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Egypt & Jordan: Timeless Treasures, Ancient Lands

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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-EXEGY121

Item EXEGY121. Buy these 5 items as a set for $84 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

EGY54
Bill Manley
Penguin Putnam
1996
144
0140513310
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.00

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

Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff

EGY207
Rosemary Mahoney
Little Brown and Company
2008
273
0316019011
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this marvelously engaging chronicle, Mahoney weaves the tale of her quest to row the Nile with deft portraits of the people she meets.
$15.99

Eyewitness Guide Egypt

EGY90
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
360
1465441026
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This visually rich guide to the history, culture and monuments of Egypt includes 1,000 color photographs, maps and 3D site diagrams.
$25.00

Egypt Map

EGY03
Cartographia
Cartographia
2013
2
9633529263
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With insets of Luxor-El Karnak and Cairo, this color map of all Egypt features major roadways, major sights, airports and places of interest. Scaled at 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

Cairo Map

EGY163
Cartographia
Cartographia
2007
2
9633531578
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, folded map of Cairo on thick paper. Insets of Luxor, Alexandria and Heliopolis. Scale 1:13,000.
$9.95

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

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

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

A History of the Arab Peoples

MDE11
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press
2010
624
0674058194
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven.
$22.50

A Traveller's History of Egypt

EGY180
Harry Ades
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
452
1566566541
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This effectively condensed chronological history takes in the full sweep from the earliest inhabitants to 21st century politics.
$14.95

Egypt on the Brink

EGY371
Tarek Osman
Yale University Press
2013
300
0300198698
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Egypt, A Short History

EGY370
Robert L. Tignor
Princeton University Press
2011
371
0691153078
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

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

Luxor Illustrated, With Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Nile

EGY277
Michael Haag
American University in Cairo
2009
96
9774163125
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

The White Nile

EGY79
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins
2000
431
0060956399
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively history of the Victorian search for the source of the Nile includes the extraordinary tales of Burton and Speke, not to mention the famous meeting of Livingstone and Stanley. The narrative includes vivid descriptions of Zanzibar, the last days of Khartoum and the building of the Suez Canal.
$14.99

The Nile Cruise

EGY278
Jenny Jobbins
American University in Cairo
2010
160
9774163028
HARD COVER
Archaeology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Weaving classic travelers' accounts with essays and 150 color photographs, this compact book beautifully illuminates the history and allure of the towns, temples and tombs of the Nile from Abydos to Abu Simbel.
$29.95

The Search for Ancient Egypt

EGY02
Jean Vercoutter
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
207
0500300135
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

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

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

EGY215
Lucette Lagnado
Ecco Press
2008
368
006082218X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Lagnado poignantly evokes the life of her marvelously social father (the "boulevardier of Cairo") and his milieu in this textured memoir.
$14.99

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

Death on the Nile

EGY09
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2004
333
0425200469
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
How could we resist? Christie wrote Egypt's most famous murder mystery on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan.
$13.99

The Egyptologist, A Novel

EGY128
Arthur Phillips
Random House
2005
416
0812972597
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A playful and clever novel convincingly set in the milieu of 1920s Egyptian archaeology. Phillips deftly combines historical personages and events with wild invention.
$15.00

The Yacoubian Building

EGY175
Alaa Al Aswany
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
255
0060878134
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.99

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

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Palace Walk

EGY04
Naguib Mahfouz
Doubleday
2011
504
0385264666
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Complete Valley of the Kings

EGY14
Nicholas Reeves, Richard Wilkinson
Thames & Hudson
2008
224
0500284032
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A thorough and intriguing look at the burial place of the New Kingdom pharaohs, this book brings together the art, architecture and history of the valley; contains profiles of archaeologists, diagrams and detailed site descriptions.
$26.95

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

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

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

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs

EGY25
Angela McDonald
University of California Press
2007
80
0520252357
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Understand the language of the Pharaohs! McDonald's handy illustrated guide to reading, writing and understanding ancient Egyptian names, epithets, titles and phrases includes 50 color illustrations and 200 line drawings.
$20.95

Spectrum Guide to Jordan

JRD09
Camerapix
Interlink Publishing Group
1999
347
156656235X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome guidebook features in-depth essays and hundreds of color photographs introducing the culture, history and archaeology of Jordan. With travel information, maps, wildlife checklists and information on politics and the economy.
$22.95

Cairo, The City Victorious

EGY38
Max Rodenbeck
Alfred Knopf
2000
300
0679767274
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Rodenbeck presents his hometown in all its chaotic, marvelous glory, combining a lively history of the 5,000-year-old metropolis with description, anecdote and political commentary.
$16.95

The Art of Ancient Egypt

EGY52
Gay Robins
Harvard University Press
2008
272
0674030656
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Organized chronologically, this authoritative survey of the tombs, temples and sanctuaries of ancient Egypt features 300 illustrations.
$35.50

He Shall Thunder in the Sky

EGY75
Elizabeth Peters
HarperCollins
2010
512
0380798581
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This riveting mystery novel finds Amelia Peabody and her family hard at work at an Egyptian archaeological site on the brink of WWI.
$9.99

Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)

ARB54
Farouk El-Baz
Dover Publications
1968
185
0486220265
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A guide to common words and phrases in the widely spoken Cairo dialect.
$4.95

The Great Pyramids

EGY221
Jean-Pierre Corteggiani
Harry N. Abrams
2007
128
0810994585
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Park of the acclaimed Discoveries series, this lavishly illustrated pocket encyclopedia illuminates the archaeology, history and splendor of Giza, last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
$12.95

Traveling Through Egypt, From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century

EGY237
Sahar Abdel-Hakim, Deborah Manley (Editor)
American University in Cairo
2008
255
9774161696
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
From Herodotus to Napoleon, Flaubert to Twain, Egypt has long enchanted travelers, as shown by this choice anthology of excerpts from centuries of travelogues, histories and memoirs.
$24.95

For Kids

Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt

EGY56
George Hart
DK Publishing
2014
72
1465420908
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Jam-packed with photographs and facts covering everything from religion and art to daily life, this is a terrific introduction for ages 9-12 that the whole family will enjoy.
$19.99

Ancient Egypt Design Coloring Book

EGY59
Ed Sibbet
Dover Publications
1981
48
048623746X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
39 Authentic pictures of sights from ancient Egyptian sights are presented in this coloring book for young children.
$4.99

The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, A Key to Ancient Egypt

EGY69
James Cross Giblin
HarperCollins
1993
96
0064461378
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This engrossing history of the Rosetta Stone traces its discovery and its use as a deciphering tool. For young adults.
$7.99

The Egypt Game

EGY91
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Atheneum
2009
215
1416990518
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Strange things happen when two amateur Egyptologists (and reluctant middle-school students) transform an abandoned shed in Southern California into a simulacrum of Ancient Egypt.
$8.99

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

EGY92
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Penguin Putnam
1953
279
0140319298
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This classic young-adult story of love and espionage during the reign of Hatshepsut is irresistible. Eloise Jarvis McGraw brings the palace at Thebes brilliantly to life.
$6.99

Voices of Ancient Egypt

EGY116
Kay Winters, Barry Moser (Illustrator)
2009
0792275608
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Accompanied by Barry Moser's illustrations, members of an Egyptian village introduce themselves in free-verse poems in this lively introduction to Egypt for grades 3-6.
$6.95

Egyptology, Search for the Tomb of Osiris

EGY139
Emily Sands, Dugald Steer
2004
32
0763626384
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A fun-filled scrapbook of Egyptian archaeology for young and middle readers. This oversized book is the fictional lost journal of a 1920s amateur Egyptologist and includes photographs, a game of Egyptian checkers, ticket stubs and more.
$24.99

The Egyptology Handbook, A Course in the Wonders of Egypt

EGY161
Dugald Steer
2005
80
0763629324
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Like Steer's clever Egyptology, this companion book features foldout panels and facts, hundreds of illustrations, maps, activities and good information on life and culture in ancient Egypt.
$12.99

Falcon of Abydos, Oracle of the Nile

EGY179
Richard Trout
Pelican Publishing Company
2005
265
1589803272
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This time the family is in Egypt where the kids dig up sinister plans in the Sahara sands in this third novel in the action-packed, fact-filled, techno-thriller MacGregor Family Adventure Series.
$16.99

Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself

EGY191
Carmella Van Vleet
Independent Publishers Group
2006
144
0977129454
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Thirty fun, Egypt-themed crafts projects, related to topics like mummies, the Pyramids, farming and hieroglyphs.
$15.95