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Morocco

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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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Footprint Marrakech, the High Atlas & Essaouira

AFR254
Julius Honnor
Footprint Handbooks
2012
111
1908206713
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, informative guide zeroes in on highly recommended excursions, experiences and itineraries, including a concise overview of the region, its history, nature, architecture and culture. With enticing color photographs, helpful travel details and maps.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Morocco

MRC70
Jillian York
Kuperard
2006
168
1558689567
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Moroccan customs, etiquette and culture, by an author who lives and teaches there.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook

MRC15
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
1741791375
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

A Year in Marrakesh

MRC55
Peter Mayne
Sickle Moon
2003
190
0907871089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s.
$35.00

Morocco Map

MRC13
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
1
2067202898
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A road map featuring city and town plans at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Two sides. 28 x 36 inches.
$12.95

Marrakesh & Northern Morocco Map

MRC105
ITMB
ITMB
2009
2
1553416678
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring a detailed walking map of the Medina and surrounding New Town on one side and a map of Northern Morocco at 1:740,000 on the reverse. With insets of Rabat and Tangier.
$10.95

Eyewitness Guide Morocco

MRC58
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
392
1465457208
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact guide introduces Morocco's history, culture and attractions.
$30.00

Arabesque, A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

MED99
Claudia Roden
Alfred Knopf
2006
352
030726498X
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
With 100 color photos of food, people and places, this enchanting cookbook by a leading authority is filled with not just subtle, simple recipes but also stories, culture and history.
$37.50

Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco

MRC43
Paula Wolfert
HarperCollins
1987
330
0060913967
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Wolfert’s classic introduction to Moroccan food cuisine highlights the country and its cuisine, with great results. First published in 1973 and recently inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.
$19.99

A Traveller's History of North Africa

NAF01
Barnaby Rogerson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
408
1566563518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed, this brief history marches confidently through the centuries, covering key events and personalities in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria to 1999.
$15.95

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

Morocco, The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

MRC75
Marvine Howe
Oxford University Press
2005
428
0195169638
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A penetrating look at political, social and cultural life in Morocco under King Mohammed V, by a former New York Times correspondent.
$28.95

The Berbers

NAF02
Michael Brett, Elizabeth Fentress
Blackwell Publishers
1997
320
0631207678
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the indigenous people of North Africa from antiquity through the Roman and Islamic periods to modern times. It surveys the history, literature and culture of the Berbers, exploring the identity they have forged in the region.
$60.95

Morocco Courtyards and Gardens

MRC94
Achva Benzinberg Stein
Monacelli Press
2007
240
1580931944
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Splendid color photographs and aerial views of the palaces, mosques and signature walled gardens of Fez, Marrakech and Rabat.
$50.00

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

MRC10
Fatima Mernissi
Hachette
1995
242
0201489376
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
This captivating memoir by one of Morocco’s most outspoken women opens, "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, a ninth-century Moroccan city." Mernissi captures not only the spirit of the place, but also the hierarchy and decorum of a Muslim family compound.
$17.00

Glory in a Camel's Eye, A Perilous Trek Through the Greatest African Desert

NAF35
Jeffrey Tayler
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
256
0618492224
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The you-are-there narrative of a 535-mile trek on camel-back across the Draa Valley in the Moroccan Sahara.
$17.95

In Morocco

MRC02
Edith Wharton
John Beaufoy Publishing
2016
144
1909612596
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Wharton's enjoyable account of her month-long journey through Morocco after WWI captures the landscapes, architecture and many aspects of Muslim culture and history with emphasis on the cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech.
$9.95

Lords of the Atlas

MRC35
Gavin Maxwell
Sickle Moon
2005
316
0907871143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
A classic account of the tribal warlords of the Atlas Mountains -- and of life in French colonial Morocco. A rousing tale and excellent introduction to Marrakech.
$35.00

Sahara Unveiled

NAF05
William Langewiesche
Vintage Books
1997
302
0679750061
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Traveling across the Sahara from Algiers to Dakar, Langeweische has written an uncommonly good memoir of the desert, with meditations on its history, inhabitants and allure.
$16.00

The Caliph's House, A Year in Casablanca

MRC66
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2006
343
0553383108
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A great storyteller, of Afghan descent and English-raised, Shah leads us through Moroccan society and culture with deft portraits of ordinary neighbors and craftsmen as he and his wife transform a crumbling palace in old Casablanca.
$16.00

Lulu in Marrakech

MRC93
Diane Johnson
Plume
2009
320
0452295599
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A comedy of manners both witty and weighty. When Lulu goes to Marrakech -- ostensibly for an old flame, but really to investigate radical Islamic groups for the CIA -- she finds herself suspended between two cultures and in dangerous circumstances.
$15.00

Marrakesh, Through Writers' Eyes

MRC72
Barnaby Rogerson (Editor), Stephen Lavington
Sickle Moon
2006
306
0907871992
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A choice collection of travel writing on the Red City by 40 luminaries, including George Orwell, Winston Churchill, Gavin Maxwell and Peter Mayne.
$35.00

Morocco, The Traveller's Companion

MRC113
Margar Bidwell (Editor)
St. Martins
2005
309
1845111079
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Pepys, Defoe, Twain, Orwell and Wharton, as well as famous Muslim travelers such as Leo Africanus and a host of others -- merchants, sailors, consuls and scholars-- are all included.
$26.00

The Sand Child

MRC27
Alan Sheridan (Translator), Tahar Ben Jelloun
Johns Hopkins University Press
2000
165
0801864402
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The politically charged novel of Mohammed Ahmed, a girl raised as a boy to escape the limited life offered women in Islamic society.
$24.95

The Serpent's Daughter

MRC83
Suzanne Arruda
New American Library
2008
352
0451224655
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
With lots of colorful background on Moroccan history and culture, Jade del Cameron (what a name!) is accused by the French colonial authorities of killing a man.
$16.00

The Spider's House

MRC08
Paul Bowles
HarperCollins
2006
406
0061137030
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Fez during a 1954 nationalist uprising, this richly descriptive novel may be the most evocative of Bowles' many works based in Morocco. Originally published in 1955.
$14.99

Camel

BST149
Robert Irwin
Reaktion Books
2010
224
1861896492
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Irwin traces the camel from its origins to its role in the development of Arabic society to the present -- including the plight of camel herders in Darfur and its endangered status in Mongolia and China -- in this illustrated, informed survey of the camel and its role in society and history.
$19.95

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Footprint Morocco Handbook

MRC18
Justin McGuinness
Footprint Handbooks
2016
288
1910120855
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With an overview of culture and history, color maps, site diagrams and detailed practical information, this comprehensive guide reflects the spirit of its author, an Arabic speaker who taught at the University of Tunis.
$19.99

Traditional Moroccan Cooking, Recipes from Fez

MRC44
Claudia Roden (Introduction), Madame Guinaudeau
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
208
1897959435
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
First published in 1958, Madame Guinaudeau’s charming guide to Moroccan cuisine explores the rich culinary traditions of Fez with anecdotes, recipes, drawings and chapters on everything from choosing spices and preserving lemons to the art of making and drinking tea.
$17.99

In Arabian Nights, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

MRC80
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2009
400
0553384430
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Shah (The Caliph's House) weaves his own family tradition of storytelling with commentary on Moroccan spiritual traditions, culture and history in this account of his adopted home on the sea in Casablanca.
$18.00

For Kids

52 Days by Camel, My Sahara Adventure

NAF11
Debora Pearson, Lawrie Raskin
Firefly Books
2008
88
1554511364
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Saharan travelogue, illustrated with color photos, for children ages 8 to 12.
$14.95

The Butter Man

MRC92
Elizabeth Alalou
2011
31
1580891276
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This charming tale of a childhood in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco includes folk art illustrations evoking the cultural and natural landscape.
$6.95

Crab With the Golden Claws

NAF65
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2012
96
0316198765
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In this ninth book in the series, set in the Moroccan Sahara and aboard a ship, Herge has his intrepid young reporter Tintin, faithful Snowy, Captain Haddock and others tangle with kidnappers, smugglers and pirates.
$8.99

North Africa, Peoples and Cultures of Africa

NAF77
Peter ( Mitchell (Editor)
Chelsea House Publishers
2006
112
0816062617
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This geographically organized introduction to the African continent includes coverage of ethnic groups, performing arts, literature, religion, social life and customs. Each volume in this set, geared toward young adults, includes color photographs and illustrations.
$54.25