Afghanistan: The land
Ages 9 to 14 years. From the dominating Hindu Kush mountain range to the desolate "desert of death", Afghanistan's many ethnic groups have made their home in this country's rugged terrain. Beautiful, full-colour photographs and simple text show children the awe-inspiring landscape, lifestyles of the people, and the hardships of a remarkable country trying to bring stability to its nation. Topics include: Hindu Kush and other mountains; rivers and irrigation; deserts; people of Afghanistan; struggle for peace; landmines; cities and ruins; farming and herding; wildlife.
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Land of the Afghans
A mountainous land
Watering the land
The Desert of Death
The people of Afghanistan
Struggle for peace
Cities in mountains and valleys
On the northern plains rrv
Desert cities past and present
Farming and herdi
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