The Lost Oases (Hardback)
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The Lost Oases (Hardback)

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Hardback 363 Pages / Published: 01/12/2002
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When Ahmed Hassanein Bey set out to re-discover two lost oases in the remote Libyan desert, he was following in the footsteps of of the first European to visit the area, German explorer Gerhadt Rohlfs. At the time of Hassanein's expedition, there was no accurate knowledge of these locations so 'The Lost Oases' is an important document in detailing the positions of several places in North Africa; places that until then had been only approximately placed. Despite the hardships that Hassanein undoubtedly faced, what he gives us is an informative account of the romance and beauty of travelling in the desert. We are shown the peaceful and contemplative lives of the local Arab cultures. He describes the desert thus: 'the spiritual influence and inspiration of the great solitudes, the perpetual consciousness prevailing there of the narrowness of the borderline between life & death.'

Publisher: Darf Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781850772460
Number of pages: 363
Dimensions: 225 x 160 mm
Edition: Facsimilie of 1925 ed

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