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Lost Worlds of Ethiopia

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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ETHIOPIA. Buy these 5 items as a set for $83 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Emperor, Downfall of an Autocrat

ETP10
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Vintage Books
1989
180
0679722033
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In 1975, Kapuscinski traveled throughout Ethiopia and listened to stories about the Supreme Emperor Haile Selassie told by the servants and associates that surrounded him while Ethiopia collapsed around him. Kapuscinski transformed the interviews into a powerful narrative of the high living and unimaginable abuse within the ancient regime.
$14.95

Notes from the Hyena's Belly, An Ethiopian Boyhood

ETP26
Nega Mezlekia
Picador USA
2002
351
0312289146
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A memoir of childhood in Ethiopia after the downfall of Emperor Haile Selassie. Mezlekia, who was born in Jigiga in 1958, chronicles his early childhood, youthful political activism and conscription into a guerrilla army.
$23.00

Culture Smart! Ethiopia

ETP41
Sarah Howard
Kuperard
2009
168
1857334949
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture, equally of interest to the traveler and business person.
$9.95

Bradt Guide Ethiopia

ETP05
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2015
640
1841629227
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A region-by-region overview of the country with brief introductory chapters on wildlife, culture and history for the traveler. Includes 65 maps and a section of color photographs.
$27.99

Ethiopia Map

ETP14
itmb
ITMB
2011
2
1553412087
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color, shaded relief map of Ethiopia at a scale of 1:2,000,000, featuring an inset of central Adis Ababa and an index of place names.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Ethiopia Djibouti & Somaliland

ETP30
Frances Linzee Gordon
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
404
1741797969
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the Lonely Planet style featuring maps, background detail on the country and culture -- and practical information for the traveler.
$27.99

Lonely Planet Ethiopian Amharic Phrasebook

ETP06
Tilahun Gabriel
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
240
1786573296
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for Amharic basics. This guide focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

A History of Ethiopia

ETP01
Harold Marcus
University of California Press
2002
300
0520224795
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A challenging, in-depth survey of Africa's oldest nation, ranging from prehistory to 1991; organized chronologically, it features three chapters on the long reign of Haile Sellassie -- his rise to power and eventual overthrow.
$34.95

Layers of Time: A History of Ethiopia

ETP21
Paul Henze
St. Martins
2005
372
1403967431
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
A concise history of Ethiopia by a U.S. government officer in Addis Ababa in the 1960s. Henze has remained involved in Ethiopian affairs as a writer, consultant and frequent visitor.
$59.99

The Blue Nile

EGY67
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins Publishers
2000
320
0060956402
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this grand history of exploration and events on the great river from 1798 to 1869, Moorehead follows the course of the Blue Nile from the Ethiopian highlands through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean.
$14.99

The Ethiopians

ETP20
Richard Pankhurst, Barbara Pankhurst
Blackwell Publishers
2000
299
0631224939
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An outstanding survey of Ethiopian political history and culture from pre-history to 1991 by a leading scholar.
$54.95

Ancient Churches of Ethiopia, Fourth-Fourteenth Centuries

ETP42
David W. Phillipson
Yale University Press
2009
230
0300141564
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A gorgeously illustrated portrait of Ethiopian Christian civilization and its churches from the Aksumite period to the 13th century.
$80.00

Lucy, The Beginnings of Humankind

ATP06
Maitland Armstrong Edey, Donald Johanson
Touchstone
1990
409
0671724991
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
The original, influential account of the thrilling discovery of Lucy in 1974 and the impact of the discovery on ideas about human evolution.
$17.00

Chameleon Days, An American Boyhood in Ethiopia

ETP38
Tim Bascom
Lightning Source
2006
240
0618658696
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bascom looks back in this absorbing memoir, winner of the Breadloaf and Bakeless Prize, at the Ethiopia of his childhood, his missionary doctor parents, siblings, friends and acquaintances, boarding school in Addis Ababa and the cabin on the slopes of Lake Bishoftu.
$15.95

The Sign and the Seal, The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

AFR23
Graham Hancock
Touchstone
1993
600
0671865412
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A page-turning yarn of adventure, amazing persistence, and scholarship, which follows Hancock's 1983 visit to Axum, Ethiopia, the legendary resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
$18.99

Cutting for Stone

ETP43
Abraham Verghese
Vintage Books
2010
667
0375714367
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Verghese's powerful tale of the coming-of-age of orphaned twin brothers, sons of an Indian nun and a British surgeon, moves from Addis Ababa on the brink of revolution to New York and back again.
$17.00

Flashman on the March

ETP37
George MacDonald Fraser
Doubleday
2006
378
1400096464
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this 12th outing in the series, our reluctant hero finds himself at the center of General Robert Napier's Abyssinian campaign. It's another excellent opportunity to comment on the folly of the British Empire, a rollicking entertainment and painless dose of history.
$16.00

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

ETP12
Samuel Johnson, J.P. Hardy (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2009
157
019922997X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Johnson drew upon the journals of a Jesuit priest to weave this ironic tale of earthly paradise in the "happy valley of Abyssinia," originally published in 1759.
$12.95

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara

SAF143
Ian Sinclair, Peter Ryan
Struik
2010
760
1770076239
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact field guide, the first to describe and illustrate all of the birds of sub-Saharan Africa, features 359 color plates and 2,100 range maps. Especially useful for those southern African countries without their own field guides.
$49.50

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

EAF128
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2004
272
0691122393
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon’s celebrated guide that includes information on distribution, ecology and conservation status, with 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
$29.95