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The Resource Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond, Rick Antonson

Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond, Rick Antonson

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Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond
Title
Full moon over Noah's ark
Title remainder
an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Rick Antonson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region's long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah's Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding conflict between Turkey and Armenia. Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the mountain's nearly 17,000-foot summit, trekking alongside a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen symbol of their country. Antonson weaves vivid historical anecdote with unexpected travel vignettes, whether tracing earlier mountaineering attempts on the peak, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved debate, or depicting the Kurds' ambitions for their own nation's borders, which some say should include Mount Ararat. What unfolds in Full Moon Over Noah's Ark is one man's odyssey, a tale told through many stories. Starting with the flooding of the Black Sea in 5500 BCE, through to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the contrasting narratives of the Great Flood known to followers of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions, Full Moon Over Noah's Ark takes readers along with Antonson through the shadows and broad landscapes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Armenia, shedding light on a troubled but fascinating area of the world"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.6/26
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS51.A66
LC item number
A58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond, Rick Antonson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ONE. The Forbidden Mountain -- TWO. The Bosporus Strait -- THREE. Whirling Dervish -- FOUR. The Van Gölü Express -- FIVE. Women of Ararat -- SIX. Turkish Honeycomb -- SEVEN. Taking Tea with Van Cats -- EIGHT. Doğubayazıt -- NINE. Base Camp -- TEN. The Mountain of Pain -- ELEVEN. Final Ascent -- TWELVE. Walking Bones -- THIRTEEN. Turkish Bath -- FOURTEEN. The Lost Ship of Noah -- FIFTEEN. Fish Lake -- SEVENTEEN. Kurdish Lands -- EIGHTEEN. The Trans Asia Express -- NINETEEN. The Unfinished Quest -- TWENTY. Mother of the World -- Afterword -- Chronology -- Appendix
Control code
1654435
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 382 pages
Isbn
9781510705654
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015050136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1654435
  • (Sirsi) 1654435
  • (OCoLC)914219202
Label
Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond, Rick Antonson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ONE. The Forbidden Mountain -- TWO. The Bosporus Strait -- THREE. Whirling Dervish -- FOUR. The Van Gölü Express -- FIVE. Women of Ararat -- SIX. Turkish Honeycomb -- SEVEN. Taking Tea with Van Cats -- EIGHT. Doğubayazıt -- NINE. Base Camp -- TEN. The Mountain of Pain -- ELEVEN. Final Ascent -- TWELVE. Walking Bones -- THIRTEEN. Turkish Bath -- FOURTEEN. The Lost Ship of Noah -- FIFTEEN. Fish Lake -- SEVENTEEN. Kurdish Lands -- EIGHTEEN. The Trans Asia Express -- NINETEEN. The Unfinished Quest -- TWENTY. Mother of the World -- Afterword -- Chronology -- Appendix
Control code
1654435
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 382 pages
Isbn
9781510705654
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015050136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1654435
  • (Sirsi) 1654435
  • (OCoLC)914219202

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