The Land of Israel

The Land of Israel : A Journal of Travels in Palestine, Undertaken with Special Reference to its Physical Character

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Ornithologist and clergyman H. B. Tristram (1822-1906), who became both a Fellow of the Royal Society and Canon residentiary of Durham, began his literary career with an account of his ventures into the desert of Algeria, where he had travelled seeking a salubrious winter climate. This subsequent book, published in 1865, narrates his journey through Palestine in 1863-4. An engaging account, written for a popular audience, it combines detailed observations of antiquities, geography, and the native wildlife with scriptural quotations; its stated aim is to demonstrate that the Bible accurately describes the region. Tristram was one of the earliest public supporters of Darwin's theories, noting their relevance to his own studies in his 1859 paper 'On the Ornithology of North Africa'. This book, and his later work of 1873 The Land of Moab (also reissued in this series), illuminate the complex contemporary relationship between religion and the natural more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 2 maps
  • 1139162357
  • 9781139162357

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Preface; 1. Arrival off Beyrout; 2. Departure from Beyrout; 3. Sarepta; 4. El Bussah; 5. Plain of Acre; 6. Tombs in Carmel; 7. Nablous; 8. Plain of Shechem; 9. Negotiations with the Sheikhs of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea; 10. Ancient Jericho; 11. Ride up the Ghor; 12. Ascent to Marsaba; 13. Dead Sea; 14. Ride from Engedi to Masada; 15. Departure from Zuweirah for the Safieh; 16. Departure from the Dead Sea; 17. Hebron; 18. Departure from Nazareth; 19. Plain of Gennesaret; 20. Description of Tibneh; 21. Carmel in Spring; 22. Negotiations with the Adwan; 23. Ruined villages between Heshbon and Amman; 24. Halt at Agyle's Camp; 25. From the Huleh to the Litany (Leontes); 26. Damascus; more

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