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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 writes: "I went there with a belief in my own racial superiority, but in their tents I felt like an uncouth, inarticulate barbarian, an intruder from a shoddy and materialistic world" (AS 38).
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.
Once, in 1946, Thesiger lay starving on a sand dune in the Empty Quarter for three days, waiting for his Bedu companions to bring back food and water and tortured by the hallucinations of cars and lorries that could carry him to safety.
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.
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.
The journey is a replicate of the journeys by the renowned desert travelers, such as Ibn Batota, the British traveler Wilfred Patrick Thesiger and the British traveler Bertram Thomas.
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.
Justice Thesiger and Mr Justice Lawson, directed that the order against Robert John Mountain, aged 26, a chef, and 23-year-old schoolmaster Nicholas Spencer Kilminyter, should be limited to pounds 150 and pounds 250 respectively.
The average annual temperature is 34C and British explorer Wilfred Thesiger once described it as a "veritable land of death".
Ben Hirsi is thankful his follow-up pic, "Arabian Sands," about the life of British explorer Wilfred Thesiger, is proving a much easier sell.