The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places
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New York : Doubleday, [2018].
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Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year (UK)"William Atkins is an erudite writer with a wonderful wit and gaze and this is a new and exciting beast of a travel book."—Joy Williams  In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.One-third 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, William Atkins decided to travel in eight of the world's driest, hottest places: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert and Taklamakan deserts of northwest 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 Egypt's Eastern Desert. 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.
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Format:
Book
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First United States edition.
Physical Desc:
352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385539883, 0385539886

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Atkins, W. (2018). The immeasurable world: journeys in desert places. First United States edition. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Atkins, William. 2018. The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Atkins, William, The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places. New York: Doubleday, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Atkins, William. The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places. First United States edition. New York: Doubleday, 2018. Print.

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