The Thesiger Collection

The Thesiger Collection
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This collection includes two books of the journey across the Empty Quarter, Arabian Sands by Sir Wilfred Thesiger and Crossing the Sands by Adrian Hayes.

Famed British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger spent five years between 1946 and 1950 living with the Bedouin of Southern Arabia and crossing the legendary Rub Al Khali, or Empty Quarter, of the Arabian Desert. Sixty-five years after his first crossing, Adrian Hayes attempted to retrace Thesiger's footsteps with his own crossing of the desert by camel and foot over forty-four days, similarly accompanied by two Bedouin companions and a number of other travellers.

The books offer an absorbing narrative with captivating photographs of the terrain and people from both of these explorer's unique experiences travelling across the Empty Quarter.

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About the Author

Sir Wilfred Thesiger was born in 1910 at the British Legation in Addis Ababa, and spent his early years in Abyssinia. He was educated at Eton and Oxford. In the Second World War, serving under Orde Wingate in Abyssinia, he was awarded a DSO. He later served with the SOE in Syria and the SAS in the Western Desert. Thesiger's journeys won him the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, the Lawrence of Arabia Medal of the Royal Central Asian Society and the Burton Memorial Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society. His writing won him the Heinemann Award, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Literature, and an Honorary D.Litt from the University of Bath. In 1968 Thesiger was made CBE. He is an Honorary Fellow of both the British Academy and Magdalen College, Oxford, and was honoured with a KBE in 1995. For more than twenty years until 1994, he lived mostly with the pastoral Samburu at Maralal in northern Kenya. He died in Surrey, England, in August 2003.

Adrian Hayes is a record-breaking adventurer, speaker, business coach, documentary presenter and campaigner whose accomplishments include Mount Everest, the North and South Poles, and two Guinness World Records for polar expeditions. He has featured in three documentaries and is the author of Footsteps of Thesiger and K2: The Tragedy and the Triumph.

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Author NameSir Wilfred Thesiger
Height270 mm and 235 mm
Width230 mm and 155 mm
FormatHardback and Paperback
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