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The Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

A Physical, Social and Regional Geography, 1st Edition

By W. B. Fisher


616 pages

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The Middle East is a region of critical importance in world affairs, both politically and economically. In this comprehensive study, first published in 1950, Professor Fisher examines all the principal elements – physical and human – that influence environment, development and ways of life in the region. An analysis of the physical basis of the region is followed by detailed treatment of the complex human and social aspects; a concluding section brings together, on a regional basis, the elements discussed in the first two parts. With first-hand experience within the Middle East, Fisher presents a detailed and fascinating study, based on surveys and investigations he personally carried out. Including wide-ranging geographical, historical, sociological and political perspectives, this title provides essential background to anyone with an interest in Middle Eastern affairs.

Table of Contents

List of maps and diagrams; Preface; 1. Introductory; Part I: Physical geography of the Middle East 2. Structure and land forms 3. Climate 4. Soils and vegetation; Part II: Social geography of the Middle East 5. Peoples 6. Human society in the Middle East 7. Aspects of the historical geography of the Middle East 8. General economic life 9. Oil resources of the Middle East 10. Demographic trends; Part III: Regional geography of the Middle East 11. Iran 12. Asia Minor 13. The Tigris-Euphrates lowlands 14. The Eastern Mediterranean coastlands 15. Cyprus 16. The Arabian peninsula 17. Egypt 18. Libya 19. The Sudan; Glossary of geographical terms; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies