Professor Andrew Goudie’s new book on desert exploration is now available at a special price for Fellows and members of the Society.
“Produced jointly by the Silphium Press (an imprint of the Libyan Studies Society) and the Royal Geographical Society, the writing throughout is lucid, and the multiplicity of maps, photographs and other illustrations make this a coffee table book for anyone who loves deserts, the armchair traveller and the serious scholar alike.”
Eamonn Gearon, ASTENE Bulletin
Desert exploration, like polar expeditions, is not for the faint-hearted, and many of the vivid tales within Great Desert Explorersend in tragedy. However, the informative and absorbing descriptions of the extraordinary journeys, challenges and achievements of these intrepid figures are captivating.
Great Desert Explorers contains short, illustrated biographies of around 60 of the most interesting, intrepid and important desert explorers, along with brief introductions to each desert region. Many of the quotations,illustrations and maps in the book are drawn from the Society’s Collections and they make it a colourful, lively and informative read.
Professor Andrew Goudie, a former Honorary Treasurer and Vice President of the Society, is kindly donating all royalties from sales of the book to the Society.
Published by the Silphium Press in association with the RGS-IBG.
Retail Price: £39.95, special price for Society Fellows and members: £24.95, plus p&p.
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