Crossing the Sands

Crossing the Sands
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Sir Wilfred Thesiger was considered to be the last of the great explorers. He was also a fine travel writer. His memorable adventures have provided inspiration to readers who can only imagine his remarkable exploits. An outstanding photographer, Thesiger is unique amongst travel writers of the past, having had the opportunity to take photographs that complement his formidable achievements. Those already familiar with Arabian Sands will be delighted to see Thesiger's written and visual records of his strenuous exploration of the Empty Quarter in this stunning coffee-table book.

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978 1 86063 028 6
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.

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Author NameWilfred Thesiger
ISBN978 1 86063 028 6
Extent176 pages
Height310 mm
Width240 mm
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