Syria
by Yomtov, Nel







Chapter 1 Ancient and Modern
8(6)
Chapter 2 From Mountain to Desert
14(12)
Chapter 3 The Natural World
26(8)
Chapter 4 Crossroads in the Middle East
34(22)
Chapter 5 A Powerful Government
56(12)
Chapter 6 A Diverse Economy
68(10)
Chapter 7 People and Language
78(12)
Chapter 8 Religious Life
90(12)
Chapter 9 Rich Traditions
102(14)
Chapter 10 Family, Food, and Fun
116(12)
Timeline128(2)
Fast Facts130(4)
To Find Out More134(2)
Index136


Describes the history, geography, population, wildlife, climate, economy, religion, and culture of Syria.





Many students turn to the Internet for writing reports, but for reliably accurate, attractively presented and well-calibrated information, the long-standing Enchantment of the World series remains a superior choice. Each volume has been completely rewritten from a previous edition-in many cases to startling effect given recent political events. Although the basic structure holds true to past versions, the updated photographs are truly eye-popping and take care to portray the countries as modern-often opting for showing, say, a surgeon at work rather than a rural farmer. Syria obviously can't be completely up-to-date because of the ongoing rebellion, but it does a good job of explaining the roots of the unrest, along with the usual topics of food, religion, and customs. Each volume in this reliable series includes extensive back matter with a detailed index. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.






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