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Journey to the Jade Sea - John Hillaby

Constable, 1984, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges and faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.

Reprint. [First: 1964] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “What does it feel like to cut loose from city life and lead a train of camels across one of the most formidable deserts in the world? This is what John Hillaby chose to do by going to the deserts east of Lake Rudolph — the Jade Sea on the borders of Kenya and Ethiopia. The lava beds surrounding this extraordinary lake are often too hot to touch. The sands blow at gale force and the soda lake, a bright green jewel amid a setting of volcanoes, is the home of unusually large crocodiles and the relics of a primitive tribe, the Elmolo, who live under the shadow of Kulal, the mountain of winds. The landscapes of the Northern Frontier District have been described as the nearest thing to hell on earth.

Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: [VII] 234
ISBN: 0094509301

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