Call of the Desert the Sahara Hardcover – 24 Sep 2004
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And the writing isn't bad either. Rather than let the author do the talking which often results in flowery eulogies attempting to parallel the images, they've shipped in some experts who - being French or Saharan - know better than most what they're talking about. So you get surprisingly good accounts of the geology, pastoral society and one of the best accounts of human occupation right up to the historic period.
It has to be said, a shop copy at Stanfords London had split its spine - the book may be too heavy for its binding - even the amazon box it was posted to me in had split open. And the cover pictured above - a US edition? - is not what you get). The best Sahara picture book bargain since Civilisation in the Sands went for a fiver. Chris Scott
Interesting facts schematic of course the book also consists off but it will help you whilst reading.
Philippe has a firm "hold" on the Sahara and its inhabitants some really amazing shots appears in the book!!!
One of them looks like a glacier in the midst of the Sahara, wow!!
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Although I admire the book's images (its main treasure), I'd love to see them being entitled and given a little story behind; instead the notes and titles are placed in the end of the book, provided with page numbers. Yet strangely the book has no pagination and that makes it difficult to find the right page after all.
only con, like all other reviewers state, is the lack of page numbers to complement the image glossary in the back of the book, which oddly references page numbers. many images are intriguing and I wish it was easier to look up the captions.
makes a great pair with 0810935384, or The Sea, a book of similar size and format about the sea