Arabian Sands

Letto da: Laurence Kennedy
Durata: 12 ore e 59 min
Categorie: Storia, Altri Paesi
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Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger’s stunning account of five years spent crossing the Arabian Peninsula by foot and on camels, with nomadic Bedouin tribesmen as guides. Travelling between 1945 and 1950, the British explorer treks through Yemen, the Empty Quarter, Oman, and parts of the then Trucial States, crossing and re-crossing around 250,000 miles of this most inhospitable terrain. He was the first European ever to set eyes on the dunes and wadis of these deserts.

Faced with constant challenges and trials beneath the punishing sun, his journey is also spiritual and enriching, as it requires the utmost courage, patience, generosity, and humor. In clear and evocative prose, Thesiger documents a journey of unimaginable hardship and startling beauty, as well as a time, place, and people on the cusp of change.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.  

©1959 Wilfred Thesiger (P)2018 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Rachel
  • 31/05/2020

Absolutely superb

Really brilliant, excellent narration and a look into a world lost. It is a real shame there are no maps of his routes on the PDF. This would make a real difference. However if you Google Thesiger first and second crossing, you will find useful and illuminating images. Wonderful pictures of the rashid and the dunes also available with a simple search

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Chrissie
  • 15/07/2018

No map in PDF file

The printed book as maps. The audiobook doesn't include then in the PDF. You need the maps.

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