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Arabian Sands

Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: History, World
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Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger’s stunning account of five years spent crossing the Arabian Peninsula by foot and on camels, with nomadic Bedouin tribesmen as guides. Travelling between 1945 and 1950, the British explorer treks through Yemen, the Empty Quarter, Oman, and parts of the then Trucial States, crossing and re-crossing around 250,000 miles of this most inhospitable terrain. He was the first European ever to set eyes on the dunes and wadis of these deserts.

Faced with constant challenges and trials beneath the punishing sun, his journey is also spiritual and enriching, as it requires the utmost courage, patience, generosity, and humor. In clear and evocative prose, Thesiger documents a journey of unimaginable hardship and startling beauty, as well as a time, place, and people on the cusp of change.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.  

©1959 Wilfred Thesiger (P)2018 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • klzr23
  • NE Australia
  • 23-11-2019

Amazing Journey!

If you enjoy tales of adventure, deserts, camels and Arabian culture you will love this epic journey. Beautifully read and very easy to follow along. Adventurers like Thesiger no longer exist. I loved the whole experience.🐪🐪🐪

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  • Chrissie
  • 15-07-2018

No map in PDF file

The printed book as maps. The audiobook doesn't include then in the PDF. You need the maps.

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