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The Resource The Timbuktu school for nomads : across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad, Nicholas Jubber

The Timbuktu school for nomads : across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad, Nicholas Jubber

Label
The Timbuktu school for nomads : across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad
Title
The Timbuktu school for nomads
Title remainder
across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Jubber
Title variation
Across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Timbuktu School for Nomads is a unique look at a resilient city and how the nomads pit ancient ways of life against the challenges of the 21st century. The Sahara: a dream-like, far away landscape of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, The English Patient and Star Wars, and home to nomadic communities whose ways of life stretch back millennia. Today it's a teeth-janglingly dangerous destination, where the threat of jihadists lurks just over the horizon. Following in the footsteps of 16th century traveller Leo Africanus, Nicholas Jubber went on a turbulent adventure to the forgotten places of North Africa and the legendary Timbuktu. Once the seat of African civilization and home to the richest man who ever lived, this mythic city is now scarred by terrorist occupation and is so remote its own inhabitants hail you with the greeting, 'Welcome to the middle of nowhere'. From the cattle markets of the Atlas, across the Western Sahara and up the Niger river, Nicholas joins the camps of the Tuareg, Fulani, Berbers, and other communities, to learn about their craft, their values and their place in the world
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Timbuktu school for nomads : across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad, Nicholas Jubber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 68
  • Part 4
  • Dunes
  • 97
  • Part 5
  • Plateau
  • 132
  • Part 6
  • Urban Nomads
  • 171
  • Part 1
  • Part 7
  • Plain
  • 202
  • Part 8
  • River
  • 236
  • Part 9
  • Middle of Nowhere (Revisited)
  • 271
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • 8
  • Part 3
  • City
  • 38
  • Part 3
  • Mountain
Control code
sky2ocm82606768
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781857886542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (color), map
Label
The Timbuktu school for nomads : across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad, Nicholas Jubber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 68
  • Part 4
  • Dunes
  • 97
  • Part 5
  • Plateau
  • 132
  • Part 6
  • Urban Nomads
  • 171
  • Part 1
  • Part 7
  • Plain
  • 202
  • Part 8
  • River
  • 236
  • Part 9
  • Middle of Nowhere (Revisited)
  • 271
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • 8
  • Part 3
  • City
  • 38
  • Part 3
  • Mountain
Control code
sky2ocm82606768
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781857886542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (color), map

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