Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Syria, land of the Euphrates River, distinctive mosques, the ancient cities of Aleppo and Damascus, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces SyriaÍs history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.