Why are the Tuareg also known as the "Blue People"? Why is salt so important in the desert? Why do the Tuareg always pour three cups from a teapot? Not so long ago, the Tuareg travelled with large numbers of camels transporting salt, gold, and even slaves across the desert. You will read about the way they live now and how their lives centre around the many desert oases.
As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.