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Eyewitness Guide Egypt

Eyewitness Guide Egypt

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This visually rich guide to the history, culture and monuments of Egypt includes 1,000 color photographs, maps and 3-D site diagrams. (EGY90, $25.00)

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

by Bill Manley

  • HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Ingenious color maps, site plans, photographs and accompanying essays trace Egyptian civilization from the founding of Memphis through the sacking of Thebes and the invasion by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. (EGY54, $21.00)

Petra, The Rose-Red City

Petra, The Rose-Red City

by Christian Auge | Jean-Marie Dentzer

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Jam-packed with color illustrations, archival material, maps and site plans, this shirt-pocket encyclopedia includes a detailed overview of individual buildings and sectors within the desert city that was occupied by the Nabataeans from the fourth-century BC, conquered by the Romans and overrun by the Crusaders. (JRD13, $15.95)

Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff

Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff

by Rosemary Mahoney

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 273 PAGES

Mahoney weaves the tale of her quest to row the Nile with deft portraits of the people she meets in this marvelously engaging chronicle. (EGY207, $14.99)

Egypt Map

Egypt Map

by Nelles

  • 2011
  • MAP

This easy-fold map, featuring insets of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Giza, the Nile River Valley, Cairo and other sites, also covers Petra, Jerusalem and most of Israel. (EGY03, $13.95)

 
Cairo Map

Cairo Map


by Cartographia

  • MAP

A colorful, folded map of Cairo on thick paper. Insets of Luxor, Alexandria and Heliopolis. Scale 1:13,000. (EGY163, $8.00)

Jerusalem Map

Jerusalem Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A fold-out street map with an inset of the old city in more detail. (ISR13, $8.95)

Jordan Map

Jordan Map


by Cartographia

  • MAP

A folded, colorful map of Jordan at a scale of 1:700,000. (JRD18, $12.00)

Eyewitness Guide Jerusalem: Israel, Petra & Sinai

Eyewitness Guide Jerusalem: Israel, Petra & Sinai


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 328 PAGES

This compact, illustrated guide provides a thorough overview of Israel and western Jordan, including Petra, Wadi Rum and Amman. (ISR46, $25.00)

Lonely Planet Jordan

Lonely Planet Jordan


by Jenny Walker

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series, featuring 54 maps, tips and much sightseeing information. (JRD16, $24.99)

Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)

Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)


by Farouk El-Baz

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1968
  • PAPER
  • 185 PAGES

A guide to common words and phrases in the widely spoken Cairo dialect. (ARB54, $4.95)

A Traveller's History of Egypt

A Traveller's History of Egypt


by Harry Ades

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 452 PAGES

This effectively condensed chronological history takes in the full sweep from the earliest inhabitants to 21st century politics. (EGY180, $14.95)

Cairo, The City Victorious

Cairo, The City Victorious


by Max Rodenbeck

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

Rodenbeck presents his hometown in all its chaotic, marvelous glory, combining a lively history of the 5,000-year-old metropolis with description, anecdote and political commentary. (EGY38, $15.95)

In the Land of Israel

In the Land of Israel


by Amos Oz

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

In this compelling volume, Israeli novelist Amos Oz interviewed dozens of his fellow countrymen from all walks of life. A passionate, candid and diverse portrait of a people and their hopes, fears and prejudices. (ISR03, $14.95)

Islam, A Short History

Islam, A Short History


by Karen Armstrong

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 230 PAGES

Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges. The best short introduction to the subject. (ISL15, $15.95)

Jerusalem, City of Longing

Jerusalem, City of Longing


by Simon Goldhill

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Goldhill shows the layered, multi-religious history of the city through its architecture, organizing his exhilarating guide into a series of seven walking tours (each with map). (ISR63, $22.00)

Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths


by Karen Armstrong

  • RELIGION
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 472 PAGES

A popular history by the author of A History of God. Armstrong tackles big subjects -- and this book is no exception. It's a comprehensive, concise portrait of the city over the last 5,000 years. (ISR10, $18.00)

Luxor Illustrated, With Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Nile

Luxor Illustrated, With Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Nile


by Michael Haag

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

The ideal companion to a Nile cruise, Haag introduces all the famous monuments and temples of Upper Egypt from Luxor, Karnak, Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamun to the marvels of Aswan and Abu Simbel in full color. (EGY277, $22.95)

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women


by Geraldine Brooks

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World. (ARB06, $15.00)

The Israelis, Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land

The Israelis, Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land


by Donna Rosenthal

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

Colorful and compelling, this sharp-eyed portrait captures the diversity of modern Israel with humor and authority. 60th anniversary edition. (ISR53, $16.00)

The White Nile

The White Nile


by Alan Moorehead

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 431 PAGES

This lively history of the Victorian search for the source of the Nile includes the extraordinary tales of Burton and Speke, not to mention the famous meeting of Livingstone and Stanley. The narrative includes vivid descriptions of Zanzibar, the last days of Khartoum and the building of the Suez Canal. (EGY79, $14.99)

Petra, Splendors of the Nabataean Civilization

Petra, Splendors of the Nabataean Civilization


by Francesca Arianna Ossorio | Barbara A. Porter

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 303 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

With color photographs of the temples, tombs and elaborate buildings, along with archival photographs and accompanying text. (JRD34, $60.00)

The Art of Ancient Egypt

The Art of Ancient Egypt


by Gay Robins

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

Organized chronologically, this authoritative survey of the tombs, temples and sanctuaries of ancient Egypt features 300 illustrations. (EGY52, $33.00)

The Complete Valley of the Kings

The Complete Valley of the Kings


by Nicholas Reeves | Richard Wilkinson

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A thorough and intriguing look at the burial place of the New Kingdom pharaohs, this book brings together the art, architecture and history of the valley; contains profiles of archaeologists, diagrams and detailed site descriptions. (EGY14, $26.95)

The Egyptians

The Egyptians


by Cyril Aldred

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A volume in the "Ancient Peoples and Places" series, this classic book is an outstanding account of the history and culture of ancient Egypt. With hundreds of illustrations and maps. (EGY26, $18.95)

The Nile Cruise

The Nile Cruise


by Jenny Jobbins

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

Weaving classic travelers' accounts with essays and 150 color photographs, this compact book beautifully illuminates the history and allure of the towns, temples and tombs of the Nile from Abydos to Abu Simbel. (EGY278, $29.95)

Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs


by Angela McDonald

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 80 PAGES

Understand the language of the Pharaohs! McDonald's handy illustrated guide to reading, writing and understanding ancient Egyptian names, epithets, titles and phrases includes 50 color illustrations and 200 line drawings. (EGY25, $19.95)

Leap of Faith, Memoirs of an Unexpected Life

Leap of Faith, Memoirs of an Unexpected Life


by Queen Noor

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

The absorbing, personal story of Jordan's American-born Queen Noor touches upon her husband's efforts at peacemaking, his death and contemporary Arab-Israeli relations. (JRD21, $15.99)

Married to a Bedouin

Married to a Bedouin


by Marguerite Van Geldermalsen

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 279 PAGES

"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight -- in my cave?" Thus begins the fascinating odyssey of a young nurse from New Zealand who would marry and raise her family among the community of 100 Bedouin families living in the ancient city of Petra. (JRD35, $16.95)

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World


by Lucette Lagnado

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Lagnado poignantly evokes the life of her marvelously social father (the "boulevardier of Cairo") and his milieu in this textured memoir. (EGY215, $14.99)

Traveling Through Egypt, From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century

Traveling Through Egypt, From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century


by Sahar Abdel-Hakim | Deborah Manley

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 255 PAGES

From Herodotus to Napoleon, Flaubert to Twain, Egypt has long enchanted travelers, as shown by this choice anthology of excerpts from centuries of travelogues, histories and memoirs. (EGY237, $24.95)

Appointment with Death

Appointment with Death


by Agatha Christie

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Hercule Poirot steps into the story when an American tourist on a grand tour of the Holy Land is found murdered in Petra. (JRD02, $12.99)

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile


by Agatha Christie

  • MYSTERY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 333 PAGES

How could we resist? Christie wrote Egypt's most famous murder mystery on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. (EGY09, $12.99)

He Shall Thunder in the Sky

He Shall Thunder in the Sky


by Elizabeth Peters

  • MYSTERY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

This riveting mystery novel finds Amelia Peabody and her family hard at work at an Egyptian archaeological site on the brink of WWI. (EGY75, $9.99)

Palace Walk

Palace Walk


by Naguib Mahfouz

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 504 PAGES

The first volume in the monumental Cairo Trilogy, a family saga set in post-WWI Egypt. Nobel Prize-winning Mahfouz provides insight into life in Egypt and the revolution against the British. (EGY04, $16.00)

The Egyptologist, A Novel

The Egyptologist, A Novel


by Arthur Phillips

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

A playful and clever novel convincingly set in the milieu of 1920s Egyptian archaeology. Phillips deftly combines historical personages and events with wild invention. (EGY128, $15.00)

The Yacoubian Building

The Yacoubian Building


by Alaa Al Aswany

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 255 PAGES

The politics, repressed desires, hopes and dreams of Cairo are reflected through the lives of the inhabitants of a once grand apartment house in this deft novel of contemporary Egypt. (EGY175, $13.99)

In a Desert Land, Photographs of Israel, Egypt and Jordan

In a Desert Land, Photographs of Israel, Egypt and Jordan


by Neil Folberg

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • HARD COVER
  • 204 PAGES

A stunning collection of photographs of the desert Middle East, including the Sinai, Petra and Jerusalem. (JRD06, $49.95)

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean


by Paddy Ryan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

A bestseller, this take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs. (DIV18, $21.99)

Birds of the Middle East

Birds of the Middle East


by Richard Porter | Simon Aspinall

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

An outstanding guide to 700 species of the birds in the region from the Arabian peninsula to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Cyprus. Second edition. (MDE17, $39.95)

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Red Sea

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Red Sea


by Jerry Greenberg

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • PLASTIC CARD

This double-sided plastic card shows 64 of the most commonly encountered reef fish of the Red Sea in full-color illustrations, convenient for the boat or beach. (DIV13, $7.50)

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