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Ethiopia

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Essential Reading Package-EXETP22

Item EXETP22. Buy these 5 items as a set for $83 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Emperor, Downfall of an Autocrat

ETP10
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Vintage Books
1989
180
0679722033
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In 1975, Kapuscinski traveled throughout Ethiopia and listened to stories about the Supreme Emperor Haile Selassie told by the servants and associates that surrounded him while Ethiopia collapsed around him. Kapuscinski transformed the interviews into a powerful narrative of the high living and unimaginable abuse within the ancient regime.
$14.95

Notes from the Hyena's Belly, An Ethiopian Boyhood

ETP26
Nega Mezlekia
Picador USA
2002
351
0312289146
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A memoir of childhood in Ethiopia after the downfall of Emperor Haile Selassie. Mezlekia, who was born in Jigiga in 1958, chronicles his early childhood, youthful political activism and conscription into a guerrilla army.
$23.00

Culture Smart! Ethiopia

ETP41
Sarah Howard
Kuperard
2009
168
1857334949
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture, equally of interest to the traveler and business person.
$9.95

Bradt Guide Ethiopia

ETP05
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2015
640
1841629227
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A region-by-region overview of the country with brief introductory chapters on wildlife, culture and history for the traveler. Includes 65 maps and a section of color photographs.
$27.99

Ethiopia Map

ETP14
itmb
ITMB
2011
2
1553412087
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color, shaded relief map of Ethiopia at a scale of 1:2,000,000, featuring an inset of central Adis Ababa and an index of place names.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Ethiopia Djibouti & Somaliland

ETP30
Frances Linzee Gordon
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
404
1741797969
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the Lonely Planet style featuring maps, background detail on the country and culture -- and practical information for the traveler.
$27.99

Lonely Planet Ethiopian Amharic Phrasebook

ETP06
Tilahun Gabriel
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
240
1786573296
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for Amharic basics. This guide focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Where the Wild Coffee Grows, The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup

ETP56
Jeff Koehler
Macmillan
2017
288
1632865092
HARD COVER
Food
11/14/2017
0
0
0
0
Blending history, culture and his own travels, Koehler offers a rich report on the coffee culture of southwest Ethiopia and its world-famous Arabica beans. With climate change affecting nearly all coffee production, Koehler argues that the birthplace of coffee will be essential to its future.
$28.00

A History of Ethiopia

ETP01
Harold Marcus
University of California Press
2002
300
0520224795
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A challenging, in-depth survey of Africa's oldest nation, ranging from prehistory to 1991; organized chronologically, it features three chapters on the long reign of Haile Sellassie -- his rise to power and eventual overthrow.
$31.95

Ethiopia, Past and Present

ETP54
Julieta Preston
Consortium
2016
180
1908531428
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
8/8/2017
0
0
0
0
Interweaving photographs of Ethiopia today with classic images from the 1960s, this remarkable panoply of photographs captures the landscapes and cultural heritage of Ethiopia.
$40.00

The Blue Nile

EGY67
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins Publishers
2000
320
0060956402
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this grand history of exploration and events on the great river from 1798 to 1869, Moorehead follows the course of the Blue Nile from the Ethiopian highlands through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean.
$14.99

Lalibela: Christian Art of Ethiopia, the Monolithic Churches and Their Treasures

ETP53
Jacques Mercier
Aa Balkema
2011
320
1907372199
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Considering the extraordinary churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, Mercier's treatment covers the history, architectural, cultural significance (even the manuscripts and furnishings!) of the historic place.
$60.00

Lucy, The Beginnings of Humankind

ATP06
Maitland Armstrong Edey, Donald Johanson
Touchstone
1990
409
0671724991
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
The original, influential account of the thrilling discovery of Lucy in 1974 and the impact of the discovery on ideas about human evolution.
$17.00

In Search of King Solomon's Mines

ETP28
Tahir Shah
Skyhorse Publishing
2012
240
1611454247
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A man with a passion for tracking down oddball legends and impossible stories, Shah tackles, in this rollicking account, Ethiopia and the legendary home of the Queen of Sheba.
$14.95

Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea

AFR155
Robert D. Kaplan
Alfred Knopf
2003
240
1400034523
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Robert Kaplan, the prolific journalist and author of Balkan Ghosts, traveled through Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea for this illuminating travelogue examining the culture, religion and politics of the region.
$15.95

The Sign and the Seal, The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

AFR23
Graham Hancock
Touchstone
1993
600
0671865412
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A page-turning yarn of adventure, amazing persistence, and scholarship, which follows Hancock's 1983 visit to Axum, Ethiopia, the legendary resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
$17.99

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

ETP50
Maaza Mengiste
North Atlantic Books
2011
308
0393338886
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful novel that opens in Addis Ababa on the eve of the 1974 revolution and follows the heartbreaking story of a family across a ravaged Ethiopia.
$14.95

Cutting for Stone

ETP43
Abraham Verghese
Vintage Books
2010
667
0375714367
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Verghese's powerful tale of the coming-of-age of orphaned twin brothers, sons of an Indian nun and a British surgeon, moves from Addis Ababa on the brink of revolution to New York and back again.
$16.95

Ethiopia, Through Writers' Eyes

ETP55
Yves-marie Stranger
Dufour Editions
2016
288
1780600771
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Whether readers are sitting in an armchair or in the saddle of an Abyssinian pony, this compendium of Ethiopian literature is enlightening and informative.
$35.00

Flashman on the March

ETP37
George MacDonald Fraser
Doubleday
2006
378
1400096464
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this 12th outing in the series, our reluctant hero finds himself at the center of General Robert Napier's Abyssinian campaign. It's another excellent opportunity to comment on the folly of the British Empire, a rollicking entertainment and painless dose of history.
$16.00

Sweetness in the Belly

ETP45
Camilla Gibb
Penguin Putnam
2007
338
0143038729
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Gibbs conjures the complex history of Ethiopian culture in this affecting novel, which follows young Lilly from London to Morocco and Harar.
$15.00

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

ETP49
Dinaw Mengestu
Riverhead Books
2008
228
1594482853
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this powerful debut novel, Mengestu follows the fate and fortunes of Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant who runs a grocery store in a poor black neighborhood in Washington D.C. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book.
$16.00

To Asmara

AFR24
Thomas Keneally
Warner Books
1990
392
0446391719
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of discovery in war-torn Africa, this novel follows the fate of a journalist in the midst of the devastating conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
$20.99

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara

SAF143
Ian Sinclair, Peter Ryan
Struik
2010
760
1770076239
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact field guide, the first to describe and illustrate all of the birds of sub-Saharan Africa, features 359 color plates and 2,100 range maps. Especially useful for those southern African countries without their own field guides.
$49.50

Birds of Eastern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

EAF40
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2009
302
0691090335
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy guide illustrates and briefly describes most East African birds. A remarkably small book, it features 96 color plates, 1,487 species and essential information for quick reference in the field.
$29.95

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

EAF128
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2004
272
0691122393
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's celebrated guide, that includes information on distribution, ecology and conservation status, with 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
$29.95

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

AFR32
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2015
544
0691164533
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This stunningly illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority includes over 500 of Kingdon's exquisite color paintings. Fully revised and updated with more than 1,100 species.
$49.50

For Kids

The Return

ETP13
Sonia Levitin
Fawcett
1991
181
0449702804
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A moving novel of escape from religious persecuation in Ethiopia.
$5.99

Serengeti Journey, On Safari in Africa

EAF150
Gare Thompson
2006
48
0792259521
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun and informative overview of the Serengeti and its wildlife for readers ages 4 to 8.
$17.90

Lucy Long Ago, Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came from

ATP29
Catherine Thimmesh
Houghton Mifflin Company
2009
63
0547051999
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Illustrated with stunning computer-generated art and with rare paleo photography, this story of scientific sleuthing invites kids ages 9-11 to wonder what our ancestors were like thoguh the tale of the discovery of the remains of Lucy, the world's most famous hominid.
$18.00

More Books

A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1974

ETP02
Bahru Zewde
Ohio University Press
2002
254
0821409727
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This second edition of professor Bahru Zewde's (Addis Ababa University) history adds a short final chapter on events following the Revolution of 1974 up to 1991.
$29.95

The Ethiopians

ETP20
Richard Pankhurst, Barbara Pankhurst
Blackwell Publishers
2000
299
0631224939
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An outstanding survey of Ethiopian political history and culture from pre-history to 1991 by a leading scholar.
$54.95

Layers of Time: A History of Ethiopia

ETP21
Paul Henze
St. Martins
2005
372
1403967431
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
A concise history of Ethiopia by a U.S. government officer in Addis Ababa in the 1960s. Henze has remained involved in Ethiopian affairs as a writer, consultant and frequent visitor.
$43.00

A Modern Translation of the Kebra Nagast (The Glory of Kings)

ETP25
Miguel F. Brooks (Editor)
Aa Balkema
2001
1569020337
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An Ethiopian epic which connects the story of the Christians of Ethiopia to events in the Bible.
$19.95

An Ethiopian Romance

ETP35
Heliodorus, Moses Hadas (Translator)
University of Pennsylvania Press
1999
277
0812216725
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is the first modern English translation of Heliodorus's third century novel, which tells the story of the daughter of the Ethiopian queen and her love affair with a Thessalian aristocrat.
$24.95

Chameleon Days, An American Boyhood in Ethiopia

ETP38
Tim Bascom
Lightning Source
2006
240
0618658696
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bascom looks back in this absorbing memoir, winner of the Breadloaf and Bakeless Prize, at the Ethiopia of his childhood, his missionary doctor parents, siblings, friends and acquaintances, boarding school in Addis Ababa and the cabin on the slopes of Lake Bishoftu.
$15.95

Birds of the Horn of Africa

AFR252
Nigel Redman
Princeton University Press
2016
512
0691172897
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This Princeton Field Guide covers Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra.
$45.00

Natural Fashion, Tribal Decoration from Africa

ETP51
Hans Silvester
Thames & Hudson
2009
167
0500288054
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Silvester celebrates the body painting and elaborate adornments of the nomadic Surma and Mursi tribes of the Omo Valley.
$29.95

Ethiopia Highlights

ETP52
Phillip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2012
286
1841624349
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring color photos throughout, this compact guide focuses for top attractions and key practical information for getting the most out of your visit.
$24.99

Worth Looking For

First Footsteps in East Africa or, An Exploration of Harar

AFR21
Richard Francis Burton
Dover Publications
1987
276
0486254755
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
The original amazing account of Burton's explorations in North and East Africa, including his visit to the forbidden city of Harar. This book provides great insight into the mind of the Victorian explorer.
$21.95

In Ethiopia with a Mule

ETP19
Dervla Murphy
Sickle Moon
2012
286
0719565111
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Adventures in Ethiopia with Dervla, the intrepid Irish writer with an adventurous spirit, great wit and a way with words, this entertaining account, originally published in 1968, conveys the allure of the rugged highlands and the warmth of the people.
$32.95

Sheba, Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen

ETP24
Nicholas Clapp
Mariner Books
2002
372
0618219269
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
An Indiana Jones-like quest across the deserts of Yemen and grasslands of Ethiopia, with a varied cast of characters encountered along the way, to discover the truth about the storied Queen of Sheba.
$21.95