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The Resource The conquest of the Sahara, by Douglas Porch

The conquest of the Sahara, by Douglas Porch

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The conquest of the Sahara
Title
The conquest of the Sahara
Statement of responsibility
by Douglas Porch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Conquest of the Sahara, Douglas Porch tells the story of France's struggle to explore and dominate the great African desert at the turn of the century. Focusing on the conquest of the Ahaggar Tuareg, he describes the exploits - by turns fantastic, heroic, and bizarre - of the desert's explorers and conquerors. Porch summons up a world of oases, trackless sands, bleak and inaccessible mountain ranges, desert forts, camels, and Arab cafes where customers encouraged the dancer by licking a one-franc piece and sticking it to her forehead."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Porch, Douglas
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tuaregs
  • Algeria
  • France
  • Algeria
Label
The conquest of the Sahara, by Douglas Porch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint, with a new introduction by the author, of edition originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm58043208
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvii, 332 p.
Isbn
9780374128791
Lccn
2005040057
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Label
The conquest of the Sahara, by Douglas Porch
Publication
Note
Reprint, with a new introduction by the author, of edition originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm58043208
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvii, 332 p.
Isbn
9780374128791
Lccn
2005040057
Other physical details
map

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      53.403069 -2.963723
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