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

Book Book (2018.)
Description: 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2018.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 910.9154 Atkins (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction (3rd Floor) GB 611 A85 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780385539883 (hardback)
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
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:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Atkins, William. "The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places ." New York : Doubleday, 2018.

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