Alarms and Excursions in Arabia.
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
English diplomat and explorer Bertram Thomas (1892–1950) became the first documented Westerner to cross the Empty Quarter, a desert encompassing some 650,000 km² on the Arabian Peninsula, one of the hottest places on earth, in 1930–31. Thomas undertook a number of expeditions into the desert, many of which are recounted in this book. He was a great influence on Wilfred Thesiger, who achieved the third crossing of the Empty Quarter fifteen years later.