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by Noel Perrin,Barbara Kreiger

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Author:
Noel Perrin,Barbara Kreiger
ISBN13:
978-0874518276
ISBN:
087451827X
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Brandeis University Press; 1 edition (February 15, 1997)
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Middle East
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Barbara Kreiger, Noel Perrin.

The Dead Sea is unlike any other place on earth. Barbara Kreiger, Noel Perrin. In elegant and vivid prose, Barbara Kreiger re-creates and analyzes the myths and legends surrounding the site and examines both The Dead Sea is unlike any other place on earth. Situated a quarter mile below sea level, so saline it can't support life, surrounded by a desolate landscape, it is not just a geologic feature but a source of mystery connected to religious faith.

by Barbara Kreiger and Noel Perrin. You celebrate with their accomplishments and are saddened with their inability to achieve all their goals Kreiger takes the reader back to prehistoric periods, over 14000 years ago, when Lake Lisan covered most of the Jordan Valley, including the Dead Sea. You are also left with the feeling of traveling down to the lowest point on dry land in this world of ours with the intense heat engulfing your body. She speaks of the problems brought on by the social forces on this ecosystem. Will the Dead Sea survive? I highly recommend this book.

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In its sweep of history, Kreiger’s book conveys a powerful sense of how the world was once viewed, as a. .Students of the Middle East will doubtless find this exhaustive report on the history and geopolitical details of the Dead Sea and the Jordan River indispensable.

In its sweep of history, Kreiger’s book conveys a powerful sense of how the world was once viewed, as a source of never-ending wonder tinged with divinity, how that view shifted to accommodate the curiosity we call science and above all how, throughout several inventive millennia, the practice of subjugation has scarcely changed. Times Literary Supplement).

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Living Waters: Myth, History, and Politics of the Dead Sea. Barbara Kreiger.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Dead Sea and the Jordan River. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River. The History and Potential Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict By Silverbrand, Ian J. Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 44, No. 2, Summer 2008.

Noel Perrin (September 18, 1927 – November 21, 2004) was an American essayist and a professor at Dartmouth College. Perrin was born on September 18, 1927 in New York City and grew up in Pelham Manor, New York

Noel Perrin (September 18, 1927 – November 21, 2004) was an American essayist and a professor at Dartmouth College. Perrin was born on September 18, 1927 in New York City and grew up in Pelham Manor, New York. His parents both worked as advertising copywriters at the J. Walter Thompson Agency. His mother Blanche was a career writer and the author of several novels, and she was his inspiration to become a writer.

She conveys the blend of spiritual, touristic, and scientific motivations that have driven exploration and describes the modern exploitation of the lake and the surrounding area through mineral extraction and agriculture. 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 is unlike any other place on earth. Situated a quarter mile below sea level, so saline it can't support life, surrounded by a desolate landscape, it is not just a geologic feature but a source of mystery connected to religious faith. In elegant and vivid prose, Barbara Kreiger re-creates and analyzes the myths and legends surrounding the site and examines both its natural history and its gradual and difficult exploration. But The Dead Sea (first published as Living Waters in 1988) is more than a detailed and delightful travelogue. It is also an inquiry into the human and political drama that has swirled around this mysterious place for more than 12,000 years. In an afterword to the new edition, Kreiger shows how the sea in the post-Peace Accord era may come to take on a new symbolism: with perpetual need for water and a thriving mineral industry as common bonds, Israel and Jordan, two traditional antagonists whose border bisects the sea, may find themselves joining forces to preserve its fragile ecosystem against the threats of technology and tourism.