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Israel, Jordan and Egypt

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Item EXARB82. Buy these 5 items as a set for $93 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

EGY54
Bill Manley
Penguin Putnam
1996
144
0140513310
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ingenious color maps, site plans, photographs and accompanying essays trace Egyptian civilization from the founding of Memphis through the sacking of Thebes and the invasion by Alexander the Great in 332 BC.
$21.00

Married to a Bedouin

JRD35
Marguerite van Geldermalsen
Hachette
2010
279
1844082202
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight -- in my cave?" Thus begins the fascinating odyssey of a young nurse from New Zealand who would marry and raise her family among the community of 100 Bedouin families living in the ancient city of Petra.
$16.95

Eyewitness Guide Egypt

EGY90
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
360
1465441026
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This visually rich guide to the history, culture and monuments of Egypt includes 1,000 color photographs, maps and 3D site diagrams.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Jerusalem: Israel, Petra & Sinai

ISR46
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
328
146544131X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide provides a thorough overview of Israel and western Jordan, including Petra, Wadi Rum and Amman.
$25.00

Northeast Africa and Arabia Map

AFR33
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067128361
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded map of the Northeast region of the continent at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Egypt Map

EGY03
Cartographia
Cartographia
2013
2
9633529263
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With insets of Luxor-El Karnak and Cairo, this color map of all Egypt features major roadways, major sights, airports and places of interest. Scaled at 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

Israel, Palestine, Holy Land Map

ISR09
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3707907767
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, indexed map at a scale of 1:150,000.
$14.95

Jordan Map

JRD18
Cartographia
Cartographia
2007
2
9633529271
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, colorful map of Jordan at a scale of 1:700,000.
$12.00

Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)

ARB54
Farouk El-Baz
Dover Publications
1968
185
0486220265
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A guide to common words and phrases in the widely spoken Cairo dialect.
$4.95

In the Land of Israel

ISR03
Amos Oz
Harcourt Books
1993
275
0156481146
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this compelling volume, Israeli novelist Oz interviewed dozens of his fellow countrymen from all walks of life. A passionate, candid and diverse portrait of a people and their hopes, fears and prejudices.
$14.95

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

ISR143
Daniel Gordis
Ecco Press
2016
256
0062368745
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Gordis hits the highlights of Israeli history as context to understanding the nation’s current state of affairs in this accessible and concise overview.
$29.99

Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

ISR10
Karen Armstrong
Ballantine Books
1997
472
0345391683
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A popular history by the author of A History of God. Armstrong tackles big subjects -- and this book is no exception. It's a comprehensive, concise portrait of the city over the last 5,000 years.
$22.00

Luxor Illustrated, With Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Nile

EGY277
Michael Haag
American University in Cairo
2009
96
9774163125
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The ideal companion to a Nile cruise, Haag introduces all the famous monuments and temples of Upper Egypt from Luxor, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamun to the marvels of Aswan and Abu Simbel in full color.
$22.95

Passage to Israel

ISR142
Karen Lehrman Bloch
Skyhorse
2016
226
1510706887
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Filled with lush photographs, this coffee table book features work from 25 groundbreaking photographers who have captured the heart and soul of Israel. The sun sets over the Dead Sea, the markets of Tel Aviv are a flurry of color and the faithful gather at the Western Wall.
$45.00

Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans

JRD11
Jane Taylor
St. Martins
2012
224
1848850204
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Petra's history from the Stone Age to the Nabataeans (who constructed the city) through the Crusades is documented with 150 full-color photographs.
$30.00

The Israelis, Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land

ISR53
Donna Rosenthal
Free Press
2005
480
0743270355
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Colorful and compelling, this sharp-eyed portrait captures the diversity of modern Israel with humor and authority. 60th anniversary edition.
$17.00

The Search for Ancient Egypt

EGY02
Jean Vercoutter
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
207
0500300135
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This pocket encyclopedia, packed with illustrations, tells the tale of Greek travelers, buried treasure, international intrigue and scholarship as it delves into the world's long-standing fascination with Egypt's glorious heritage.
$15.95

Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff

EGY207
Rosemary Mahoney
Little Brown and Company
2008
273
0316019011
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this marvelously engaging chronicle, Mahoney weaves the tale of her quest to row the Nile with deft portraits of the people she meets.
$14.99

Native, Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

ISR141
Sayed Kashua
Grove Press
2017
304
0802126294
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Humorous, heartfelt and very entertaining, the collected newspaper columns of award-winning journalist Sayed Kashua chronicle his life as an Arab in Jerusalem between 2006 and 2014.
$16.00

Death on the Nile

EGY09
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2004
333
0425200469
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
How could we resist? Christie wrote Egypt's most famous murder mystery on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan.
$13.99

Red Nile, A Biography of the World's Greatest River

EGY419
Robert Twigger
Macmillan
2014
480
1250052335
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This biography of the Nile River overflows with stories of the human history that has played out on the great river's banks. Twigger meanders along the Nile, bringing to the surface fascinating tales of crocodiles and caliphs, 19th-century adventurers and 20th-century novelists, biblical prophets and classical lovers.
$29.99

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River

JRD40
Barbara Kreiger
Indiana University Press
2016
304
0253019524
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this historical profile, scholar and Dartmouth professor Barbara Kreiger jumps into the history of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, bodies of water that hold immense religious and historical significance, but present a modern-day conservation crisis.
$28.00

For Kids

Pyramid

EGY29
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1982
80
0395321212
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Master draughtsman David MacAulay tackles the building of the pyramids with his incomparable illustrations. Intended for young people, but Egyptologists of all ages will enjoy it.
$9.95

Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt

EGY56
George Hart
DK Publishing
2014
72
1465420908
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Jam-packed with photographs and facts covering everything from religion and art to daily life, this is a terrific introduction for ages 9-12 that the whole family will enjoy.
$19.99

The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, A Key to Ancient Egypt

EGY69
James Cross Giblin
HarperCollins
1993
96
0064461378
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This engrossing history of the Rosetta Stone traces its discovery and its use as a deciphering tool. For young adults.
$7.99

The Egypt Game

EGY91
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Atheneum
2009
215
1416990518
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Strange things happen when two amateur Egyptologists (and reluctant middle-school students) transform an abandoned shed in Southern California into a simulacrum of Ancient Egypt.
$8.99

Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book

EGY423
John Green
Dover Publications
1989
48
0486261301
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to the magnificent pyramids, the Sphinx and all the grandeur of ancient Egypt in 44 authentic drawings -- all ready to color!
$4.99

Gods of Ancient Egypt Coloring Book

EGY424
Bruce Lafontaine
Dover Publications
2002
32
0486420884
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Fourteen scenes from the mythology of ancient Egypt -- all ready for coloring! Includes fertility god Osiris, the jackal-headed Anubis, motherhood goddess Isis and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$3.99

Where Are the Great Pyramids?

EGY426
Dorothy Hoobler
Penguin Putnam
2015
112
0448484099
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This fascinating profile of the pyramids of Egypt introduces readers (ages 8 to 11) to the magnificent, mysterious structures. In engaging text, the authors tell the stories of powerful pharaohs, explain the Egyptians' culture of the afterlife and tell exactly how mummies were made.
$5.99

An Egyptian Pyramid

EGY427
Jacqueline Morley
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
48
1910184799
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This installment in the SVG (Spectacular Visual Guides) series is a very friendly and beautifully illustrated introduction to the pyramids of Egypt and the world that built them.
$7.95

Lonely Planet Wonders of Egypt

EGY437
Lonely Planet Kids
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
16
1786575388
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An innovative and fun way to explore the history, culture and nature of Egypt, this beautifully illustrated wall frieze features 16 pull-out panels that introduce pharaohs, treasures, tombs, mummies and much more. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$17.99

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Palace Walk

EGY04
Naguib Mahfouz
Doubleday
2011
504
0385264666
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume in the monumental Cairo Trilogy, a family saga set in post-WWI Egypt. Nobel Prize-winning Mahfouz provides insight into life in Egypt and the revolution against the British.
$17.00

A History of the Arab Peoples

MDE11
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press
2010
624
0674058194
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven.
$22.50

Flaubert in Egypt

EGY12
Francis Steegmuller (Editor), Gustave Flaubert
Penguin
1996
240
0140435824
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Among the romantic European travelers in Egypt, Flaubert, via his letters and journal entries, stands out. The place inspired him, and his observations are still delightful reading.
$16.00

In An Antique Land

EGY18
Amitav Ghosh
Vintage Books
1994
393
0679727833
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this heady book, the author-historian recreates the life of a slave who lived along the ancient Nile. Not exactly historical fiction, this book artfully interweaves personal history, travel writing and philosophical meditation.
$18.00

A Peace to End All Peace

ARB13
David Fromkin
Henry Holt
2009
688
0805088091
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Indispensable to understanding current tensions, alliances and the colonial legacy of the region, Fromkin's vivid tale of the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern Middle East is out in a 20th anniversary edition.
$24.00

Motoring with Mohammed, Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea

ARB11
Eric Hansen
Vintage Books
1992
240
067973855X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Shipwrecked en route from the Maldives, rescued with his buddies by Eritrean goat smugglers, and an accidental tourist in Sana'a, Hansen's misadventures make a terrific story. Even better, he provides a rich portrait of a little-known region.
$16.00

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

Birds of the Middle East

MDE17
Richard Porter, Simon Aspinall
Princeton University Press
2010
384
0691148449
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An outstanding guide to 700 species of the birds in the region from the Arabian peninsula to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Cyprus. Second edition.
$39.95

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

Spectrum Guide to Jordan

JRD09
Camerapix
Interlink Publishing Group
1999
347
156656235X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome guidebook features in-depth essays and hundreds of color photographs introducing the culture, history and archaeology of Jordan. With travel information, maps, wildlife checklists and information on politics and the economy.
$22.95

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

He Shall Thunder in the Sky

EGY75
Elizabeth Peters
HarperCollins
2010
512
0380798581
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This riveting mystery novel finds Amelia Peabody and her family hard at work at an Egyptian archaeological site on the brink of WWI.
$9.99

The White Nile

EGY79
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins
2000
431
0060956399
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively history of the Victorian search for the source of the Nile includes the extraordinary tales of Burton and Speke, not to mention the famous meeting of Livingstone and Stanley. The narrative includes vivid descriptions of Zanzibar, the last days of Khartoum and the building of the Suez Canal.
$14.99

Walking the Bible, A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses

MDE50
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2014
496
0062336509
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of a 10,000-mile trek through the Biblical lands of the Middle East in the company of an Israeli archaeologist. It's part travelogue, part pilgrimage, and part quest for religious meaning.
$15.99

Mysteries of Egypt

EGY99
Bruce Neibaur
Slingshot
2001
158448005X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A gorgeous visual survey of the history, ancient sites and natural wonders of Egypt as narrated by Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.
$19.99

Parting the Desert

EGY125
Zachary Karabell
Vintage Books
2004
336
037570812X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compelling account of the politics, intrigue and engineering challenges of the Suez Canal. It's in part a portrait of Franco-Egyptian relations and the making of the modern Middle East. The Canal was inaugurated to great fanfare on November 17, 1869.
$18.00

The Yacoubian Building

EGY175
Alaa Al Aswany
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
255
0060878134
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The politics, repressed desires, hopes and dreams of Cairo are reflected through the lives of the inhabitants of a once grand apartment house in this deft novel of contemporary Egypt.
$13.99

Jerusalem, City of Longing

ISR63
Simon Goldhill
Belknap Press
2009
368
0674034686
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goldhill shows the layered, multi-religious history of the city through its architecture, organizing his exhilarating guide into a series of seven walking tours (each with map).
$23.00

Side by Side, Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine

MDE205
Sami Adwan (Editor)
Perseus
2012
398
1595586830
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Developed by Israeli and Palestinian teachers, these essays present each society's version of events -- literally side by side -- highlighting both shared opinions and deep differences.
$24.95

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt

EGY415
Steven Snape
Thames & Hudson
2014
240
0500051798
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive overview of settlements during Egypt’s dynastic period, including Memphis, Thebes and Amarna.
$50.00

Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture, A Very Short Introduction

EGY416
Christina Riggs
Oxford University Press
2014
144
019968278X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Exploring the art and buildings of the ancient Egyptians, this survey accounts for the culture’s major pyramids, mummies and visual styling. Primarily, Riggs answers the question: why have Egyptian art and architecture had such an enduring appeal?
$11.95

Baedeker Egypt

EGY418
Monika Baumgarten
Baedeker
2012
608
3829768052
PAPER
Guidebook
3/12/2012
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map.
$25.00

Baedeker Israel

ISR129
Martin Beck
Baedeker
2013
442
3829768168
PAPER
Guidebook
3/11/2013
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map.
$25.00

Baedeker Jordan

JRD39
Verlag Karl Baedeker
Baedeker
2013
274
3829768176
PAPER
Guidebook
3/11/2013
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull-out map.
$20.00

A Map and a Lens, A Photographic Exploration of Jordan's Religious and Cultural Heritage

JRD41
Bashar Tabbah
Consortium
2016
275
1908531460
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
8/8/2017
0
0
0
0
The product of ten years of work, this collection of photographs captures Jordan’s most iconic archaeological landmarks and historic sites. British-Jordanian photographer Bashar Tabbah mixes his photos (artfully composed portraits and landscapes) with maps, timelines and informative text.
$45.00

Footprint Jordan Handbook

JRD42
Jessica Lee
Footprint Handbooks
2016
172
191012088X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A sturdy practical guide in the British Footprint series, featuring in-depth practical information, sketch maps and an overview of history and culture. Covers: Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
$14.99

Frommer's Israel

ISR145
Anthony Grant
Frommer's
2016
368
1628873221
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$24.95

Jersualem Map

ISR13
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
1
3866093322
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fold-out street map with an inset of the old city in greater detail. Two Sides. 26x20 inches.
$9.95

Worth Looking For

In a Desert Land, Photographs of Israel, Egypt and Jordan

JRD06
Neil Folberg
Abbeville Publishing Group
1998
204
0789201259
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A stunning collection of photographs of the desert Middle East, including the Sinai, Petra and Jerusalem.
$49.95