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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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Odyssey Guide The Silk Road, Xi'an to Kashgar

CAS13
Judy Bonavia
Odyssey Publications
2008
352
9622177611
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With photographs, maps, essays and lively sidebars on people, literature, food, religion, nature and customs, this is a terrific guide.
$24.95

The Great Game

CAS09
Peter Hopkirk
Kodansha America
1994
565
1568360223
PAPER
History
0
1
1
0
Hopkirk's spellbinding account of the great struggle for European supremacy in Central Asia takes us over the high mountain passes and through the scorching deserts and caravan towns of the Silk Road, capturing the glamour, intrigue, treachery and adventure of the time.
$18.00

Life Along the Silk Road

CAS44
Susan Whitfield
University of California Press
2015
312
0520280598
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With insight, scholarship and dramatic flair, Susan Whitfield recounts the lives of ten diverse individuals on the ancient Silk Road, including four tales set in Dunhuang. With a superb 15-page history of Central Asia.
$29.95

Central Asia Map

CAS37
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2011
2
3886186644
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date, double-sided shaded relief map at a scale of 1:1,750,000.
$13.95

China North Map

CHN40
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2009
2
3865740162
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of North China, at a scale of 1:1,750,000.
$13.95

China Adventure Map

CHN06
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1553411706
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of China, at a useful scale of 1:4,375,000, which shows roads and cities. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

The Ancient Silk Road Map

ASA58
Odyssey Maps
Odyssey Maps
2011
2
9622177883
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Three large annotated color maps, which include dozens of photographs, expert commentary and illustrated Silk Road sites.
$15.00

Culture Smart! China

CHN434
Kathy Flower
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is a handy guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Beijing

CHN427
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2013
128
0756696755
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Beijing.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook

CAS38
Justin Jon Rudelson
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
239
1741046041
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket phrasebook that focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler on the Silk Road.
$8.99

Odyssey Guide Xi'an, Shaanxi & the Terracotta Army

CHN34
Kevin Bishop
Odyssey Publications
2009
336
9622178006
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With color photographs, insightful essays on culture and history, site plans and places of interest in and around China's ancient capital.
$24.95

Empires of the Silk Road

CAS171
Christopher I. Beckwith
Princeton University Press
2011
504
0691150346
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beckwith rescues Central Asia from the periphery of world affairs with flair and scholarship, depicting millennia of empires, trade and cultural life on the Silk Road.
$16.95

Foreign Devils on the Silk Road

CAS22
Peter Hopkirk
University of Massachusetts Press
1984
252
0870234358
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hopkirk's rousing tale of Sven Hedin and other larger-than-life archaeological raiders of the early 20th century captures the excitement of discovery -- and the glories of the Silk Road.
$26.95

Religions of the Silk Road

CAS52
Richard C. Foltz
St. Martins
2010
208
0230621252
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholarly survey of cultural traditions, and especially religions, along the trade routes through China and Central Asia from antiquity to the 15th century.
$34.00

Silk Road: Monks, Warriors & Merchants on the Silk Road

CAS111
Luce Boulnois, Helen Loveday (Translator)
Odyssey Publications
2011
575
9622177212
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history and guide to the Silk Road, organized chronologically and featuring a nice selection of contemporary photographs.
$19.95

The Forbidden City, Center of Imperial China

CHN32
Gilles Beguin, Dominique Morel
Gardners Books
1997
144
0810928221
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim volume is packed with maps, archival photographs and illustrations. With a useful chronology and a carefully chosen selection of writings over the ages, it's an indispensable guide to the Forbidden City and the history of Imperial China.
$15.95

The Silk Road, Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia

ASA36
Frances Wood
University of California Press
2004
270
0520243404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Wood draws on hundreds of archival photographs, manuscripts and paintings from the British Library in telling this lively story of the art, culture and history of diverse trade routes.
$30.95

The Spice Route, A History

ASA52
John Keay
University of California Press
2007
288
0520254163
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
John Keay draws on ancient logs, traveler's accounts and maps for this rousing history of trade in cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pepper, gums, resins and other costly goods from antiquity to the 17th century.
$29.95

The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China

CHN126
William Lindesay
Odyssey Publications
2008
32
9622174876
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A beautiful introduction to the extraordinary tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China, this concise visual overview features richly colored illustrations and photographs accompanied by detailed captions.
$12.95

The Arts of China

CHN16
Michael Sullivan
University of California Press
2008
352
0520255690
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively survey of Chinese visual arts and culture through the ages, thoroughly illustrated and accessible. With a new chapter on the 20th century and beyond, this fifth edition covers bronzes, ceramics, painting and architecture from the Neolithic to now.
$42.95

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

CAS106
Jack Weatherford
Crown
2005
352
0609809644
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Weatherford interweaves his own travels and field work on the Central Asian steppe, much of it on horseback, with a lively portrait of Genghis Khan and the world of the medieval Mongols.
$16.00

News from Tartary

CAS46
Peter Fleming
Northwestern University Press
1999
384
0810160714
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fleming's rousing account of a 3,500-mile jaunt from Peking to Sinkiang and on to India, a classic of imperial British wit and style.
$18.95

Night Train to Turkistan: Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road

CAS77
Stuart Stevens
Grove Press
1988
239
0871131900
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An entertaining account of hard travel from Beijing to Kashgar, following the route of Peter Fleming and his classic News from Tartary.
$13.00

Riding the Iron Rooster

CHN133
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
528
0618658971
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A wry account of utterly exhausting, exasperating travels, mostly by rail, throughout China for an entire year. Theroux gets himself to every corner of the huge country and includes memorable passages on his experiences in Mongolia, Xinjiang, Manchuria and Tibet (where his journey ended).
$16.95

The Lost Heart of Asia

CAS07
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2008
374
0061577677
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this classic narrative, Thubron recounts his travels to Samarkand, Bukhara and throughout Central Asia in the wake of the breakup of the Soviet Union. A fine writer, intrepid traveler and insightful observer, he's an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture of the region.
$15.99

The Travels of Marco Polo

CAS05
Marco Polo, Cliff Nagel (Translator)
Penguin
2016
480
0241253055
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The memories of a 13th-century journey to China along the Silk Road, among the most famous travel accounts ever. Describing exotic plants, birds, precious gems, silks and spices with a merchant's eye, this superb geographer recounts his 20 years of travel.
$16.00

Flashman in the Great Game

CAS120
George MacDonald Fraser
Plume
1995
336
0452263034
PAPER
Literature
3/15/2012
0
0
0
0
What caused the Sepoy Mutiny, a pivotal moment in the Raj? How about Harry Flashman, the reluctant, much-decorated coward, cad and womanizer at the center of George MacDonald Fraser's wildly entertaining, irreverent series of historical novels.
$16.00

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

CHN85
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2000
586
0198549407
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to the birds of China, featuring 128 color plates illustrating 1,300 species of birds. Contains introductory chapters on the history of ornithology in China, biogeography, and conservation.
$124.00

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Hunted Through Central Asia, On the Run from Lenin's Secret Police

CAS08
Paul Nazaroff, Peter Hopkirk (Introduction)
Oxford University Press
2002
336
0192803689
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A Russian geologist turned anti-Bolshevik, Nazaroff writes of thrilling adventure, living among ordinary Muslims and dodging authorities across Kyrgyzstan in 1918.
$29.95

Khubilai Khan, His Life and Times

CAS10
Morris Rossabi
University of California Press
2009
348
0520261321
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This fascinating, scholarly portrait of the culture and politics of 13th-century Asia examines Khubilai Khan's rise to power, the submission of Korea and the attempted invasion of Japan.
$34.95

The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane

CAS11
Beatrice Forbes Manz
Cambridge University Press
1999
231
0521633842
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the great nomadic conqueror who rose to power in 1370 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led campaigns from Moscow to Delhi.
$35.99

Traditional Textiles of Central Asia

CAS19
Janet Harvey
Thames & Hudson
2009
160
050027875X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Harvey surveys the embroidery, silks, velvets, felts and other rich textile traditions of the Silk Road in this spectacularly illustrated guide.
$24.95

Islamic Art and Architecture

CAS17
Robert Hillenbrand
Thames & Hudson
1999
288
0500203059
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Covering 1000 years and the geographic scope of Islam, this book is a wide-ranging guide to the arts of Islam, including architecture, calligraphy, ceramics and textiles.
$29.95

A Ride to Khiva

CAS16
Peter Hopkirk (Introduction), Frederick Burnaby
Oxford University Press
2002
390
0192803670
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The rousing real-life adventure of a Brit snooping in Russian Central Asia in 1875. The imposing Captain Burnaby rode a thousand miles across steppe and desert, through blizzards and snowdrifts, to forbidden Khiva.
$35.95

Odyssey Guide Uzbekistan

CAS23
Calum MacLeod, Bradley Mayhew
Odyssey Publications
2014
393
9622178375
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise introduction to Uzbekistan, its history, culture and attractions, featuring full-color maps and excellent photography. Covering Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent.
$27.95

Central Asia: 130 years of Russian Dominance

CAS26
Edward Allworth
Duke
1994
672
0822315211
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly overview of foreign influence in the region.
$35.95

The Central Asian States, Discovering Independence

CAS27
Gregory Gleason
Perseus
1997
256
0813318351
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A timely analysis of the emergent independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. With maps and illustrations.
$43.00

The Mummies of Urumchi

CAS34
Elizabeth Wayland Barber
W. W. Norton & Company
2000
240
0393320197
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A look at the ancient culture of the Silk Road based on the extraordinarily well-preserved Caucasoid mummies unearthed in Urumchi in the Tarim Basin of Central Asia.
$24.95

A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire

CAS35
David Christian
Blackwell Publishers
1998
472
0631208143
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive history of the region from the Stone Age to the 13th-century Mongol Empire. This book will appeal to the traveler with a serious interest in the cultural origins of the region.
$75.95

Spectrum Guide to Pakistan

PKN07
Camerapix
Interlink Publishing Group
1998
358
1566562406
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of the history, nature and attractions of Pakistan.
$22.95

War at the Top of the World, The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Tibet

PKN09
Eric Margolis
Routledge
2002
288
0415934680
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An overview of geography, religion and politics of the High Himalayas, and its strategic value to Pakistan, India and China. Updated throughout in this second edition, with a new chapter on the Taliban.
$42.95

Lonely Planet Central Asia

CAS42
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
512
1741799538
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, detailed guide to travel in the region, including Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
$34.99

The Empire of the Steppes, A History of Central Asia

CAS43
Rene Grousset
Rutgers
1989
687
0813513049
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic history of the region, originally published in 1939 and translated from the French.
$48.95

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

CHN79
Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Cambridge University Press
2010
352
052166991X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, handsomely illustrated survey of Chinese history. Organized chronologically, this book marches confidently through 8,000 years of Chinese civilization, balancing social issues with politics and culture.
$49.99

Eastward to Tartary

CAS45
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2001
364
0375705767
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A glimpse into the people and history that color the countries of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Caucasus and finally Central Asia, in a loosely organized travelogue by the author of the acclaimed Balkan Ghosts.
$16.95

Odyssey Guide Kyrgyz Republic

CAS47
Rowan Stewart, Susie Weldon
Odyssey Publications
2008
318
9622177913
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, stunningly illustrated guide to Kyrgyzstan, its cities, traditional cultures, alpine meadows, lush valleys and rugged mountains.
$24.95

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

CAS49
Ahmed Rashid
Yale University Press
2010
319
0300163681
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This revised edition of Rashid's prescient account of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia in the 1990s includes a new chapter covering the period from 2000-2009.
$22.00

In Xanadu, A Quest

CAS50
William Dalrymple
Vintage Books
2012
314
1864501731
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An intrepid traveler and entertaining writer, Dalrymple deftly observes the people and places he encounters on a journey from Jerusalem across Central Asia to China along the Silk Road, ending, like Marco Polo, at Xanadu, the summer palace of Kubla Khan.
$15.95

A History of Inner Asia

CAS51
Svat Soucek
Cambridge University Press
2000
384
0521657040
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact, accessible introduction to the history of Eurasia from the arrival of Islam to Russian conquest, covering the present-day countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sinkiang and Mongolia. With 13 maps and dynastic charts.
$45.99

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand, A Study of T'ang Exotics

CAS53
Edward Schafer
University of California Press
1985
399
0520054628
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A marvelous study of the court of T'ang Dynasty China, and the many splendid works of art that were given in tribute.
$41.95

Hundred Thousand Fools of God

CAS59
Theodore Levin
Indiana University Press
1999
346
025321310X
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of adventures in ethnomusicology in contemporary Central Asia, Levin is a wonderful guide to musical traditions in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. With an accompanying CD featuring the traditional music of Central Asia.
$29.95

Sir Aurel Stein, Archaeological Explorer

CAS61
Jeanette Mirsky
University of Chicago Press
1998
585
0226531775
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mirsky captures the excitement, derring-do, fortunes and controversy surrounding Stein's discovery of tombs, temples and monasteries and other ancient treasures of the Silk Road.
$30.00

Rough Guide Moscow

RUS129
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2009
524
1858280613
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to the culture, history and attractions of Moscow.
$18.99

Ultimate Journey, Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment

CAS64
Richard Bernstein
Alfred Knopf
2002
352
0679781579
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this journey of self-discovery, Bernstein travels across Central Asia from China to India, loosely in the footsteps of the seventh-century Buddhist monk Hsuan Tang. An engaging, informative account of travels.
$16.00

Eric Shipton, The Six Mountain Travel Books

EXP12
Eric Shipton
Mountaineers
2011
800
0898865395
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Shipton's extraordinary adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas, East Africa, Central Asia and Patagonia, now in paper.
$34.95

Samarkand, A Novel

CAS69
Amin Maalouf, Russell Harris (Translator)
Interlink Publishing Group
1998
304
1566562937
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional history of Persia featuring Omar Khayyam, the 11th-century poet and author of the "Rubaiyat." Written by Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf.
$14.95

The Afghans, Peoples of Asia

CAS70
Willem Vogelsang
Blackwell Publishers
2001
384
0631198415
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging history of the people and culture of Afghanistan.
$115.95

Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics and the Rise of the Taliban

CAS73
Larry Goodson
University of Washington Press
2002
264
0295980508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly analysis of Afghanistan's devastating recent history.
$25.00

Buddhist Art and Architecture

ASA30
Robert Fisher
Thames & Hudson
1993
216
0500202656
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging, illustrated survey of Buddhist art, architecture and iconography in the excellent World of Art series. It includes examples from throughout Asia.
$21.95

The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang

ASA31
Sally Wriggins
Perseus
2003
352
0813365996
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A nicely illustrated account of an extraordinary, 16-year trek from Xi'an to India by way of Central Asia in search of the origins of Buddhism by Xuan-Zang, the famous 7th-century Chinese monk.
$25.00

Monkey, A Journey to the West

ASA32
David Kherdian
Shambhala
2005
224
1590302583
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 16th-century Chinese epic of adventure and pilgrimage, brilliantly retold by David Kheridan. It's the wild tale of the encounters of the rogue-trickster Monkey and his Buddhist companion Tripitaka on the Silk Road.
$16.95

Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World

EXP22
John Larner
Yale University Press
1999
264
0300079710
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, insightful study of the impact of the Venetian merchant-explorer's impact on European ideas and knowledge of the world.
$61.00

Jihad, The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

CAS84
Ahmed Rashid
Penguin Putnam
2003
281
0142002607
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history and political analysis of the five Central Asian republics -- Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Rashid sees these volatile, resource-rich nations as keys to understanding the future of the region.
$17.00

Heritage of Central Asia, From Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion

CAS91
Richard N. Frye, Bernard Lewis (Introduction)
Markus Wiener
1995
265
155876111X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Frye writes with authority and style in this clear, well-written survey of the people, history and culture of the region.
$22.95

Between Mecca and Beijing, Modernization and Consumption Among Urban Chinese Muslims

CHN180
Maris Boyd Gillette
University of Chicago Press
2002
296
0804746850
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An academic study of the minority Muslim population of Xi'an.
$25.95

The Dust of Empire, The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland

CAS96
Karl Meyer
Hachette
2004
256
1586482416
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging report on politics and struggles in 20th-century Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Russia.
$15.00

Northwest China Map

CHN202
MapLink
MapLink
2002
2
0783498160
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This bird's-eye map takes in the region from Dunhuang west across the Taklamakan to Almaty, Bishkek and the Pamirs. With shaded relief, archaeological sites, roads, tracks and paths, railroads and trade routes.
$9.95

Forbidden Journey

CAS101
Ella Maillart
Northwestern University Press
2003
312
0810119854
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Maillart's classic account of her journey with Peter Fleming from Peking across the Taklamaken through Xinjiang to Kashmir.
$22.95

Chasing the Sea

CAS103
Tom Bissell
Pantheon Books
2004
388
037572754X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Self-confessed adventure junkie, Bissell skillfully interweaves anecdote, history and grim reports on ecological disasters in this smart, funny and informative account of travels through Uzbekistan and Central Asia in 2001.
$18.00

Kazakhstan Map

CAS107
Gizi Map
2002
1
9630083159
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellently detailed map of Kazakhstan extends well beyond the borders to include Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, as well as part of western China.
$14.95

The New Great Game, Blood and Oil in Central Asia

CAS112
Lutz Kleveman
Grove Press
2004
291
0802141722
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account of current policies and conflicts in the Caucasus and Central Asia, full of interviews, anecdote, history and polemic.
$15.00

Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond

CAS113
Kenneth Nebenzahl
Phaidon Press
2011
176
0714844098
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This visually stunning collection of 80 rare illuminated manuscripts, early modern masterpieces and archival maps traces two millennia of exploration across Asia.
$29.95

Frontiers of Heaven, A Journey to the End of China

CHN237
Stanley Stewart
Lyons Press
2006
232
1592287913
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A British journalist with wanderlust and a way with the pen, Stewart recounts his rough journey halfway across Asia from Shanghai to Xinjiang along the Great Wall. A Thomas Cook Travel Book of the Year.
$14.95

This is Not Civilization

TKY117
Robert Rosenberg
Mariner Books
2005
304
0618562060
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Opening in an Apache town in Arizona and closing in the midst of the devestating 1999 earthquake in Istanbul (with a detour to Kyrgyzstan en route), Rosenberg's debut novel follws the fate of an antic, globe-trotting young man trying to make sense out of the world.
$17.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

Lost Cosmonaut, Observations of an Anti-tourist

EUR199
Daniel Kalder
Scribner
2006
288
0743289943
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Kalder's offball, offbeat and rather strange report from forgotten corners of the republics of Tatarstan, Kalmykia, Mari El and Udmurtia in what was once the Soviet Union. Kalder revels in being no-place.
$19.95

Shadow of the Silk Road

CAS133
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins
2008
363
0061231770
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Thubron returns to Central Asia in this lyrical, erudite account of a 7,000-mile trek across Asia, visiting archaeological sites, people and cities from Xi'an and Dunhuang to Samarkand, Bukhara, Afghanistan and Iran.
$15.99

Lonely Planet Discover China

CHN674
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
348
1786578875
PAPER
Guidebook
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Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all-color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet features hundreds of color photographs and maps, suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, shop and see.
$24.99

For Kids

Emperor's Silent Army, Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

CHN182
Jane O'Connor
Viking
2002
48
0670035122
HARD COVER
History
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Visually engaging and informative, this book introduces the Terracotta Army of the first Qin emperor to middle readers.
$17.99

Marco Polo for Kids, His Marvelous Journey to China

CHN189
Janis Herbert
Chicago Review Press
2001
144
1556523777
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History
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Travel along with the famous Venetian and do some things he may have done.
$17.95

Tales Told in Tents, Stories from Central Asia

CAS126
Sally Clayton, Sophie Herxheimer (Illustrator)
Frances Lincoln
2004
60
1845070666
HARD COVER
Literature
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Beautifully illustrated, this collection of 12 enchanting tales from across Central Asia illuminate life and culture in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
$17.95