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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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Essential Reading Package-EXALP110

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A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
$15.00

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Europe

EUR94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1248
1786571463
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
Perfect for planning multi-week itineraries, Lonely Planet's coverage of Europe includes every nation. The full-color guide goes beyond simple highlights and provides reviews, cultural insights, insider tips and over 200 maps.
$26.99

The Alps Adventure Map

ALP43
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
1
1566956404
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A waterproof, tear-resistant map of the Alps at a scale of 1:400,000. Includes detailed elevations and the locations of natural attractions.
$11.95

German, A Language Map

GER165
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2015
8
1931873801
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

Italian, A Language Map

ITL645
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2014
193187381X
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

Cuisines of the Alps

CEU38
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2004
197
0781810582
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia," this colorful tour of the region's rustic cuisine offers more than 140 recipes, a section on regional wines and historical information.
$24.95

Introducing Austria, A Short History

AST76
Lonnie Johnson
Aa Balkema
1989
196
0929497031
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A short, thematic history of modern Austria from WWI to the late 1980s. Johnson writes to informs first and entertain second, though his sentences are admirably clear and objective.
$17.75

La Place de la Concorde Suisse

SWZ14
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
150
0374519323
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
McPhee deploys his usual insight and wonderful prose on the phenomenon of the Swiss army, presenting an irreverent portrait of Switzerland and the Swiss mindset.
$16.00

The Alps, A Cultural History

ALP30
Andrew Beattie
Oxford University Press
2006
256
0195309553
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the Alps, where early pioneers of tourism, mountaineering and scientific research have each left their mark.
$40.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Architecture of the Renaissance, From Brunelleschi to Palladio

ITL52
Bertrand Jestaz
Thames & Hudson UK
1997
160
0810928140
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Originating in Florence, the flowering of architecture in 15th-century Italy revolutionized the look of European cities and the mindsets of their citizens. This lavishly illustrated pocket book presents the people, the time and its monuments in hundreds of color photographs and engravings.
$15.95

Eiger Dreams, Ventures Among Men and Mountains

ALP10
Jon Krakauer
Lyons Press
2009
192
1599216108
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of some of Krakauer's (Into Thin Air) best journalism, these stories and essays focus on the mindset and determination of world-class mountaineers, including Alpine and Himalayan climbers.
$14.95

Schlepping Through the Alps, My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd

AST74
Sam Apple
Ballantine Books
2006
304
0345477731
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A hilarious and touching exploration of history, tradition and sheep. This account of travels in Austria with Hans Breuer, a shepherd who sings Yiddish folk songs to his sheep, is admittedly a comic quest, but it also delves into some of the darker corners of Austria's history in World War II.
$16.00

Homestead

ALP11
Rosini Lippi
Lightning Source
1999
210
0395977711
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set firmly in a small village in the Austrian Alps, these 12 interlinking stories are almost ethnographic in their rich detail of small town life. The stories range from the turn-of-the-century to the present, accurately charting change in the remote village.
$13.95

The Walker's Anthology

WLK13
Deborah Manley
Trailblazer
2013
160
1905864523
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
1
0
Writers from around the world reflect on the transformative nature of a good stroll in these inspiring quotations and excerpts from literary figures including W.H. Auden, Agatha Christie, Captain James Cook, Charles Dickens, Paul Theroux, Henry David Thoreau, Colin Thubron and Mark Twain.
$14.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

More Books

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

ALP02
Edward Whymper
National Geographic
2002
320
0792269233
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Edward Whymper’s classic account of Victorian-era mountaineering captures the geography, beauty and allure of the Alps.
$16.00

Walking Easy in the Swiss and Austrian Alps

WLK02
Chet Lipton
Lightning Source
2007
221
0595413307
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to 100 alpine walks and sightseeing excursions.
$24.95

Why Switzerland?

SWZ04
Jonathan Steinberg
Cambridge University Press
2015
400
0521709555
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A masterly overview of the idiosyncrasies of Switzerland, its history, language, politics and identity as a naysayer at the center of Europe.
$39.99

Blue Guide Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic

ITL48
Paul Blanchard
Lightning Source
2015
738
1905131011
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide by a popular tour leader provides a thorough overview of the history, art and architecture of northern Italy from Trieste across to the Valle d'Aosta, Venice, Verona, Milan, Genoa and Bologna.
$38.00

Italy, A Short History

ITL56
Harry Hearder
Cambridge University Press
2001
294
0521000726
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Elegantly written, generous and informative, this compact book takes in the sweep of Italian history from the Roman Republic through the Renaissance, World War II and up to the present.
$30.99

Alps Map

ALP07
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
2
3850842274
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map (1:500,000), centered on the Alps, includes portions of Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France.
$14.95

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1997
416
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

The Food of Italy

ITL75
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
750
0679738967
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Evocative of Italy and its diverse cuisine, this classic book, organized geographically, offers a cook's tour of the country. It's a well-informed and wonderful culinary guide.
$22.00

A Traveller's History of Italy

ITL86
Valerio Lintner
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
287
1566565219
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of Italy through the 1990s -- wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed. With a useful chronology and historical gazetteer, this book marches confidently through the centuries.
$14.95

Architecture in Italy 1500-1600

ITL247
Wolfgang Lotz, Deborah Howard (Introduction)
Yale University Press
1995
205
0300064691
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A classic, comprehensive introduction to Italian architecture of the 16th century.
$45.00

Lonely Planet Switzerland

SWZ43
Damien Simonis
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
352
174220760X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
272
1786574500
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Hitler's Austria: Popular Sentiment in the Nazi Era, 1938-1945

AST63
Evan Burr Bukey
University of North Carolina Press
2002
336
0807853631
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
AN eye-opening portrait of Austria after its annexation by Germany in 1938.
$37.50

The Renaissance, A Short History

ITL774
Paul Johnson
Modern Library
2002
208
0812966198
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history, background, literature, sculpture, paintings and architecture of the Renaissance in just over 200 lively, thought-provoking pages.
$17.00

Culture Smart! Austria

AST91
Peter Gieler
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333470
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Culture Smart! Italy

ITL877
Charles Abbott
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338308
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to Italian customs, etiquette and culture along with helpful travel advice.
$11.99

Culture Smart! Switzerland

SWZ58
Kendall Maycock
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338448
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to Switzerland's customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

La Bella Lingua

ITA26
Dianne Hales
Broadway Books
2010
336
0767927702
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Inebriated with the sounds of Italian, lovesick for its phrases and enamored of its earthy idioms, Hales, "a sensible woman of sturdy Polish stock," dives into the Italian of the piazza, literature, movies and streets in this charming memoir.
$16.00

Swiss Watching, Inside Europe's Landlocked Island

SWZ73
Diccon Bewes
Nicholas Brealey
2012
324
1857885872
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An international bestseller. Diccon Bewees, a neutral Brit, covers cheese, chocolate, William Tell, bureaucracy and banks, all with humor and thorough research. His cultural portrait of the one-of-a-kind nation includes tips on local customs, greetings and etiquette. Second edition.
$19.95

Italy Dish by Dish

ITA197
Susan Simon (Translator), Monica Cesari Sartoni
Little Bookroom
2010
336
1892145901
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This Italian bestseller, available for the first time in English, provides an all-encompassing pocket guide to the food of Italy with 3,000 recipes, descriptions of regional wines and cheeses, definitions, local lore and more.
$24.95

The Walk

SWZ75
Robert Walser, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2012
96
0811219925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this classic novella by the Swiss modernist, freshly translated, Walser writes that "it is on walks that the lore of nature and the lore of the country are revealed, charming and graceful, to the sense and eyes of the observant walker."
$10.95

Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss

SWZ77
Paul Bilton
Trafalgar Square
2008
92
1906042500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful and entertaining.
$9.95

Cicerone Walks In the Engadine

SWZ81
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2005
303
1852844507
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An enjoyable guide to more than 100 walks through the pristine Alps, their pastures and glens. Reynolds includes treks for the modest climber as well as the more experienced who would enjoy tackling Piz Bernina or the glacier-hung Piz Pal.
$22.95

The Habsburgs, Dynasty, Culture and Politics

CEU51
Paula Sutter Fichtner
Reaktion Books
2014
288
1780232748
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise chronicle of the 600-year Habsburg Empire, essential for those interested in European history. Fichtner reveals how the dynasty used propaganda, political maneuvering and public performance to maintain control over an array of cultures and ethnicities.
$39.00

For Kids

Banner in the Sky

SWZ23
James Ramsey Ullman
HarperCollins
1988
256
0064470482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A suspenseful tale of a young boy determined to keep his father's mountaineering dream alive.
$8.99

The Apple and the Arrow

SWZ69
Conrad Buff
Houghton Mifflin Company
2001
80
0618128093
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Families will enjoy this spirited retelling of the famous legend of William Tell and his 12-year-old son, Walter, which won the 1952 Newbery Medal.
$8.95

Bodies from the Ice

SCI268
James M. Deem
Houghton Mifflin Company
2008
58
061880045X
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Deem (Bodies from the Ash, Bodies from the Bog) offers kids a glimpse into prehistory, glaciology, archaeology and grisly fun in this overview of 5300-year-old Alpine Iceman Otzi and other through mummified human remains.
$17.99

Ice Mummy, The Discovery of a 5,000-Year-Old Man

ALP40
Mark Dubowski
1998
48
0679856471
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Dubowski turns the tale of the 1991 discovery of the frozen mummy in the Alps into a thrilling chapter book for ages 4 to 8.
$4.99