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Greece: Crete

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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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Lonely Planet Crete

GRE403
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1742207553
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs, and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$19.99

Crete

GRE303
Barry Unsworth
National Geographic
2007
192
0792255585
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A travel memoir from the Booker prize-winning novelist, richly detailed and steeped in the millennia-old traditions, myths, literature and history of the island.
$10.95

Crete Adventure Map

GRE07
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
3850842819
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, double-sided map at a 1:150,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
$12.95

Crete

GRE03
John Freely
St. Martins
2008
272
0941533638
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The definitive guide to the island of Crete and its archaeology, loosely organized as a leisurely visit. Freely interweaves travel information with a great deal about myths, legends and the history of the island in his narrative.
$17.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Crete

GRE367
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
144
1465429166
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Crete.
$14.00

The Complete World of Greek Mythology

GRE377
Richard Buxton
Thames & Hudson
2004
240
0500251215
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With hundreds of color illustrations, site plans, genealogies and maps, this handsome, encyclopedic reference illuminates the world of the Greek gods.
$39.95

Aegean Art and Architecture

GRE113
Donald Preziosi, Louise Hitchcock
Oxford University Press
2000
275
0192842080
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of Minoan and Mycenaean art from the Neolithic to the extraordinary Bronze Age palaces of Knossos, Gournia and Phaistos. Great for any archaeology-minded traveler.
$27.95

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

GRE194
Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
Getty Trust Publications
2004
144
0892366958
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations.
$19.95

The Bull of Minos, The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece

GRE402
Leonard Cottrell
St. Martins
2009
232
1845119428
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Cottrell spins the intriguing tale of great archaeological discoveries in Crete and Greece by Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans, who brought to light the ruins of Troy, the Palace and treasure-filled tombs of the Mycenaean Kings, and the vast Palace of Sea Kings at Knossos.
$18.00

Dinner with Persephone

GRE28
Patricia Storace
Vintage Books
1997
398
0679744789
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The pleasures and complexities of contemporary Greece, marvelously described by an American poet spending a year there. Storace intertwines her own perceptions with the history of the country and the influence of pop culture on the classical landscape.
$18.00

The Colossus of Maroussi

GRE05
Henry Miller
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2010
223
0811218570
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
$15.95

A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece

GRE06
Richard Stoneman
Getty Trust Publications
1994
347
0892362987
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Poetry, prose and literature over the ages, arranged geographically with an excellent introduction and commentary. Stoneman artfully weaves together hundreds of short excerpts.
$19.95

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

GRE19
William F. Russell
Crown
1989
264
0517588374
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Short, suspenseful and recast in vivid, crystal-clear language for kids, these essential Greek and Roman myths can be read in a few minutes each.
$16.00

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

GRE190
Artemis Leontis (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1997
288
1883513049
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
$14.95

The King Must Die

GRE23
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
330
0394751043
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first in Mary Renault's trilogy of well-researched page-turners features the tale of Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur and the king of Athens. Known for her exhaustive research, Renault is an acknowledged master of historical fiction.
$16.95

The Odyssey

GRE45
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2006
541
0006797193
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The blind bard’s epic in a translation celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness. Take it along for a voyage in Homeric lands and waters.
$17.00

Zorba the Greek

GRE22
Nikos Kazantzakis
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1996
311
0684825546
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A modern classic. Set in rural Crete in the early 20th-century, this is the most accessible of Kazantzakis' novels. It's a tale of adventure and philosophy that captures the exuberance of the Greek people.
$16.00

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Greek Art

GRE12
John Boardman
Thames & Hudson
2016
320
0500204330
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A brief survey of classical Greek art and architecture, revised to reflect recent archaeology, this book presents hundreds of paintings, frescoes and other objects from antiquity, each in its cultural context.
$23.95

Greece Map

GRE24
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2
2067172018
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
$12.95

Minoan and Mycenaean Art

GRE61
Reynold Higgins
Thames & Hudson
1997
216
0500203032
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A survey of the ancient art of Crete, Mycenae and the Cyclades in its cultural context, revised to include recent archaeology. With maps and 241 illustrations.
$19.95

The Persian Boy

GRE74
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
419
0394751019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second of Renault's trilogy on the life and loves of Alexander the Great, this exhaustively researched historical novel focuses on Bagoas, the Persian slave boy who became the servant and lover of the king.
$16.95

Blue Guide Crete

GRE89
Paola Pugsley
W. W. Norton & Company
2010
432
1905131291
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the archaeology and ancient history of Crete. With excellent site plans -- and the usual Blue Guide attention to culture and the arts.
$24.95

Rough Guide Crete

GRE115
John Fisher, Geoff Garvey, Julia Tweed
Rough Guides
2013
376
1409366456
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A quirky comprehensive guide in the British series, noteworthy for both its excellent historical and cultural overview, and detailed travel information on where to go and what to do while touring Crete.
$19.99

For Kids

Ancient Greece, Cultural Atlas for Young People

GRE42
Anton Powell
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068216
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated guide to Greek history, life and culture from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms.
$48.75

The Children's Homer, The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

GRE46
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
2004
256
0689868839
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A three-time Newbery Award-winning author, Colum retells these classic tales from antiquity for young readers.
$9.99

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece

GRE60
Linda Honan
John Wiley & Son
1998
113
0471154547
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Subtitled "Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life," this book zooms in on the life of a family in ancient Greece, presenting their diet, clothing and way of life through 30 hands-on activities. Geared for kids ages 8-12.
$19.99

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

GRE75
Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar D'Aulaire
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1992
192
0440406943
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An oversized and vividly illustrated collection of Greek myths for children. This is the classic that many of us remember from our own childhoods -- still considered by many to be the best. Intended for children ages 9 to 12, but you may want to read it yourself!
$19.95

Greece, A True Book

GRE155
David Petersen, Christine Petersen
Children's Press
2002
48
0516273590
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A welcome introduction to Greece for younger readers ages 6-8, including much information about modern Greece as well as an introduction to classic tales and personalities from the ancient world.
$6.95

Greece! Rome! Monsters!

GRE171
John Harris, Calef Brown (Illustrator)
Getty Trust Publications
2002
48
0892366184
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A children's primer on Greek and Roman myths as seen through 20 notable monsters. Brown provides quirky, colorful illustrations while Harris describes each monster, from the terrifying to the fanciful.
$17.95

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

GRE228
Aliki
HarperCollins
1997
48
0064461890
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Illustrated tales of the gods for younger readers (ages 6-9) by the popular artist and children's book author.
$6.99

Lost in the Labyrinth

GRE342
Patrice Kindl
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
208
0618394028
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The slaying of the Minotaur, reimagined from the perspective of his compassionate sister, Princess Xenodice.
$13.95

A Pocket Dictionary of Ancient Greek Heroes and Heroines

GRE397
Richard Woff
Getty Trust Publications
2005
48
0892367954
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This colorful, handy and compact collection introduces the ancient heroes and heroines of Greece, arranged by categories such as Brains & Beauty, Monsters, Killers and Travelers.
$9.95

The Lightning Thief

GRE408
Rick Riordan
Time Warner
2006
377
0786838655
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The first in the bestselling series. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island where he meets Poseidon, the father he never knew.
$7.99

Living in Ancient Greece

GRE433
Norman Bancroft Hunt
Chelsea House Publishers
2008
96
0816063397
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 Greece including farming, trade, family life, education and entertainment.
$48.75

Ancient Greece

GRE438
Sandra Newman
Children's Press
2010
48
0531241076
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This easy-to-read introduction for children ages 4-8 includes a center-spread "sidebar" feature that presents topics in a fun way and an "Important Words" glossary.
$6.95

Island of the Minotaur, Greek Myths of Ancient Crete

GRE442
Sheldon Oberman
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
103
1566565316
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Oberman retells 13 myths based on the ancient Minoan civilization, including Thesus and the Minotaur, Europa and the bull, Daedalus and Icarus, the bronze giant and the birth of Zeus. For ages 9-12.
$19.95