Kuwait, once a tiny sheikdom in the Persian Gulf, became one of the wealthiest countries in the world after its discovery of oil in the 1930s. Kuwait's historical journey, as well as its geography, culture, society, and modern challenges, are explored in this selection.
"The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Price: US $32.10