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Thesiger

Wilfred (Patrick). 1910--2003, British writer, who explored the Empty Quarter of Arabia (1945--50) and lived with the Iraqi marsh Arabs (1950--58). His books include Arabian Sands (1958), The Marsh Arabs (1964), and My Kenya Days (1994)
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Thesiger retreated into the last fastnesses of empty desert with a small group of bedouin because he wanted to know one final untouched territory.
Between August and December of that same year, Wilfred Thesiger traveled through the Arussi Mountains to explore the Awash River in the Danakil country of Abyssinia.
Cierta vez, mientras caminaba por un lugar llamado Salala, Thesiger sintio "una repentina conciencia de un murmullo bajo, vibrante, que fue creciendo en volumen hasta que sono como si un aeroplano estuviera volando a poca altura por encima de nuestras cabezas.
His Highness will present the Thesiger Trophy to the winning team.
It is nice to read that Thesiger wrote very high about Muslim Arabs.
The Three Views of Oman book and travelling exhibition reveals the country in an intimate portrait as seen through the eyes of the West; as captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1970s, and award-winning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this new century.
"Wilfred Thesiger was the first Westerner to cross the Umm al Samim (Mother of Poison) when he skirted the eastern edge of the quicksands.
Oscar Campbell and Steve James read extracts from Sir Wilfrid Thesiger's Arabian Sands, while Salim Javid gave an introduction to Birds of the UAE, a book he co-authored with Simon.
The innovative solutions of Thuraya have been selected as the main telecom service to be deployed by the Footsteps of Thesiger team member, Adrian Hayes and a support film crew during a challenging 1,500 kilometer expedition from Salalah in Oman to Abu Dhabi.
Ramlat Al Ghafa, Nov 19 (ONA) The British traveler Adrian Hayes continues crossing Al Ruba' Al Khali Desert (Empty Quarter) on footsteps of Wilfred Thesiger. Hayes crossed Al Khanjar area towards Ramlat Al Ghafa via Ramlat Ghnaim after crossing 150 Km since he moved from the Wilayat of Maqshan three days ago.
Niyabat of Marsoudad: British traveller Adrian Hayes, who is crossing Al Ruba' Al Khali Desert (Empty Quarter) on the footsteps of Wilfred Thesiger, continues his journey on the back of camels towards Wadi Maqshan after staying at Bagardan in Dokah area on Friday night.
EVER since reading Wilfred Thesiger's classic 1960s book about The Marsh Arabs I've been fascinated by the people of southern Iraq who over centuries developed a unique culture centred around the marshes'' natural resources Thesiger came to understand and admire a way of life built entirely around thousands of miles of freshwater wetland.