The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 16, 1999 - History - 352 pages
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No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled on the legend of the lost city while poring over historical manuscripts. Filled with overwhelming curiosity, he led two expeditions to Arabia with a team that included space scientists and geologists. The discovery of Ubar was front-page news across the world and was heralded by Time as one of three major scientific events of the year.
  

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Review: The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

User Review  - Kaylynn Johnsen - Goodreads

Well written and easy to read this true account of the discovery of Ubar is humorous and illuminating. Read full review

Review: The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

User Review  - Leigh Coop - Goodreads

Could not get past the first half whe he goes into way too much supposition and guessing what the etymological origins of the word Ubar, etc and many other words. Could not get into it. Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
Myth
Expedition
The Rise and Fall of Ubar
Huds Tomb
Back Matter
Back Cover
Spine
Copyright

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Leila Merrell Foster
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Sand Trap - New York Times
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Ubar Description
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About the author (1999)

Nicholas Clapp, a noted documentary filmmaker, has lectured on Ubar at Brown University, the University of California at Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology, the National Georgraphic Society, and the Goddard Space Center. Clapp currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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