The Immeasurable World

The Immeasurable World A Desert Journey

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Synopsis

WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL WRITING AWARD 2019

One third of the earth's land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable.

What is it about this harsh environment that has captivated humankind throughout history?

Travelling to five continents over three years, William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical. From the contested borderlands of the USA to Australia's nuclear test zones, via Nevada's riotous Burning Man festival and the ancient monasteries of Egypt, he illuminates the people, history, nature and symbolism of these remarkable but often volatile places.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571319749
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 910.9154
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: v, 408
Weight: 398g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 30mm