World Without Mercy - Rene LeclerWerner Laurie, 1954, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with loss at head and tail of spine.
Illustrated with B&W photographs and a fold-out map to the rear endpapers. Not until the nineteenth century did civilised men re-discover the lost world of the Sahara. Lone travellers like Caille, Clapperton, Barth and Duveyrier whose courage bordered on folly; soldiers like Flatters, Lamy and Laperrine; men with a mission like the saintly Father de Foucauld pitted themselves not only against the desert but against the violence of unknown tribes. They searched for the key to half-forgotten legends and the answer to scientific riddles and in the space of a century, they bridged the great hiatus which had long separated the white from the black world. With these explorers, scientists and conquerors Rene Lecler invites you to relive this dramatic, little-known saga of modern exploration.