Arabian Time Machine: Self-portrait of an Oil State :: Helga Graham

Arabian Time Machine: Self-portrait of an Oil State :: Helga Graham soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Heinemann, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs (plates); Maps (1); Glossary;

From the cover: No people have been propelled so fast through hundreds of years of history as the people of the Arabian oil lands. Since Biblical times life in the desert had been patriarchal and pastoral. Then oil was discovered-and everything changed. God, as the old people put it, opened the gates to prosperity. Adaptation to the technological world, a process that took centuries in the West, is being accomplished within a decade or two. It is an extraordinary and continuing social adventure.

How does a tradit…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper age-toned at the verso. Gently bruised at the top corners of the binding. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 338 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Industry Petroleum catalogue?


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