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Arabian Time Machine — Self-Portrait Of An Oil State - Helga Graham

Heinemann, 1978, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the foot of the upper panel.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “No people have been propelled so fast through hundreds of years of history as the people of the Arabian oil lands. Since Biblical times life in the desert had been patriarchal and pastoral. Then oil was discovered — and everything changed. ‘God’, as the old people put it, ‘opened the gates to prosperity’. Adaptation to the technological world, a process that took centuries in the West, is being accomplished within a decade or two. It is an extraordinary and continuing social adventure. Dr Helga Graham spent a year in Qatar, getting to know the people, recording their words. The result is an intimate yet objective survey of a society still in flux. A book that is both readable and revealing.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 338
ISBN: 043430350X

£6.50 (Now Sold)