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Mackey, pp. 33–34, 45–46. Chapter 2: Land and Animals 1. Andrew Burke, Virginia Maxwell, and Lain Shearer, Iran (Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet Publications, 2012), p. 318–319. 2. com. htm 3. B. Tauris, 2005), pp. 60–61. 4. Burke, p. 64. 5. , “The Qanats of Iran,” Scientific American, Vol. 218, No. 4 (April 1968), p. 94. Chapter 4: The Persian Empire 1. Sandra Mackey, The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation (New York: Dutton, 1996), pp. 21–22. 2. , p. 23. 3. Elton Daniel, The History of Iran (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2012), pp.

Sandra Mackey, The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation (New York: Dutton, 1996), pp. 107–108. 2. David Waines, An Introduction to Islam (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 30–32, 89–93. 3. Vali Nasr, The Shia Revival (New York: Norton, 2006), pp. 38–39. 4. Robin Wright, Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East (New York: Penguin Press, 2008), p. 272. 5. Waines, p. 156. indd 59 5/14/14 12:35 PM FUrtHEr rEaDInG Books Canini, Mikko (editor). Iran. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2005.

It was suspected that nuclear scientists there were also trying to build an atomic bomb. The idea of an atomic weapon in the hands of an unsteady government made the rest of the world very nervous. The US and Israel were especially worried. Iran’s leaders repeatedly said they would like to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. America has long been Israel’s best friend and protector. So attacks on Israel could be regarded as attacks on the US. Iran continued to say it only wanted nuclear power to create better and cheaper electricity.

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