Travel Wilfred Thesiger The Danakil Diary

ISBN 13: 9780006387756

The Danakil Diary

3.96 avg rating
( 51 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780006387756: The Danakil Diary

The earliest and most influential expeditions of the man now considered to be the greatest living explorer.

The Danakil Diary is the account of two journeys Thesiger made into the Danakil country in Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, in 1930-34 at the age of 24 – which, today, he still regards as the most dangerous he undertook.

It was an extraordinary journey and a remarkable achievement. Thesiger succeeded in penetrating country that had wiped out two Italian expeditions and an Egyptian army before him, discovered what happened to the Awash River (one of the area’s last geographical mysteries to be solved) and managed to survive amongst the Danakil tribesmen, to whom a man’s status depended on the number of men he had killed and castrated.

Besides giving early proof of Thesiger’s descriptive genius – with his portrayal of the beautiful, savage landscapes, and their varied wildlife – The Danakil Diary reveals youthful evidence of his fierce motivation and uncompromising will, which are familiar hallmarks of his sixty years of travel among primitive peoples in some of the harshest and remotest areas of the world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

‘These diaries get us as close as we can now come to the camp fire around which Thesiger told his best stories’
Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times

From the Back Cover:

In 1930 Wilfred Thesiger attended the coronation of HIM Haile Selassie at the Emperor’s personal invitation. Afterwards, he spent a month hunting alone in the hostile Danakil desert of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), which led three years later to his successful exploration of the Awash River. Aged only twenty-three, Thesiger thus became the first European to travel through the fabled Sultanate of Aussa, an expedition which he regards as the most dangerous he ever undertook, and which established the reputation of a man now considered by many to be the century’s greatest living explorer.

A vivid compelling narrative, 'The Danakil Diary' records how the young Thesiger surmounted overwhelming obstacles and survived the constant threat of death and mutilation by the Danakil, warriors whose tribal status depended on the number of men they had killed and castrated.

Interspersed with letters to his mother, Thesiger’s diary is illustrated with original sketch maps and drawings and many of his previously unpublished photographs.

‘As a description of the barbaric splendour, savagery and colour of Abyssinia and its people, and the attitude of a young English explorer already confident of his place in the world, it is brilliant.’
PHILIP KNIGHTLY, ' Mail on Sunday'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilfred Thesiger
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. 194 x 124 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The earliest and most influential expeditions of the man now considered to be the greatest living explorer. The Danakil Diary is the account of two journeys Thesiger made into the Danakil country in Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, in 1930-34 at the age of 24 - which, today, he still regards as the most dangerous he undertook. It was an extraordinary journey and a remarkable achievement. Thesiger succeeded in penetrating country that had wiped out two Italian expeditions and an Egyptian army before him, discovered what happened to the Awash River (one of the area s last geographical mysteries to be solved) and managed to survive amongst the Danakil tribesmen, to whom a man s status depended on the number of men he had killed and castrated. Besides giving early proof of Thesiger s descriptive genius - with his portrayal of the beautiful, savage landscapes, and their varied wildlife - The Danakil Diary reveals youthful evidence of his fierce motivation and uncompromising will, which are familiar hallmarks of his sixty years of travel among primitive peoples in some of the harshest and remotest areas of the world. Bookseller Inventory # ASF9780006387756

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Wilfred Thesiger
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. 194 x 124 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The earliest and most influential expeditions of the man now considered to be the greatest living explorer. The Danakil Diary is the account of two journeys Thesiger made into the Danakil country in Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, in 1930-34 at the age of 24 - which, today, he still regards as the most dangerous he undertook. It was an extraordinary journey and a remarkable achievement. Thesiger succeeded in penetrating country that had wiped out two Italian expeditions and an Egyptian army before him, discovered what happened to the Awash River (one of the area s last geographical mysteries to be solved) and managed to survive amongst the Danakil tribesmen, to whom a man s status depended on the number of men he had killed and castrated. Besides giving early proof of Thesiger s descriptive genius - with his portrayal of the beautiful, savage landscapes, and their varied wildlife - The Danakil Diary reveals youthful evidence of his fierce motivation and uncompromising will, which are familiar hallmarks of his sixty years of travel among primitive peoples in some of the harshest and remotest areas of the world. Bookseller Inventory # ASF9780006387756

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wilfred Thesiger
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800063877560000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wilfred Thesiger
Published by Flamingo (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flamingo, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new edition. 240 pages. 7.75x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # __0006387756

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

WILFRED THESIGER
Published by HARPER COLLINS (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006387756 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0982322

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Wilfred Thesiger
Published by Flamingo (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flamingo, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006387756

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Thesiger, Wilfred
Published by Flamingo (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flamingo, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006387756

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Thesiger, Wilfred
Published by Flamingo (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flamingo, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006387756

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
31.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.34
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Thesiger, Wilfred
Published by Flamingo
ISBN 10: 0006387756 ISBN 13: 9780006387756
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flamingo. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0006387756 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0001159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds