25 Journeys Into the West BankBook - 2012
With the images of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so dominant in our minds, walking for leisure is the one activity probably least associated with the West Bank region. But Stefan Szepesis book wanders well off the beaten track of Palestine as only a synonym for occupation and strife, exploring its inspiring natural and cultural landscape, its intriguing past and present, and the hospitality of its people. The book takes first-time walkers and experienced hikers, as well as armchair explorers, through Palestines steep desert gorges, along its tiny herders trails, and over its quiet dirt roads running past silver green olive groves. With side stories and anecdotes on heritage, history, culture, and daily life in the West Bank, the book ventures into the traits and character of Palestine today. Walking Palestine also offers a wealth of practical walking tips, including references to local guides, the West Banks best leisure spots and countryside restaurants, and charming places to spend the night.
Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012.
Branch Call Number: 915.69504 SZE 2012
Characteristics: 272 pages :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,22 cm.