This book covers the Middle East from a topical or systematic perspective focusing on the states of the Gulf and southern Arabian Peninsula. It includes the dramatic developments in the Arab world across North Africa and in the heart of the Middle East since late 2010 termed as the "Arab Spring.".

part One|279 pages

Physical and Cultural Geography

chapter 1|10 pages

Tricontinental Junction: An Introduction

chapter 2|43 pages

The Face of the Earth

chapter 5|22 pages

The Desert and the Sown: Land Use

chapter 6|31 pages

Riches Beneath the Earth

chapter 7|28 pages

Manufacturing And Transportation

chapter 8|28 pages

The Earth And State: Geopolitics

part Two|387 pages

Regional Geography

chapter 11|30 pages

Lebanon And Cyprus: A Mountain And An Island

chapter 13|46 pages

Israel And Palestine: One Land, Two Polities

chapter 14|36 pages

Iraq: Modern Mesopotamia

chapter 15|31 pages

Saudi Arabia

chapter 16|30 pages

Three City States Along the Gulf

chapter 17|34 pages

The Horn of Arabia

chapter 18|52 pages

Yemen Arabia Felix

chapter 19|32 pages

Egypt A River And A People

chapter 20|34 pages

Turkey Bridgeland in Anatolia

chapter 21|34 pages

Iran: Complex Republic on the Plateau