Aerial Atlas of the Holy Land

Aerial Atlas of the Holy Land

Discover the Great Sites of History From the Air

Book - 2008
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The great historical sites of the Holy Land -- seen from a unique perspective

Forever timely and compelling, the Holy Land is steeped in religious and historical significance. In 2007, its natural beauty and unparalleled biblical and archaeological heritage attracted more than 2.6 million tourists.

Now, thanks to aerial photography from a single, exceptionally high-quality and up-to-date source, the Aerial Atlas of the Holy Land reveals the ancient crossroads of Galilee, Samaria and Judea as never before seen in book form. Included are 36 sites of great Jewish, Christian or Muslim significance dating to Roman, Persian and Crusader times.

The informative text adds historical, religious and cultural context to this superb photographic survey of the Holy Land. Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth are featured, as are such other key locations as Caesarea, Philippi, Cana, Qumran, Jericho, Mount Hermon, the Carmel Caves, Tiberias, Dor and the Sea of Galilee.

Additional features include:

A full-color, two-page map detailing the cities and towns, physical features, transportation facilities and other aspects of the Holy Land today. Bibliography General Reading List

This breathtaking aerial portrait, with its authoritative text and supporting materials, celebrates the grandeur of one of the most famous areas of the world, bringing it to life for general readers as well as tourists and pilgrims.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9781554073979
Branch Call Number: 956.94 Bowker
Characteristics: 1 atlas (256 p.) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bowker, John 1935-
Knox, Bryan


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Feb 22, 2011

Great book! Beautiful pictures and very imformative.

Feb 21, 2011

What an interesting book.
It calls itself an Atlas. But only in part.
The term almost automatically conjures up images of large, oversized books containing a compilation of equally oversized maps. Well that's what this book isn't.
As the other part of the title explains "Aerial Atlas...".: this isn't so much a collection of maps, although there are a goodly number (about the utility of which I have some reservation) as it is a collection of aerial phtographs that examine important (archeological) sites throughout Israel. And remember, this is an atlas of the "...Holy Land..." so it deals with those places that are significant chiefly, but not exclusively, to the Jewish faith. After all, the Holy Land is holy to Moslems, Christians and Jews.
Before setting out on our trip across the Holy Land, the Authors fortify our understanding of Judaiism and our Bible history so that we can understand what we are about to encounter in the light of that which makes this land holy.
A very beautiful book, well written, well illustrated but not, oddly enough, well mapped. Going to Israel? Read this book first --- better yet, take it along with you --- I wish I had.


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