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Northeast Spain, Across the Pyrenees

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Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia

by George Orwell

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 234 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets. (SPN03, $14.95)

Ghosts of Spain

Ghosts of Spain

by Giles Tremlett

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 396 PAGES

Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation. (SPN323, $19.00)

Northeast Spain Map, Aragon Cataluna, Andorra

Northeast Spain Map, Aragon Cataluna, Andorra

by Michelin

  • MAP

This regional map (1:400,000) covers from Pamplona and Perpignan to Barcelona and the Mediterranean, south to Valencia. (SPN112, $11.95)

 
Pyrenees Map

Pyrenees Map


by Geo-Estel Cartography

  • 2006
  • MAP

A beautifully shaded relief map that depicts Barcelona in the southeast to Biarritz in the northwest. Scaled at 1:400,000. (SPN576, $8.95)

Spain & Portugal Adventure Map

Spain & Portugal Adventure Map


by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

A double-sided full color map of Spain and Portugal at a scale of 1:1,000,000 with good shaded relief, topographic detail, roads and waterways. (SPN22, $12.95)

Eyewitness Guide Barcelona & Catalonia

Eyewitness Guide Barcelona & Catalonia


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this superbly illustrated guide features color photography, dozens of local maps and detailed information on the region's attractions. (SPN121, $20.00)

Through the Spanish Pyrenees: GR11

Through the Spanish Pyrenees: GR11


by Paul Lucia

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

A comprehensive, practical guide to the coast-to-coast sereis of trails and footpaths. (SPN229, $22.95)

A Traveller's History of Spain

A Traveller's History of Spain


by Juan Lalaguna

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A swift survey from prehistory through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present. (SPN06, $14.95)

Barcelona

Barcelona


by Robert Hughes

  • HISTORY
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 570 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A Longitude favorite, this big, thoroughly enjoyable cultural history of the city touches on architecture, art, religion and literature from Roman outpost to today. (SPN01, $21.00)

Boundaries, The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees

Boundaries, The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees


by Peter Sahlins

  • HISTORY
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 351 PAGES

A study of national identity in Catalonia, Cerdanya and the border lands between France and Spain, with an overview of their demarcation and arbitrary division in 1659. (SPN154, $34.95)

Love and War in the Pyrenees, A Story of Courage, Fear and Hope, 1939-1944


by Rosemary Bailey

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Inspired by the people of St Laurent de Cerdans in French Catalonia, Bailey reconstructs the life during World War II in the region. (FRN928, $14.95)

Romanesque

Romanesque


by Norbert Wolf

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 95 PAGES

This slim volume introduces the Romanesque movement, the first universal style of the European Middle Ages dating to the 11th and 12th centuries, its artists and historical context. (ART105, $9.99)

A Piano in the Pyrenees

A Piano in the Pyrenees


by Tony Hawks

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

British comic Hawks (Around Ireland with a Fridge) serves up another bumbling adventure in this account of buying a house in the French Pyrenees and trying to teach himself to play (not to mention move) a piano. (ITL870, $13.95)

Dali, The Impresario of Surrealism

Dali, The Impresario of Surrealism


by Jean-Louis Gaillemin

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 159 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A marvelously illustrated pocket encyclopedia, this handy little book in the New Horizons series covers Dali's life and work in surprising detail. (SPN351, $15.95)

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Peter R. Bush

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

This collection of 30 stories from a who's who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona. (SPN173, $14.95)

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind


by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

Set in the brooding atmosphere of post-WW II Barcelona, this gripping story-within-a-story has it all: murder, doomed love and a mysterious book which draws the young hero, Daniel Sempere, into the city's dangerous underworld. (SPN298, $17.00)

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises


by Ernest Hemingway

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Hemingway's great novel, which encapsulates the angst of the post-WWI "Lost Generation," is the story of unmoored American and British expats travelling from Paris to Pamplona. (SPN33, $15.00)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide has been updated with revised text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula

The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula


by Ernest Garcia | Eduardo De Juana

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 688 PAGES
  • COMING IN APRIL

This definitive book on the birds of Iberia covers the status and distribution of each species in the region and also includes photos and introductory chapters on climate, habitats and the history of Iberian ornithology. (SPN574, $86.00)

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