The Last Nomad: One Man’s Forty Year Adventure in the World’s Most Remote Deserts, Mountains and Marshes

Book by Thesiger, Wilfred

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The Year of the Horsetails

Eastern Europe: Early Middle Ages. The nomad warrior Bardiyamust flee from the evil empire of the Mongol-like Tugars andtheir ruthless Kagan. He receives hospitality from the sedentarySlavic Drevich people; but fears that they also might succumb tothe might of the Tugar empire. Will he be able to convince themof their danger and teach them the [...]

Nomad: A Year In the Life of a Qashqa’i Tribesman in Iran

Borzu Qermezi was the headman and political leader of a group of nomadic pastoralists who were part of the Qashqa’i confederacy of southwest Iran. Proud, complex, strong-willed, witty, and cunning, Borzu successfully led his people on their annual migrations for many years. He regulated their travel; mediated conflicts; intervened in (and sometimes exacerbated) tense [...]

A Year in Lapland, Guest of the Reindeer Herders

A Year in Lapland, Guest of the Reindeer Herders

As a young man Hugh Beach went to live with the Saami reindeer hunters of Swedish Lapland. His lyrically written and very personal story of trying to fit into the herding way of life is a rare insider’s account of the Saami.

In a passionate [...]