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The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places / William Atkins.

The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places / William Atkins.
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910.9154 ATKI
Adult Non Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse . 20 Dec 2019
910.9154 ATKI
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9780571319732 (paperback)
Author Atkins, William (Editor)
Title The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places / William Atkins.
Publisher/Date London : Faber & Faber, 2018.
©2018
Pagination etc. v, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents note The desert library : the Empty Quarter, Oman -- Field of thunder : the Great Victoria Desert, Australia -- Troublemakers : the Gobi Desert and the Taklamakan Desert, China -- Bastard sturgeon : the Aralkum, Kazakhstan -- Between great fires : the Sonoran Desert, USA -- Matter out of place : the Black Rock Desert, USA -- The inner mountain : the Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Summary Note "In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, 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. 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, Will Atkins decided to travel in 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 Kazkahstan, 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"--
Subject - Name Atkins, Will (Editor) Travel
Subject Deserts
Deserts -- Description and travel
Voyages and travels
Voyages around the world
Shelf Location 910.9154 ATKI
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