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Published .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index.

StatementBarbara Kreiger
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS110.D38 K725 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 281 pages
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27198525M
ISBN 100253019524, 0253019362
ISBN 109780253019523, 9780253019363
LC Control Number2015038819
OCLC/WorldCa910773069

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The Dead Sea and the Jordan River, by Barbara Kreiger, is beautifully written. The author clearly has an encyclopedic knowledge of her subject matter, which is the Dead Sea. Kreiger is particularly good at detailing the many expeditions made in the 19th century to try to answer age-old questions about the famous lake for instance, how far below /5. Today, both lake and river are in crisis, and stewardship of these water resources is bound up with political conflicts in the region. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River combines history, literature, travelogue, and natural history in a way that makes it hard to put down. Get this from a library! The Dead Sea and the Jordan River. [Barbara Kreiger] -- "For centuries travelers have been drawn to the stunning and mysterious Dead Sea and Jordan River, a region which is unlike any other on earth in its religious and historical significance. In this. For centuries travelers have been drawn to the stunning and mysterious Dead Sea and Jordan River, a region which is unlike any other on earth in its religious and historical significance. In this exceptionally engaging and readable book, Barbara Kreiger chronicles the natural and human history of these storied bodies of water, drawing on.

A much more mundane substance was harvested with absolute reliability. After visiting the Dead Sea in the early s, Pococke described the Arab practice of digging small pits on the beach. With the melting of the snow in the north, he explained, the Jordan River would swell, causing the lake to rise and overflow into the pits. When the water. This book provides vital new insights into possible elements of a sustainable future in one key area, that of the Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin. The future development of the Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli people depends on finding a just and sustainable system of .   "The Jordan River and its terminal lake the Dead Sea have been on center stage of Middle East mythology, history, and politics for millennia. Barbara Kreiger's story of the modern day demise of these waters and the urgent need for their rehabilitation is a must-read for anyone that wants to understand the relevance of water issues to the Author: Barbara Kreiger.   The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation and is the lowest body of water on the surface of several decades in the midth century, the standard value given for the surface level of the lake was some 1, feet ( metres) below sea ing in the s, however, Israel and Jordan began diverting much of the Jordan River’s flow and increased the use of the lake’s water.

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