This book is the third in a series that is not yet complete. Volume 1 covered India, the Far East, and the Pacific area; volume 2 covered Africa and adjacent islands. The present volume covers the Near and Middle East, specifically Cyprus, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Aden, Bahrain, Kuwait, Muscat, and Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Each chapter contains maps and ends with a summary and bibliography. "Health Hints for the Tropics" is the title of the appendix. There is an index. This reference book will be of value chiefly in the event of future military operations. Commercial firms interested in establishing international branches would also find the information given here valuable.