Skeletons on the Zahara

Skeletons on the Zahara

Author: Dean King

Publisher: Little, Brown

Published: 2004-02-16

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13: 0759509697

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b.A masterpiece of historical adventure, ISkeletons on the Zahara The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub -- and its barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. In August 1815, the US brig Commerce was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, starvation, dehydration, death and despair. Captured, robbed and enslaved, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight. Reduced to drinking urine, flayed by the sun, crippled by walking miles across burning stones and sand and losing over half of their body weights, the sailors struggled to hold onto both their humanity and their sanity. To reach safety, they would have to overcome not only the desert but also the greed and anger of those who would keep them in captivity. From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, Skeletons on the Zahara is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes and a gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.


Under the Sun

Under the Sun

Author: Adriel Heisey

Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub

Published: 2002-12-01

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 9781887896429

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Upholding the law in an unruly and dangerous land... Arizona's history of violence is long and bloody. "Arizona Sheriffs" is a historical look at crimes of the past and then moves into the present, where a few brave officers still work to keep criminals at bay in the rough and Wild West. Jane Eppinga pays tribute to a brotherhood of men and women who have fought to maintain order and keep their fellow citizens safe while balancing on the edge of good and evil. 60 b/w photos.


Desert Places

Desert Places

Author: Robyn Davidson

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2013-12-31

Total Pages: 393

ISBN-13: 148046404X

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From the bestselling author of Tracks: A travel writer’s memoir of her year with the nomadic Rabari tribe on the border between Pakistan and India. India’s Thar Desert has been the home of the Rabari herders for thousands of years. In 1990, Australian Robyn Davidson, “as natural a travel writer as she is an adventurer,” spent a year with the Rabari, whose livelihood is increasingly endangered by India’s rapid development (The New Yorker). Enduring the daily hardships of life in the desert while immersed in the austere beauty of the arid landscape, Davidson subsisted on a diet of goat milk, roti, and parasite-infested water. She collided with India’s rigid caste system and cultural idiosyncrasies, confronted extreme sleep deprivation, and fought feelings of alienation amid the nation’s isolated rural peoples—finding both intense suffering and a renewed sense of beauty and belonging among the Rabari family. Rich with detail and honest in its depictions of cultural differences, Desert Places is an unforgettable story of fortitude in the face of struggle and an ode to the rapidly disappearing way of life of the herders of northwestern India. “Davidson will both disturb and exhilarate readers with the acuity of her observations, the sting of her wit, and the candor of her emotions” (Booklist).


Odyssey of a Desert Prospector

Odyssey of a Desert Prospector

Author: Herman W. Albert

Publisher:

Published: 1967

Total Pages: 280

ISBN-13:

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Albert began prospecting in Tonopah, Nevada, in 1907. He told of the prospecting life he led for 13 years, the people he met, and his transition to banking.


Fertile Soil in a Barren Land

Fertile Soil in a Barren Land

Author:

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

Published:

Total Pages: 164

ISBN-13: 9780819226051

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From the earliest days of the Church, seekers have gone to the desert and found in the barren terrain a richer relationship with God. Following in this tradition, author Renee Miller makes connections between the physical landscape of the desert and the landscape of our souls. Using the rhythm of the natural world as a common thread, the book evokes potent images of the desert and links them to contemporary updates of ancient spiritual practices. For example, a chapter on night in the desert taps into the importance of cultivating silence in our hearts to become more deeply aware of God's presence.


Light Hearted Look at the Roadrunner

Light Hearted Look at the Roadrunner

Author: Adriel Heisey

Publisher: Treasure Chest Books

Published: 2006-03-07

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 9781887896221

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This bird may not go "beep-beep" . . . but like its cartoon counterpart, the real life roadrunner does have eyebrows and can maintain a steady clip - as fast as 15 miles per hour! These and other facts about the popular desert dweller are now captured in Chuck Waggin's amusing drawings, which make learning fun for all ages.


Discovering Morocco

Discovering Morocco

Author: William Jones

Publisher: Mamba Press

Published: 2023-07-24

Total Pages: 77

ISBN-13:

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Embark on an enchanting journey through the vibrant tapestry of Morocco with "Discovering Morocco: A Comprehensive Travel Guide." Immerse yourself in the rich blend of ancient traditions, diverse landscapes, and warm hospitality that define this North African gem. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time explorer, this guide is your key to unlocking the treasures of Morocco. Preface the Adventure: Begin your odyssey with an engaging preface that sets the tone for a travel experience like no other. Join the ranks of those who have been captivated by the allure of Morocco, a land where history whispers through ancient medinas, where the Sahara's vast dunes beckon, and where each city tells a unique story. A Tapestry of Chapters: Delve into over 10 meticulously crafted chapters, each unveiling a different facet of Morocco's mystique. From the bustling markets of Marrakech to the timeless medina of Fes, the coastal charm of Casablanca to the tranquility of Chefchaouen, and the Sahara's golden landscapes to the culinary delights that grace Moroccan tables—every chapter is a portal to discovery. Connect with Culture: Engage with the soul of Morocco as you traverse centuries-old medinas, where narrow alleys reveal hidden treasures, and vibrant souks showcase the artistry of local craftsmen. Explore the intricate details of Moroccan architecture, witness traditional practices, and savor the flavors of a cuisine that mirrors the country's diverse landscapes. Sustainable Exploration: Navigate responsibly through Morocco, guided by a dedicated chapter on sustainable tourism. Learn how to minimize your environmental footprint, support local communities, and preserve the cultural heritage that makes Morocco a unique destination. Discover stories of individuals and initiatives making a positive impact, and embark on a journey that leaves a legacy of responsible travel. Practical Insights and Resources: Navigate Morocco with confidence using valuable resources in the appendix. From travel planning and accommodations to health and safety guidelines, language resources, and emergency contacts, this guide equips you with practical insights for a seamless and enjoyable adventure. Legacy of Responsible Travel: As your Moroccan journey concludes, reflect on the responsible traveler's legacy—a commitment to preserving the beauty of the landscapes, uplifting local communities, and fostering cultural appreciation. Your experiences in Morocco become part of a larger narrative, contributing positively to the places you've had the privilege to discover. Your Passport to Morocco: "Discovering Morocco" isn't just a guide; it's your passport to an immersive experience. Whether you're drawn to the historical wonders, the natural landscapes, or the vibrant tapestry of Moroccan culture, this comprehensive travel guide is your companion for an unforgettable adventure. Uncover the secrets of Morocco, where every moment is an invitation to discover, connect, and leave a positive mark on the places you explore. Welcome to the magic of Morocco—your journey begins here.


Elissa's Odyssey

Elissa's Odyssey

Author: Erica Verrillo

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 354

ISBN-13: 0375839488

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On their way home after defeating the Khan, Elissa becomes separated from her donkey, Gertrude, and friend Maya, so with the hope of being reunited, she hitches a ride with the unusual crew aboard the precarious Swamp Maiden.


Forest and Garden

Forest and Garden

Author: Melanie Louise Simo

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 332

ISBN-13: 9780813921594

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How wild and managed or artificially arranged environments coexist has long been a matter of intense debate among foresters and landscape professionals.


The Desert Hat

The Desert Hat

Author: Ed Rosenthal

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2013-10

Total Pages: 76

ISBN-13: 0981969372

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The "poet-broker" Ed Rosenthal was inspired by surviving alone in the Mojave Desert for six and a half days. The lyrical result of his ordeal, "The Desert Hat," consist of 36 poems illustrated with 12 photographs of his hat and Salvation Canyon where he spent most of his time. Rosenthal's poetry does not recount his experience in detail; it is not replete with maps, photographs, and a day-by-day account of his adventures. Instead, we gain an insight into what it means to be truly lost and found, to survive the strangest of desert nights and return to the heart of the city... with a newly found wisdom and zest for life. With an introduction by Ruth Nolan and photos by Maja Trochimczyk, and Ken and Wendy Sims.