Aaronsohn's Maps

Aaronsohn's Maps

The Untold Story of the Man Who Might Have Created Peace in the Middle East

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Scientist, diplomat, and spy, Aaron Aaronsohn was one of the most extraordinary figures in the early struggle to create a homeland for the Jews. Born to Jewish settlers in Palestine, he ran a spy network that enabled the British to capture Jerusalem during World War I and made him the rival of his contemporary, T. E. Lawrence?who may also have been his flamboyant sister Sarah’s lover. A rugged adventurer, Aaronsohn became convinced during his explorations of the Middle East that water would govern the region’s fate. He compiled both the area’s first detailed water maps and a plan for Palestine’s national borders that predicted and?in its insistence on partnership between Arabs and Jews?might have prevented the decades of conflict to come. And he paid for his devotion to the new nation with his life. A history that speaks directly to the present, Aaronsohn’s Maps reveals for the first time Aaronsohn’s key role in establishing Israel and the enduring importance of Aaronsohn’s maps in Middle Eastern politics today.



Baker & Taylor
A biography of scientist, diplomat, and spy Aaron Aaronsohn focuses on his role in the struggle to create a homeland for the Jews, his compilation of the region's first detailed water maps and a plan for Palestine's national borders, and his key influence in establishing the state of Israel.

Harcourt Publishing
Scientist, diplomat, and spy, Aaron Aaronsohn was one of the most extraordinary figures in the early struggle to create a homeland for the Jews. Born to Jewish settlers in Palestine, he ran a spy network that enabled the British to capture Jerusalem during World War I and made him the rival of his contemporary, T. E. Lawrence—who may also have been his flamboyant sister Sarah’s lover. A rugged adventurer, Aaronsohn became convinced during his explorations of the Middle East that water would govern the region’s fate. He compiled both the area’s first detailed water maps and a plan for Palestine’s national borders that predicted and—in its insistence on partnership between Arabs and Jews—might have prevented the decades of conflict to come. And he paid for his devotion to the new nation with his life. A history that speaks directly to the present, Aaronsohn’s Maps reveals for the first time Aaronsohn’s key role in establishing Israel and the enduring importance of Aaronsohn’s maps in Middle Eastern politics today.



Baker
& Taylor

Profiles scientist, diplomat, and spy Aaron Aaronsohn, focusing on his role in the struggle to create a homeland for the Jews, his compilation of the region's first detailed water maps and Palestine's national borders, and his influence in establishing the state of Israel.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151011698
0151011699
Branch Call Number: 940.48641 G5789a 2007
Characteristics: 344 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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Apr 03, 2013

Conflict and water, in the Middle Easr, are intimately related, but to address the problem, the chicken must first be separated from the egg, a task policy makers and their scholarlyors have been slow to tackle.

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