Palestine and its Transformation

  title={Palestine and its Transformation},
  author={L. H.},
SEVERAL years of travel in Asia Minor, Persia, India, and central Asia, and a prolonged study of the arid and semi-arid regions of those lands, have furnished Prof. Huntington with special qualifications for investigating the effect of physical environment on human distribution and modes of life and thought in Palestine, where history reaches back to a far remoter period than in most lands. Eight months of the spring and summer of 1909 were spent in traversing the country in many directions… Expand
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  • 1955
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