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Nile Cruise: A Photographic Guideby Jenny Jobbins
Synopses & Reviews
Since Cleopatra treated Antony to a magnificent progress upriver on her royal barge, a cruise on the Nile has been an essential component of many visitors' trips to Egypt. Today, thousands take this unforgettable journey of a lifetime on one of the many luxury cruise ships that sail the Nile between Luxor and Aswan.With over 80 superb color photographs by veteran photographer Sherif Sonbol, and vivid descriptions by travel writer Jenny Jobbins, this fully illustrated celebration of the classic river journey is the ideal foretaste of, companion to, or souvenir from a modern Nile cruise. From the great temples, mysterious royal sepulchers, and intimate private tombs of Luxor, via the smaller temples and bustling towns along the river, to the serene beauty of Aswan and to the world-famous attractions of Philae and Abu Simbel beyond, this exquisitely designed book covers all the main sites on the Nile cruise itinerary.
Book News Annotation:
Egyptian photographer Sonbol provides the stupendous images, and writer and journalist Jobbins the explanatory text as they journey the great river from Abydos south through Dendera, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, and Philae to Abu Simbel beyond Lake Nasser. The tour often leaves the boat, and the river, to visit ancient sites nearby. The volume might interest people who would like to take such a cruise but never will, and those who are about to embark on one and would like a little background and guidance first. Distributed in the US by International Publishers Marketing (IPM). Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The perfect companion to one of the world s great travel experiences
About the Author
SHERIF SONBOL is a highly regarded Egyptian photographer. He has contributed photographs to numerous illustrated books, including Egyptian Palaces and Villas, 1808
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