Kuwait

Kuwait

A Desert on Fire = Eine Wüste in Flammen = Un Désert En Feu

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Cologne, Germany : Taschen, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9783836561259
3836561255
Branch Call Number: 953.6700222 SALGA
Characteristics: 205 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 30 x 33 cm

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