Quiet for a Tuesday : Solo in the Algerian Sahara Hardback
by Tom Sheppard
A solo, off-tracks Sahara expedition where the author faced ... unusual problems: his maps and satellite images were confiscated in mid-Sahara.
But he went on to complete a complex, demanding and, at times, hazardous 700-mile off-piste route to visit and photograph the extraordinary landscapes he was determined to see.
A carefully calculated risk, not reckless buccaneering, executed with considerable care.
With one or two nasty surprises. Told tongue-in-cheek - with humour, a passion for the desert, a boundless sense of wonder, a love of nature, technical detail - and accompanied by achingly beautiful pictures of Algeria's pristine Sahara.
The story finishes with some sharp opinion and proposals for a Protected Area in the Sahara - with signs of a light at the end of the tunnel.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages, Illustrations , colour. maps, stochastic printing
- Publisher: Desert Winds Publishing
- Publication Date: 16/10/2008
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780953232451