By Barbara Kreiger
For centuries tourists were interested in the lovely and mysterious useless Sea and Jordan River, a sector that is in contrast to the other in the world in its non secular and old value. during this quite attractive and readable ebook, Barbara Kreiger chronicles the usual and human historical past of those storied our bodies of water, drawing on money owed via tourists, pilgrims, and explorers from precedent days to the current. She conveys the mixture of religious, touristic, and clinical motivations that experience pushed exploration and describes the fashionable exploitation of the lake and the encompassing zone via mineral extraction and agriculture. this day, either lake and river are in quandary, and stewardship of those water assets is certain up with political conflicts within the sector. The useless Sea and the Jordan River combines background, literature, travelogue, and traditional background in a fashion that makes it difficult to place down.