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Walking the Gobi : a 1600-mile trek across a desert of hope and despair

Author: Helen Thayer
Publisher: Seattle, WA : The Mountaineers Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Helen Thayer recounts her 1,600-mile journey across Mongolia's Gobi Desert, which she crossed with her seventy-four-year-old husband, Bill, and two camels named Tom and Jerry, describing the inhospitable conditions, personal challenges, and dangers they faced along the way.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Helen Thayer; Helen Thayer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Thayer
ISBN: 159485064X 9781594850646
OCLC Number: 141188038
Description: 251 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Gobi --
Sandstorm --
Canyons --
Interrogations --
Wildlife --
Silence --
Thirst --
Ice --
Hospitality --
Bride --
Friends --
Smugglers --
Finale.
Other Titles: 1600-mile trek across a desert of hope and despair
Sixteen-hundred-mile trek across a desert of hope and despair
Responsibility: Helen Thayer.
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At the age of 63, Helen Thayer fulfilled her dream of crossing Mongolia's Gobi Desert. She walked 1600 miles in 126-degree temperatures. This text takes readers on a trip through a landscape and  Read more...

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"It's the stories of smugglers in the night, a camel temper tantrum that cost a week's worth of water, and sightings of a wild desert bear that make this book irresistible."--Deb Acord "Rocky Read more...

 
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