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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred (Book - 2007 )
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Arabian Sands

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Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.
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
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