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Egypt: The Nile by Sail

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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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Eyewitness Guide Egypt

EGY90
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
360
1465441026
PAPER
Guidebook
1
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

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

EGY54
Bill Manley
Penguin Putnam
1996
144
0140513310
PAPER
History
1
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

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

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

Egypt Map

EGY03
Cartographia
Cartographia
2013
2
9633529263
MAP
Reference
1
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

Culture Smart! Egypt

EGY196
Jailan Zayan
Kuperard
2013
168
1857336712
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide to understanding local customs and etiquette.
$9.95

National Geographic Egypt

EGY97
Andrew Humphreys
National Geographic
2009
400
142620521X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This detailed guide to Egypt, published in National Geographic’s attractive visual style, features hundreds of photographs, 30 full-color maps, and good information on history, culture, archaeology and travel in Egypt.
$27.95

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

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

Cairo Illustrated

EGY203
Michael Haag
American University in Cairo
2006
96
9774249356
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A warm, richly illustrated portrait of the city, featuring 125 color photographs of the people, monuments and attractions of Cairo alongside Michael Haag's insightful commentary.
$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

Egypt, A View from Above

EGY323
Philip Plisson (Photographer), Christian Jacq
Harry N. Abrams
2010
336
0810984334
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From sand-swept desert ruins and fishing boats along the Nile to bustling Cairo and modern Alexandria, photographer Philip Plisson and Egyptologist Christian Jacq document in stunning color the many places and faces of this spectacular land.
$55.00

Inside Egypt

EGY261
John R. Bradley
St. Martins
2012
256
0230120660
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A reporter in the region since 1999, Bradley pulls no punches in this highly readable expose of the politics and policies of Mubarak's military and modern Egypt.
$24.99

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 Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

EGY238
Richard Wilkinson
Thames & Hudson
2017
256
0500283966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This superbly illustrated survey covers Egyptian temple life from construction of the monuments to society, religious rites, festivals and discovery.
$26.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

For Kids

Pyramid

EGY29
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1982
80
0395321212
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Master draughtsman David MacAulay tackles the building of the pyramids with his incomparable illustrations. Intended for young people, but Egyptologists of all ages will enjoy it.
$9.95

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

The Great Pyramid

EGY194
Elizabeth Mann
Mikaya Press
2006
48
1931414114
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An enthusiastic boy leaves home to help with the construction of the Great Pyramid. Full-page paintings and color photographs of artifacts bring the scale and history of the monument to life.
$12.95

Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun

EGY197
Jacqueline Morley, John James (Illustrator)
Enchanted Lion Books
2005
48
159270042X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Morley shows the boy pharaoh and his world in this engaging, superbly illustrated portrait of ancient Egypt for ages eight and up.
$19.95

Pharaoh's Daughter, A Novel of Ancient Egypt

EGY216
Julius Lester
HarperCollins
2009
182
0152066624
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A young girl in ancient Egypt adored her baby brother Mosis. She would do anything for their happiness -- even shunning their birth parents. Mosis, however, won't be happy until he sees that justice has been served to his own people. This variation of the story of Moses offers readers some new twists
$6.99

Cairo, The Family Guide

EGY242
Lesley Lababidi
American University in Cairo
2010
280
9774164024
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An indispensable, locally-produced guide to kid-friendly itineraries, sites and attractions.
$18.95

Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

EGY247
Ralph Masiello
2008
48
1570915342
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Draw your own gods and goddesses, symbols, sphinxes and pyramids in this step-by-step guide, ready for watercolor, pencil or marker.
$7.95

Cigars of the Pharaoh

MED143
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2011
62
0316358363
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A mysterious clue in an ancient Egyptian tomb leads the adventurous comicstrip youth and his canine friend into an international search for drug smugglers and gangsters.
$11.00

Mummies

EGY279
Elizabeth Carney
2009
32
1426305281
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ghoulish intrigue will keep youngsters reading to find out how and why mummies were mummified. With scientific information clearly presented, this book offers a terrific combination of fun, facts and lively photos.
$3.99

We're Sailing Down the Nile

EGY281
Laurie Krebs
Barefoot Books
2008
1846861942
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Rhyming couplets and the sites of Egypt will captivate young readers in this bright tale of a culture-packed journey aboard a felucca.
$8.99

Fun with Hieroglyphs

EGY288
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2008
48
1416961143
HARD COVER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Discover the secrets of the language of the ancient Egyptians with this innovative kit from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With an easy-to-read decoding page, alphabet chart, 24 hieroglyphic stamps and ink pad to write messages, create designs and make cards.
$24.99

You Wouldn't Want to Be Cleopatra!

EGY305
Jim Pipe
Franklin Watts
2007
32
0531189236
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The hilarious illustrations and light-hearted tone, helpful hints and glossary in this popular series for ages 7-10 will entice even reluctant readers.
$9.95

Egypt

EGY314
Selina Wood
2008
64
1426300271
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated primer in the National Geographic Countries of the World series for ages 7-10.
$12.95

Mummies Made in Egypt

EGY318
Aliki
HarperCollins
1985
32
0064460118
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Aliki describes and illustrates the techniques and use of mummification in ancient Egypt in this classic account for ages 7-10.
$6.99

Secrets of the Pyramids, A Maze Adventure

EGY319
Graham White
2002
32
0792269381
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The nine mazes and puzzle in this colorful book will keep kids 8-12 busy on the plane -- and they'll learn a lot about building pyramids too.
$8.95

The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt

EGY320
G. A. Henty
Dover Publications
2002
320
0486423638
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set during the time of Moses, this thrilling adventure for middle schoolers, originally publsihed in 1889, includes fascinating details about Egyptian religion and geography, the methods by which the Nile was used for irrigation, and how the Egyptians were prepared for burial.
$9.95

Living in Ancient Egypt

EGY328
Norman Bancroft Hunt
Chelsea House Publishers
2008
96
0816063389
HARD COVER
History
11/30/2008
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This illustrated guide for grades 9-12 examines all aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt including farming, trade, family life, education and entertainment.
$48.75

Eyewitness Pyramid

EGY333
James Putnam
DK Publishing
2011
72
0756658322
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Discover the secrets of these remarkable monuments of the ancient world, from the pyramid tombs of Egypt to Central America's majestic temples.
$16.99

Ancient Egypt and the Nile

EGY340
Joyce Filer
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
32
1566568277
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This poaket explorer for youngsters unfolds to reveal the ancient Egyptians, their artifacts, places of interest and relationship to the Nile.
$13.95