• History

Jordan, past & present

Petra, Jerash, Amman
Author: E. Borgia
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 76
View: 8186
Biography of, and writings by, Mary Ward, the founder of the Congregation of Jesus, still in existence today.

    • Travel

Jordan


Author: Matthew Teller
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858287409
Category: Travel
Page: 474
View: 7019
The Rough Guide to Jordan is a handbook to the Middle East's most alluring destination. Features include: a full-colour section introducing Jordan's highlights; detailed accounts of all the sights and attractions, including the ancient city of Petra, the Red Sea resort of Aqaba and the desert cliffs of Wadi Rum; up-to-the-minute reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay - in all price ranges; practical guidance on experiencing the unspoilt natural environment, from diving in the Red Sea to trekking and wildlife spotting, plus informed background on history, religion, art, politics and nature; and maps and plans for every region.

    • Travel

Lonely Planet Jordan


Author: Lonely Planet,Jenny Walker,Paul Clammer
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1743605463
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
View: 5535
#1 best-selling guide to Jordan* Lonely Planet Jordan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient city of Petra, experience life in the desert wilderness at a Bedouin camp and float in the Dead Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jordan and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Jordan Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - archaeology, Biblical sites, people, society, traditional crafts, cuisine, etiquette, landscapes, wildlife. Over 44 maps Covers Ammam, Jerash, Irbid, Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt Nebo, Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Musa, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Desert Highway, Azraq and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Jordan, our most comprehensive guide to Jordan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jenny Walker and Paul Clammer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Jordan. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, February 2014-January 2015

    • Science

Petra


Author: Jane Taylor
Publisher: Aurum PressLtd
ISBN: 9789957451059
Category: Science
Page: 143
View: 1664
In this book, now republished in an updated edition, Jane Taylor provides a superb portrait of the city for visitors (and for armchair travellers) which also relates the history of the mysterious Nabateans who built the city and the miles of water channels which diverted the sparse local rainfall into its reservoirs. There is a full description, and many magnificent photographs, of the various buildings which can be seen by visitors today with an account of their origins and uses and the latest archeological findings.

    • Art

Discoveries: Petra

Lost City of the Ancient World
Author: Christian Auge,Jean-Marie Dentzer
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810928961
Category: Art
Page: 127
View: 881
Part of a series that focuses on individual facets of art, archaeology, music, philosophy, popular culture, science and nature. This book explores the history, culture and architecture of the ancient city of Petra.

    • History

Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans


Author: Jane Taylor
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1860645089
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 531
their continued, if unrecognized, survival as Christians and farmers under the Byzantine Empire and into the early years of Islam.

    • Travel

The Rough Guide to Jordan


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241298490
Category: Travel
Page: 416
View: 6448
Widely regarded as most comprehensive guide to Jordan, The Rough Guide to Jordan provides everything you need discover the Middle East's most remarkable destination. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, lift the lid on this fascinatingly diverse country. Explore the world wonder that is Petra, an ancient city carved from rose-red mountain cliffs. Roam the Martian landscape of Wadi Rum beloved of Hollywood location scouts, then relax on golden beaches at Aqaba, Jordan's beautiful Red Sea resort. At every point, The Rough Guide to Jordan steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions from our expert author. Whether you're discovering contemporary art in Amman or floating your cares away on the Dead Sea, make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Jordan.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Married to a Bedouin


Author: Marguerite van Geldermalsen
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0748122737
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 1141
'"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight - in my cave?"' Thus begins Marguerite van Geldermalsen's story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. It was 1978 and she and a friend were travelling through the Middle East when Marguerite met the charismatic Mohammad who convinced her that he was the man for her. A life with Mohammad meant moving into his ancient cave and learning to love the regular tasks of baking shrak bread on an open fire and collecting water from the spring. And as Marguerite feels herself becoming part of the Bedouin community, she is thankful for the twist in fate that has led her to this contented life. Marguerite's light-hearted and guileless observations of the people she comes to love are as heart-warming as they are valuable, charting Bedouin traditions now lost to the modern world.

    • Travel

Frommer's Israel Past & Present

The Indispensable Guide to the Holy Land's Greatest Sites
Author: D. Bahat,Robert Ullian
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 9780028622514
Category: Travel
Page: 96
View: 3409
Israel's historic and religious heritage is brought to life through a series of color photos of the country's most important sites as you see them today -- with acetate overlays containing vivid reconstructions of the sites as they once were.This unique, indispensable guide lets travelers see the past as never before. It's the perfect companion for anyone who wants to explore the historic and holy sites and see them as they were meant to be seen. Also included: An introduction to ancient Israel Dozens of full-color photos and maps Complete service information, with directions, transportation information, opening times, costs, and nearby places to eat or spend the night

    • Travel

Lonely Planet Finland


Author: Lonely Planet,Mara Vorhees,Catherine Le Nevez,Virginia Maxwell
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 178701889X
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
View: 8145
#1 best-selling guide to Finland* Lonely Planet Finland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike through forests and fells, spectacular gorges and ravines, fizz over the snow behind a team of huskies on an overnight dog-sled safari, then change the pace with chic shopping at Helsinki's cutting-edge design stores; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Finland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Finland Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Sámi society & traditions, Finnish lifestyle & culture, history, design, literature, music, painting, sculpture, food & drink, outdoor activities Over 50 maps Covers Helsinki, Turku & the South Coast, Aland Archipelago, Tampere & Hame, The Lakeland, Karelia, West Coast, Oulu, Kainuu & Koilllismaa, Lapland and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Finland our most comprehensive guide to Finland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Finland. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

    • Travel

Book Lust to Go

Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570617015
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 3160
Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

    • Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem & the Holy Lands


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756650534
Category: Travel
Page: 336
View: 314
A highly illustrated guide to Jerusalem in the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel series


    • Jordan

Petra

Art, History and Itineraries in the Nabatean Capital
Author: Fabio Bourbon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788880953418
Category: Jordan
Page: 141
View: 5381

    • Architecture, Roman

Ancient Rome

Past and Present
Author: Romolo Augusto Staccioli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788881620302
Category: Architecture, Roman
Page: 72
View: 5121
Contains transparent overlays, artists reconstruction of original Roman buildings.

    • Social Science

Marketing Heritage

Archaeology and the Consumption of the Past
Author: Yorke Rowan,Uzi Baram
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759115370
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 9899
Within this edited volume, original case studies from well-known sites throughout the world are presented to address the complex interaction between archaeology and nationalist, political, and commercial policies. This book should appeal to archaeologists, applied anthropologists, tourism and economic development specialists, and historic preservationists alike, as well others with an interest in the preservation of archaeological sites as historic locales.

    • Religion

Elenchus of Biblica


Author: M. Schoenmaeckers
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876536267
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 8960
Le 23 novembre 1964, jour de la promulgation de Lumen Gentium, la constitution dogmatique sur l'Eglise, marque un evenement: c'est la premiere fois dans l'histoire de l'Eglise qu'une assemblee de la Sainte Eglise s'exprime solennellement sur la vie consacree. Le sixieme chapitre de la constitution traite de la signification et de l'essence de la vie religieuse, la reliant au mystere de l'Eglise, peuple de Dieu. Ce texte conciliaire presente la vie religieuse comme un etat canonique, celui du chretien qui tend, dans un institut de perfection, a la charite parfaite et consacre sa vie a Dieu et aux hommes ppar la profession des conseils evangeliques de chastete, pauvrete et obeissance. De toute evidence, cette declaration doctrinale est importante pour l'Eglise et pour le developpement de la vie consacree dans l'Eglise. En lisant Lumen Gentium, on est assez vite frappe par le debut abrupt du sixieme chapitre sur les religieux; car tous les autres chapitres s'ouvrent par une breve introduction. Cepedant on ne peut deracher ce chapitre de ce que a ete dit precedemment sur la vocation universelle a la saintete. En fait, l'histoire du texte fait clairement ressortir le lien qui unit ces chapitres.