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Author Atkins, William (Editor), author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2018]


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 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  910.9154 ATKINS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  910.915 ATKINS    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  910.9154 ATKINS    Check Shelf
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 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  910.9154 ATKINS    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  910.9154 ATK    Check Shelf
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Edition First United States edition.
Description 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Atkins, William (Editor) -- Travel.
Atkins, Will (Editor) -- Travel.
Deserts -- Discovery and exploration.
Voyages around the world.
Historical geography.
Special Interest.
Adventure and adventurers.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure.
HISTORY / Historical Geography.
Deserts. (OCoLC)fst00891230
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
ISBN 9780385539883 (hardback)
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