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Blind white fish in Persia

Author: Anthony Smith
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., ©1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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This book gives an account of a small Oxford University expedition to Persia in 1950 to bring back specimens of a fish, allegedly white and sightless, which was said to inhabit the underground water-courses of Iran. Though the four young men that made up the expedition failed in their quest, they discovered rural Persia where villagers still led medieval lives. The story includes an account of the qanats - the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Anthony, 1926-
Blind white fish in Persia.
New York, Dutton [1953]
(OCoLC)583426023
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Smith
OCLC Number: 1510524
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (plates) ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Anthony Smith ; illustrated.

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This book gives an account of a small Oxford University expedition to Persia in 1950 to bring back specimens of a fish, allegedly white and sightless, which was said to inhabit the underground water-courses of Iran. Though the four young men that made up the expedition failed in their quest, they discovered rural Persia where villagers still led medieval lives. The story includes an account of the qanats - the underground irrigation and tunnels employing ancient technology which still criss-cross the country making life in the desert possible.

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