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Great Carpathian Traverse

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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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Item EXCEU112. Buy these 4 items as a set for $80 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Bury Me Standing

EUR09
Isabel Fonseca
Vintage Books
1996
322
067973743X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This marvelous portrait of the Roma, also known as the Gypsies, offers insight into their music, foods, religions and folk traditions and also examines their influential but complex relationship with Eastern Europe.
$16.00

Bradt Guide Central and Eastern European Wildlife

CEU36
Gerard Gorman
Bradt Publications
2008
160
1841622311
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to the plants, mammals, birds and other wildlife of the region.
$25.99

Eyewitness Guide Eastern and Central Europe

EUR385
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
640
146542704X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty, visually stunning guide covers 17 countries from Hungary and the Czech Republic to the Balkans. A great companion toTallinn, Krakow, Prague, Budapest, Dubrovnik or Ljubljana.Dubrovnik or Ljubljana.
$30.00

Eastern Europe Map

EUR36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2013
1
3850842177
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Balkans & Southeast Europe Map

EUR147
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2009
1
370790752X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This nicely detailed European regional map (1:2,000,000) shows the route of the Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea.
$14.95

Krakow Map

PLD42
ITMB
ITMB
2008
1
8389570009
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded city map of Krakow with an inset map of the city center at 1:10,000, along with a metropolitan area and regional map.
$10.95

Culture Smart! Slovakia

CEU45
Brendan F. R., Ph.D. Edwards
Kuperard
2011
150
185733566X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
More than a quick reference on customs and manners, this pocket includes covers government and recent politics.
$9.95

Frommer's Krakow Day by Day with Map

PLD78
Peterjon Cresswell
Frommer's
2012
1119970210
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center.
$13.99

Insight Guides Explore Krakow

PLD87
Renata Rubnikowicz
Insight Guides
2014
144
1780056745
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the self-guided explorer, this easy-to-use guide to Krakow recommends 14 tours around the island, including coverage of dining, sites, shopping and entertainment plus maps and full-color photographs.
$12.99

Lonely Planet Europe

EUR94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1248
1743214693
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.
$29.99

The Mountains of Romania

EUR274
James Roberts
Cicerone
2005
250
1852842954
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide, with 40 color maps and photographs, includes the Carpathians, Bucegi Massif and monasteries of Bucovina.
$24.95

A History of Slovakia, The Struggle for Survival

EUR93
Stanislav K. Kirschbaum
St. Martins
2005
397
1403969299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A historian from Bratislava traces his nation's roots from the first arrival on the Danubian Plain to Slovakia's declaration of independence in 1993. A particularly solid discussion of the Communist period and the nation's relationship with the Czechs and Hungary.
$22.99

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

Historical Atlas of Central Europe

EUR33
Paul Mogocsi
University of Washington Press
2002
232
0295981466
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
An atlas illuminating the shifting borders and alliances in the region.
$45.00

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II

EUR31
Joseph Rothschild
Oxford University Press
2008
274
0195334752
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, well-written and clear political history of the region, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$54.95

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

EUR97
Charles King
Hoover
2000
294
081799792X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly political and cultural history of Moldova, focusing on issues of national identity in a post-Soviet world.
$24.95

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

EUR138
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
Springer
2001
130
0312239858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of Yugoslavia in admirable clarity.
$23.00

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

BLK02
Robert D. Kaplan
Picador USA
2005
307
0312424930
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
$19.00

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

Fado

EUR350
Andrzej Stasiuk
Dalkey Archive Press
2009
176
1564785599
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A tribute to the culturally rich landscapes, literature and history of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Albania by the Polish writer, poet, essayist and literary critic.
$13.95

On the Road to Babadag

EUR402
Andrzej Stasiuk
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
272
0151012717
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Travel in the Other Europe," these swift essays take the intrepid Stasiuk from Poland, his home, east through Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine to the Black Sea.
$23.00

Return to Ukraine

RUS126
Ania Savage
Texas A&M University Press
2000
272
0890969167
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of a return journey to Ukraine by a journalist who fled the country with her family in 1944. Savage interweaves history, modern travelogue and personal anecdote.
$29.95

Transylvania and Beyond

EUR98
Dervla Murphy
Overlook Press
1995
239
0879514728
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Murphy spent eight months among the people of Transylvania, soaking up their stories and their thoughts on life in modern Romania.
$21.95

Dracula

EUR125
Bram Stoker
Penguin
2003
520
014143984X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The vampire novel that started it all, based on the legend of "Vlad the Impaler." The gothic shocker is set within the dank castles and misty forests of Transylvania and the foggy streets and staid country houses of Victorian England.
$11.00

Everything is Illuminated

RUS168
Jonathan Safran Foer
HarperCollins Publishers
2015
288
0544484002
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The very modern (and very funny) tale of a young man and the search for his Ukrainian heritage. Foer plumbs the humor and tragedy of the American protagonist on a journey back to Ukraine.
$15.95

The Invisible Bridge

EUR378
Julie Orringer
Alfred Knopf
2011
684
140003437X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set during the rise of fascism and cataclysms of World War II, Oringer's grand love story follows the fate of three Jewish Hungarian brothers against the backdrop of Budapest, Paris, Hungary and the Carpathian mountains.
$16.95

Monster of God, The Man Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind

BST84
David Quammen
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
384
0393326098
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In search of lions in India's Gir forest, Australia's formidable saltwater crocodiles, Romania's brown bears and tigers in the Russian Far East.
$18.95

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

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Balkans & Southeast Europe Map

EUR147
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2009
1
370790752X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This nicely detailed European regional map (1:2,000,000) shows the route of the Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea.
$14.95

Krakow Map

PLD42
ITMB
ITMB
2008
1
8389570009
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded city map of Krakow with an inset map of the city center at 1:10,000, along with a metropolitan area and regional map.
$10.95

Culture Smart! Slovakia

CEU45
Brendan F. R., Ph.D. Edwards
Kuperard
2011
150
185733566X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
More than a quick reference on customs and manners, this pocket includes covers government and recent politics.
$9.95

Frommer's Krakow Day by Day with Map

PLD78
Peterjon Cresswell
Frommer's
2012
1119970210
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center.
$13.99

Insight Guides Explore Krakow

PLD87
Renata Rubnikowicz
Insight Guides
2014
144
1780056745
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the self-guided explorer, this easy-to-use guide to Krakow recommends 14 tours around the island, including coverage of dining, sites, shopping and entertainment plus maps and full-color photographs.
$12.99

Lonely Planet Europe

EUR94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1248
1743214693
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.
$29.99

The Mountains of Romania

EUR274
James Roberts
Cicerone
2005
250
1852842954
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide, with 40 color maps and photographs, includes the Carpathians, Bucegi Massif and monasteries of Bucovina.
$24.95

A History of Slovakia, The Struggle for Survival

EUR93
Stanislav K. Kirschbaum
St. Martins
2005
397
1403969299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A historian from Bratislava traces his nation's roots from the first arrival on the Danubian Plain to Slovakia's declaration of independence in 1993. A particularly solid discussion of the Communist period and the nation's relationship with the Czechs and Hungary.
$22.99

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

Historical Atlas of Central Europe

EUR33
Paul Mogocsi
University of Washington Press
2002
232
0295981466
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
An atlas illuminating the shifting borders and alliances in the region.
$45.00

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II

EUR31
Joseph Rothschild
Oxford University Press
2008
274
0195334752
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, well-written and clear political history of the region, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$54.95

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

EUR97
Charles King
Hoover
2000
294
081799792X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly political and cultural history of Moldova, focusing on issues of national identity in a post-Soviet world.
$24.95

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

EUR138
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
Springer
2001
130
0312239858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of Yugoslavia in admirable clarity.
$23.00

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

BLK02
Robert D. Kaplan
Picador USA
2005
307
0312424930
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
$19.00

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

Fado

EUR350
Andrzej Stasiuk
Dalkey Archive Press
2009
176
1564785599
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A tribute to the culturally rich landscapes, literature and history of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Albania by the Polish writer, poet, essayist and literary critic.
$13.95

On the Road to Babadag

EUR402
Andrzej Stasiuk
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
272
0151012717
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Travel in the Other Europe," these swift essays take the intrepid Stasiuk from Poland, his home, east through Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine to the Black Sea.
$23.00

Return to Ukraine

RUS126
Ania Savage
Texas A&M University Press
2000
272
0890969167
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of a return journey to Ukraine by a journalist who fled the country with her family in 1944. Savage interweaves history, modern travelogue and personal anecdote.
$29.95

Transylvania and Beyond

EUR98
Dervla Murphy
Overlook Press
1995
239
0879514728
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Murphy spent eight months among the people of Transylvania, soaking up their stories and their thoughts on life in modern Romania.
$21.95

Dracula

EUR125
Bram Stoker
Penguin
2003
520
014143984X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The vampire novel that started it all, based on the legend of "Vlad the Impaler." The gothic shocker is set within the dank castles and misty forests of Transylvania and the foggy streets and staid country houses of Victorian England.
$11.00

Everything is Illuminated

RUS168
Jonathan Safran Foer
HarperCollins Publishers
2015
288
0544484002
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The very modern (and very funny) tale of a young man and the search for his Ukrainian heritage. Foer plumbs the humor and tragedy of the American protagonist on a journey back to Ukraine.
$15.95

The Invisible Bridge

EUR378
Julie Orringer
Alfred Knopf
2011
684
140003437X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set during the rise of fascism and cataclysms of World War II, Oringer's grand love story follows the fate of three Jewish Hungarian brothers against the backdrop of Budapest, Paris, Hungary and the Carpathian mountains.
$16.95

Monster of God, The Man Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind

BST84
David Quammen
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
384
0393326098
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In search of lions in India's Gir forest, Australia's formidable saltwater crocodiles, Romania's brown bears and tigers in the Russian Far East.
$18.95

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

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

More Books

Woman from Hamburg And Other True Stories

PLD49
Hanna Krall, Madeline G. Levine (Translator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
272
1590512235
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Krall reveals the lives and strange trajectories of her compatriots in these poignant stories, profiles and interviews of survivors of WWII.
$15.95

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
$16.00

Romania Moldova Map

EUR83
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
2
3707905713
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy fold-up map at a scale of 1:500,000 includes a multilanguage legend and city plans.
$14.95

Rough Guide Romania

EUR144
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
416
0241249457
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, up-to-date guide that combines general information on the country with practical travel details.
$21.99

Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria

EUR96
leif petterson, Robert Reid
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
512
1741799449
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Romania and Bulgaria, with information on history, culture and attractions. It also includes detailed maps.
$25.99

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$17.95

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

More Books

Woman from Hamburg And Other True Stories

PLD49
Hanna Krall, Madeline G. Levine (Translator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
272
1590512235
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Krall reveals the lives and strange trajectories of her compatriots in these poignant stories, profiles and interviews of survivors of WWII.
$15.95

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
$16.00

Romania Moldova Map

EUR83
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
2
3707905713
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy fold-up map at a scale of 1:500,000 includes a multilanguage legend and city plans.
$14.95

Rough Guide Romania

EUR144
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
416
0241249457
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, up-to-date guide that combines general information on the country with practical travel details.
$21.99

Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria

EUR96
leif petterson, Robert Reid
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
512
1741799449
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Romania and Bulgaria, with information on history, culture and attractions. It also includes detailed maps.
$25.99

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$17.95

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95