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Grains Of Sand Martin Buckley

Grains Of Sand

Martin Buckley

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ISBN : 9780099277354
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Driven by a desire to explore the most remote, barren yet romantic places on earth, Martin Buckley set off on a two-year journey through the worlds deserts. In the Sahara he was threatened with murder. In the Gobi, he hijacked a cycle-rickshaw.MoreDriven by a desire to explore the most remote, barren yet romantic places on earth, Martin Buckley set off on a two-year journey through the worlds deserts. In the Sahara he was threatened with murder. In the Gobi, he hijacked a cycle-rickshaw. Dehydrating in the Sonora, he hallucinated fruit cocktails. Encountering the desert at its most extreme, he learned how to find water - and how to spit tobacco into a camels nostril.Images of the desert exert a powerful grip on the human imagination, from Lawrence of Arabia to Star Wars. Deserts feel familiar, yet mysterious. The truth is that they are even stranger than we imagine.GRAINS OF SAND is a passionate, profound and frequently funny evocation of the worlds deserts and the people who live in them- an extraordinary global adventure, and a personal voyage of discovery.