eBook Middle East: Region in Transition: Saudi Arabia and Yemen, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615304126
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304127
  • DDC: 953.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

While they share a border and a rich heritage, Saudi Arabia and Yemen are also a study in contrasts. Where Saudi Arabia has a largely urban population that enjoys the benefits of its thriving economy, Yemen is home to predominantly rural citizens and is one of the poorest countries in the world. Within these pages, readers will encounter the long, intertwined histories of these two nations, as well as their individual struggles for prosperity and peace—with each other and the rest of the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Saudi Arabia: The Land and Its People.
2: Relief.
3: Drainage and Soils.
4: Climate.
5: Plant and Animal Life.
6: Ethnic Groups.
7: Languages.
8: Religion.
9: Settlement Patterns.
10: Demographic Trends.
11: The Saudi Arabian Economy.
12: Agriculture.
13: Petroleum.
14: Other Resources.
15: Manufacturing.
16: Finance.
17: Trade.
18: Services.
19: Labour and Taxation.
20: Transportation and Telecommunications.
21: Saudi Arabian Government and Society.
22: Local Government.
23: Justice.
24: Political Process.
25: Security.
26: Health and Welfare.
27: Housing.
28: Education.
29: Saudi Arabian Cultural Life.
30: Daily Life and Social Customs.
31: The Arts.
32: Cultural Institutions.
33: Sports and Recreation.
34: Media and Publishing.
35: Saudi Arabia: Past and Present.
36: The Wahhābī Movement.
37: Second Sa‘ūdī State.
38: Ibn Sa‘ūd and the Third Sa‘ūdī State.
39: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
40: Yemen: The Land and Its People.
41: Relief and Drainage.
42: Climate.
43: Plant and Animal Life.
44: Ethnic Groups.
45: Languages.
46: Religion.
47: Settlement Patterns.
48: Demographic Trends.
49: The Yemeni Economy.
50: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing.
51: Resources and Power.
52: Manufacturing.
53: Finance.
54: Trade.
55: Services.
56: Labour and Taxation.
57: Transportation and Telecommunications.
58: Yemeni Government and Society.
59: Constitutional Framework.
60: Local Government.
61: Justice.
62: Political Process.
63: Security.
64: Health and Welfare.
65: Housing.
66: Education.
67: Yemeni Cultural Life.
68: Daily Life and Social Customs.
69: The Arts.
70: Cultural Institutions.
71: Sports and Recreation.
72: Media and Publishing.
73: Yemen: Past and Present.
74: The Age of Imperialism.
75: Two Yemeni States.
76: Unification of Yemen.
77: Civil War and Political Unrest.
78: Territorial Disputes.
79: Economic Challenges.
80: Yemen and the “War on Terror”.
81: Mounting Challenge to the Ṣāliḥ Regime.
82: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.