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Sahara

Michael Palin is off again, this time to the seemingly desolate Sahara Desert. There is no easy way across, as he and his team discover on their most challenging expedition yet. From a starting point in Gibralter, Michael makes his way to Morocco, then over the Atlas Mountains to the little-known countries of Mauritania, Mali and Chad. He travels on the longest train in the world, meets with the Paris-Dakar Rally in the middle of nowhere, and sees the world's largest mud mosque before arriving in Timbuktu. Then it is a journey with nomandic herders and a camel caravan, to Algeria and a recently re-opened Libya. Finally, Michael returns to the classical remains of Tunisia - where life of Brian was filmed and he was crucified. The mysterious, barren desert is revealed to be a place full of people, landscapes and stories, a vibrant land with a history of civilisation, trade and conquest stretching from the ancient Egyptians to the oil-rich Islamic republics of today.

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  • "Though famous as a geographical location, the life, landscape and history of the Sahara are not so well-known. The emphasis of Michael Palin's latest journey is on his interaction with those he meets; periods of difficult travel are repaid with the magical appeal of the desert's sights and sounds."
  • "Michael Palin is off again, this time to the seemingly desolate Sahara Desert. There is no easy way across, as he and his team discover on their most challenging expedition yet. From a starting point in Gibralter, Michael makes his way to Morocco, then over the Atlas Mountains to the little-known countries of Mauritania, Mali and Chad. He travels on the longest train in the world, meets with the Paris-Dakar Rally in the middle of nowhere, and sees the world's largest mud mosque before arriving in Timbuktu. Then it is a journey with nomandic herders and a camel caravan, to Algeria and a recently re-opened Libya. Finally, Michael returns to the classical remains of Tunisia - where life of Brian was filmed and he was crucified. The mysterious, barren desert is revealed to be a place full of people, landscapes and stories, a vibrant land with a history of civilisation, trade and conquest stretching from the ancient Egyptians to the oil-rich Islamic republics of today."@en
  • "Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest single challenge he has faced is his latest, a crossing of the vast Saraha..."
  • "Michael Palin's latest journey will be across the Sahara desert, a place of romantic, almost magical appeal. Although famous as a geological location, its life, landscape and rich history are not so well-known. Periods of difficult travel will be repaid with new sights and sounds, people, languages, food and customs. The emphasis will be on Michael Palin's interaction with the people he meets, and on stretching him and his team as they undergo this arduous expedition. The book and audio cassette reading will tie in with a major new BBC television series of the same name."@en
  • "Michael Palin continues his series of epic journeys, this time crossing the Sahara - an environment as alien and hostile as any on earth. It reveals a vast range of peoples, cultures and landscapes with a rich and unique history."
  • "The comedian and author presents a detailed exploration of the Sahara Desert regions that celebrates its diverse cultures, landscapes, and trades."
  • "The comedian and author presents a detailed exploration of the Sahara Desert regions that celebrates its diverse cultures, landscapes, and trades."@en
  • "Michael Palin's latest and perhaps greatest challenge: a crossing of the vast and merciless Sahara Desert."

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  • "Downloadable audio books."
  • "Pictorial works"
  • "Pictorial works"@en
  • "Talking books."@en
  • "Audiobooks."@en
  • "Audiobooks."
  • "dagbøger"
  • "rejsedagbøger"
  • "Sound recordings"
  • "rejsebeskrivelser"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Sahara"@en
  • "Sahara"
  • "Sahara /"
  • "Sahara [audiobook] /"