Iran

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ABDO, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Iran, land of the Elburz and Zagros Mountains, the Asiatic cheetah, Islamic tradition, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Iran's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Contents

A Visit to Iran
7
Political Boundaries of Iran
13
Snapshot
17
Geography Shaped B y Mountains
19
Geography of Iran
20
Climate of Iran
29
Animals and Nature Wild Lands Under Threat
33
History The Empires of Persia
47
Politics The Islamic Republic
91
Resources of Iran
108
Iran Today
117
Timeline
128
Facts at Your Fingertips
130
Glossary
134
Additional Resources
136
Source Notes
138

People The Crossroads of Asia
65
Population Density of Iran
67
Culture A Poetic People
77
Index
142
Photo Credits
144
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