ABDO, 01.01.2013 - 144 Seiten
Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Afghanistan, land of the Hindu Kush Mountains, hand-knotted carpets, the Buddhas of Bamiyan, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Afghanistan's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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CHAPTER 1 A Visit to Afgahnistan
Mountains and Desert
Invasions Unrest and Revival
Diversity and Independence
Conflict and Restoration
CHAPTER 9 Afghanistan Today
9 Oct Ahmad Shah al-Qaeda Amanullah Anglo-Afghan approximately areas Asadabad Kondoz Babur Baghlan Bamiyan Band-e Amir Barry Youngerman BriefHistory ofAfghanistan Britain British carpets central highlands Central Intelligence Agency century Charikar conflict constitution continued country’s destroyed Dost Mohammad Durrani election Empire Encyclopædia Britannica ethnic groups Facts on File Farah Genghis Khan Hamid Karzai Hazara Helmand Herat Hindu Kush Hindu Kush Mountains icon needs India Iran Islamic Republic Kabul Kandahar Khowst Kondoz Langar Feyzabad language Lashkar Gah live loya jirga Marco Polo sheep Mazar-e Sharif million Afghan modern Afghanistan Mongol Mosque Mughal mujahideen Muslim National Park northern Afghanistan northern plains numbers official opium Pakistan Pashto Pashtuns Paul Clammer percent Persian political population president Qal‘eh-ye refugees region Republic of Afghanistan rule ruler Shaista Wahab Shia Sunni Tajikistan Tajiks Taliban insurgency Taloqan trade tribes Turkmen UNEP United Nations Environment Uzbeks Wahab and Barry World Factbook Zahir Shah