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The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places, William Atkins

Label
The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places
Title
The immeasurable world
Title remainder
journeys in desert places
Statement of responsibility
William Atkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Summary
Recounts the author's travels through eight of the world's most extreme deserts, including the Gobi Desert and the Great Victoria Desert, in a literary tribute to their cultural relevance and allure
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10684858
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkins, William
Dewey number
910.915/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB611
LC item number
.A85 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atkins, William
  • Deserts
  • Deserts
  • Voyages around the world
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
journeys in desert places
Label
The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places, William Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and 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 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780385539883
Lccn
2017053583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1008873870
  • (OCoLC)1008873870
Label
The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places, William Atkins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and 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 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780385539883
Lccn
2017053583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1008873870
  • (OCoLC)1008873870

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