Saudi Arabia by Robert A. Harper

Saudi Arabia by Robert A. Harper

By Robert A. Harper

Книга Saudi Arabia Saudi ArabiaКниги География Автор: Robert A. Harper Год издания: 2002 Формат: pdf Издат.:Chelsea residence guides Страниц: 109 Размер: 1,1 ISBN: 0791069354 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Saudi Arabia (Modern global countries)

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Saudi Arabia

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Bedouins in this region adapted to the ways of the desert with their innovative bread-making techniques. Since Muslims are prohibited from eating pork, camel and goat meat are very popular. In the Hejaz, the unique cuisine is quite popular. A typical meal includes the harisah, a meat dish with sugared wheat, along with jubniyyah, a dessert made of goat’s milk, and lahuh, crepes with meat and sour cream or yogurt. For a first-time visitor to Saudi Arabia, it would not be surprising if Saudi people were to greet him or her and provide a lavish meal.

Camels are traded throughout Saudi Arabia, because they are suited to the arid conditions—they can survive for up to two weeks without water and about a month without food. water that is high in salts and minerals, and convert it to milk. Camels can even recycle their urine. Thus, they can go without eating or drinking for several days. During such periods, 37 38 Saudi Arabia camels may lose up to a quarter of their weight by dehydration without ill effects. They can regain that lost weight in 10 minutes by drinking as much as 25 to 50 gallons (95 to 190 liters) of water.

It gently drops to the low-lying shores of the Persian Gulf. Here, the ancient crystalline rocks of the west are buried deep below sedimentary rock. It is these layers of sedimentary rock that hold vast deposits of oil. Much of the surface itself is covered with sand. Before the discovery of oil, this was a sparsely populated region, except along the coast of the Persian Gulf. The Saudis call the region Al-Hasa. The name comes from a great oasis located here, the largest in the entire country. Between the Ad Dahna and the Nadj is a barren, rocky upland about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide.

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