Islam, its various sects, and the effect of it and other religions in the Middle East....[t]his set helps life the veil of mystery that covers the region for many Westerners. A great addition to any library. A great addition to any library, the material will be easily accessible and greatly informative to middle school students and above."-VOYA
"At no time in our history has it been more important for students to learn about, understand and acknowledge tis part of the world....Highly recommended for purchase for middle and high schools."-Reference Reviews

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