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The Lost World of Socotra: Yemen's Island of Bliss

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By: Richard Boggs

160 pages, Col photos

Stacey International

Paperback | Jun 2009 | #181851 | ISBN-13: 9781905299959
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The islands of Socotra lie some 190 nautical miles off the southern coast of Yemen, in the Gulf of Aden. Their relative isolation merely hints at their extraordinary foreignness. Like a lesser Galapagos, these islands boast flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth. Moreover, the Socotran people have their own language (which lacks a script) and distinctive culture, cuisine and architecture: neither Arabian nor African, yet strongly and distinctively Socotran. Richard Boggs spent many months in this remote and other-worldly archipelago, mixing with the Socotran peoples and capturing in world class photographs the uniqueness of the land and its life. 'The Lost World of Socotra' brings this remarkable location to a new audience and is, truly, a journey through lands like no other.

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