Road to Ubar Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

ISBN-10: 0395957869

ISBN-13: 9780395957868

Edition: 1999

Authors: Nicholas Clapp

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No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled on the legend of the lost city while poring over historical manuscripts. Filled with overwhelming curiosity, he led two expeditions to Arabia with a team that included space scientists and geologists. The discovery of Ubar was front-page news across the world and was heralded by Time as one of three major scientific events of the year.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Nicholas Clapp is both an award-winning filmmaker & a noted lecturer on archeology. His first book, "The Road to Ubar", was a New York Public Library "Book to Remember" for 1999.

Prologue
Myth
Unicorns
The Sands of Their Desire
Arabia Felix
The Flight of the Challenger
The Search Continues
The Inscription of the Crows
The Rawi's Tale
Should You Eat Something That Talks to You?
The City of Brass
The Singing Sands
Expedition
Reconnaissance
The Edge of the Known World
The Vale of Remembrance
The Empty Quarter
What the Radar Revealed
City of Towers
Red Springs
Seasons in the Land of Frankincense
The Rise and Fall of Ubar
Older Than 'Ad
The Incense Trade
Khuljan's City
City of Good and Evil
Sons and Thrones Are Destroyed
Epilogue: Hud's Tomb
Key Dates in the History of Ubar
A Glossary of People and Places
Further Reflections on al-Kisai's "The Prophet Hud"
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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