Sahara: The Forbidding Sand

By: Durou, Jean-Marc

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A gifted photographer's arresting color pictures bring to life the majestic mountains, lush oases, great shifting sands, and fascinating peoples that make up the incredible landscapes of the famous Sahara.

"The desert cannot be described; it must be lived", states the Saharan nomad whose text opens this sensitive appreciation of the world's largest desert. For readers who will never experience that reality, this volume's stunning photographs and engrossing text will evoke its essence. From Timbuktu and its legendary gold riches to Tuareg nomads and their battles with European expeditions for control of the land, the book unfolds the Sahara's dramatic history of exploration and exploitation. Added to this background are thrilling personal accounts written by explorers, naturalists, and journalists whose own tales of adventure and survival in the ever-changing environment of the Sahara match the passion and sense of wonder conveyed in Durou's photographs.

Title: Sahara: The Forbidding Sand

Author Name: Durou, Jean-Marc

Categories: Warehouse - P3,

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Harry N. Abrams: 2000

ISBN Number: 0810941872

ISBN Number 13: 9780810941878

Binding: HC

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 026605

Description: 0810941872 VG/VG; oversized, numerous colour photos; heavy book: postage may be more than indicated

Keywords: SAHARA DESCRIPTION TRAVEL AFRICA