"Kingfisher Knowledge" is a groundbreaking series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. "The Middle East" takes an in-depth geo-political view of the Middle East today. It provides information on today's countries, people and cultures; themes such as religion, resources, historical background, politics and current affairs; and everyday life. It conveys the richness and diversity of Middle Eastern culture and, importantly, its global context. Written in a clear, direct and accessible style by expert author Phil Steele, it will be a source of information and inspiration for any child with an interest in the Middle East.
Phil Steele is an experienced writer and editor who has been writing books for children and adults on a wide range of topics including history, geography and cultural themes, for over 20 years. He lives in North Wales. Paul Adams is the Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for BBC News 24. Born in Lebanon, he has extensive experience as a BBC journalist and editor in the Middle East.
1 HALF TITLE; 2-3 IMPRINT & TITLE; 4-5 CONTENTS; 6 FOREWORD; 7 CHAPTER 1 OPENER: People and places; 8-9 WHERE IN THE WORLD?; 10-11 LAND AND CLIMATE; 12-13 PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES; 14-15 HOLY LANDS; 16-17 WHERE CIVILIZATION BEGAN; 18-19 THE MARCH OF EMPIRES; 20-21 ARTS AND CULTURE; 22-23 MERCHANTS AND BAZAARS; 24-25 RESOURCES AND WORK; 26-27 HOPES AND FEARS; 28 CHAPTER 1 SUMMARY / GO FURTHER; 29 CHAPTER 2 OPENER: Modern nations; 30-31 INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION; 32-33 TURKEY; 34-35 SYRIA; 36-37 LEBANON; 38-39 ISRAEL; 40-41 PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES; 42-43 EGYPT; 44-45 JORDAN; 46-47 SAUDI ARABIA; 48-49 YEMEN AND OMAN; 50--51 GULF STATES; 52-53 IRAQ; 54-55 IRAN; 56-57 AFGHANISTAN; 58 CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY / GO FURTHER; 59 REFERENCE; 60-61 GLOSSARY; 62-63 INDEX; 64 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.