Title: Everest to Arabia : The Making of an ...
Publisher: Azimuth, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
1st Ed., 1st Printing, number row ending in 1, Trade PB, AN, 327 pp. SIGNED by Author, says: "Onward!" with signature. Gift quality. 112 illustrations, text vignettes & maps. Forewords have been contributed by Sir Ed Hillary and Sir Wilfred Thesiger. Arabia's Empty Quarter, the most expansive true desert in the world, loomed ahead. Not for two generations had a westerner crossed the waterless dunes by camel. Bookseller Inventory # 14048
Synopsis: In this book, Jamie weaves his struggle with ice and mountain amid his journey through the ruthless Empty Quarter and places the reader intimately near the Arabian Bedu. Along with over 100 glossy photos, Jamie's descriptive writing transports the reader through Everest's and Arabia's astonishing landscapes. More than this, we get through his reflective insights, a look at our own character in the mirror of a culture older than western civilization.
About the Author: Making lives adventuresome - not just his own, but others' too - is what the work and writings of Jamie Clarke are all about. From Everest's airless summit to the searing heat of Arabia's daunting dunes, Jamie Clarke's journeys and journals focus on the adventure of self-discovery. Clarke rejects the tired myth of humankind "battling nature", of exploration as "conquest". He embraces instead the notion that journeys through landscapes are explorations of the self, of culture, of what it is to be human.
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