The Great Sahara
by James Wellard
Hutchinson, 1964, [First Edition], illustrated end-papers, colour frontispiece, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, previous owners short gift subscription to half-title page, some edge and shelf wear with rubbing and bumps to edges and corners, a little rubbing and marking to covers, dust-jacket price-clipped with some edge and shelf wear, small chips and tears, creases, rubbing and markings (see photographs)
"Ten thousand years ago, the Great Desert was teeming with human, animal and plant life. Today it is, in some respects, at its lowest ebb of human activity. To fill in the main outline of the story of these millennia - what might be called 'the rise and fall' of this vast region of the world - is the ambitious aim of James Wellard, and he succeeds triumphantly."