Do you dare to read without limits?
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
An Arabian Journey - One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East - cover

An Arabian Journey - One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East

Levison Wood

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

  • 1
  • 2
  • 0

Summary

In the vein of Wood's previous books Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas, and Walking the Americas, Arabia is a both a thrilling travelogue and a rich portrait of the people and cultures that Wood encounters along his journey. 
Arabiais likely to garner special international interest and coverage given its engagement with several geopolitical issues in the Middle East, such as the Syrian civil war, the terror of ISIS, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arabia includes a full color, 16-page insert of photos taken throughout the expedition. 
Hudson Booksellers has selected Levison Wood as a guest of honor at their annual Hudson Show in Las Vegas this December. Previous guests of honor have included John Oliver and Trevor Noah. Following the Hudson Show, Hudson will specially promote Levison's books, including Arabia, throughout all of 2019. All of Wood's walking expeditions have been accompanied by a Channel 4 TV series, and Arabia is no exception: his documentary An Arabian Journey will premiere Fall 2019. The series for Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas have been sold throughout the world.
A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, Levison Wood's last book, Walking the Americas, was published in the UK alongside the release of Wood’s eponymous Channel 4 TV series, which reached over 2 million viewers per episode. It was also longlisted for the Banff Mountain Book award for adventure travel. In the US, Grove's 2017 publication of Walking the Americans garnered excellent reviews and was a New York Times Summer Reading pick in the Travel category, selected by Liesl Schillinger. Levison Wood’s 2016 book, Walking the Himalayas, won the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award. Wood’s Eastern Horizons has been shortlisted for the Adventure Travel Book of the Year award in the UK. A former British paratrooper who served in Afghanistan, Wood is an accomplished writer, photographer, and explorer. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Wood was named one of “The 50 Most Adventurous Men” by Men’s Journal and a “Top 40 Traveller” by Condé Nast Traveler (UK).

Other books that might interest you

  • Turkey Uncovered - cover

    Turkey Uncovered

    Dale E. Fox

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Have you ever wondered what it is REALLY like to live in a Muslim culture? Turkey Uncovered entertains and educates readers about the diversity that is present in Muslim culture by following the travels of the author as a volunteer English teacher in Turkey. This country has been in the limelight recently, with many unanswered questions about their current orientation  East or West? This book provides valuable insights, direct from the lips of the Turks themselves, on the religious and political divisions that are present in their society. Humorous yet serious, Turkey Uncovered demolishes stereotypes and uncovers the true nature of this dynamic country that plays such a vital role in geopolitics today. You are guaranteed to be enriched by this poignant view into the Turkish soul and hopefully be moved to visit one of the most historic, beautiful and hospitable places on the globe.
    Show book
  • Thailand Surprise - A Photographic Journey Through Thailand - cover

    Thailand Surprise - A...

    Katherine Wynne, CoCo Bijou

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Think of surprises!  Perhaps a street or a place and time that you would never expect, a person or event   that you forgot you yearned for, or maybe discovering something that you have never known. There is a world of wonder in every surprise.
    Just as in life, I am inspired to explore or serendipitously come upon the unexpected. These moments keep life delicious and are little gifts. Embrace surprises because they fuel imagination. Unwrap surprises with the same enthusiasm you had when everything was brand new. 
     
    Thailand is a wonderful surprise.
    Show book
  • Thailand Tuttle Travel Pack - Your Guide to Thailand's Best Sights for Every Budget - cover

    Thailand Tuttle Travel Pack -...

    Jim Algie

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The only guide you'll need for getting around Thailand! Everything you need is in this one convenient travel guide—including a large pull-out map!Explore the regal grandeur of Bangkok's Grand Palace, glide through the city's busy canals on a long-tail boat tour, and bask in the tropical splendor of Phuket's Mai Khao Bay. Visit a temple on holy Mt. Doi Suthep, then take an elephant ride at the Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang. Thailand Tuttle Travel Pack offers you all these experiences and more. This guidebook features only the best sights and activities that Thailand has to offer, chosen for a wide range of budgets and interests by a longtime Thailand resident. Easy-to-use and easy-to-carry, it is packed with information, handy lists, maps, photographs, and suggestions for how to make the most of your stay—so you can spend all your time enjoying your visit.Key features of Thailand Travel Pack include: Thailand's Best Sights highlights 21 must-see sights and must-have experiences, from the many faces and flavors of its modern metropolis to southern Thailand's fabled beaches and bays, and from World Heritage Sites like the ancient Siamese capital of Ayuthaya to places of natural wonder like Khao Yai Nature Park. Exploring Thailand offers a wide variety of excursions in every part of the country, from Chiang Mai in the mountainous north to "Little Tuscany" in the country's center and the famous Chatuchak weekend market of Bangkok; and from kayaking through a marine park to a bicycle tour through Thailand's first kingdom. Author's Recommendations makes specific recommendations for: the hippest hotels and resorts; the coolest nightspots; the best spas; the best eco-trips, treks, and outdoor activities; the most kid-friendly places & things to do; the best food and eateries; the best shopping; the best museums and galleries; and much more.
    Show book