About Deserts

How sand gets into the desert and why the dunes sing – Discovering a fascinating world

Original Title: Das Wesen der Wüste

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-28121-9
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Ludwig

Date of publication: October 14, 2019
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Rights sold to: Czech Republic (Kazda), The Netherlands (HarperCollins)

Michael  Martin - About Deserts


Discover a fascinating world with one of the internationally best known desert photographers

Endless expanses, unique beauty, an unspoiled natural world – for 40 years adventurer and photographer Michael Martin has been exploring the earth's deserts and keeps discovering new aspects of this fascinating environment.

Breath-taking sand constructions and barren crater landscapes or the surprisingly wide range of human, animal and plant life are but a few of the many facets that make up the fascination of the desert.Are oases really just a few palm trees round a watering hole? Why do more people drown in the desert than die of thirst? And why do all the world's monotheistic religions come from the desert?

Michael Martin draws on his wealth of experience and knowledge and lets us plunge into a world full of miracles and secrets. In the stillness, loneliness and minimalism of this world he sees a counter concept to our overstimulated way of life. Amazing, eye-opening, at times incredible!

"a compendium about the desert, its phenomena and the people inhabiting it."

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