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- DescriptionSalt was once worth its weight in gold, and treks to mine salt slabs from the heart of the Sahara desert are still made as they were throughout centuries-on a caravan of camels. American writer Benanav was compelled to join the Caravan of White Gold and traveled with mads, eating meals of sand-covered goat entrails, drinking rancid water, getting lost for a day or two at a time, and enduring blistering heat and freezing nights in the open air.Along the way, he wrote fascinating stories about the perilous life of a camel, the family values of a real mad, the treating of injured miners in a desert, and the cultural differences of labor and money. This is a well-reviewed travel narrative unlike any other, and it is accompanied by stunning full-color photographs. It will appeal to readers of Stiff, Salt, and fans of Jonathan Raban and Bill Bryson.
- Author BiographyMichael Benanav writes and photographs for the travel section of The New York Times. He has also written for other national newspapers, and was a contributing editor to The Salt Journal. He has also worked as a mountain and desert guide in the American West. He lives in northern New Mexico.
- Author(s)Michael Benanav
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield
- Date of Publication15/04/2008
- SubjectTrue Stories
- Place of PublicationGuilford
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Lyons Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps, frontispiece
- Weight23 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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