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The Danakil Diary - Wilfred Thesiger - cover

The Danakil Diary

Wilfred Thesiger

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Anno: 1998
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 240 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 223 gr.
  • EAN: 9780006387756
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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.
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  • Wilfred Thesiger Cover

    Wilfred Thesiger (Addis Abeba 1910) dopo gli studi a Eton e Oxford, nel 1935 entrò nel Sudan Political Service e quando scoppiò la guerra venne distaccato alla Sudan Defence Force. Dopo la guerra viaggiò nel Kurdistan, nel sud dell'Irak, in Marocco, in Africa centrale e orientale. Morì a Londra nel 2003. Tra le sue opere ricordiamo Sabbie arabe, Desert, Marsh and Mountain: The World of a Nomad, The Life of my Choice e Visions of a Nomad. Approfondisci
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