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With worldwide attention focused on the Middle East, National Geographic provides extraordinary coverage of the region, rich with history and culture but ravaged by war and conflict.National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East, Second Edition maps and profiles three new countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan. The spread on religion is extended to include an analysis of Sunni and Shi’ite dynamics while the ethnic coverage is expanded to document the plight and increasing influence of the Kurds.
The definitive trip-planning guide for Africa. This one-of-a-kind, hardcover reference book is organized into 15 geographical regions with facts about each country, flora & fauna, cultural attractions, historical sites, and adventure travel activities. Contains 336 pages, featuring over 400 National Geographic color photographs, 118 detailed touring maps, 74 National Park and conservation area maps, and 59 detailed city maps.
"Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers... In a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world." -- Amazon.
In 1482, the Florentine humanist and statesman Francesco Berlinghieri produced the Geographia, a book of over one hundred folio leaves describing the world in Italian verse, inspired by the ancient Greek geography of Ptolemy. The poem, divided into seven books (one for each day of the week the author "travels" the known world), is interleaved with lavishly engraved maps to accompany readers on this journey.