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Yemen: The Unknown Arabia

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Yemen is arguably the most fascinating and least known country in the Arab world. Long regarded by classical geographers as a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves, our current ideas of this country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula have been hijacked — by images of the desert, by oil, by the Gulf War. But, as Tim Mackintosh-Smith reminds us with this brilliant book, there is another Arabia.<P>In Yemen — winner of the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award and a bestseller in five printings in the UK — Mackintosh-Smith writes with an intimacy and depth of knowledge gained through thirteen years among the Yemenis. Crossing mountain, desert, ocean and three millennia of history, he portrays a land where men chew leaves and camels live on fish; where men wear pinstriped lounge-suit jackets on top, skirts below, and wicked curved daggers in the middle; a city that seems to have been baked, not built, of iced gingerbread. In this book, Yemen is a part of Arabia, but it is like no place else on Earth. A book in the tradition of the best of Pico Iyer, Yemen is an Arabian Grand Tour, a book in which every page is filled — like the land it describes — with the marvelous.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585670017
Other:
Yeoman, Martin
Author:
Yeoman, Martin
Author:
Mackintosh-Smith, Tim
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Location:
Woodstock, N.Y. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Arab countries
Subject:
Yemen
Subject:
Mackintosh-Smith, Tim
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Yemen (Republic) - Description and travel
Subject:
Mackintosh-Smith, Tim - Travel - Yemen
Copyright:
Series Volume:
580-6
Publication Date:
March 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.29x6.29x1.08 in. 1.20 lbs.

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