Sir Wilfred Thesiger, "writer, explorer and chronicler of the world's vanishing ways of life, has died at age 93. 
"Mr. Thesiger, who grew up in Africa and lived most of his life among the African and Arabian peoples whom he loved and admired, died Sunday in a hospital, according to a death notice in the Times newspaper. No further details were published.
"Mr. Thesiger's most famous books were Arabian Sands, about his travels with the Bedu people across the Empty Quarter of southern Arabia in the 1940s, and The Marsh Arabs, the story of the Shiite marsh dwellers of southern Iraq, who later became a target of Saddam Hussein." 
- Wilfrid Thesiger, My Kenya Days (Flamingo, 1995).
- Christopher Morton and Philip N. Grover eds., Wilfred Thesiger in Africa. A unique collection of essays and personal photographs (Harper Press, London 2010).
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- Sir Wilfred Thesiger, writer, explorer who chronicled Arabian, African peoples, Chicago Sun-Times, accessed January 15, 2009.