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The Resource To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman

To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman

Label
To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa
Title
To Timbuktu for a haircut
Title remainder
a journey through West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name - a flippant tag for "the most remote place on earth." With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu. Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a riverboat captain, and the people who call Timbuktu home. Antonson's eloquence and quiet wit highlight the city's myths--the centuries old capital and traveler's dream--as well as its realities: A city gripped by poverty, where historic treasures lie close to the sands of destruction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Antonson, Rick
Dewey number
916.604/33
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G490
LC item number
.A58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyages and travels
  • Antonson, Rick
  • Africa, West
  • Tombouctou (Mali)
  • Antonson, Rick
  • Travel
  • Voyages and travels
  • Africa, West
  • Mali
Label
To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This edition published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., in arrangement with Dundurn Press Limited"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scarcely visited places -- The origin of myths -- The quest for Timbuktu -- From here to Timbuktu -- Among the Tuareg -- The forbidden city -- The strong brown god -- African lanterns -- A good night for West Africa -- Epilogue - A gentle harshness -- Afterword
Control code
17683145
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
xx, 310 pages
Isbn
9781620875674
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013012381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn836748395
Label
To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
Publication
Note
"This edition published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., in arrangement with Dundurn Press Limited"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scarcely visited places -- The origin of myths -- The quest for Timbuktu -- From here to Timbuktu -- Among the Tuareg -- The forbidden city -- The strong brown god -- African lanterns -- A good night for West Africa -- Epilogue - A gentle harshness -- Afterword
Control code
17683145
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
xx, 310 pages
Isbn
9781620875674
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013012381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn836748395

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