OT: Geology / Archaeology / Israel > 'A Crack in the Earth' Haim Watzman

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Denise | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 30 2014 4:42 PM

Finding geological, archaeological, and interesting reading about Israel is tough.  If you thought Kindle was cheap, and Logos pricey, search 'Geology Israel' or similar on the Kindle section.  I really wonder, since specialized geological books plus archaeology here are maybe 1/4th the price.

I doubt Logos will specialize in geology any time soon; the market is probably tiny.  So I post these periodically for any enthusiasts that are immensely depressed.

It's a very affordable tome, easy to read and immenently interesting.  


If you enjoy John McPhee (eg Assembling California), Watzman writes very similarly but mixes in a big chunk of archaeology along the way.  He moves from Aqaba (why early development on the east), up the rift to Syria.  He's quite blunt, especially about the human foibles that populate the trip.

Recommended.  For anyone that's locked into 4K years in the OT, this would not be a good choice (and no offense intended).

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 30 2014 5:01 PM

Thanks Denise,

Looks interesting price is in my sweet spot, gonna nab it!

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Erik | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 30 2014 8:35 PM

Thanks Denise....I would have missed this otherwise.  Once you purchase the volume they are offering the audible narration for an additional reasonable sum.  I think I'll pick that up as well for my lengthy commute (3-4 hours round trip on a typical day).

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 3 2014 3:53 PM

For any readers not commuting (!), if you want the geological maps accompanied by stratigraphic maps:

Geological Survey of Israel:


Each map is about 1.5 meg; the index is a PDF downloadable at the top of the list.  Each sheet includes the surface geology and then an associated stratigraphic section.  This site also includes a PDF the traces the strats from the south Negev going north into the Shephalah.

Geology of Isreal:


These come from the GSI site above, and break the respective sheet into separate surface and strat maps.  The last post was 2009, so mainly it's a convenience.  This site, at the top, shows a cross section of Israel as well.  

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Charlene | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 4 2014 9:14 AM

Thanks, Denise!


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