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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.

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Fifty years ago Wilfred Thesiger journeyed among the nomadic camel-breeding peoples of Southern Arabia. He fell in love with the desert and the Bedouin. First published in 1954, this book is a vivid account of his experiences, rich in details of everyday life among the nomads and the physical environment they had inhabited for millennia.

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The author recounts his travels in the Empty Quarter of Arabia between 1945 and 1950, and describes the vanishing way of life of the Bedouins.

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Jon Lee Anderson is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the national bestseller The Fall of Baghdad. He lives in Dorset, England.

Rory Stewart is the bestselling author of The Prince of the Marshes and The Places in Between. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services in Iraq.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140095142
Subtitle:
Revised Edition
Author:
Thesiger, Wilfred
Author:
STEWART, RORY
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Bedouins
Subject:
Arabian peninsula
Subject:
Arabian Peninsula Description and travel.
Subject:
Rub° al-Khåalåi
Subject:
General Travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin travel library
Series Volume:
no. 68
Publication Date:
19850305
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.76x5.08x.69 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Middle East » Travel Accounts
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
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"Synopsis" by , Fifty years ago Wilfred Thesiger journeyed among the nomadic camel-breeding peoples of Southern Arabia. He fell in love with the desert and the Bedouin. First published in 1954, this book is a vivid account of his experiences, rich in details of everyday life among the nomads and the physical environment they had inhabited for millennia.
"Synopsis" by , The author recounts his travels in the Empty Quarter of Arabia between 1945 and 1950, and describes the vanishing way of life of the Bedouins.
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