With worldwide attention focused on the Middle East, National Geographic provides extraordinary coverage of the region, rich with history and culture but ravaged by war and conflict. New and updated elements in National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East, 2nd Edition include:
Maps and profiles three new countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan
Extended information about religion includes an analysis of Sunni and Shi’ite dynamics
Expanded ethnic coverage documents the plight and increasing influence of the Kurds
New city maps of Istanbul and Dubai
New Israeli-Palestinian Conflict presentation with an in-depth timeline of 15 maps
Themes range from religion, population, and ethnic and linguistic groups to oil, fresh water, and development indicators such as trade, foreign aid, infant mortality, urbanization, and education. Pictures, flags, fact boxes, and graphs complement these powerful, newsworthy topics. A timeline to 2008 and a place-name index make this new atlas a valuable, topical, and fascinating reference.
75 color photographs, 15 black-and-white photographs, 100 maps, 50 graphs and charts
"The answer to both a reference librarian's prayer and almost any library's book budget, this compact atlas of one of the most tumultuous regions of the world arrives in timely fashion." Library Journal
Comments about National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East, 2nd Edition:
This was perfect for my study. It gave current economic as well as population, faith, military and export information. Maps are clear and large. This was everything I wanted and more. I highly recommend it.