The Resource Arabia Felix : the Danish expedition, 1761-1767, Thorkild Hansen ; translated from the Danish by James McFarlane and Kathleen McFarlane ; introduction by Colin Thubron

Arabia Felix : the Danish expedition, 1761-1767, Thorkild Hansen ; translated from the Danish by James McFarlane and Kathleen McFarlane ; introduction by Colin Thubron

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Arabia Felix : the Danish expedition, 1761-1767
Title
Arabia Felix
Title remainder
the Danish expedition, 1761-1767
Statement of responsibility
Thorkild Hansen ; translated from the Danish by James McFarlane and Kathleen McFarlane ; introduction by Colin Thubron
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Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
"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 astray. 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 first Danish expedition to Arabia Felix, as Yemen was then known, the first organized foray into a corner of the world unknown to Europeans, an enterprise that had the support of the Danish Crown and was keenly followed throughout Europe. 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 a forgotten man 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 both a comedy of intellectual rivalry and very bad manners and an utterly absorbing tale of high adventure. Arabia Felix includes 33 line drawings and maps"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
939.4/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS206
LC item number
.H313 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
Arabia Felix : the Danish expedition, 1761-1767, Thorkild Hansen ; translated from the Danish by James McFarlane and Kathleen McFarlane ; introduction by Colin Thubron
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Arabia Felix : the Danish expedition, 1761-1767, Thorkild Hansen ; translated from the Danish by James McFarlane and Kathleen McFarlane ; introduction by Colin Thubron
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Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1964
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Despite these evil times -- The storm -- A year in Egypt -- No news from Mount Sinai -- Spring in Tehama -- Why "Arabia Felix" -- Carsten Niebuhr's return
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21 cm.
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Extent
xii, 381 pages
Isbn
9781681370729
Lccn
2016059783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
SA : 2018-01-19
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)983785050

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