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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)

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)

Eyewitness Guide Egypt

Eyewitness Guide Egypt

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

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

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)

Northeast Africa and Arabia Map

Northeast Africa and Arabia Map

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2012
  • MAP

A folded map of the Northeast region of the continent at a scale of 1:4,000,000. (AFR33, $12.95)

 
Egypt Map

Egypt Map


by Nelles

  • 2011
  • MAP
  • BEST SELLER

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)

Israel, Palestine, Holy Land Map

Israel, Palestine, Holy Land Map


by Freytag & Berndt

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • MAP
  • 1 PAGES

A double-sided, indexed map at a scale of 1:150,000. (ISR09, $14.95)

Jordan Map

Jordan Map


by Cartographia

  • 2007
  • MAP

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

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)

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 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. (ISL15, $15.95)

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn


by Daniel Gordis

  • HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

Gordis hits the highlights of Israeli history as context to understanding the nation's current state of affairs in this accessible and concise overview. (ISR143, $29.99)

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, the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamun to the marvels of Aswan and Abu Simbel in full color. (EGY277, $22.95)

Passage to Israel

Passage to Israel


by Karen Lehrman Bloch

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 226 PAGES
  • COMING IN NOVEMBER

Filled with lush photographs, this coffee table book features work from 25 groundbreaking photographers who have captured the heart and soul of Israel. The sun sets over the Dead Sea, the markets of Tel Aviv are a flurry of color and the faithful gather at the Western Wall. (ISR142, $45.00)

Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans

Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans


by Jane Taylor

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Petra's history from the Stone Age to the Nabataeans (who constructed the city) through the Crusades is documented with 150 full-color photographs. (JRD11, $30.00)

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, $17.00)

The Search for Ancient Egypt

The Search for Ancient Egypt


by Jean Vercoutter

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 207 PAGES
  • COMING IN NOVEMBER

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)

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

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

Native, Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

Native, Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life


by Sayed Kashua

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

Humorous, heartfelt and very entertaining, the collected newspaper columns of award-winning journalist Sayed Kashua chronicle his life as an Arab in Jerusalem between 2006 and 2014. (ISR141, $24.00)

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, $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)

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River


by Barbara Kreiger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

In this historical profile, scholar and Dartmouth professor Barbara Kreiger jumps into the history of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, bodies of water that hold immense religious and historical significance, but present a modern-day conservation crisis. (JRD40, $28.00)

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