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The Promised Land

Author: Raoul Blanchard; F M Du Buit
Publisher: New York : Hawthorn Books, 1966.
Series: Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism, v. 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blanchard, Raoul, 1877-1965.
Promised Land.
New York, Hawthorn Books [1966]
(OCoLC)701571725
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raoul Blanchard; F M Du Buit
OCLC Number: 331803
Notes: Translation of La Terre de la promesse.
Description: 142, [1] pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. General Geography : 1. Physical features : Relief ; Climate --
2. The plains --
3. The central highlands : The Negev ; Judaea ; Jerusalem ; Samaria ; Carmel ; Galilee --
4. The Jordan Rift : Houleh and Tiberias ; The Ghor ; The Dead Sea ; The Araba --
5. Transjordan --
6. Conclusion. II. Topography and animal life : 7. Regional landscape features : Landscape features of Palestine : Desert climate ; Humid climates. Rainfall and climate : Distribution of temperatures ; Local distribution of rainfall ; Climatic zones. Meteorological conditions : Summer situation ; Intermediate situation: the "khamsin" ; The first heavy rain at the end of autumn ; Winter 1 ; Winter 2 ; Winter 3 --
8. Vegetation and wildlife : Vegetation ; Wildlife : Mammals ; Birds ; Reptiles and amphibians ; Fish ; Insects ; Other articulata --
9. Agriculture : Cereals ; Pulses ; Industrial crops ; Vegetables ; Trees ; Steppe --
10. Livestock : Cattle ; Sheep ; Goats ; The donkey ; Horses ; The Arabian, or single humped camel ; Pigs ; Poultry. III. A holy land : 11. A holy land : A witness to sacred history ; A good land ; The clash of civilizations ; The desert: the training ground of the prophets --
12. Suggestions for a pilgrimage.
Series Title: Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism, v. 61.
Other Titles: Terre de la promesse.
Responsibility: by Raoul Blanchard and M. Du Buit ; translated from the French by Robert Hunt.

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