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Knopf Guide: The Holy Land (Knopf Guides) [Paperback]

Alfred A Knopf Publishing
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Oct 1995 Knopf Guides
Completely revised and updated

Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (Oct 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679762019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679762010
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 12.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,639,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My family and I recently returned from a trip to Israel. We found the Knopf guide an extremely valuable resource. The historical perspectives, maps, illustrations, photographs, and drawings enhanced our enjoyment of our trip by enabling us to focus and anticipate the key aspects of our travels. This guide shines above all the other guides by providing all the necessary practical travel information that you would expect from even the most basic of guides, but where it really excels is by presenting all this in a comprehensive and yet visually stimulating format. By seperating itineraries of The Holy Land into regions you are able to prepare for your trip well in advance and then enjoy the whole region, even if you didn't get to see all of the stops along the way. This is the only guide you need to take, save your money for souveniors
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We are soon to visit the Holy Land and this book is a wonderful resource for preparation. Vivid illustrations bring the history to life and stir our imagination and interest. Handy size for taking with, and smallish print is not a problem even for our trifocals, because quality so high.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have guide for visitors to the middle east! 28 Jan 2000
By Michael McDaniel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This guide is beautiful, complete, and truly in-depth. For example, there is a fold out section showing the route Jesus followed carrying his cross. It notes all of the details including where he fell, where certain icons are -- everything you could want to know. The Knopf Guide also will make a great souvenir of your trip.
Contrary to what another writer has said here, this book certainly recognizes Israel. As the Lonely Planet guide points out, there is much in dispute about this area, and it's easy to offend one group or the other. Any attempt to present a balanced view of history and of the three religions which center their faith here must tread carefully with names and facts. The Knopf Guide excels in this area.
I'd recommend picking up the Lonely Planet guide for details of accomodation and travel facts, but for the history, architecture, birds, animals, fish, sacredness, and gradeur of the area, this is definitely the book to get!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary guide, all that's needed for The Holy Land 7 Dec 1998
By KWL@JUNO.COM - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My family and I recently returned from a trip to Israel. We found the Knopf guide an extremely valuable resource. The historical perspectives, maps, illustrations, photographs, and drawings enhanced our enjoyment of our trip by enabling us to focus and anticipate the key aspects of our travels. This guide shines above all the other guides by providing all the necessary practical travel information that you would expect from even the most basic of guides, but where it really excels is by presenting all this in a comprehensive and yet visually stimulating format. By seperating itineraries of The Holy Land into regions you are able to prepare for your trip well in advance and then enjoy the whole region, even if you didn't get to see all of the stops along the way. This is the only guide you need to take, save your money for souveniors
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guide book for those who want to understand what they see 12 Sep 1999
By Charles Barlow (cbarlow@kinneret.co.il) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is so good that when it was taken away from me at the Syrian border (for having Hebrew in it) I ordered another copy. The Holy Land is a wonderfully literate and detailed little book that could form the basis of a course at Oxford.
You might also want to bring another guide that deals more with pedestrian, but very important, things like where to eat, shop and stay. The Knopf guide is what you want when you go to the Dome of the Rock.
When in Jerusalem I recommend the American Colony Hotel (an Oasis).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! History and travel wisdom artfully organized! 13 Nov 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
We are soon to visit the Holy Land and this book is a wonderful resource for preparation. Vivid illustrations bring the history to life and stir our imagination and interest. Handy size for taking with, and smallish print is not a problem even for our trifocals, because quality so high.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide for visiting the Holy Land 26 Jun 2014
By Richard Wolfstone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Well organized with everything you need when visiting the Holy Land. Not just pictures and maps, but also great historical and cultural information.
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