From School Library Journal
ERETZ magazine is a publication devoted to the geography, environment, and land and nature of Israel. Editors Yadin Roman and Ya'akov Shkolnik have developed detailed directions and practical information for 36 hiking routes in Golan, Upper Galilee, Western Galilee, Lower Galilee, Carmel, Coastal Plain, Judean Mountains, Hebron Mountains, Judean Desert, Southern Judean Desert, Northern Negev, Negev Highlands, and Eilat Mountains. For example, the chapter devoted to Hebron describes a route in the Yattir Forest in terms of its length (18 kilometers), difficulty (for good hikers), start/end points, duration (7 to 8 hours), admission fee (none), opening hours (none), equipment (none), pick up point for cars (end of route), and much more. The description of the Yattir Forest route also explains a fence that bisects the northern part, paved and unpaved parts of the trail, flora, and historical background. Beautifully illustrated with full-color maps and photographs, this is highly recommended for those interested in enjoying outdoor activities while visiting or living in Israel. For larger travel collections.—Elizabeth Connor, The Citadel, Military Coll. of South Carolina, Lib., Charleston
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