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Wilfred Thesiger

Wilfred Thesiger

My Life and Travels

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Published .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL12054024M
ISBN 101860631460
ISBN 109781860631467
OCLC/WorldCa621442017

  ★★★★½ Wilfred Thesiger is one of those intriguing people who seem genuinely to have been born out of their time. The Arabian journeys described in his wonderful book could easily have taken place in the late 19th century or, at the very least, in the golden years of Edwardian exploration. They have a timeless quality. Discount prices on books by Wilfred Thesiger, including titles like Arabian Sands. Click here for the lowest price.

Buy The Danakil Diary New Ed by Thesiger, Wilfred (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8). Wilfred Thesiger in Africa, edited by Chris Morton and Philip Grover (), p. The biggest misfortune in human history is the invention of the combustion engine. Cars and airplanes diminish the world, rob it of all its diversity. Young men who meet me want to know how they could do what I've done. But all they can be is tourists now.

Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among 5/5(1). Wilfred Thesiger Thesiger is a writer, explorer and naturalist. He is a legendary figure forever associated with the mystique and magnificence of the Arabian Sands.


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Wilfred Thesiger () was a British explorer and travel was born at Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked in the Sudan Political Service and and later, for a year, as a Political Officer for the Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie/5().

Wilfred Thesiger has 30 books on Goodreads with ratings. Wilfred Thesiger’s most popular book is Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. It was at school that we were given an excerpt of Arabian Sands to read, a passage detailing the peoples who had lurked on the fringes of Arabia Felix without actually controlling it, coming across the book at the town library I borrowed it and read on.

Wilfred Thesiger travelled backwards and forwards across the Empty Quarter of southern Arabia in the late s and early 50s/5. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.

We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ What a delightful read. Thesiger lived among the marsh Madan of Iraq several months of each year between to As he traveled thru the marshes by boat, he introduces the reader to the many friends he made and to the culture of a people he came to love/5(55).

Buy a cheap copy of Arabian Sands book by Wilfred Thesiger. Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched Empty Quarter of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was Free shipping over $/5(5). The author, Wilfred Thesiger (), has given the world with this book, that was first published ina rare insight of the Bedu and the tribal life in the Arabian desert.

Thesiger was one of the first travelers that explored a great part of the Arabian desert, some parts unknown before to the western world/5(). Wilfred Thesiger () was a British explorer and travel was born at Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked in the Sudan Political Service and and later, for a year, as a Political Officer /5(19).

Born in Ethiopia, educated at Eton and Oxford, he fought with the SAS and went on to become one of the great travel writers of the last.

Sir Wilfred Thesiger (), grandson of the Lord Chelmsford whose forces were defeated at Isandlwana in the Zulu War ofwas one of the great English explorers of the 20th century. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller A Life in Pictures. Author: Wilfred Thesiger; Publisher: HarperCollins UK ISBN: N.A Category: Photography Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Sir Wilfred Thesiger was born in at the original British Legation - a collection of wattle-and-daub tukuls - in Addis Ababa, and spent his early years in Abyssinia.

About Arabian Sands “Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia.”—The Daily Telegraph Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger’s record of his extraordinary journey through the parched “Empty Quarter” of ed at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by.

Once, inWilfred Thesiger lay starving on a sand dune in Arabia's Empty Quarter for three days, waiting for his Bedu companions to bring back food, and tortured by hallucinations of cars and Author: Michael Asher. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Wilfred Thesiger books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa in and educated at Eton and Oxford.

Though British, he was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life, "the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets, etc." In the spirit of T.E.

Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring and wandering the deserts of Arabia. With vivid descriptions and colorful. Wilfred Thesiger is the last of the great British eccentric explorers, a legendary figure renowned for his travels though some of the most inaccessible places on earth.

Arabian Sands was his widely acclaimed first book and is recognized as one of the great travel classics. Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. "Arabian Sands" is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia.

Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. pages. /5(K). Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc).

Will be a good Reading copy. ARABIAN SANDS: GREAT CLASSIC OF DESERT LITERATURE By Wilfred Thesiger - Hardcover. Wilfred Thesiger () was a British explorer and travel was born at Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).

Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked in the Sudan Political Service and later, for a year, as a Political Officer Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger () was a British travel writer born in Addis Ababa in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).

Thesiger is best known for two travel books- Arabian Sands (), which recounts his travels in the Empty Quarter of Arabia between and and describes the vanishing way of life of the Bedouins, and The Marsh Arabs (), an account of the /5().

Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger’s stunning account of five years spent crossing the Arabian Peninsula by foot and on camels, with nomadic Bedouin tribesmen as guides. Travelling between andthe British explorer treks through Yemen, the Empty Quarter, Oman, and parts of the then Trucial States, crossing and re-crossing around.Wilfred Thesiger is an explorer and writer extraordinaire.

His travels in the Iraq marshes can never be repeated. This is a well documented story of a way of life changed forever. Written by a brave and fearless man/5(44).Sir Wilfred Thesiger, in full Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, (born June 3,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—died AugLondon, England), British soldier and travel writer who was a colonial explorer in the tradition of Sir Richard Burton and T.E.

most important writings, based on his travels to remote areas of Africa and Asia, include descriptions of the .