In 1948 I was posted, as a Political Officer, to a remote part of south-west Arabia on the edge of the great desert called the Empty Quarter. In valleys made fertile by seasonal flood-waters lay the remains of an ancient civilization. I found inscriptions and the ruin sites of towns, palaces and temples. Almost buried under the sand dunes were the tumbled walls of a great city. From here, two thousand years before, huge camel caravans had trudged their way along 1600 miles of burning sand and rocks to Petra and Gaza, ...

The Perfume Handbook 2012, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789401050159

Softcover Reprint of the Origi edition

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Perfume Handbook 1992, Chapman & Hall, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780412463204