Glory in a Camel's Eye: A Perilous Trek Through the Greatest African Desert

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Travel - 245 pages
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Marvelously entertaining and frequently harrowing, Glory in a Camel's Eye recounts the American travel writer Jeffrey Tayler's dangerous three-month journey across the Moroccan Sahara in the company of Arab nomads.
Glory in a Camel's Eye gives us an intimate, often surprising portrait of Saharan Africa: the cultural conflicts between native Berbers and Arabs, the clashes between devout desert-dwelling nomads and their city-dwelling counterparts. Fluent in Arabic, Tayler assembles an image of modern life very much at odds with our Western assumptions. He observes and reports "with eloquence and an eye for the improbable" (Outside).
 

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Tayler along with two guides takes off across the Sahara Desert. I can add this trip to the list of trips I will never take. Worst of all was the picture Tayler gives of his stop in the home of a ... Read full review

Glory in a camel's eye: trekking through the Moroccan Sahara

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Tayler, a contributing editor to the Atlantic Monthly and frequent contributor to National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and Salon.com, has two previous travel narratives to his credit, Siberian ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
14
Section 4
30
Section 5
39
Section 6
48
Section 7
56
Section 8
76
Section 14
128
Section 15
141
Section 16
154
Section 17
164
Section 18
173
Section 19
182
Section 20
191
Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
108
Section 12
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Section 13
124
Section 22
209
Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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About the author (2005)

JEFFREY TAYLER is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a contributor to Condé Nast Traveler, Harper's Magazine, and National Geographic. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Facing the Congo, Angry Wind, and River of No Reprieve.

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