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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)

The Search for Ancient Egypt

The Search for Ancient Egypt

by Jean Vercoutter

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 207 PAGES

This pocket encyclopedia, packed with illustrations, tells the tale of Greek travelers, buried treasure, international intrigue and scholarship as it delves into the world's long-standing fascination with Egypt's glorious heritage. (EGY02, $15.95)

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)

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)

Egypt Adventure Map

Egypt Adventure Map


by National Geographic Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A double-sided folded map of Egypt by the National Geographic Society and World Mapping Project at a scale of 1:1,250,000. (EGY174, $11.95)

Culture Smart! Egypt

Culture Smart! Egypt


by Jailan Zayan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A handy pocket guide to understanding local customs and etiquette. (EGY196, $9.95)

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners


by Bill Manley

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Museum-goers and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt with this excellent step-by-step guide to decoding tomb scenes and inscriptions. With illustrations, photographs, a handy list of kings and gods and vocabulary. (EGY398, $16.95)

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)

The Ancient Egypt Guide

The Ancient Egypt Guide


by William J. Murnane

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

With sections on history, individual sites and practical details, this new edition of the classic Penguin Guide to Ancient Egypt has been thoroughly updated by Aidan Dodson. (EGY50, $25.00)

Ancient Egypt, Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile

Ancient Egypt, Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile


by Bob Brier

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 312 PAGES

An accessible overview of daily life in Egypt -- how common people worked, lived, played and worshiped. Part of Sterling's "Everyday Life" series. (EGY405, $17.95)

Egypt on the Brink

Egypt on the Brink


by Tarek Osman

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

Osman brings his thoroughly readable history of divided, complex modern Egypt since the rise of Nassar up to date with the events of the Arab Spring, the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and current uncertainty. (EGY371, $16.00)

Egypt, A Short History

Egypt, A Short History


by Robert L. Tignor

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 371 PAGES

Princeton historian Tignor distills five decades of study and travel for this vivid account of the sweep and tumult of Egyptian history from the settlement of the Nile to the present. (EGY370, $19.95)

Egypt-Omania

Egypt-Omania


by Bob Brier

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 229 PAGES

Bob Brier, AKA "Mr. Mummy," informs and entertains in this wide-ranging exploration of Egyptology's cultural influence -- from the Romans' fascination with the ancient culture to the transportation of Egyptian obelisks to Paris, New York and London to Tin Pan Alley songs featuring King Tut and Cleopatra. (EGY407, $27.00)

Explorers of the Nile

Explorers of the Nile


by Tim Jeal

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

Tim Jeal widens his scope in this spirited new history of the great 19th-century quest for the origins of the Nile, covering the many expeditions and complex rivalries of Burton and Speke, Livingstone and Stanley and other Victorian adventurers with panache. (AFR287, $18.50)

Inside Egypt

Inside Egypt


by John R. Bradley

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A reporter in the region since 1999, Bradley pulls no punches in this highly readable expose of the politics and policies of Mubarak's military and modern Egypt. (EGY261, $20.00)

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)

Rock the Casbah, Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

Rock the Casbah, Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World


by Robin Wright

  • RELIGION
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 307 PAGES

A veteran journalist in the Middle East, Wright (Dreams and Shadows) interviews the youth at the forefront of the Arab revolt in this insightful portrait of the region at a moment of change. (ISL100, $17.00)

The Blue Nile

The Blue Nile


by Alan Moorehead

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this grand history of exploration and events on the great river from 1798 to 1869, Moorehead follows the course of the Blue Nile from the Ethiopian highlands through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean. (EGY67, $14.99)

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt


by Steven Snape

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

A comprehensive overview of settlements during Egypt's dynastic period, including Memphis, Thebes and Amarna. (EGY415, $50.00)

The Explorers, A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

The Explorers, A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success


by Martin Dugard

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

Bestselling author Martin Dugard argues that all fearless explorers share seven key traits, providing as a case study the Burton-Speke expedition to find the source of the Nile. (EGY413, $26.00)

The Nile

The Nile


by Toby Wilkinson

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson guides readers through Egyptian history on a Nile River journey. Readers are swept from the river's mythical sources to famous historical and cultural sites all the way to Cairo. (EGY409, $27.95)

The Struggle for Egypt, From Nasser to Tahrir Square

The Struggle for Egypt, From Nasser to Tahrir Square


by Steven Cook

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 408 PAGES

The Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a leading expert on Arab and Turkish politics, Steven Cook illuminates Egyptian modern history with exceptional insight (EGY389, $27.95)

Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture, A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture, A Very Short Introduction


by Christina Riggs

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Exploring the art and buildings of the ancient Egyptians, this survey accounts for the culture's major pyramids, mummies and visual styling. Primarily, Riggs answers the question: why have Egyptian art and architecture had such an enduring appeal? (EGY416, $11.95)

Alexandria, A History and Guide

Alexandria, A History and Guide


by E. M. Forster

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this first-rate travelogue, Forester immortalizes the fabled city of Alexander the Great, the beacon of light and culture symbolized by the greatest library of the ancient world and the place where Antony and Cleopatra played out their doomed love affair. Originally published in 1922. (EGY412, $18.00)

Alexandria, The Last Nights of Cleopatra

Alexandria, The Last Nights of Cleopatra


by Peter Stothard

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Times editor Peter Stothard explores Egypt and the life of Cleopatra in this book, part memoir and part travel literature. Stothard revists places he had known as a child, wanders Egypt on the brink of revolution and walks in the footsteps of Cleopatra. (EGY406, $18.95)

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)

A Cairo Anthology, Two Hundred Years of Travel Writing


by Deborah Manley

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER

From Herodotus to Julian Huxley, this sweeping anthology entwines travelers' accounts of the ancient Egyptian capital over two centuries. (EGY403, $18.95)

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)

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 Egyptian Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

The Egyptian Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends


by Garry J. Shaw

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

A survey of Egypt's myths that explains how the ancient Egyptians encountered their gods in nature and in the day-to-day. You might be surprised how many you're familiar with! Through his engaging narrative, Shaw guides us through the mythic adventures of the deities -- from the popular gods Osiris, Seth and Horus to Nemty, Geb and Shu. (EGY414, $24.95)

The Visitors

The Visitors


by Sally Beauman

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 529 PAGES

Bestselling author Sally Beauman writes from the perspective of a young girl entangled in the lives of fortune-hunters Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as the two archaeologists search for the tomb of King Tut. (EGY421, $27.99)

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)

Red Nile, A Biography of the World's Greatest River

Red Nile, A Biography of the World's Greatest River


by Robert Twigger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 480 PAGES

This biography of the Nile River overflows with stories of the human history that has played out on the great river's banks. Twigger meanders along the Nile, bringing to the surface fascinating tales of crocodiles and caliphs, 19th-century adventurers and 20th-century novelists, biblical prophets and classical lovers. (EGY419, $29.99)

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