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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.
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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.
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Splendid.... This is a delightful and informative read. -- Zev Garber "American Reference Book Annual" (01/01/2008) The aerial photography is wonderfully presented and illustrates well Bowker's discussion of selected sites and their significance. -- R. Steven Notley, Professor of Biblical studies, Nyack College "Biblical Archaeology Review" (06/01/2009)About the Author:
John Bowker is a professor of religious studies who has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has written and edited many books on world religions including World Religions, God: A Brief History, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religion, and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions.
Sonia Halliday specializes in aerial photography of historical sites, particularly in Israel and Jordan. She has been taking photographs around the world for 40 years.
Bryan Knox has been a photographer for 25 years, specializing in such areas as wildlife and stained-glass windows.
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