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The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places by William Atkins

The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

William Atkins

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Category: Travel, Non-fiction
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 7 Jun 2018
ISBN: 9780571319725

But for those whose call deserts home, the 'hideous blanks' described by explorers are rich in resources and significance. Travelling to five continents over three years, visiting deserts both iconic and little-known, William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical.

3 stars out of 5
Justin Marozzi
2 Jun 2018

"Here’s a treat for desert lovers"

Atkins is a gifted and interesting writer, with a deft turn of phrase and an original mind. He uncovers the many guises of the desert with much imagination, insight and wit. There is a lot of good material here, but at more than 400 pages his book does feel too long. Sometimes, as the desert often reminds us, less is more.

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