Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred (Book - 2007)
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Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa in 1910 and educated at Eton and Oxford. Though British, he was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life, "the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets, etc." In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring and wandering the deserts of Arabia. With vivid descriptions and colourful anecdotes he narrates his stories, including two crossings of the Empty Quarter, among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels.
Authors: Thesiger, Wilfred, 1910-2003
Title: Arabian sands
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007
Edition: New ed.
Characteristics: xvii, 347 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Introduction / Rory Stewart
List of maps
Preface to the 1991 reprint
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
ISBN: 9780141442075
Branch Call Number: 915.30452 Th
Statement of Responsibility: Wilfred Thesiger
Subject Headings: Arabian Peninsula Description and travel Bedouins Thesiger, Wilfred, 1910-2003 Homes and haunts Arabian Peninsula
Topical Term: Bedouins
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