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Children's Press, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
This country which has been in the news so often of late is a fascinating ancient land of enormous potential devastated by political and social upheavals. This completely new edition will offer readers an entirely up-to-date look at this important Arab nation.

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ONE Cradle of Civilization
tt TWO Deserts Rivers and Mountains
3kj four Reflections in Time

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About the author (2006)

Byron Augustin is the author of several nonfiction books for children.

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