Ararat

Ararat: In Search of the Mythical Mountain

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 06/05/2010
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Synopsis

Mount Ararat in Turkey is where, as biblical tradition has it, Noah's Ark ran aground and God made his covenant with mankind. Now it stands astride the fault-line between religion and science, a geographical, political and cultural crossroads, bound up with the centuries-old history of warfare between different cultures in this region. Frank Westerman takes a pilgrimage from the mountain's foot to its highest slopes, meeting along the way geologists, priests and an expedition in search of the Ark's remains, as well as a Russian astronaut who observes that 'there is something between heaven and earth about which we humans know nothing'.

Ararat is a dazzling, highly personal book about science, religion and all that lies between, by one of Europe's most celebrated young writers.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099512783
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 171g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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I read it twice, and will re-read it.
I like books which are a mixture of history, travelogue, people and philosophy, and Ararat fulfilled my expectations. A slim volume, it is partly a memoir ... READ MORE
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