Afghanistan by Nikki Van Der Gaag
  

Afghanistan

Written by Nikki Van Der Gaag
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Part of the World in Focus Series

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Synopsis

Afghanistan by Nikki Van Der Gaag

The World in Focus series provides an up-to-date view of individual countries around the world. Including discussion of the major challenges facing each country now and in the future. This book gives a real insight into life in Afghanistan, a mountainous country in central Asia, with a rich culture dating back thousands of years. Afghanistan's strategic position means that it has been a crossing point for traders and conquerors throughout history. But today it is one of the poorest countries in the world and, during the last three decades, has been torn apart by war which has badly damaged its infrastructure. The books looks at the challenges faced by the people of Afghanistan.

About the Author

Nikki van der Gaag is a freelance writer, editor and evaluator on development issues. She has held senior editorial posts in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. She was editorial director at the Panos Institute and co-editor of New Internationalist magazine and Education Publications Manager with Oxfam GB.

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Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Nikki Van Der Gaag
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Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

26th March 2009

ISBN

9780750259217


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