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The Land of Israel

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


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108042055

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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 sciences.

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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108042055
    • length: 706 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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 Adwân
    23. Ruined villages between Heshbon and Amman
    24. Halt at Agyle's Camp
    25. From the Huleh to the Litany (Leontes)
    26. Damascus

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