Israel (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

Israel (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

by Emma Young

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Visit the bustling, noisy, modern Jewish homeland of Israel. Explore Israel’s contentious history since its creation in 1948. Walk the streets of Jerusalem, holy city of three religions; visit Bethlehem, birthplace of Christ. Learn about the unique Israeli social experiment of the Kibbutz. Study the context of Israel’s embattled place on the Middle East map.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426302589
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 08/12/2008
Series: National Geographic Countries of the World Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword     4
Geography: A Promised Land     7
At a Glance     8
What's the Weather Like?
Fast Facts
Average Temperature & Rainfall
Physical Map
Special Feature: Desert Crater     11
Special Feature: Deluge!     13
Nature: The Desert Searcher     15
At a Glance     16
Saving Wildlife
Species at Risk
Vegetation & Ecosystems Map
Special Feature: Armored Lizard     19
Special Feature: Northern Territory     20
History: The Holy Land     23
At a Glance     24
Ancient Civilizations
Time line
Historical Map
Special Feature: Family Ties     27
Special Feature: Mountain Fortress     29
Special Feature: Zionism     30
Special Feature: A War in a Week     32
Special Feature: Jewish Diaspora     33
People & Culture: Shalom Israel!     37
At a Glance     38
Urban and Rural Population
Common Hebrew Phrases
Population Map
Special Feature: A Home to Many     40
Special Feature: Remembering the Past     41
Special Feature: A Wall and a Dome     42
Special Feature: Kibbutz     45
Special Feature: National Holidays     46
Government &Economy: An Armed Nation     49
At a Glance     50
Israeli Politics
Trading Partners
Political Map
Special Feature: How the Government Works     52
Special Feature Map: Agriculture     54
Special Feature: Lost Leader     55
Special Feature: Trouble in Gaza     56
Add a Little Extra to Your Country Report!     58
Glossary     60
Bibliography Further Information     61
Index     62
Credits     64

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Israel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
memasmb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
National Geographic Society issued this book for school libraries.Clear concise facts about Israel from long ago to present time. Easy to read and has wonderful photographs and maps.Good book as an introduction to Israel.