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Arabian sands

Author: Wilfred Thesiger
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Born in Addis Ababa in 1910 and educated in England, from 1945 Wilfred Thesiger spent five years exploring in and around the vast, waterless desert, the 'Empty Quarter' of Arabia. Travelling amongst the Bedu people, he experienced their everyday challenges of hunger and thirst, the trials of long marches beneath the relentless sun, the bitterly cold nights and the constant danger of death if it was discovered he  Read more...
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Named Person: Wilfred Thesiger; Wilfred Thesiger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfred Thesiger
ISBN: 9780141442075 0141442077
OCLC Number: 141379770
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 347 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Rory Stewart --
List of maps --
Preface --
Preface to the 1991 reprint --
Foreword --
Prologue --
1. Abyssinia and the Sudan --
2. Prelude in Dhaufar --
3. The sands of Ghanim --
4. Secret preparations at Salala --
5. The approach to the empty quarter --
6. On the edge of the empty quarter --
7. The first crossing of the empty quarter --
8. Return to Salala --
9. From Salala to Mukalla --
10. Preparations for a second crossing --
11. The second crossing of the empty quarter --
12. From Sulaiyil to Abu Dhabi --
13. The Trucial coast --
14. A holiday in Buraimi --
15. The quicksands of Umm al Samim --
16. The Wahiba sands --
17. The closing door --
Arabic and botanical names of plants mentioned in the book --
A list of the chief characters on the various journeys --
Index.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Wilfred Thesiger.

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Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa and educated at Eton and Oxford. In the spirit of TE Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring the deserts of Arabia. This book narrates his stories,  Read more...

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"The narrative is vividly written, with a thousand little anecdotes and touches which bring back to any who have seen these countries every scene with the colour of real life." --The Sunday Times Read more...

 
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