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Jordan

Jordan

  • Author: Matthew Teller
  • Publisher: Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 9781858287409
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 474
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THE ROUGH GUIDE TO JORDAN is the essential handbook to the Middle East's most alluring destination. Features include: Full-colour section introducing Jordan's highlights. Detailed accounts of all the sights and attractions, including the ancient city of Petra, the Red Sea resort of Aqaba and the desert cliffs of Wadi Rum. Up-to-the-minute reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay - in all price ranges. Practical guidance on experiencing the unspoilt natural environment, from diving in the Red Sea to trekking and wildlife spotting, plus informed background on history, religion, art, politics and nature. Maps and plans for every region.

Second Coming

Second Coming

The Strange Odyssey of Michael Jordan--from Courtside to Home Plate and Back Again

  • Author: Sam Smith
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
  • ISBN: 9780060175023
  • Category: African American basketball players
  • Page: 281
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The inside story of Michael Jordan's surprising departure from and return to the Chicago Bulls describes his anguish over his father's death, reaction to rumors about his gambling, and his attempts to succeed in major league baseball. 250,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.

The Jordan Rules

The Jordan Rules

  • Author: Sam Smith
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671796666
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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A provocative study of the image of Michael Jordan reveals his stormy relationships with his coaches and teammates, his obsession with becoming the leading scorer, and his petty feuds with other NBA stars

King Abdullah, Britain and the Making of Jordan

King Abdullah, Britain and the Making of Jordan

  • Author: Mary Christina Wilson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521399876
  • Category: History
  • Page: 289
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Because of his role in the partition of Palestine, King Abdullah has always been one of the most controversial figures in modern Middle Eastern history. This book is the first in-depth description and analysis of the historical and personal circumstances that made him so significant. Abdullah, a son of the Sharif of Mecca and a member of the Ottoman elite, emerged after the First World War as a contender for power in a Middle East dominated by Britain owing to his alliance with Britain in the Arab revolt. To his disappointment, he ended up in the arid territory of Transjordan. Within the constraints of British interests, he was left to make something of his lot. Since Transjordan had little to draw on to resist total dominance by Britain, Abdullah spent the remainder of his life looking for a role, a clientele, or a stable balance of interests that would allow him a future independent of British fortunes. He found all three after 1948 when, in conjunction with the creation of Israel, he came to rule the portion of Palestine known as the West Bank.

Women of Jordan

Women of Jordan

Islam, Labor, and the Law

  • Author: Amira El-Azhary Sonbol
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815629856
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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In the first book to address the dilemma faced by Jordanian women in the workforce, Amira El-Azhary Sonbol delineates the constraints chat exist in a number of legal practices, namely penal codes chat permit violence against Muslim women and personal status laws that require a husband's permission for a woman to work. Leniency in honor crimes and early marriage and motherhood for girls are other factors that extend the patriarchal power throughout a woman's life, and ultimately deny her full legal competency. Significantly, Sonbol notes that society's accepting as "Islamic" the legal constraints that control women's work constitutes a major barrier to any effort to change them, even though historically the Islamic sharia actually encourages women's work, and despite the fact that Muslim women have contributed materially to their society's economy. The author covers new ground as she effectively illustrates how Jordanian laws governing gender, family, and work combine with laws and legal philosophies derived from tribal, traditional, Islamic, and modern laws to form a strict patriarchal structure.

Jordan in Transition

Jordan in Transition

From Hussein to Abdullah

  • Author: Curtis R. Ryan
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781588261038
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 159
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Jordan has long been regarded as a pivotal country in the Middle East, one whose policy choices carry strong implications for regional stability. Jordan in Transition offers a cogent and compelling analysis of the country's domestic and international politics. Ryan argues that there have been four dramatic transitions in Jordan's recent past: ambitious economic restructuring; efforts toward political liberalization; realignments in foreign relations (culminating in the 1994 peace agreement with Israel); and the succession of King Abdullah II. Exploring these transitions, and how each in turn affects the others, he provides a major contribution to our understanding of Jordan.

Jordan

Jordan

  • Author: Jack Altman
  • Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN: 9782884521116
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 64
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The desert kingdom of Jordan is a land of surprises. Beyond a narrow mountain chasm, discover the ancient nabataean city of Petra; above the Jordan valley, the stately Roman town of Jerash; in the eastern desert, crumbling Arab castles. Like Moses, climb Mount Nebo to see the land of Israel, and like Lawrence of Arabia, take tea with Bedouin nomads in Wadi Rum. Float lazily in the Sead Sea or relax at the Red Sea resort of Aqaba. This Way Jordan introduces you to the friendly, dignified world of the Arabs, their history, culture and customs, the pleasures of their table and the bargains in the bazaar.

Culture and Customs of Jordan

Culture and Customs of Jordan

  • Author: John A. Shoup
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313059803
  • Category: History
  • Page: 131
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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

The Best Ever

  • Author: Sarah Houghton
  • Publisher: Capstone Classroom
  • ISBN: 9780736895026
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Tells the story of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, from his youth to his highly successful professional career, which includes six NBA titles and numerous records and awards.

Michael "Air" Jordan

Michael

  • Author: Bob Sakamoto
  • Publisher: New Amer Library
  • ISBN: 9780451171795
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 128
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The inside story of the popular professional basketball player discusses Jordan's formative years, his athletic career--from college to the NBA--his business success, and his personal life