Wilfred Thesiger's classic account of the eight years he spent living with the tribes people of the Marshes of Iraq. First published in 1964 to great acclaim, this book by one of the century's greatest explorers describes a way of life which lasted for thousands of years, but has now all but vanished. Travelling with his medicine boxes and his teams of canoemen around the junction between the Tigris and the Euphrates, Thesiger visited nearly every village in the Central Marshes and came to know intimately the people who inhabit this landscape of islands, lakes and waterways, living with them in their reed houses and sharing their unique way of life. He beautifully evokes the landscape and its teeming wildlife and vividly brings to life the many friends he made among the Marsh Arabs. His extraordinary photographs provide a stunning record of the last remnants of a people and their culture.
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Wilfred Thesiger was born in 1910 in Ethiopia. From 1930 he travelled through remote areas of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His journeys and his books have won him numerous prestigious awards over the years. In 1968 he was made a CBE; he was honoured with a KBE in 1995.Review:
Praise for The Marsh Arabs: 'A masterpiece' H.D. Ziman, Daily Telegraph 'Here is the fascination of a stange land and the power to convey it.' The Times Praise for Among the Mountains: 'A matchless portrait of a vanished world' Daily Telegraph 'Here is true grandeur in the landscape and true dignity in the man' Scotsman 'The photographs alone make it worth a place on the traveller's bookshelf' Wanderlust
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140025731
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140025731