Among the Mountains: Travels Through Asia

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Flamingo, Mar 23, 2000 - Travel - 174 pages
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Wilfred Thesiger, this century's greatest living explorer, recalls his travels among the mountain ranges of Asia.  Eventful, interesting and remarkable achievements in their own right, the Asian journeys - among the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams and the Pamirs - have inspired many of the finest photographs Thesiger has ever taken and contribute significantly to his standing as a great traveller and explorer. Spanning a period of over 30 years (1951-1983) this book draws on Thesiger's original diaries of his various journeys and his vivid memories of them, and includes some 80 or so previously unpublished photographs of the stunning mountain scenery he saw and the people he encountered.

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Thesiger has been called the last of the great British "gentlemen explorers." Born in 1910 and educated at Eton and Oxford, he has been praised for his books on the Arab world (Arabian Sands, The ... Read full review

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Thesiger is a writer, explorer and naturalist. He is a legendary figure forever associated with the mystique and magnificence of the Arabian Sands.

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