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Kuwait : a desert on fire = eine wuste in flammen = un derert en feu / Sebastião Salgado ; concept and design/konzeption und gestaltung/concept et réalization Lélia Wanick Salgado.

Photographer:
Salgado, Sebastião, 1944- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
  • English
  • German
  • French
Published/​Created:
  • Cologne, Germany : Taschen, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
205 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 30 x 33 cm
Summary note:
Sebastião Salgado documents the torched Kuwaiti oil wells. In January and February 1991, as the United States-led coalition drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein's troops retaliated with an inferno. At some 700 oil wells and an unspecified number of oil-filled low-lying areas they ignited vast, raging fires , sending billowing black clouds over the region and thousands of tons of nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Language(s):
Text in English, German, and French.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Pictorial works.
Other title(s):
  • Sebastião Salgado : Kuwait
  • Wüste in flammen
  • Désert en feu
ISBN:
  • 9783836561259
  • 3836561255
OCLC:
961155112
Editor:
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