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Author Antonson, Rick, 1949-

Title Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond / Rick Antonson.

Publication Info. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    956.626 ANT    Available
Description xiii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region's long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah's Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding conflict between Turkey and Armenia. Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the mountain's nearly 17,000-foot summit, trekking alongside a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen symbol of their country. Antonson weaves vivid historical anecdote with unexpected travel vignettes, whether tracing earlier mountaineering attempts on the peak, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved debate, or depicting the Kurds' ambitions for their own nation's borders, which some say should include Mount Ararat. What unfolds in Full Moon Over Noah's Ark is one man's odyssey, a tale told through many stories. Starting with the flooding of the Black Sea in 5500 BCE, through to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the contrasting narratives of the Great Flood known to followers of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions, Full Moon Over Noah's Ark takes readers along with Antonson through the shadows and broad landscapes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Armenia, shedding light on a troubled but fascinating area of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ONE. The Forbidden Mountain -- TWO. The Bosporus Strait -- THREE. Whirling Dervish -- FOUR. The Van Gölü Express -- FIVE. Women of Ararat -- SIX. Turkish Honeycomb -- SEVEN. Taking Tea with Van Cats -- EIGHT. Doubayazıt -- NINE. Base Camp -- TEN. The Mountain of Pain -- ELEVEN. Final Ascent -- TWELVE. Walking Bones -- THIRTEEN. Turkish Bath -- FOURTEEN. The Lost Ship of Noah -- FIFTEEN. Fish Lake -- SEVENTEEN. Kurdish Lands -- EIGHTEEN. The Trans Asia Express -- NINETEEN. The Unfinished Quest -- TWENTY. Mother of the World -- Afterword -- Chronology -- Appendix.
Subject Ararat, Mount (Turkey) -- Description and travel.
Antonson, Rick, 1949- -- Travel -- Turkey -- Ararat, Mount.
Mountaineering -- Turkey -- Ararat, Mount.
Ararat, Mount, Region (Turkey) -- Description and travel.
Ararat, Mount, Region (Turkey) -- History.
Ararat, Mount, Region (Turkey) -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9781510705654 (hardback)
1510705651 (hardback)

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