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Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert

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The world's vastest and most forbidding desert is revealed in all its cruelty and wonder in this masterpiece of contemporary travel writing by the author of Cutting for Sign.

William Langewiesche crossed the Sahara from Algiers to Dakar, determined to see it as its inhabitants do, braving its natural and human dangers and depending on its sparse sustenance and suspect charity. He was feted by a devout Muslim architect, nearly murdered by a narcissistic arms smuggler, and introduced to merchants, market women, and fixers. He observes the world he traveled through with such acuity and eloquence that Sahara Unveiled hats been compared with the works of Bruce Chatwin, Wilfred Thesiger, and Paul Theroux.

Synopsis:

The world's most vast and forbidding desert is revealed in all its cruelty and wonder in this masterpiece of contemporary travel writing by the author of "Cutting for Sign". Determined to see the Sahara as its inhabitants do, Langewiesche crossed this enormous desert from Algiers to Dakar, braving its natural and human dangers and depending on its sparse sustenance and suspect charity. Photos. Map.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679750062
Author:
Langewiesche, William
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Willia Langewiesche
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Sahara
Subject:
Sahara Description and travel.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Langewiesche, William - Travel - Sahara
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
travel;africa;sahara;history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
7.91x5.25x.76 in. .76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The world's most vast and forbidding desert is revealed in all its cruelty and wonder in this masterpiece of contemporary travel writing by the author of "Cutting for Sign". Determined to see the Sahara as its inhabitants do, Langewiesche crossed this enormous desert from Algiers to Dakar, braving its natural and human dangers and depending on its sparse sustenance and suspect charity. Photos. Map.
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