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Atlantis of the Sands

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This is the account of Sir Ranulph Fiennes' 24-year search for the lost city of Ubar, described by Lawrence of Arabia as 'the Atlantis of the Sands'.
The existence of Ubar has been reported by many travellers over the centuries including Marco Polo, Ibn Batuta and Bertram Thomas. Having searched for the site for many years, Sir Ranulph teamed up with an American film-maker in 1968 to track down the likely site. A fascinating trail through jungles, subterranean tunnels and then hottest deserts on earth finally led in 1991, to the discovery of Ubar at the remote Bedouin village of Shisr. The book has block boards and gilt titles; spine ends are bumped and the covers have only a few light handling marks. The jacket has light general wear marks and numerous indentations and light scratches on the glossy surface; edges and spine ends are lightly creased and corners are worn with small chips. Signed by the author, dated 1993, on the title page.

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Added value:
Signed and dated by author on title page
Author(s):
Ranuph Fiennes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.4 x25.2 cms
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747513279
ISBN-13:
9780747513278
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Atlantis of the Sands

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This is the account of Sir Ranulph Fiennes' 24-year search for the lost city of Ubar, described by Lawrence of Arabia as 'the Atlantis of the Sands'.
The existence of Ubar has been reported by many travellers over the centuries including Marco Polo, Ibn Batuta and Bertram Thomas. Having searched for the site for many years, Sir Ranulph teamed up with an American film-maker in 1968 to track down the likely site. A fascinating trail through jungles, subterranean tunnels and then hottest deserts on earth finally led in 1991, to the discovery of Ubar at the remote Bedouin village of Shisr. The book has block boards and gilt titles; spine ends are bumped and the covers have only a few light handling marks. The jacket has light general wear marks and numerous indentations and light scratches on the glossy surface; edges and spine ends are lightly creased and corners are worn with small chips. Signed by the author, dated 1993, on the title page.

Added value:
Signed and dated by author on title page
Author(s):
Ranuph Fiennes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.4 x25.2 cms
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747513279
ISBN-13:
9780747513278
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Atlantis of the Sands

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