Full Moon Over Noah's Ark

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Full Moon Over Noah's Ark
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Author Rick Antonson
Editor Cory Allyn
Illustrator Simon Carr
Publication Year 2016
ISBN ISBN 978-1-51070-0565-4
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Publishing City New York
Short Description An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond
Format Hardbound, Audio, eBook
No. of Pages 382
Language English
Audio Book Length 10 hours
Category Travel & Tourism, Genocide, History, Biographies & Memoirs
www.rickantonson.com


An absorbing adventure to Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s history and mysteries Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored to be the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the long-standing 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 mixes 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’ nationalist ambitions for their own 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 5600 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.




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