A Journey Through The Heart of the Middle East
By Levison Wood
The award-winning TV adventurer and travel writer's enthralling account of his 5,000-mile expedition around the Arabian Peninsula, from Iraq to Lebanon.
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Award
'[A] rollicking Boys' Own adventure' - Spectator
'This heart-stopping personal account of historic Arabia today.' - Compass Magazine
Following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is an insight into Levison Wood's most complex and daring expedition yet: an epic and unprecedented 5000-mile journey through 13 countries, circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula.
Honest, reflective and poignant, Arabia is a historical, religious and spiritual journey, through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on Earth. Exploring the Middle East through the lives, hearts and hopes of its people, Levison Wood challenges the perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media.
Levison Wood is an award-winning author, explorer and photographer who specialises in documenting people and cultures in remote regions and post-conflict zones. His work has taken him around the world leading expeditions on five continents and he is an elected fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club.
Levison's second book, Walking the Himalayas, was voted Adventure Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards and his other books, Walking the Nile and Walking the Americas, were both Sunday Times bestsellers. He has presented several critically acclaimed documentaries including From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier where he re-traced part of his Silk Road adventures in a four-part series for Channel 4.
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01 Nov 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton
Levison Wood's account of his journey round the Middle East during the winter of 2017 gives a vivid picture of this ancient and beautiful but sad, war-torn and misunderstood region. — Country and Town House
[A] rollicking Boys' Own adventure — Spectator
Arabia reveals a much more humane and complex picture than that offered to us by our disaster-fixed TV broadcasts — Countryfile Magazine