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Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert

Langewiesche, William

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ISBN 10: 0679429824 / ISBN 13: 9780679429821
Published by Pantheon Books, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book is in excellent condtion. Signed by Author. Pages are Bright Clean and tight in creaseless spine. Dustjacket is same Bright attractive condition. Dustjacket comes with Mylar covering. A Like New edition! Signed By AuthorFirst Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 026925

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Title: Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert

Publisher: Pantheon Books

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Blending history, anecdote, travelogue, and reportage, the author describes his journey across the Sahara, captures life in the region, and describes the unique character, history, and religious, cultural, and social aspects of North Africa

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Encounters, observations and revelations from a 1,200-mile trans-Saharan trek are poetically reported by William Langewiesche in Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Langewiesche was undaunted by the physical hardships of the trip, instead focusing on the beleaguered towns and people that survive along the desert's fringes and in its oases. As he discusses subjects as various as adobe walls and the history of prehistoric Tassili cave painters, he introduces old friends and people met by chance. Despite poverty and changes brought on by bare-bones technology, he reveals why for more than 2,000 years the desert has been seen as a place of trial, cleansing and illumination.

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