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The aerial photography is wonderfully presented and illustrates well Bowker's discussion of selected sites and their significance. (R. Steven Notley, Professor of Biblical studies, Nyack College Biblical Archaeology Review 20081221)
Israel and the Palestinian areas unfold gloriously. Spanning 256 pages, this is a book well worth reading, re-reading and savouring. (Canadian Jewish News )
All the material is written in an accessible, easy-to-read style, while the gorgeous aerial photographs nicely complement the text. (Chicago Tribune )
Splendid.... This is a delightful and informative read. (Zev Garber American Reference Book Annual )
John Bowker is a professor of religious studies who has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has written and edited many books on world religions including World Religions, God: A Brief History, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religion, and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions.
Sonia Halliday specializes in aerial photography of historical sites, particularly in Israel and Jordan. She has been taking photographs around the world for 40 years.
Bryan Knox has been a photographer for 25 years, specializing in such areas as wildlife and stained-glass windows.(20081127) See all Editorial Reviews