The Dead Sea and the Jordan River por Barbara Kreiger

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River por Barbara Kreiger

November 21, 2019

Titulo del libro : The Dead Sea and the Jordan River
Fecha de lanzamiento : March 21, 2016
Autor : Barbara Kreiger
Número de páginas : 304
ISBN : 0253019524
Editor : Indiana University Press

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Barbara Kreiger con The Dead Sea and the Jordan River

For centuries travelers have been drawn to the stunning and mysterious Dead Sea and Jordan River, a region which is unlike any other on earth in its religious and historical significance. In this exceptionally engaging and readable book, Barbara Kreiger chronicles the natural and human history of these storied bodies of water, drawing on accounts by travelers, pilgrims, and explorers from ancient times to the present. She conveys the blend of spiritual, touristic, and scientific motivations that have driven exploration and describes the modern exploitation of the lake and the surrounding area through mineral extraction and agriculture. Today, both lake and river are in crisis, and stewardship of these water resources is bound up with political conflicts in the region. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River combines history, literature, travelogue, and natural history in a way that makes it hard to put down.