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Alistair Carr

Alistair Carr

Author, Explorer and Artist

Author of The Nomad's Path:Travels in the Sahel (IB Tauris 2014), described by the Times Literary Supplement as: 'A classic desert travel book in the best English tradition of Doughty and Wilfred Thesiger

Passionate advocate of 21st century exploration and the urgent need for interdisciplinary projects leading to discoveries in the natural world

Alistair Carr is an author, explorer and artist who has lived and travelled with nomads in some of the planet’s most remote wildernesses. His books have been critically acclaimed in the UK and US, and he has lectured on both sides of the Atlantic. The Nomad’s Path:Travels in the Sahel (IB Tauris 2014), an account of a journey across the Manga with former Tubu rebels during the Second Tuareg Rebellion through a landscape where no Westerner had been seen in living memory, was described by the Times Literary Supplement as: ‘A classic desert travel book in the best English tradition of Doughty and Wilfred Thesiger.’  Giles Foden, writing in Conde Nast Traveller, observed that the journey ‘rightfully takes its place in the long tradition of British desert exploration.’  From living with the Mongolian taiga’s Dukha reindeer herders to staying in the Sahel’s Tubu encampments, Alistair’s wilderness journeys explore lost worlds and ways of life that have survived into the 21st century.  Alistair’s art, like his writing, portrays the essence of wilderness space and place and his exhibited work is sought after by private collectors.

Alistair Carr is a passionate advocate of 21st century exploration and the urgent need for interdisciplinary projects leading to discoveries in the natural world at a time of retreating glaciers, deforestation and tipping point climate change.  He is a former trustee of the Royal Geographical Society and spearheaded an initiative that eventually led to the Society’s return to its own field research.

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