8th Edition

Middle East
Geography and Geopolitics

ISBN 9780415076685
Published July 26, 2000 by Routledge
360 Pages

USD $79.95

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Book Description

Middle East is a lively and much-needed update of a well-respected work. Based on W. B. Fisher's book of the same name published in 1978, Anderson provides a comprehensive account of the physical geography which has been so instrumental to the make-up of the geopolitics of the region. The book also covers the sociology, religion, society and economy of the region.

With comprehensive illustrations and maps, it provides an excellent synopsis and critique of the complexities which have made this an intriguing and important regional geographical study.

Table of Contents

List of Figures  Abbreviations and Acronyms  Preface  Prologue  1. Introduction  2.  Land, Structure and Form  3. Climate  4. Soils and Vegetation  5. Two Key Resources: Water and Petroleum  6. Historical Geography  7. People and Population  8. Soceity  9. Economy 10. The States of the Middle East  11. Geopolitics  Epilogue  References  Index

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'Well written and well informed ... a useful introduction to the Middle East.' - Regional Studies