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Men of Salt Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold

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ISBN-10: 1599211645

ISBN-13: 9781599211640

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Benanav

List price: $14.95
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Salt was once worth its weight in gold, and treks to mine salt slabs from the heart of the Sahara desert are still made as they were throughout centuries--on a caravan of camels. American writer Benanav was compelled to join the Caravan of White Gold and traveled with nomads, eating meals of sand-covered goat entrails, drinking rancid water, getting lost for a day or two at a time, and enduring blistering heat and freezing nights in the open air. Along the way, he wrote fascinating stories about the perilous life of a camel, the family values of a real nomad, the treating of injured miners in a desert, and the cultural differences of labor and money. This is a well-reviewed travel narrative…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814