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Mongolia

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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Essential Reading Package-EXMGL56

Item EXMGL56. Buy these 5 items as a set for $89 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Hearing Birds Fly

MGL45
Louisa Waugh
Little Brown and Company
2004
270
034911580X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A transporting account of the people, landscapes and challenges of life in westernmost Mongolia. The author is attuned to the diverse ethnic mix of the region with its dominant population of Muslim Kazakhs, Mongol Halkhs and Altai Tuvans.
$17.95

Wild East, The New Mongolia

MGL27
Jill Lawless
Perseus
2000
230
1550224344
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Lawless captures the startling contrasts of emerging technologies, MTV culture and crumbling Soviet heritage on the wide, open plains in this entertaining tale of life in modern Mongolia.
$16.95

Lonely Planet Mongolia

MGL04
Michael Kohn
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
304
1742202993
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the Lonely Planet style featuring 46 maps, background detail on the country and culture and practical information for the traveler.
$29.99

Mongolia Map

MGL03
Gizi Map
2012
1
9638680881
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This attractive map (1:2,500,000) includes a small street plan of Ulaanbaatar.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Mongolia

MGL44
Jane Blunden
Bradt Publications
2014
448
1841624160
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Once the student of explorer and historian Owen Lattimore, Blunden draws on her long association with Mongolia (and many friends) for this comprehensive, up-to-date guide.
$29.99

Lonely Planet Mongolian Phrasebook

MGL19
J. Bat-Ireediu
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
212
1743211848
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide to Khalkh Mongolian, the language spoken in Mongolia and surrounding parts of Russia and China.
$9.99

Odyssey Guide Mongolia

MGL31
Carl Robinson
Odyssey Publications
2010
536
9622178081
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
For this comprehensive illustrated guide, Robinson incorporates contributions from friends and colleagues, including American Museum of Natural History paleontologist Mark Norrell and Smithsonian ethnographer William Fitzhugh.
$29.95

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman has chosen well from that tradition's sacred literature and helpfully includes suggested further reading, explanatory notes and a directory of sacred sites.
$14.99

Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada

CAS184
James P. Delgado
University of California Press
2010
240
0520265858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on evidence from his underwater expeditions, marine archaeologist Delgado reveals the fate of Khan’s 13th-century navy, for 700 years considered little more than legend, in this popular account.
$23.95

Modern Mongolia, From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists

MGL46
Morris Rossabi
University of California Press
2005
397
0520244192
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rossabi documents the dramatic changes in Mongolia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in this detailed analysis of Mongolia's political economy, recent economic changes and prospects. A detailed, comprehensive portrait.
$38.95

Modern Mongolia, Reclaiming Genghis Khan

MGL37
Paula Sabloff (Editor)
University of Pennsylvania Press
2002
148
092417191X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This slim primer, richly illustrated with 120 color photographs, covers the sweep and excitement of 20th-century Mongolian history, the country's nomadic heritage and the legacy of Genghis Khan.
$19.95

The Mongols

MGL38
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
1986
48
0850453720
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Short, yet informative, this military history of the Mongol Empire in the Men-at-Arms series features full-color depictions of the medieval Mongols, archival illustrations and an overview of Mongol history, warfare and sieges.
$17.95

The Secret History of the Mongols, The Origin of Chingis Khan

MGL20
Paul Kahn
Cheng & Tsui
2005
240
0887272991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The 13th-century Mongolian account of the life of Chingis Khan, adapted as a prose poem in the tradition of Virgil and Homer. It's a heroic tribute rich in details about the daily life, history and culture of the nomadic clans of Central Asia.
$34.99

Women of Mongolia

MGL07
Martha Avery
University of Washington Press
1996
187
0937321052
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An astoundingly diverse sample of contemporary Mongolian women from every segment of the country. Each woman is profiled with a photograph and a brief first-person description of her life.
$19.95

In the Empire of Genghis Khan, A Journey Among Nomads

MGL40
Stanley Stewart
Lyons Press
2004
266
1592281060
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Mixing anecdote and history, this spirited tale is an epic journey across Eurasia to Mongolia, much of it on horseback. Stewart captures the warmth and spirit of people he encountered.
$14.95

The Bloody White Baron

MGL66
James Palmer
Hachette
2011
274
0465022073
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Palmer turns his biography of the rabidly anti-Semitic madman Baron Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg -- and his improbable reign as the last Khan of Mongolia -- into a fascinating tale of politics run amok in Mongolia and the Russian Far East.
$15.99

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

MGL71
Jack Weatherford
Crown
2011
336
0307407160
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Weatherford (Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World) turns to the wives and daughters of the great medieval leader in this bold history of the women of the Silk Road.
$15.00

Walking the Gobi

MGL56
Helen Thayer
Mountaineers
2008
272
1594851123
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Thayer weaves her experiences on a camel trek with a portrait of the region's nomadic cultures and natural history.
$17.95

Genghis, Birth of an Empire

CAS145
Conn Iggulden
Random House
2007
528
038534421X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The author of the best-selling series of novels on Julius Caesar takes on the legendary warrior in this gripping and historically accurate novel.
$16.00

Mongolian Folktales

MGL06
Hilary Roe Metternich
University of Washington Press
1996
131
0937321060
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A well-chosen collection of stories with dramatic paper-cut illustrations by Norovsambuugiin Baatartsog.
$19.95

The Shadow Walker

MGL63
Michael Walters
Berkley Books
2008
352
0425222330
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Walter's cunning tale of multiple murder (so unusual in modern Mongolia that a British detective is called in to help him on the case) is set against vivid descriptions of Mongolia, its people and culture.
$19.00

Wolf Totem

CHN471
Jiang Rong
Penguin Putnam
2009
544
0143115146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Defiant, unyielding, feared, hunted and revered, the great Mongolian wolf is the heart and center of Rong's epic tale of a young man from Beijing and his surprising encounters on the Mongolian steppe. A stirring epic, allegory and elegy for a vanished way of life, the novel won the first Man Asia Prize.
$17.00

Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs

MGL17
Michael Novacek
Doubleday
1997
352
0385477759
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Novacek pens an amazing tale of discovery in the Gobi Desert that captures the thrill of exploration and the challenges of field work as well as the story of paleontology and travel in the footsteps of the legendary Roy Chapman Andrews.
$18.95

Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan: Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings

EUR276
Norman Arlott
Princeton University Press
2007
240
0691133727
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This Princeton Illustrated Checklist, spanning all of the Russian Arctic, Europe, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and the Middle East, features 80 color plates with range maps and succinct descriptions.
$29.95

For Kids

The Khan's Daughter, A Mongolian Folktale

MGL18
Lawrence Yep, Jean and Mou-sien Tseng (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
2002
32
0590483900
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A beautifully illustrated Mongolian folktale for younger children.
$5.99

Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs, A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews

MGL26
Ann Bausum
2000
64
0792271238
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Bausum's absorbing biography of Chapman Andrews, one of the greatest fossil hunters, features archival photographs of daring camel-and-car Central Asiatic Expedition to the Gobi, which made big news in the 1920s (bringing back the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered).
$17.95

Mongolia (Cultures of the World)

MGL21
Guek-Cheng Pang
Marshall Cavendish
1999
128
0761409548
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A vivid, comprehensive guide to the geography, history and cultures of Mongolia.
$42.79

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain, An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

MGL69
Sy Montgomery
Harcourt Books
2009
74
0618916458
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Montgomery brings you into the world of wildlife biologist Tom McCarthy in this as-it-happens tale of discovery in Mongolia.
$18.00

Horse Song, The Naadam of Mongolia

MGL61
Ted Lewin, Betsy Lewin
Aa Balkema
2008
32
1584302771
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Caldecott winners Ted and Betsy Lewin depict the splendor of the Naadam festival and the intricacies of Mongolian culture in this terrific, gorgeously illustrated account of their travels. Geared for children, enjoyable for the whole family.
$19.95