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Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean. This was perhaps the greatest challenge yet: to cross the vast and merciless Sahara desert.

Shrugging aside the perils of camel stew and being run over by the Paris-Dakar rally, he travels through some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth. For the Sahara is no empty wasteland, but home to a diversity of cultures whose long history stretches from the time of the ancient Egyptians to the oil-rich Islamic republics of today.

Synopsis:

"Ever affable and eclectic, Palin disarms and delights. He has an unerring eye for the bizarre. His book is sheer escapism, pure entertainment, and I love it."

-- Sunday Times (London)

"Palin brings into focus the complex issues facing this region and the simmering tensions that lurk just beneath the surface."

-- Library Journal

About the Author

Michael Palin is one of the most popular comic figures of our time. His exploits with the Monty Python team and in subsequent films such as A Fish Called Wanda are now the stuff of legend. It is as the adventurous traveller of his major television series however that he has acquired a vast and loyal following.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312305437
Author:
Pao, Basil
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Photographer:
Pao, Basil
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Africa - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 175 color and bandw photos thro
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.80x5.16x.93 in. .75 lbs.

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"Ever affable and eclectic, Palin disarms and delights. He has an unerring eye for the bizarre. His book is sheer escapism, pure entertainment, and I love it."

-- Sunday Times (London)

"Palin brings into focus the complex issues facing this region and the simmering tensions that lurk just beneath the surface."

-- Library Journal

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