Wheels Across The Desert: Exploration Of The Libyan Desert By Motorcar 1916-1942

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In between the search for the Poles, the climbing of Everest and the Space Race, the exploration of the Sahara – a huge swathe of terrain, the size of India – by motor car is one of the untold chapters in the story of twentieth-century exploration. Many people have become fascinated by this area since falling in love with the scenery of ‘The English Patient’.

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Andrew Goudie (2008). 

In between the search for the Poles, the climbing of Everest and the Space Race, the exploration of the Sahara – a huge swathe of terrain, the size of India – by motor car is one of the untold chapters in the story of twentieth-century exploration. Many people have become fascinated by this area since falling in love with the scenery of ‘The English Patient’.

In this fascinating and very readable volume, Andrew Goudie, a world authority on desert environments, charts the travels of the early desert explorers who drove across uncharted territory by motor car.

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ISBN

978-1900971072

Pages

Maps

12

Publication Date

2008

Photographs

55