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Essential Reading Package-EXJRD35

Item EXJRD35. Buy these 5 items as a set for $75 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Arabic, a Language Map

ARB70
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2012
0944502180
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of commonly needed words and phrases.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Jordan

JRD16
Jenny Walker
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
352
1742208010
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, featuring maps, tips and much sightseeing information.
$24.99

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

Jordan & Syria Map

MDE14
International Travel Maps
ITMB
2010
2
1553412745
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided regional map (1:700,000) shows not only Jordan and Syria, but also all of Israel.
$12.95

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

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

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

MDE71
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic
2008
128
1426202210
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
These maps graphically illustrate the history, politics, people and resources of the Middle East. With 40 photographs and 80 maps, including a two-page spread on each of the 16 nations.
$21.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Arabic (Eastern)

ARB69
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743529421
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
An audio CD with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Eastern Arabic, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

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

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

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

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

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

Lawrence in Arabia

ARB155
Scott Anderson
Doubleday
2014
624
0307476413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The four spies and adventurers who star in this captivating account -- the Briton T.E. Lawrence, the German archaeologist Curt Prufer, the American oil agent William Yale and the Zionist agronomist and spy Aaron Aaronsohn -- played an outsized role in the making of the modern Middle East.
$17.95

Live from Jordan, Letters Home from My Journey through the Middle East

JRD25
Benjamin Orbach
McGraw-Hill
2007
304
0814474276
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Orbach's down-to-earth, eyewitness report of daily life, attitudes and politics in Jordan.
$22.00

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 Language of Baklava

JRD22
Diana Abu-Jaber
Pantheon Books
2006
330
1400077761
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this evocative culinary memoir, the Jordanian-American novelist recalls growing up with her gregarious, homesick Jordanian father, who cooked to remember the place he came from and to pass that connection to his children. With one recipe per chapter.
$16.95

The Young T. E. Lawrence

ARB164
Anthony Sattin
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393242668
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The untold story of how the young T.E. Lawrence, an awkward archaeologist out of Oxford, first fell in love with Arab culture, embarking on the journey that would transform him into the legendary Lawrence of Arabia.
$28.95

Appointment with Death

JRD02
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2011
256
0062073923
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Hercule Poirot steps into the story when an American tourist on a grand tour of the Holy Land is found murdered in Petra.
$13.99

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

JRD32
Dorothy Gilman
Fawcett
1997
224
044918336X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Mrs. Pollifax must smuggle a manuscript out of Jordan, a document that encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign.
$7.99

Women of Sand and Myrrh

MDE196
Hanan Al-Shaykh
Doubleday
1992
280
0385423586
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Four women in an unnamed Arab country struggle for personal autonomy in this novel by a Lebanese author known for her beautiful and explicit prose.
$15.95

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

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

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

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Red Sea

DIV13
J Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1982
LB-1109
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided plastic card shows 64 of the most commonly encountered reef fish of the Red Sea in full-color illustrations, convenient for the boat or beach.
$7.50

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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 acclaimed 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

Roman Arabia

MDE12
G.W. Bowerstock
Harvard University Press
1994
224
0674777565
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A remarkable history of the Romans in the Arab world. For the traveler with scholarly inclinations, this lucid book provides essential background to the Roman archaeological sites in the Middle East.
$29.00

Eothen

MDE24
Alexander William Kingslake
Northwestern University Press
1992
242
0810160358
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1844, this sly account of journeys throughout the Middle East and Asia Minor, including Constantinople, Smyrna, Cairo, Damascus and Petra, takes the form and tone of a letter to a good friend: conversational, ironic, hugely funny and personal.
$21.00

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

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

Rough Guide Jordan

JRD10
Matthew Teller
Rough Guides
2016
416
0241250803
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An enormously informative and well-written guide, including a 50-page section on Petra. Teller's no-nonsense voice rings true throughout the book, both in the concise historical information for each site and in his gentle encouragement to get off the beaten path.
$24.99

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

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

Crusader Castles

MDE80
Hugh Kennedy
Cambridge University Press
2001
221
0521799139
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, comprehensive and illustrated history of the string of castles built during the Crusader occupation of the Levant between 1099 to 1291, including Crac des Chevaliers and Margat.
$40.99

A History of the Middle East

MDE84
Peter Mansfield, Nicolas Pelham
Penguin Putnam
2013
567
0143121901
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An incisive, illuminating guide to understanding this crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world. It follows Middle Eastern history from the invasion of Napoleon to 2012.
$20.00

No god but God

ISL50
Reza Aslan
Random House
2011
310
0812982444
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholar of religion, Aslan looks back to Muhammad in Mecca and the original vision of Islam in this engaging report on the meaning and message of Islam in the 21st century.
$17.00

How to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets

MDE131
Hela Crown-Tamir
Gefen
2000
195
965229229X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket guide, geared for Christian pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan, includes scriptural references for biblical sites.
$14.95

Women of Jordan, Islam, Labor, and the Law

JRD33
Amira El-Azhary Sonbol
Syracuse University Press
2003
296
0815629850
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Focused specifically on Jordanian and Palestinian women, this book examines the legal codes that keep women bound within a patriarchal society, including laws that permit violence against women and laws requiring a husband's permission to work.
$24.95

Places in Jordan, A Pocket Grand Tour

JRD38
Francis Russell
Frances Lincoln
2012
256
0711232695
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In this compact guide, the erudite Francis Russell describes 52 places in Jordan, following an itinerary that allows the independent sightseer to see as many major monuments in their proper contexts as is practical in a limited time.
$24.95

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

The Moses Expedition

JRD37
Juan Gomez-Jurado
Atria Books
2010
256
1416590641
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
1
This thriller by the author of God's Spy takes readers to Jordan on a mission to find the Ark of the Covenant.
$24.99