Sunday, January 20, 2013
In Iran: Text & Photos by Adam Jones
In Iran: Text & Photos, the first e-book by Adam Jones, is now published!
The preliminary materials and first four chapters of In Iran: Text & Photos are now available for preview!
What is it like to travel in the Islamic Republic of Iran? In June 2012, Canadian scholar Adam Jones and his companion Griselda Ramírez made a 26-day, 7,000-kilometer private tour through the western half of the country, accompanied only by their guide, Mahmood, and driver Samad. They visited most of Iran’s major cities along with many smaller towns, and travelled to remote frontier areas of Iranian Azerbaijan and Kurdistan. In Iran guides us from the suburbs and cemeteries of Tehran to the dizzying vistas of the Zagros and Alborz mountain ranges ... from the salt flats of Lake Orumiyeh to the splendors of ancient Persepolis ... from the wastes of the Central Desert to the cosmopolitan charms and classic architecture of Shiraz and Isfahan. Along the way, the reader absorbs much of Iranian history, politics, culture, and geography; gets to know Mahmood and Samad; and encounters an array of Iran’s dynamic, diverse, and ever-welcoming people. Uniquely, the text of In Iran incorporates links to hundreds of vivid images that Jones, a widely-published photojournalist, captured throughout his Iranian journey. The photos provide a constant and colorful accompaniment to this entertaining, original, and up-to-the-minute account of one of the world’s most controversial and misunderstood countries -- and one of its most historic and enduring civilizations.