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Antiquities of Jordan

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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A History of Jordan

JRD17
Philip Robins
Cambridge University Press
2004
243
0521598958
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An informative, brief history of Jordan and its monarchy from the 1920s to the present by a professor of politics at Oxford. Robins was previously a Jordan-based correspondent for the BBC and The Guardian.
$35.99

Married to a Bedouin

JRD35
Marguerite van Geldermalsen
Hachette
2010
279
1844082202
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
"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.
$16.95

Lonely Planet Jordan

JRD16
Jenny Walker
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
352
1742208010
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, featuring maps, tips and much sightseeing information.
$24.99

Jordan Map

JRD18
Cartographia
Cartographia
2007
2
9633529271
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, colorful map of Jordan at a scale of 1:700,000.
$12.00

Arabic, a Language Map

ARB70
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2012
0944502180
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of commonly needed words and phrases.
$9.95

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

MDE71
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic
2008
128
1426202210
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
These maps graphically illustrate the history, politics, people and resources of the Middle East. With 40 photographs and 80 maps, including a two-page spread on each of the 16 nations.
$21.95

A Short History of the Middle East, From Ancient Empires to Islamic State

MDE238
Gordon Kerr
Trafalgar Square
2016
192
1843446367
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Invitingly short, this chronicle navigates the vast, shifting sands of Middle Eastern history. Gordon Kerr covers the region from prehistory through the rise of the 'Islamic State' with excellent examinations of both the Persian and Ottoman Empires.
$16.95

Excellent Daughters

ARB177
Katherine Zoepf
Penguin Putnam
2017
272
0143109944
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Deeply informed and heartfelt, Zoepf's report on the lives of women and girls in the Arab world covers societal views on marriage, education, independence, religion and a wealth of other cultural topics.
$17.00

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

Islam, A Very Short Introduction

ISL104
Malise Ruthven
Oxford University Press
2006
177
0199642877
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Ruthven's excellent little book covers Islam and its historical, geographical, political, spiritual and social setting with clarity.
$11.95

Lawrence in Arabia

ARB155
Scott Anderson
Doubleday
2014
624
0307476413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The four spies and adventurers who star in this captivating account -- the Briton T.E. Lawrence, the German archaeologist Curt Prufer, the American oil agent William Yale and the Zionist agronomist and spy Aaron Aaronsohn -- played an outsized role in the making of the modern Middle East.
$17.95

Roman Arabia

MDE12
G.W. Bowerstock
Harvard University Press
1994
224
0674777565
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A remarkable history of the Romans in the Arab world. For the traveler with scholarly inclinations, this lucid book provides essential background to the Roman archaeological sites in the Middle East.
$29.00

Petra, The Rose-Red City

JRD13
Christian Auge, Jean-Marie Dentzer
Thames & Hudson UK
2000
144
0810928965
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Lawrence of Arabia

JRD07
Liddell Hart
Da Capo Press
1989
405
0306803542
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A lively biography of T. E. Lawrence (a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia), long the standard. With 17 photos and 10 maps.
$18.95

The Young T. E. Lawrence

ARB164
Anthony Sattin
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393242668
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The untold story of how the young T.E. Lawrence, an awkward archaeologist out of Oxford, first fell in love with Arab culture, embarking on the journey that would transform him into the legendary Lawrence of Arabia.
$28.95

Walking the Bible, A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses

MDE50
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2014
496
0062336509
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of a 10,000-mile trek through the Biblical lands of the Middle East in the company of an Israeli archaeologist. It's part travelogue, part pilgrimage, and part quest for religious meaning.
$15.99

Appointment with Death

JRD02
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2011
256
0062073923
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Hercule Poirot steps into the story when an American tourist on a grand tour of the Holy Land is found murdered in Petra.
$13.99

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

JRD32
Dorothy Gilman
Fawcett
1997
224
044918336X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Mrs. Pollifax must smuggle a manuscript out of Jordan, a document that encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign.
$7.99

Women of Sand and Myrrh

MDE196
Hanan Al-Shaykh
Doubleday
1992
280
0385423586
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Four women in an unnamed Arab country struggle for personal autonomy in this novel by a Lebanese author known for her beautiful and explicit prose.
$15.95

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River

JRD40
Barbara Kreiger
Indiana University Press
2016
304
0253019524
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.00

Birds of the Middle East

MDE17
Richard Porter, Simon Aspinall
Princeton University Press
2010
384
0691148449
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Red Sea

DIV13
J Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1982
LB-1109
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$7.50

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

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

Eothen

MDE24
Alexander William Kingslake
Northwestern University Press
1992
242
0810160358
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1844, this sly account of journeys throughout the Middle East and Asia Minor, including Constantinople, Smyrna, Cairo, Damascus and Petra, takes the form and tone of a letter to a good friend: conversational, ironic, hugely funny and personal.
$21.00

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph

MDE20
T.E. Lawrence
Doubleday
1991
672
0385418957
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The monumental story of Lawrence of Arabia, as colorful and long as the famous movie it inspired. Some of the action is set around Wadi Rum in Jordan.
$21.00

Harem, The World Behind the Veil

ARB23
Alev Lytle Croutier
Abbeville Publishing Group
2014
232
1558591591
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating illustrated look at the culture of the Harem -- particularly the well-known quarters at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. The author combines interviews, history and a wonderful selection of art in this intriguing book.
$29.95

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans

JRD11
Jane Taylor
St. Martins
2012
224
1848850204
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Petra's history from the Stone Age to the Nabataeans (who constructed the city) through the Crusades is documented with 150 full-color photographs.
$30.00

Eyewitness Guide Istanbul

TKY86
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
280
1465440631
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superbly illustrated guide features unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of major architectural sights, plus a pull-out map clearly marked with attractions and an easy-to-use street index.
$25.00

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Vintage Books
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

The Language of Baklava

JRD22
Diana Abu-Jaber
Pantheon Books
2006
330
1400077761
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this evocative culinary memoir, the Jordanian-American novelist recalls growing up with her gregarious, homesick Jordanian father, who cooked to remember the place he came from and to pass that connection to his children. With one recipe per chapter.
$16.95

Live from Jordan, Letters Home from My Journey through the Middle East

JRD25
Benjamin Orbach
McGraw-Hill
2007
304
0814474276
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Orbach's down-to-earth, eyewitness report of daily life, attitudes and politics in Jordan.
$22.00

The Bread of Angels

SYR20
Stephanie Saldana
Doubleday
2011
320
0307280462
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Ostensibly in Syria on a Fulbright, the 26-year-old Stephanie Saldana seeks solace at a desert monastery, reads the Qur'an with a prominent woman scholar (a chic Sheikha), teaches at a madras -- and falls in love. Full of memorable characters, this illuminating memoir is also a delightful portrait of life in the old Christian district in Damascus.
$15.00

Worth Looking For

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

JRD06
Neil Folberg
Abbeville Publishing Group
1998
204
0789201259
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A stunning collection of photographs of the desert Middle East, including the Sinai, Petra and Jerusalem.
$49.95

Leap of Faith, Memoirs of an Unexpected Life

JRD21
Queen Noor
HarperCollins
2005
496
1401359485
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
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.
$15.99

Petra, Splendors of the Nabataean Civilization

JRD34
Francesca Arianna Ossorio, Barbara A. Porter (Introduction)
White Star
2009
303
8854404454
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
1
With color photographs of the temples, tombs and elaborate buildings, along with archival photographs and accompanying text.
$60.00