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The immeasurable world : a desert journey, William Atkins

Label
The immeasurable world : a desert journey
Title
The immeasurable world
Title remainder
a desert journey
Statement of responsibility
William Atkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, and for readers of Ryszard Kapuscinski and Rory Stewart, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in six deserts on five continents that evoke the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places and their inhabitants. One-sixth of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, William Atkins decided to travel to six of the world's driest, hottest places: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert of North China, the Great Victoria Desert of Australia, the man made desert of the Aral Sea in Kazhakstan, the Black Rock and Sonoran deserts of the American Southwest, and the Sinai Desert of Egypt. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes
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CaOONL
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Atkins, William
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Atkins, William
  • Voyages and travels
  • Deserts
Label
The immeasurable world : a desert journey, William Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap17907748
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780771007705
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The immeasurable world : a desert journey, William Atkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap17907748
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780771007705
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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