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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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India

IDA04
Stanley Wolpert
University of California Press
2009
281
0520260325
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Wolpert's reflections on India -- its religion and philosophy, its art, culture and politics -- make for a literate, succinct primer.
$34.95

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

A Year in Marrakesh

MRC55
Peter Mayne
Sickle Moon
2003
190
0907871089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s.
$35.00

Gorillas in the Mist

UGD05
Dian Fossey
Mariner Books
2000
326
061808360X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Fossey's highly personal, detailed account of the ecology and behavior of the mountain gorilla of Virunga is based on her 13 years among "the greatest of the great apes."
$16.99

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Indian Ocean

FG17
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1111
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A double-sided card illustrating 70 fishes of Seychelles, Maldives and neighboring islands.
$7.50

Rwanda/Burundi Map

CAF27
ITMB
ITMB
2007
1
1553413822
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, folded map of Rwanda and Burundi.
$12.95

Bradt Guide Maldives

IDA296
Royston Ellis
Bradt Publications
2008
256
1841622664
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personal, comprehensive guide to the Maldives, its history, culture, nature and reefs -- ideal for culturally and environmentally aware travelers. Third edition.
$25.99

Bradt Guide Rwanda

CAF25
Janice Booth, Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2016
328
1841629278
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Part of the British series, this practical, detailed travel guide to Rwanda focuses on nature (especially gorillas), history and culture
$27.99

Culture Smart! India

IDA298
Becky Stephen
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338405
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated guide to both social and business customs in India.
$11.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten London

GRB97
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
192
1465460551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions.
$14.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Marrakech

MRC140
Andrew Humphreys
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410384
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

The Pocket World Atlas

GEN104
Oxford Univ. Press
Oxford University Press
2008
160
0195374533
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
You can't go wrong with this inexpensive pocket atlas, which includes city plans, country maps, gazetteer, index, time zones and basic statistical information on countries worldwide.
$16.95

Trekking in the Moroccan Atlas

MRC33
Richard Knight
Trailblazer
2014
272
1905864590
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to the High Atlas region in central Morocco, including route guides, maps and a section on flora and fauna.
$22.95

Mangoes & Curry Leaves, Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

IDA320
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2005
416
1579652522
HARD COVER
Food
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
In this latest book the roving, food-loving authors (Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Item SEA80) travel the seven countries of the Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, collecting not only 200 recipes but also engaging tales of the people, history and adventures. With color photographs of food and places throughout.
$50.00

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

Mountain Gorillas

UGD17
Gene Eckhart
Johns Hopkins University Press
2008
256
080189011X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Featuring 200 intimate color photographs, this up-to-date, captivating portrait reveals the gorillas of Bwindi National Forest and Virunga Volcanoes, their biology, status and hope.
$37.95

London's Royal Parks

GRB151
Paul Rabbitts
Osprey Publishing
2014
96
0747813701
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A history of the evolution of nine London parks from their days as private hunting land to monarchy acquisition to current status as a manicured public space. Divided into chapters by park, including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Windsor Great Park and St. James’s Park.
$15.95

Taj Mahal

IDA528
Giles Tillotson, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2008
190
0674031865
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enlightening pocket guide to the myth, meaning and legends of the celebrated tomb, "the queen of architecture."
$16.00

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

Lords of the Atlas

MRC35
Gavin Maxwell
Sickle Moon
2005
316
0907871143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
A classic account of the tribal warlords of the Atlas Mountains -- and of life in French colonial Morocco. A rousing tale and excellent introduction to Marrakech.
$35.00

Sacred Places of a Lifetime

TVL458
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2008
400
1426203365
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Lake Atitlan, Devil's Tower, Tikal, Stonehenge, Temple Mount and Angkor Wat are included in this expansively photographed survey of 500 of the world's mountains, monuments, temples and other places with the power to transform.
$40.00

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

The Art of Travel

TVL13
Alain de Botton
Vintage Books
2004
256
0375725342
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A digressive riff on desire, happiness and how best to experience travel by the Proust scholar and philosopher Alain de Botton who asks: "What is the point of traveling?"
$16.95

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

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The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind.
$30.00

Life & Times of Michael K

SAF17
J.M. Coetzee
Viking
1995
184
0140074481
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Coetzee sets this short, hallucinatory novel, the powerful tale of a troubled boy, in South Africa in the midst of civil war.
$15.00

My Traitor's Heart

SAF19
Rian Malan
Grove Press
2000
425
0802136842
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Afrikaner journalist Malan recounts his journey back to his homeland just before the collapse of apartheid. He grapples with the black and white heart of South Africa, drawing on the 300-year history of his family in Africa and legends of the Zulu nation, in this beautifully written and brutally honest story of return.
$16.00

The Year of the Gorilla

UGD03
George Schaller
University of Chicago Press
2010
290
0226736474
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This vivid tale of adventures among the gorillas of the Virunga volcanoes of Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda is a wonderful account of field work under trying circumstances by a great wildlife biologist.
$33.00

The Scramble for Africa

AFR26
Thomas Pakenham
Avon Books
1992
738
0380719991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Absorbing and meticulously researched, this in-depth history of the Victorian land grab in 19th-century Africa includes excellent portraits of the egomaniacal personalities who overran the continent.
$23.99

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
$21.00

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF59
Vincent Carruthers (Editor), Kenneth Newman (Illustrator)
Struik
2017
320
177584353X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With 1,200 color illustrations by a range of experts, this compact field guide includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that a traveler is likely to encounter in southern Africa.
$23.00

Birds of East Africa

EAF92
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
Princeton University Press
2006
602
0691126658
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact and comprehensive, this guide to 1,388 species of birds in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi features 286 excellent color plates, range maps and notes on habitats and conservation. A veteran tour leader, co-author Stevenson lives in Kenya.
$39.50

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, Stories From Rwanda

CAF26
Philip Gourevitch
Picador USA
1999
355
0312243359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The gut-wrenching story of Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, looking backward from the horrific genocide of 1994 to deep-seated historical causes (and Western inaction). Gourevitch offers both an insightful chronicle and extraordinary stories in this award-winning report.
$18.00

Wild at Heart

SAF130
Peter Godwin, Chris Johns (Photographer)
National Geographic
2007
176
142620194X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This lush collection of full-color photographs tackles conservation, development and tradition in southern Africa. It's a well-illustrated portrait of the region by National Geographic photographer Johns and veteran journalist Godwin.
$65.00

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

Marrakesh & Northern Morocco Map

MRC105
ITMB
ITMB
2009
2
1553416678
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring a detailed walking map of the Medina and surrounding New Town on one side and a map of Northern Morocco at 1:740,000 on the reverse. With insets of Rabat and Tangier.
$10.95

The White Tiger, A Novel

IDA542
Aravind Adiga
Free Press
2008
288
1416562605
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mordant, funny, angry, horrifying, this Booker Prize-winning tale of a village pauper turned success (and murderer) skewers the ambition, inequity and corruption of 21st-century India.
$16.00

Dreaming in Hindi, Coming Awake in Another Language

IDA565
Katherine Russell Rich
Lightning Source
2010
384
0547336934
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Rich skewers the hilarity and challenges of taking on not just a new language but also a new culture in this spirited tale of life in Udaipur.
$20.95

Elephant Reflections

BST131
Dale Peterson, Karl Ammann (Photographer)
University of California Press
2009
288
0520253779
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A glowing tribute to the elephant, this book combines 133 photographs from noted wildlife photographer Karl Ammann with insightful text on recent field research and the animal's natural history and conservation status.
$39.95

South Africa, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SAF236
Isabel Balseiro (Editor), Tobias Hecht (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
239
1883513227
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This diverse collection of short stories reveals South Africa through the eyes of its writers, including Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Alan Paton.
$14.95

World Heritage Sites

CON53
UNESCO Publishing
Firefly Books
2016
932
1770858172
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
How many have you visited? This beautifully illustrated compendium, just revised, includes color photographs, a map and succinct descriptions of each of the 1,031 archaeological sites, monuments, cities and parks inscribed by UNESCO from 1978 to 2016. Organized by order of inscription.
$29.95

Blood Safari

SAF255
Deon Meyer
Atlantic Monthly Press
2010
400
080214506X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this suspenseful tale of murder, set in and around the game preserves of South Africa, bodyguard Martin Lemmer helps to uncover the truth in the killing of four poachers.
$7.99

Africa's Big Five

AFR178
Gerald Hinde
Struik
2005
144
1868725820
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bestseller. Gerald Hinde teamed up with colleagues William Taylor and Richard du Toit for this portrait of the lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo, featuring hundreds of color photographs by the accomplished trio.
$39.95

Sites of Antiquity, From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome

MED150
Charles Freeman
Blue Guides
2009
248
1905131313
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Enticing aerial shots, detailed site plans, glorious modern photographs and illustrations illuminate 50 key monuments, cities or sites of the Mediterranean world, from Giza, Luxor and Karnak to the Parthenon, Ephesus, Pergamon, Petra and Constantinople.
$50.00