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A Dweller In Mesopotamia

Auhtor: Donald Maxwell

Language: english
Published: 1920

Genres:

travel
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Review by Bob Tobias, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Dweller In Mesopotamia':

Donald Maxwell (born in Clapham London in 1877 died in 1936) was a British writer and illustrator.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Dweller In Mesopotamia':


... 47. CTESIPHON 50. ANCIENT IRRIGATION CHANNEL NEAR HILLAH 55. TOWER OF BABEL. FIG. 1 57. THE TOWER OF BABEL 59. TOWER OF BABEL. FIG. ...
... lengths of pipes creep from the shadows on one hand into the far-off regions of blackness on the other. Armed with an electric torch, which the Chief ...
... machinery. The workmen on closer view showed that they were dressed in sacking or some such rough material in a sort of tunic. They wore long curly ...
... gilding of the sun and the intangible glamour of Eastern twilight. In fact Basra might be described from an architectural point of view as a great ...
... across the water and all the world was still. [Illustration: Dhows Basra.]. III. SINBAD THE SOLDIER. [Illustration: Monitor Moth at Basra.]. [Illustration]. SINBAD ...
... the monotony, a great expanse of muddy waters and featureless dust, with just a suggestion in one direction of a low line of blue-very faint. It tells ...
... river. [Illustration: MUD HOUSES ON THE TIGRIS]. The object of the ancient irrigationists was to tap the rivers at the higher part of this plain, ...
... keep straight on and then turn to the left by some palm trees. As we soon encountered some palm trees every few yards we wondered whether they intended ...
... some implied connection between the spiral curve and the car. How long this would have gone on I do not know had I not tried the words Birs Nimrd. ...
... topographical romance. He is a fierce enemy to higher criticism, which does away with the whale in the book of Jonah or the snow-clad summit of Mount ...
... beings, staggering and skidding about in its immediate vicinity. From time to time, one of these three would mount on the head or fore-part of this object, ...
... Divesting ourselves of our wet trench-coats, for it was still raining, we made some sort of a seat of our bags and were tolerably comfortable. Brown, ...
... was filled with goufas, the weird round boat of the upper river, and the animated scene of people either embarking or disembarking made a strange ...
... memory amidst the winter fogs and coldness of our northern lands. [Illustration: Showing the simplicity of Mesopotamian domestic architecture. ...
... does not run the whole way. The journey from Amara to Kut sounds a mere link across the river, as the full name of Kut is Kut-el-Amara, and most people ...
... hours' journey in a fast boat. It is perfectly true that the country is as flat as a pancake in original formation, but the traces of ancient ...
... robed in the lustrous gloom of leaden-coloured even, save where the misty blue ridge of the Persian mountains links heaven to earth, gleaming with ...
... great heat and abundant water that makes for luxuriant growth. Milton conceives the most romantic and wild scenery on hill and dale and savage defile, ...
... of heavy, black smoke, writhing and coiling up into the still sky, was indescribable. The shadow of coming night crept across the desert, turning the ...
... to the road for a period of months temporarily leaving behind all responsibilities and rejoicing in the land and people he will meet. He invites us ...