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The Resource An Arabian journey : one man's quest through the heart of the Middle East, Levison Wood

An Arabian journey : one man's quest through the heart of the Middle East, Levison Wood

Label
An Arabian journey : one man's quest through the heart of the Middle East
Title
An Arabian journey
Title remainder
one man's quest through the heart of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Levison Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following in the footsteps of famed explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer Levison Wood brings us along on his most complex expedition yet: a circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula. Starting in September 2017 in a city in Northern Syria, a stone's throw away from Turkey and amidst the deadliest war of the twenty-first century, Wood set forth on a 5,000-mile trek through the most contested region on the planet. He moved through the Middle East for six months, from ISIS-occupied Iraq through Kuwait and along the jagged coastlines of the Emirates and Oman; across a civil-war-torn Yemen and on to Saudia Arabia, Jordan, and Israel, before ending on the shores of the Mediterranean in Lebanon. Like his predecessors, Wood travelled through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, seeking to challenge our perceptions of this often-misunderstood part of the world. Through the relationships he forges along the way--and the personal histories and local mythologies that his companions share--Wood examines how the region has changed over thousands of years and reveals a side of the Middle East we don't often see in the media. At once a thrilling personal journey and a skillful piece of cultural reportage, Arabia is a breathtaking chronicle of an epic journey through the land at the root of all civilization
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Levison
Dewey number
  • 915.304/54092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS208
LC item number
.W66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wood, Levison
  • Wood, Levison
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Middle East
Label
An Arabian journey : one man's quest through the heart of the Middle East, Levison Wood
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The edge of Arabia -- The call to prayer -- Yalla -- Kurdistan -- Jihad : this is war -- Holy destruction -- The land between the two rivers -- Searching for treasure -- Cities of gold -- Ghosts and echoes -- Rubʻ al-Khali -- The mountains of Dhofar -- Into the forgotten land -- Pirate waters -- Footsteps in East Africa -- The secret kingdom -- Pillars of wisdom : the Hejaz -- A paradise of sand -- The holy land -- The road north -- Running the gauntlet -- The final battle -- Land of milk and honey -- Where it all began
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802147325
Lccn
2018058480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1085577842
Label
An Arabian journey : one man's quest through the heart of the Middle East, Levison Wood
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The edge of Arabia -- The call to prayer -- Yalla -- Kurdistan -- Jihad : this is war -- Holy destruction -- The land between the two rivers -- Searching for treasure -- Cities of gold -- Ghosts and echoes -- Rubʻ al-Khali -- The mountains of Dhofar -- Into the forgotten land -- Pirate waters -- Footsteps in East Africa -- The secret kingdom -- Pillars of wisdom : the Hejaz -- A paradise of sand -- The holy land -- The road north -- Running the gauntlet -- The final battle -- Land of milk and honey -- Where it all began
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802147325
Lccn
2018058480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1085577842

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