Quantity: 1 available
Square quarto, charcoal boards (hardcover), silver letters, map illus. endpapers, 190 full-color illustrations, 193 pp. Near-Fine in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: More than four thousand miles in length, the Niule is the longest river on Earth. Its power and mystery have held mankind in thrall from the dawn of history, and Kazuyoshi Nomachi not only has photographed the splendors of the Egyptian Niule -- from the mysteries of the pyramids at Aswan and Luxor to the bustle of Cairo and Alexandria -- but has also traveled in the footsteps of explorers, from Hrodotus to Livingstone and Stanley, who have sought to chart its course. He followed the Nile to its upper reaches, along its two great tributaries, the Blue Nile and the White Nile, into the Sudan and Ethiopia and beyond the Ruwenzori Mountains, where the White Nile starts as a spring trickling down a gully in the highlands. Nomachi has recorded here his own personal odyssey and his unique vision of these mysterious p[laces. He captures with marvelous authenticity both the changing worlds of the great river -- its deserts, its marshlands, its highlands -- and the vibrant diversity of the peoples who live along its banks. The Dinka herdsmen, the pilgrims who celebrate Christmas at Lalibela, Arab women traveling by felucca, a camel caravan in the desert, and the whirling dances of the Islamic mystics at Omdurman are all brilliantly portrayed. These photographs represent a superb artistic achievement. **This large volume will require additional shipping fees for Priority or International orders.
Title: The Nile. Photographs by Kazuyoshi Nomachi. Introduction by Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Categories: African History,
Publisher: Boston: A Bulfinch Press Book - Little, Brown and Company, (1990). First U. S. Edition.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 50645bd