From 1955 to 2002, Dr Sylvia Sikes travelled on and around Lake Chad - that strange, immense lake in the southern Saharan Desert. This book presents an easy-to-read record of her travels, adventures and observations during this time, and illuminates the plight of the indigenous people whose way of life is being affected by climate change and modern development in Africa.
Let’s explore the Sahara Desert and meet the creatures living there. Yes, believe it or not there are animals who survive the extreme heat of such an environment. Expose your children to books that focus on the natural world to develop an appreciate of the Earth and the complexity of life in it. Go ahead and grab a copy tod
It is no news that thousands of migrants from Africa pass through the Sahara Desert and crosses the Mediterranean Sea every year to try to get to Europe. They leave with the hope of living a better life and getting greener pasture when they arrive in Europe. However, many do not get to Europe to enjoy the better life they envisage. They die on the way and do not live to tell the story of their experiences. However, in this book, Blessed Freeman Isaac shares his personal story of how he survived the Sahara Desert and crossed the Mediterranean Sea.In this book, you will learn: (1) The reason why most African migrants choose the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea as their route to get to Europe.(2) About the ordeal and risk that migrants go through trying to get to Europe.(3) About how African migrants are treated like slaves and animals on their journey to Europe.(4) About how God's faithfulness kept him alive when he came face to face with death.(5) About how many people die in the Sea yearly on their way to Europe and what can be done to prevent such deaths.(6) About his life story and how he surrendered his life to Christ.(7) Why God leads us to our destination irrespective of the obstacles that stand on our way.(8) Why God allows suffering and pain on our way to destiny.If you think your life's journey has been rough and God has abandoned you, this book will show you that God sees everything we go through and that his faithfulness is from everlasting to everlasting. He will never leave you nor forsake you
The Sahara Desert is 3.3 million square miles (8.6 million square kilometers) in size. It is so large that the entire continental United States could fit inside it. Discover more in Sahara Desert, one of the titles in the Natural Wonders of the World series.
Presents the story of the early exploration of the Sahara Desert and the first motorised crossing of the Sahara from North Aftice to Timbuktu by Citroen autochenilles in the early years of the 20th century. This book includes period photographs and recounts the dangers and difficulties of exploration in those times.
Provides a narrative of the Islamic culture's centuries-old trek between Timbuktu and the notorious salt mines of Taoudenni, describing how camel drivers march for eighteen hours per day in sandstorms and searing heat.
It is as vast as the United States and so arid that most bacteria cannot survive there. Its loneliness is so extreme it is said thatmigratory birds will land beside travelers, just for the company. William Langewiesche came to the Sahara to see it as its inhabitants do, riding its public transport, braving its natural and human dangers, depending on its sparse sustenance and suspect hospitality. From his journey, which took him across the desert's hyperarid core from Algiers to Dakar, he has crafted a contemporary classic of travel writing. In a narrative studded with gemlike discourses on subjects that range from the physics of sand dunes to the history of the Tuareg nomads, Langewiesche introduces us to the Sahara's merchants, smugglers, fixers, and expatriates. Eloquent and precise, Sahara Unveiled blends history and reportage, anthropology and anecdote, into an unforgettable portrait of the world's most romanticized yet most forbidding desert.
Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures, During a Tour of Nine Months Through the Desert, Amongst the Touaricks and Other Tribes of Saharan People : Including a Description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames and Mourzuk
The book that has captivated millions of Chinese readers, translated into English for the very first time. 'Hypnotic . . . A record of one person's fierce refusal to follow a path laid down for her by the rest of the world' Tash Aw, Paris Review Books of the Year Sanmao: author, adventurer, pioneer. Born in China in 1943, she moved from Chongqing to Taiwan, Spain to Germany, the Canary Islands to Central America, and, for several years in the 1970s, to the Sahara. Stories of the Sahara invites us into Sanmao's extraordinary life in the desert: her experiences of love and loss, freedom and peril, all told with a voice as spirited as it is timeless. At a period when China was beginning to look beyond its borders, Sanmao fired the imagination of millions and inspired a new generation. With an introduction by Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti, this is an essential collection from one of the twentieth century's most iconic figures. 'Every story conveys Sanmao's infectious capacity for wonder' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti 'Has endured for generations of young Taiwanese and Chinese women' New York Times 'Ground-breaking' Geographical 'A remarkable and brave book. Sanmao was a freewheeling feminist who broke all the rules and did so with a gleeful, mischievous smile' David Eimer, South China Morning Post
The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
Author: Michael Asher
Desert explorer Michael Asher investigates the most disastrous exploration mission in the history of the Sahara. In 1880, the French government ordered a surveying expedition for a railway that would bring the fabulous wealth of Timbuktu, in French Sudan, to Paris. This trek should have heralded a new era of French prosperity. Instead, it was a deadly fiasco. Under-armed in hostile territory, and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one hundred men of the expedition were ambushed and stranded without camels or supplies in the deserts of southern Algeria. Many were killed outright, and for four months the survivors were menaced by the Tuareg, the "lords of the desert," robbed, starved, and tricked into eating poisoned fruit. To escape, the men hid in the wastelands of the Sahara with little hope of finding food or water. They were finally forced to eat their own dead, or, worse, the merely weak. Only a dozen malnourished men lived to tell their tale. The story of their 1,000 mile journey is one of the most astonishing narratives of survival ever recorded. With a "superb grip of narrative and uncanny ability to evoke battle scenes" (The Guardian), Michael Asher has written an amazing true story that is as dramatic as it is frightening. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Explore the past, present, and future of the Sahara Desert. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.