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THE HOLY LAND FROM THE AIR.

Amos Elon.

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ISBN 10: 0810981750 / ISBN 13: 9780810981751
Published by Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A.: Abradale/Abrams, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1997. Folio. 143 pages. 104 color photos. Black cloth, title in orange. A fine copy in fine dw, price intact. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13141950664

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Title: THE HOLY LAND FROM THE AIR.

Publisher: Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A.: Abradale/Abrams

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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An stimulating pictorial odyssey through a land steeped in cultural heritage and deep religious significance features more than one hundred full-color aerial photographs that reveal the historical landscapes of the Holy Land.

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Nowitz's 104 magnificent, buoyant aerial photographs reveal a modern country steeped in history and religion, and luminous skies against arid and lush terrain. There are pictures of prehistoric caves near Zichron Yaakov, a wine-making village on the western slope of Mt. Carmel; of Caesarea, an ancient Roman port, later a Crusader fortress; and of the relatively neoteric city of Tel Aviv, Israel's economic and social center. In a single photo, Nowitz frames a familiar Jerusalem scene: the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in close proximity. The fertile Hula Valley in the Galilee, a malaria-infested swamp until the 1950s and now a patchwork of brilliant greens, is depicted here as are sheep corralled in the dry, inhospitable Judean Desert. Freelance photographer Nowitz resides in Israel and journalist Elon wrote The Israelis: Founders and Sons. BOMC dividend selection.
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