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Tayler, Jeffrey

Overview
Works: 25 works in 85 publications in 5 languages and 3,678 library holdings
Genres: Travel writing  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Tayler
Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Tayler penetrates one of the most isolated, forbidding regions on earth -- the Sahel. This lower expanse of the Sahara marks the southern limit of Islam"s reach on the continent. It boasts such mythologized places as Mopti and Timbuktu, as well as Africa"s poorest countries, Chad and Niger. In parts of the Sahel, hardline Sharia law rules and slaves are still traded. Racked by lethal harmattan winds, chronic civil wars, and grim Islamic fundamentalism, it is not the ideal place for a traveler with a U.S. passport. Tayler?nds genuine danger in many guises, from drunken soldiers to a thieving teenage mob. But he also encounters patience and generosity of the sort only Africans can achieve. Traveling overland by the same rickety means as the natives themselves -- tottering, overfull buses, bush taxis with holes in their?oors, disgruntled camels -- he uses his?uency in French and Arabic (the region"s lingua francas) to illuminate its roiling, enigmatic cultures and connect with its inhabitants as no other Western writer could. ' from publisher's description
The best American travel writing 2016 by Bill Bryson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2016, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
The best American travel writing by Paul Theroux( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
Valley of the Casbahs by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een reis vanaf de waterval van Tizgui, de oorsprong van de rivier de Dra (in het zuiden van Marokko), naar de Atlantische kust
In Congo by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langs de Kongo by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wederwaardigheden van een jonge rijke Amerikaan die besluit per prauw de Congorivier af te zakken
Los reinos perdidos de África : viaje por el África musulmana en camión, autobús, barco y camello by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Éste es el relato de un viaje por aquellos reinos de África tan remotos, tan aislados geográfica y culturalmente, que rara vez han visto como otras personas cruzaban sus fronteras. Debajo del Sáhara se encuentra el Sahel, región azotada por vientos feroces y envuelta en un velo de misterio, que constituye la avanzada más meridional del Islam en África. Abarca zonas de Chad, del norte de Nigeria, de Níger, Mali y Senegal, que un día fueron testigos de la aparición de los reinos e imperios más ricos y exóticos del continente. Hasta hace bien poco habían visto nacer a algunos de los escritores, músicos y artistas más sobresalientes de África, pero en la actualidad son lugares peligrosos y devastados por la pobreza, que rara vez reciben la visita de un viajero. Jeffrey Tayler, sin embargo, ha recorrido los cerca de 4.000 kilómetros del Sahel en camión, taxi, autobús y barco para descubrirnos esta área olvidada del continente. Con un estilo envidiable y un gran dominio del tempo narrativo, Tayler nos presenta un Sahel acuciado por las rebeliones étnicas y la violencia sectaria, feudo del fundamentalismo y, no obstante, hogar de gentes y pueblos de una hospitalidad y fortaleza extraordinarias
Mordercy w mauzoleach : między Moskwą a Pekinem by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murderers in mausoleums : riding the back roads of empire between Moscow and Beijing by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the vast expanse of remote, challenging terrain from the steppes of southern Russia and the turbulent Caucasus Mountains to the deserts of central Asia and northern China to reveal the diverse lands and peoples of the region
The lost kingdoms of Africa : through Muslim Africa by truck, bus, boat and camel by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing the Congo by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Facing the Congo transports readers into the lush jungles and crocodile-infested waters of sub-Saharan Africa. Climbing the river on a barge teeming with merchants, deck-hands, prostitutes, mothers, spiritual followers, fishermen, and children, Tayler participates in the lively banter of this floating marketplace, and at night drapes mosquito netting over his cramped sleeping space, relishing a few hours of solitude between days wrought with adversity and suspicion."--Jacket
Among the Berbers : a journey through Morocco's High Atlas Mountains by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River of no reprieve : descending Siberia's waterway of exile, death, and destiny by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a custom-built boat, Jeffrey Tayler travels some 2,400 miles down the Lena River from near Lake Baikal to high above the Arctic Circle, recreating a journey first made by Cossack forces more than three hundred years ago
Angry wind through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel/ Jeffrey Tayler by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Georgia at a crossroads by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Glory in a camel's eye : trekking through the Moroccan Sahara by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jeffrey Tayler describes his journey through the Moroccan Sahara on camel and foot, describing extremely harsh conditions because of unprecedented drought, and offering a glimpse into the Arab world
Tussen de Berbers : een reis door de Hoge Atlas in Marokko by Jeffrey Tayler( )

in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ondanks eeuwen van Arabische overheersing vormen de Berbers de meerderehid in Marokko. Toch is hun identiteit nergens zo stelselmatig ontkend als daar. De grondwet stelt dat het land deel uitmaakt van Arabisch Noord-Afrika en dat het Arabisch de officiële taal is, zonder enige melding te maken van de Berbers. Een reis door de Hoge Atlas in Marokko
Among the Berbers by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journeys through Morocco's High Atlas mountains in the company of Berbers who make up the majority of the population in Morocco. First language of Muslim Berbers which is Tamazight; How until recently more Moroccans called themselves Arabs and suppressed their Berber heritage; Berbers who left the cities to farm who were able to preserve their identity; Details of the author's two month, 400 mile trek through the High Atlas mountains; Various family and religious gatherings and occasions which were witnessed; How much the Berber existence relies on money sent from the cities
The problem of the Soviet famine of 1932-1933 : an investigation by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pueblo dividido : Entre los bereberes by Jeffrey Tayler( )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jeffrey Tayler American journalist

Jeffrey Tayler Amerikaans journalist

Jeffrey Tayler periodista estadounidense

Tayler, Jeffrey L.

Tayler, Jeffrey Louis

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Valley of the CasbahsMurderers in mausoleums : riding the back roads of empire between Moscow and BeijingThe lost kingdoms of Africa : through Muslim Africa by truck, bus, boat and camelFacing the CongoRiver of no reprieve : descending Siberia's waterway of exile, death, and destinyAngry wind through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel/ Jeffrey TaylerGlory in a camel's eye : trekking through the Moroccan Sahara