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    DescriptionWilfred Thesiger, this century's greatest living explorer, recalls his travels among the mountain ranges of Asia. Although Wilfred Thesiger is still largely associated with the Arabian deserts and the Marshes of Iraq, he has also travelled extensively at intervals, over the years, among mountains and mountain people in other remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. In 1987 Thesiger wrote: 'I have always been attracted by mountains!' And he observed more recently: 'Had I done nothing else as a traveller except my journeys in Nuristan, these alone would have amounted to something worthwhile'. 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original diaries of his various journeys and his vivid memories of them, and includes some 80 or so previously unpublished photographs of the stunning mountain scenery he saw and the people he encountered.

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    Among the Mountains
    Travels Through Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wilfred Thesiger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 230 g
    ISBN 13: 9780006551003
    ISBN 10: 0006551009

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
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    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    DC21: 915.0442
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    DC22: 915.0442
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    Illustrations note
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Publication date
    03 April 2000
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    Author Information
    Wilfred Thesiger was born in 1910 in Ethiopia. From 1930 Thesiger travelled through remote areas of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His journeys and his books have won him numerous prestigious awards over the years. In 1968 he was made a CBE; he was honoured with a KBE in 1995.
    Review quote
    Praise for The Danakil Diary: '!a revelation. The diaries get us as close as we can now come to the camp fire around which Thesiger told his best stories' Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times Praise for Life of My Choice: 'One of the most engrossing life stories I have ever read' Richard Holmes, The Times
    Review text
    Diary entries and photographs from Thesiger's travels in the mountains of the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and the Pamirs. Previously unpublished. (Kirkus UK)