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The Timbuktu school for nomads, Nicholas Jubber

Label
The Timbuktu school for nomads
Title
The Timbuktu school for nomads
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Jubber
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Sahara: a dream-like far away landscape of TE Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger, Mad Max and Dune, but home to nomadic communities whose ways of life stretch back millennia. Today it's a teeth-janglingly dangerous destination, where the threat of jihadists lurks just over the horizon. Following in the footsteps of 16th century traveller Leo Africanus, Nicholas Jubber went on a turbulent adventure to the forgotten places of North Africa and the legendary Timbuktu. Once the seat of African civilization and home to the richest man who ever lived, this mythic city is now scarred by terrorist occupation and is so remote its own inhabitants hail you with the greeting, 'Welcome to the middle of nowhere'. From the cattle markets of Atlas, across the Western Sahara and up the Niger river, Nicholas joins the camps of the Tuareg, Fulani, Berbers, and other communities to learn about their craft, their values and their place in the world. The Timbuktu School for Nomads is a unique look at a resilient city and how the nomads pit ancient ways of life against the challenges of the 21st century
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jubber, Nicholas
Dewey number
966.23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jubber, Nicholas
  • Jubber, Nicholas
  • Nomads
  • Timbuktu (Mali)
  • Sahara
  • Africa, North
Label
The Timbuktu school for nomads, Nicholas Jubber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad"--cover sub-title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Middle of Nowhere -- 1.City of Gold -- 2.Dinner with the Blue Men -- 3.White Man's Grave -- The School for Nomads - Lesson One: Baggage -- pt. TWO City -- 4.The God-Blessed Lair of Pigeon Shit -- 5.Learning to Love the Glottal Stop -- 6.Death of a Camel -- The School for Nomads -- Lesson Two: Riding -- pt. THREE Mountain -- 7.The Sultan's Road to Azrou -- 8.Market Forces -- 9.The Hunt for Aziza's Lost Cattle -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Three: Tracking -- pt. FOUR Dunes -- 10.Poets of the Sahara -- 11.The Last Colony in Africa -- 12.Picnic in the Desert -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Four: Camp -- pt. FIVE Plateau -- 13.Iron-Ore Train to the Adrar -- 14.Dancing with Nomads -- 15.Libraries in the Sand -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Five: Study and Play -- pt. SIX Urban Nomads -- 16.Fishing and F***ing -- 17.City of Spells -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Six: Lore -- pt. SEVEN Plain -- 18.Paradise Lost --
  • Contents note continued: 19.Cowboys and Animists -- 20.A Short Walk in the Gondo Bush -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Seven: Water -- pt. EIGHT River -- 21.Masters of the River -- 22.Spirits of the Niger -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Eight: Score -- 23.Lights Out on the Sahara -- pt. NINE The Middle of Nowhere (Revisited) -- 24.Timbuktu the Broken -- 25.Licking the Desert's Wounds
Control code
000058617099
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781857886542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958412298
Label
The Timbuktu school for nomads, Nicholas Jubber
Publication
Note
"Across the Sahara in the shadow of Jihad"--cover sub-title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Middle of Nowhere -- 1.City of Gold -- 2.Dinner with the Blue Men -- 3.White Man's Grave -- The School for Nomads - Lesson One: Baggage -- pt. TWO City -- 4.The God-Blessed Lair of Pigeon Shit -- 5.Learning to Love the Glottal Stop -- 6.Death of a Camel -- The School for Nomads -- Lesson Two: Riding -- pt. THREE Mountain -- 7.The Sultan's Road to Azrou -- 8.Market Forces -- 9.The Hunt for Aziza's Lost Cattle -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Three: Tracking -- pt. FOUR Dunes -- 10.Poets of the Sahara -- 11.The Last Colony in Africa -- 12.Picnic in the Desert -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Four: Camp -- pt. FIVE Plateau -- 13.Iron-Ore Train to the Adrar -- 14.Dancing with Nomads -- 15.Libraries in the Sand -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Five: Study and Play -- pt. SIX Urban Nomads -- 16.Fishing and F***ing -- 17.City of Spells -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Six: Lore -- pt. SEVEN Plain -- 18.Paradise Lost --
  • Contents note continued: 19.Cowboys and Animists -- 20.A Short Walk in the Gondo Bush -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Seven: Water -- pt. EIGHT River -- 21.Masters of the River -- 22.Spirits of the Niger -- The School for Nomads - Lesson Eight: Score -- 23.Lights Out on the Sahara -- pt. NINE The Middle of Nowhere (Revisited) -- 24.Timbuktu the Broken -- 25.Licking the Desert's Wounds
Control code
000058617099
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781857886542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958412298

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