Alarms And Excursions In Arabia (1931) by Bertram Thomas

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By Bertram Thomas

Bertram Sidney Thomas was once an English civil servant who's the 1st documented Westerner to move the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter). He was once additionally a scientist who practiced craniofacial anthropometry.
He was once born in capsule close to Bristol and informed at Trinity collage, Cambridge. After operating for the Civil carrier within the normal publish workplace, he served in Belgium in the course of international warfare I prior to being published to the Somerset gentle Infantry in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) among 1916 and 1918. He used to be appointed as Finance Minister and Wazir to the Sultan of Muscat and Oman (now Oman), a publish he held from 1925 to 1932. during this potential, he undertook a couple of expeditions into the desolate tract, and it used to be inside of this era that he turned the 1st ecu to go the Rub' Al Khali from 1930 and 1931.

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