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Saudi Arabia, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Robert A. Harper with additional text by Aswin Subanthore; Series Editor: Charles F. Gritzner
  • From the Series: Modern World Nations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9516-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 953.8
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula and the world's leading petroleum producer and exporter. Most of the country has a desert climate, averaging less than an inch of precipitation a year, and temperatures often reach well above 100┬░F. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has been thrust into the limelight by allowing Western and Arab forces to use the country to deploy their forces during the First Gulf War in 1991 and, more recently, as a place where Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda has begun to use as a base for its operations. Saudi Arabia is an in-depth guide that paints a vivid picture of this striking country thanks to its wealth of full-color photographs and maps and its readable text. Perfect for student research, this book is an invaluable exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of Saudi Arabia.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Facts at a glance. History at a glance. Full-color maps. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Robert A. Harper is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Maryland-College Park. He is past president of the National Council for Geographic Education and holds their George J. Miller Service award and a professional achievement Award from his alma mater, the University of Chicago. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of geography texts that range from second grade to the university level.

A native of Chennai, India, Aswin Subanthore is currently a doctoral student in cultural geography at Oklahoma State University, where he specializes in South Asia, particularly India and its diaspora into the United States and the Arab world. He is the author of several encyclopedic entries for Salem Press, as well as peer-reviewed manuscripts in international journals.

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