2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

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While tensions continue to rise in Iraq and surrounding countries, there is a heightened curiosity worldwide for definitive, balanced, and timely information about the Middle East. This concise and distinctive volume provides a fascinating, in-depth look at the driving forces that have led to acts of violence, religious fervor, and costly wars in this hotile territory and lends valuable insight into the present situation.

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East contains newly researched and updated maps illustrating the diverse issues of the region today. Boundary and territorial disputes, the uneven distribution of natural resources, and booming population pressures are detailed in stunning visual explanations. Other regional thematic maps elaborate on questions surrounding religion, ethnic and linguistic groups, oil, water, agriculture, industry, trade, international corporations, and military forces. The complex history of the Middle East is explored through maps devoted to topics that include the rise and falls of empires, civilizations, major conflicts, holy sites, and various other significant events that have shaped the region.

Geographically, politically, thematically, and chronologically organized, National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East is an accessible reference to a turbulent area prominent in headlines, hearts, and minds.

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Dr. Horace Greeley
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
very little detail
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2010
I was naturally hoping for maps with more detail than what I find in the normal family atlas. These maps do not provide that. The only good news here is that the product was quite cheap (for a reason, it turns out), so I was not out a lot of dough. It strikes me as a... See more
I was naturally hoping for maps with more detail than what I find in the normal family atlas. These maps do not provide that. The only good news here is that the product was quite cheap (for a reason, it turns out), so I was not out a lot of dough. It strikes me as a marketing ploy: a book dedicated to maps of the Middle East, easily created by simply extracting existing maps from the NG family atlas, attracting readers who have a particular interest in the ME. Even tho it was inexpensive, I do feel I got taken.
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Laurel Ivie
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One Star
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2018
Useless to me
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Leroy Wilson
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2017
Excellent
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S. Rasmussen
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Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2008
This was a gift for a world traveler. They have really enjoyed this book and I see it out whenever I visit them so I know they look at it often.
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Eugene S. Pagano
4.0 out of 5 stars
A very useful reference
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2003
This new atlas will be a very useful reference even after the invasion of Iraq is over. It contains a detailed map of each country in the area and of some major cities. The book also has a section of maps on "regional themes" such as climate, population, religion and... See more
This new atlas will be a very useful reference even after the invasion of Iraq is over. It contains a detailed map of each country in the area and of some major cities. The book also has a section of maps on "regional themes" such as climate, population, religion and resources, and a brief historical section.
It is not perfect, however. It is inexplicable that there is no map of Istanbul, one of the largest cities in the region. Maps of Mecca and Medina should have also been included. A map of religious sites (p. 66) says that Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount on (not near) the Sea of Galilee! The same map should also have identified Ephesus, associated with St. Paul, St. John and St. Mary. A few pre-twentieth century maps should also have been included, such as the Abassid Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire at their maximum areas. These maps would help show how the area, now so divided, was once much more unified.
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S. J. Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2006
A quick correction and a quick review: First, Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel. Most embassies continue in Tel Aviv, but Jerusalem became the capital in 1980. Second, the book likely has its flaws for various people. I would have liked to have seen... See more
A quick correction and a quick review:

First, Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel. Most embassies continue in Tel Aviv, but Jerusalem became the capital in 1980.

Second, the book likely has its flaws for various people. I would have liked to have seen a couple more major rivers in Iran. But for the price and the slick semi-glossy look one would be hard pressed to find a better, more inviting atlas.

That said, a five star atlas would have to be more comprehensive. If NG had titled it A Concise Atlas ... and not subtitled it An Essential Reference for a Better Understanding ... I might have even given it a five.

Still, solid book, recommended at the price.
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Nancy E.
1.0 out of 5 stars
How can they make a mistake like this!
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2005
Im a history major and naturally i had to get this atlas for one of my classes. I was happy with it at first until i found that they put Jerusalem and not Tel Aviv as Isreal''s capital (shocked). Is it really possible that they did this unaware? I found that to be biased and... See more
Im a history major and naturally i had to get this atlas for one of my classes. I was happy with it at first until i found that they put Jerusalem and not Tel Aviv as Isreal''s capital (shocked). Is it really possible that they did this unaware? I found that to be biased and never bought a national geographic book ever again. I even emailed them and told them to make sure all thier capitals are right!! If they can make that clear ''mistake'' then they can easily make other less conspicuous ones.
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2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale

2021 National online sale Geographic Atlas of the outlet sale Middle East sale