Arabia Felix download free [PDF and Ebook] by Thorkild Hansen

Arabia Felix download free [PDF and Ebook] by Thorkild Hansen year 2017
  • Book name: Arabia Felix
  • Author: Thorkild Hansen
  • Release date: 2017/9/18
  • Publisher: THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781681370729
  • Rating: 7.87 of 10
  • Votes: 813
  • Review by: Westley Amaral
  • Review rating: 9.41 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/16
  • Total pages: 392
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades.Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea-a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist, and their manservant-an ill-assorted band of men who dislike and distrust one another from the start. These are the members of the Danish expedition to Arabia Felix, as Yemen was then known, the first organized foray into a corner of the world unknown to Europeans. The expedition made its way to Turkey and Egypt, by which time its members were already actively seeking to undercut and even kill one another, before disappearing into the harsh desert that was their destination. Nearly seven years later a single survivor returned to Denmark to find himself forgotten and all the specimens that had been sent back ruined by neglect. Based on diaries, notebooks, and sketches that lay unread in Danish archives until the twentieth century, Arabia Felix is a tale of intellectual rivalry and a comedy of very bad manners, as well as an utterly absorbing adventure. Arabia Felix includes 33 line drawings and maps.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 25H15M43S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Science, True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific, European History, Ancient History: To C 500 CE, Geographical Discovery & Exploration, Middle Eastern History, Expeditions
  • Available formats: PPT, LRF, TCR, TXT, PDF, DOC, EPUB, WORD. Compressed in ALZ, TAR.BZ2, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.50 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x202x21mm
  • Weight: 410g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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