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Crossing the Sands

Author : Wilfred Thesiger
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Wifred Thesiger describes his journeys in the Empty Quarter and the Arabian Peninula during the late forties. At that time few Europeans travelled in those areas and occasionally their presence was not welcome. From these journeys he emerged with a great respect for the Bedu who were his travelling companions. His writing style is masterly as he describes his journeys in a plain language which is at the same time eloquent. He shows a great understanding of and a fondness for the Bedu people and their now vanished way of life. Theiseger is also a photographer of exceptional ability and this volume contains a large number of the photographs he took on his expeditions. These and the text create a stunning picture of the land and its peoples. The author is considered the last of the great explorers and this book is an exquisite record charting his memorable adventures with travelling companions bin Kabina and bin Ghabaisha across the Arabian Empty Quarter. He was a skilled photographer and was unique among travel writers of the past in having had the opportunity to take photographs that complement his formidable writing.

Crossing the Sands

Author : Ariane Audoin-Debreuil
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Presents the story of the early exploration of the Sahara Desert and the first motorised crossing of the Sahara from North Aftice to Timbuktu by Citroen autochenilles in the early years of the 20th century. This book includes period photographs and recounts the dangers and difficulties of exploration in those times.

Crossing the Burning Sands

Author : Pamela Sherrod
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What really happened in Washington? friends asked. Unable to return to those disturbing days, Pamela Sherrod dodged the question for several years, letting her past remain a secret. Initially, she thought her strange habit of stumbling into bizarre incidents was merely coincidental. How else could one explain it? She'd camouflaged her troubled life with the trappings of success. She endured hazing to pledge the right sorority; secured the right internship at the Capitol for a closer view of power; and when she landed a job at ABC News, she put her life in jeopardy for an assignment on the right show. She dated a Saudi Arabian diplomat, befriended the children of powerful officials, and even hung out with Senate staffers who were investigated for involvement with Soviet and Cuban spies. When she married an engineering student from Asia, they looked like a contemporary version of The King and I. But, who knew the true motives of a strong-willed, middle-class, Afro-American woman, and a privileged preppie from one of Sri Lanka's highest castes? Why me? she asked of God, after the fairy tale crumbled and the dust finally settled. Why did I have to experience these things? journey toward truth, and the stunning secret that she eventually discovered.

Practical sailing directions and coasting guide from the Sand heads to Rangoon Maulmain Akyab and vice versa To which is added Directions for the entire bay of Bengal

Author : Nathaniel Heckford
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Over Sands to the Lakes

Author : Edwin Waugh
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Cypress Pipeline Project and Phase VII Expansion Project

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Footprints on the Sands of Time Biographies for Young People

Author : Lucy Elizabeth Bather
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The Secret of the Sands Or The Water Lily and Her Crew A Nautical Novel

Author : William Joseph C. Lancaster
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Public Roads

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Fruit from the Sands

Author : Robert N. Spengler
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The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. From almonds and apples to tea and rice, many foods that we consume today have histories that can be traced out of prehistoric Central Asia along the tracks of the Silk Road to kitchens in Europe, America, China, and elsewhere in East Asia. The exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient routes extends back five thousand years, and organized trade along the Silk Road dates to at least Han Dynasty China in the second century BC. Balancing a broad array of archaeological, botanical, and historical evidence, Fruit from the Sands presents the fascinating story of the origins and spread of agriculture across Inner Asia and into Europe and East Asia. Through the preserved remains of plants found in archaeological sites, Robert N. Spengler III identifies the regions where our most familiar crops were domesticated and follows their routes as people carried them around the world. With vivid examples, Fruit from the Sands explores how the foods we eat have shaped the course of human history and transformed cuisines all over the globe.

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

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The Living Age

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The First Crossing of Greenland

Author : Fridtjof Nansen
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Crossing the Sands of Time

Author : Jack Churchward
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The Great Uighur Empire ruled Inner Asia in the 8th and 9th centuries and their descendants, the Taklamakanians, created a thousand years of unforgettable history. Crossing the Sands of Time provides the true story of Inner Asia and the Uyghur people and contrasts their history with depictions peddled by some authors and social media today.

First Fourth Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas

Author : Geological Survey of Texas
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Transactions of the Cumberland Westmorland Antiquarian Archeological Society

Author : Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society
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List of members included in each volume except v. 1.

An account of the iron railway bridge across the Mississippe river at Quincy Illinois by Thomas Curtis Clarke

Author : Thomas Curtis Clarke
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Quarterly Review

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The Quarterly Review

Author : William Gifford
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The Chatterbox

Author : John Erskine Clarke
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