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  • The Immeasurable World Journeys in Desert Places
  • William Atkins
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  • 07 October 2019
  • 9780571319725

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The Immeasurable World Journeys in Desert Places review ✓ 3 review Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ William Atkins Kazakhstan and 'sand seas' of China's volatile north west; the contested borderlands of Arizona and the riotous Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert; and the ancient monasteries of Egypt's Eastern Desert Along the way Atkins illuminates the people history topography and symbolism of these remarkable but often troubled placesReviving the illustrious British tradition of travel writing The Immeasurable World is destined to become a classic of desert literatur. The content warrants a 4 rating but sadly the prose does not If only the same material had been written by Paul Theroux or William Langenweische The Baby They Longed For remarkable but often troubled placesReviving the illustrious British tradition of travel writing The Immeasurable World is destined to become a classic of desert literatur. The content warrants a 4 Omnibus Films rating but sadly the prose does not If only the same material had been written by Paul Theroux or William Langenweische

review The Immeasurable World Journeys in Desert Places

The Immeasurable World Journeys in Desert Places

The Immeasurable World Journeys in Desert Places review ✓ 3 review Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ William Atkins N deserts as cursed places to be avoided or crossed as uickly as possible But for those whose call deserts home the 'hideous blanks' described by explorers are rich in resources and significanceTravelling to five continents over three years visiting deserts both iconic and little known William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical His journey takes him to the Arabian Peninsula's Empty uarter and Australia's nuclear test grounds; the dry Aral Sea of. I m not uite sure what this book was meant to be I m not sure it knows either From the opening parts it looks like a history of the conuering of certain deserts with the author kind of following in those pioneers footsteps A bit But as it goes on it seems to spend less time on the history and on what is happening in these deserts now I m uite surprised because the most interesting parts were the two segments in the USA closely followed by China and the Aral Sea none of which explore the history of the desert well they do but in the chapter about the Burned Man festival these paragraphs in particular just get in the way of telling the story of what is happening now The books seemed to be building to a climax The author looks at seven desert regions the first two come across as a bit dry pun absolutely intended but the next four segments just get and interesting Sadly the seventh and final part set in Egypt loses that precious momentum Thematically it works the theme of the saints rounds the novel off in an appropriate way linking in with the first segment finishing where it started but that final chapter is just dull and whilst I was eagerly devouring the previous parts I had to force myself through the last forty pages Shame as without that loss of momentum at the end I think it would have been a four star book and not a three The bits that worked were great it is certainly worth reading but the end is unsatisfactory How to Write Essays resources and significanceTravelling to five continents over three years visiting deserts both iconic and little known William Atkins discovers a Autumn Days with the Moodys Moody Family #6 realm that is as much internal as physical His journey takes him to the Arabian Peninsula's Empty uarter and Australia's nuclear test grounds; the dry Aral Sea of. I m not uite sure what this book was meant to be I m not sure it knows either From the opening parts it looks like a history of the conuering of certain deserts with the author kind of following in those pioneers footsteps A bit But as it goes on it seems to spend less time on the history and on what is happening in these deserts now I m uite surprised because the most interesting parts were the two segments in the USA closely followed by China and the Aral Sea none of which explore the history of the desert well they do but in the chapter about the Burned Man festival these paragraphs in particular just get in the way of telling the story of what is happening now The books seemed to be building to a climax The author looks at seven desert Blue Moose regions the first two come across as a bit dry pun absolutely intended but the next four segments just get and interesting Sadly the seventh and final part set in Egypt loses that precious momentum Thematically it works the theme of the saints Reindeer and Caribou rounds the novel off in an appropriate way linking in with the first segment finishing where it started but that final chapter is just dull and whilst I was eagerly devouring the previous parts I had to force myself through the last forty pages Shame as without that loss of momentum at the end I think it would have been a four star book and not a three The bits that worked were great it is certainly worth The Soul Thief reading but the end is unsatisfactory

review Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ William Atkins

The Immeasurable World Journeys in Desert Places review ✓ 3 review Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ William Atkins For all the desert's dreamlike beauty to travel here was not just to pitch yourself into oblivion it was to grind away at yourself until nothing was left It was to aspire to the condition of sand 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 From the prophets of the Bible to Marco Polo Lawrence of Arabia to Gertrude Bell travellers have often see. You might also enjoy The Secret Knowledge of Water Soul of Nowhere Red Passion and Patience in the Desert Arabian Sands News From Tartary Desert Solitaire Desert Notes Reflections in the Eye of a Raven Crossing Open Ground The Man Who Walked Through Time Where the Water Goes Life and Death Along the Colorado River Cadillac Desert The American West and Its Disappearing Water Great Aridness Climate Change and the American Southwest Savage Dreams Uncommon Ground The Hour of Land Water A Natural History