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The Middle East
A Geographical Study, Second Edition

ISBN 9781138645387
Published August 31, 2017 by Routledge
642 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1976 and in this second edition in 1988, combines an examination of the political, cultural and economic geography of the Middle East with a detailed study of the region’s landscape features, natural resources, environmental conditions and ecological evolution. The Middle East, with its extremes of climate and terrain, has long fascinated those interested in the fine balance between man and his environment, and now its economic and political importance in world affairs has brought the region to the attention of everybody.

Table of Contents

1. Relief, Geology, Geomorphology and Soils  2. Climate and Water Resources  3. Landscape Evolution  4. Rural Land Use: Patterns and Systems  5. Population  6. Towns and Cities  7. Problems of Economic Development  8. Industry, Trade and Finance  9. Petroleum  10. The Political Map  11. Tradition and Change in Arabia  12. Iraq – A Study of Man, Land and Water in an Alluvial Environment  13. Agricultural Expansion in Syria  14. Religion, Community and Conflict in Lebanon  15. Jordan – The Struggle for Economic Survival  16. Israel and the Occupied Areas: Jewish Colonization  17. The Industrialization of Turkey  18. Iran – Agriculture and its Modernization  19. Egypt – Population Growth and Agricultural Development  20. Libya – Oil Revenues and Revolution

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