The country of Jordan is a small kingdom in southwest Asia, located in close proximity to both Europe and Africa. Though it has only been recognized as an independent kingdom since 1946, it has a long history, with the first people arriving in the area around 17,000 BCE. Readers will dive into the country's past and learn about the nation Jordan has become today, from how its government is organized to what its natural landscapes look like and how its people live. Features include maps and photos; sidebars that highlight individuals, places and events; fun facts and statistics; a timeline; economic information; flags and more.
LIZ SONNEBORN is the author of many books on Native American history.