Conflict in the Middle East

From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
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The Middle East is home to three great religions, much of the world's oil, and some of the bitterest, most violent conflicts in modern times. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations this title examines How Has the Rise of Islamic Militancy Affected Middle East Conflicts? How Does U.S. Involvement Affect the Middle East? How Does the Israeli-Arab Conflict Affect the Middle East? Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2008
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Current Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 112
ISBN 9781601520166, 9781601523006B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2008-08-01
Author Clay Farris Naff
Dewey 956.04
 

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up Naff has tackled a complex and broad topic in a concise and accurate manner, providing an easy-to-grasp and evenhanded re-source on the subject. Although his outlook is grim, it is realistic and objective. The author provides a brief look at each topic, including the history, the current situation, and potential resolutions. The book covers many conflicts in the Middle East, including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as well as the Iraq War, and looks at America’s involvement and the effects the fighting has and will continue to have on this country along with an overview of reactions from the global community. Each section includes several pages of direct quotes, statistics, and short summarizing statements. The layout is open, the illustrations (primarily graphs and maps) are colorful, and the back matter has plenty of suggestions for further research.

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-Naff has tackled a complex and broad topic in a concise and accurate manner, providing an easy-to-grasp and evenhanded re-source on the subject. Although his outlook is grim, it is realistic and objective. The author provides a brief look at each topic, including the history, the current situation, and potential resolutions. The book covers many conflicts in the Middle East, including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as well as the Iraq War, and looks at America’s involvement and the effects the fighting has and will continue to have on this country along with an overview of reactions from the global community. Each section includes several pages of direct quotes, statis-tics, and short summarizing statements. The layout is open, the illustrations (primarily graphs and maps) are colorful, and the back matter has plenty of suggestions for further research.-Sharon Senser McKellar, Oakland Public Library, CA

VOYA

The strongest element of this series, which currently includes sixteen titles such as Genetic Engineering, Media Violence, Conflict in the Middle East, and Animal Experimentation, is the amount and quality of documentation and further resources provided. Source notes are provided for every quote and statistic within the narrative chapters. The back material includes a chronology, a list of key people and advocacy groups, a list of related organizations, and a bibliography of books, periodicals, and Internet sources, none of which are more than five years old. The obesity volume covers causes, prevention and treatment, as well as the question of whether obesity is a matter of personal responsibility. Genetic Engineering covers the safety of genetically engineered food, the safety of genetic engineering in humans (including the use of stem cells and genetic screening), and the issues surrounding cloning. This series is recommended for students not yet ready to tackle the Opposing Viewpoints or Current Controversies series, as well as those who respond to visual interpretations of the facts.

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