SAND DANCE: BY CAMEL ACROSS ARABIA'S GREAT SOUTHERN DESERT.

By: Kirkby, Bruce. Foreword by Sir Wilfred Thesiger.

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219 pp + glossary, selected bibliography& acknowledgements, 10" H. B&w map, colour photographs. "For forty days and forty nights during the winter of 1999, three Canadians along with three Omani Bedu, travelled by camel across Arabia's great southern desert - the legendary Empty Quarter. Journeying from Salala in Oman on the Arabian Sea, they headed north and east for 1,200 kilometres across remote and largely unexplored desert wilderness, where ranges of sand dunes tower to over three hundred metres in height. When they finally reached Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf, they were received as heroes. Theirs was the first camel crossing of the Empty Quarter in over fifty years. During the desert crossing the team was determined to travel and live as authentically as possible, on camels, taking Arabic names and wearing traditional clothing, drinking their water from rank goatskins and eating mainly unleavened bread and dried camel meat. The cultural insights they were afforded are constantly fascinating - but so are the cultural clashes, since the party was often followed by Land Cruisers full of well-meaning supporters who threatened to destroy the spirit of the journey. Now Bruce Kirkby has written a thoughtful and deeply felt account of this challenging expedition - and has illustrated it with twenty-four pages of his stunning colour photographs." Very slight small bump on fore-edge of rear board, very slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing.

Title: SAND DANCE: BY CAMEL ACROSS ARABIA'S GREAT SOUTHERN DESERT.

Author Name: Kirkby, Bruce. Foreword by Sir Wilfred Thesiger.

Categories: History and Travel,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2000

ISBN Number: 0771095643

ISBN Number 13: 9780771095641

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 30394

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