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Title:
Afghanistan
Author:
Kazem, Halima.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the geography, history, government, economy, people, politics, and culture of Afghanistan.
Language:
English
Contents:
Overview of Afghanistan: Geography -- History -- Government and economy --People and lifestyle -- Language and literature -- Arts -- Leisure and festivals -- Food -- Closer look at Afghanistan: Buddha statues of Bamian -- Buzkashi -- Environmental issues -- Great storytellers -- Harsh but brief: life under Taliban -- Kabul -- Kite flying -- Kochis -- Mazar-e Sharif -- Mohammad Zahir Shah -- Mujahedin -- Soviet invasion -- Traditional clothes -- Women in Afghanistan -- Ahmad Zahir -- Relations with North America: Full-color map -- Black-and-white reproducible map -- Afghanistan at a glance -- Glossary -- Books, videos, web sites -- Index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.8 4.0 72622.
ISBN:
9780836823578
Format :
Book

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Strategically located at the heart of south-central Asia, Afghanistan is a landlocked country, home to breathtaking landscapes and a diverse group of peoples. Throughout its long history, the country has been a battleground on which empires and armies have fought for regional control. From the violent sport of buzkashi to soaring, colorful kites, from the migratory Kochis to the resilient mujahedin guerrillas, and from the peaceful reign of Zahir Shah to the harsh but brief Taliban regime, this book showcases a nation seeking a stable future that is free from political oppression and war. Book jacket.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Chock-full of attractive color photographs of people and places, this clearly written and well-organized introduction offers current information on geography, history, government, language, culture, and present-day dealings with North America. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

An Overview of Afghanistanp. 5
Geographyp. 6
Historyp. 10
Government and the Economyp. 16
People and Lifestylep. 20
Language and Literaturep. 28
Artsp. 30
Leisure and Festivalsp. 34
Foodp. 40
A Closer Look at Afghanistanp. 43
The Buddha Statues of Bamianp. 44
Buzkaship. 46
Environmental Issuesp. 48
The Great Storytellersp. 50
Harsh But Brief: Life Under the Talibanp. 52
Kabulp. 54
Kite Flyingp. 56
The Kochisp. 58
Mazar-e Sharifp. 60
Mohammad Zahir Shahp. 62
Mujahedinp. 64
The Soviet Invasionp. 66
Traditional Clothesp. 68
Women in Afghanistanp. 70
Ahmad Zahirp. 72
Relations with North Americap. 75
For More Information ...
Full-color mapp. 86
Black-and-white reproducible mapp. 88
Afghanistan at a Glancep. 90
Glossaryp. 92
Books, Videos, Web Sitesp. 94
Indexp. 95