Iraq

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Gareth Stevens Pub., 2002 - History - 96 pages
From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at important countries around the world. Vivid color photographs enhance up-to-date information on each country's geography, history, system of government, lifestyle, language, art, food, and more. An intriguing section of special features provides a window into each country's unique customs as well as its current issues. Each volume details its country's current and historical relations with the United States and Canada. Also included in each volume is a black and white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities.

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Contents

AN OVERVIEW OF IRAQ
5
Geography
6
History
10
Government and the Economy
16
People and Lifestyle
20
Language and Literature
28
Arts
30
Leisure and Festivals
34
Saddam Hussein
58
The IranIraq
60
Iraqs Oil Industry
62
The Kurds
64
City of Diversity
66
The Persian Gulf
68
Sumerian Inventions
70
A Tale of Two Rivers
72

Food
40
A CLOSER LOOK AT IRAQ
43
Archaeological Sites
44
Iraqs Capital
46
A Cultural and Economic Center
48
The Bedouin
50
Christians in Iraq
52
Economic Sanctions
54
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
56
RELATIONS WITH NORTH AMERICA
75
Fullcolor
86
Blackandwhite reproducible
88
Iraq at a Glance
90
Glossary
92
Books Videos Web Sites
94
Index
95
Copyright

About the author (2002)

Dynise Balcavage is the author of The Urban Vegan, Celebrate Vegan, and 11 books for young readers. She has published recipes in VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Philadelphia Daily News, and Vegeteriens (France's first vegetarian magazine). She's been interviewed in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune, and has done cooking demos everywhere from New York to Paris. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her three cats. Visit her online at http: //www.urbanvegan.net.

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