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Spain: Mallorca

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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Eyewitness Guide Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza

SPN222
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
208
1465440224
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This colorful guide includes excellent maps, essays and hundreds of photographs, providing a great introduction for travelers.
$20.00

A Woman Unknown, Voices from a Spanish Life

SPN156
Lucia Graves
Counterpoint
2001
273
1582431647
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A memoir of growing up in the rarefied intellectual household of Robert Graves on the island of Majorca during the Franco years.
$15.95

Mallorca Map

SPN250
World Mapping Project
Freytag & Berndt
2014
2
3707914267
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed traveler's map of Mallorca at a scale of 1:80,000. The full color map, printed on rip- and waterproof paper, includes topographic features, latitude and longitude and key visitor attractions.
$12.95

Culture Smart! Spain

SPN342
Marian Meaney
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338383
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$11.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Mallorca

SPN380
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
160
1465425624
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy, illustrated pocket guide with highlights and must-sees for the traveler.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Mallorca

SPN422
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
224
1742207502
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs, and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$21.99

Food and Wines of Spain

SPN100
Penelope Casas
Random House
1982
457
0394513487
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
$37.50

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

Bread and Oil, A Celebration of Majorcan Culture

SPN179
Tomas Graves
Casemat
2013
240
0299179907
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An appreciative account of peasant traditions, especially food, in rural Majorca. Author Tomas Graves, the son of Robert Graves, was raised on the Spanish island.
$19.95

Ghosts of Spain

SPN323
Giles Tremlett
Bloomsbury USA
2007
396
0802716741
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation.
$20.00

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

The New Spaniards

SPN08
John Hooper
Penguin Putnam
2007
458
0141016094
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This survey of the cultural, political and economic changes in Spain since the death of Franco offers an authoritative and compelling look at the everyday life of Spaniards.
$18.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

A Year in the World, Journeys of a Passionate Traveler

TVL109
Frances Mayes
Broadway Books
2007
420
0767910052
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A warm account of mostly Mediterranean travels -- Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sicily, Capri, Sardinia, the Turkish Coast, Naples, Burgundy, Scotland -- arranged by season.
$16.00

Homage to Catalonia

SPN03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
2015
256
0544382048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
5/9/2015
0
1
0
0
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets.
$14.95

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

SPN16
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
960
0812969804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful.
$18.00

Spanish Recognitions, The Roads to the Present

SPN205
Mary Lee Settle
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
358
0393327175
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A magical, meditative account of Spanish history, art, archaeology and travels by the noted writer. Settle (Turkish Reflections) conjures Cervantes, El Cid, the Moors, Visgoths, Romans, Lorca and Balboa as she writes of a road trip from Castile in central Spain to the southern coast.
$22.95

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SPN173
Peter R. Bush (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
242
188351312X
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
$14.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Birds of the Mediterranean, A Photographic Guide

MED82
Paul Sterry
Yale University Press
2003
192
0300103603
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim, concise and clearly organized guide to 440 species of birds from the Mediterranean. Range maps and descriptions are opposite good, clear color photographs, digitally enhanced to aid in identification.
$35.00

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The Spanish Labyrinth, An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War

SPN74
Gerald Brenan
Cambridge University Press
2015
648
1107431751
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fine introduction to the issues driving the Spanish Civil War. Brenan was there, and he offers a vivid picture that loses nothing for being skewed slightly towards the left.
$28.99

Wild Spain, A Traveller's Guide

SPN96
Frederic Grunfeld
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
224
1566563224
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief, illustrated survey of the national parks and wilderness areas of Spain, organized geographically.
$19.95

For Kids

The Cricket Sings: Poems and Songs for Children

SPN97
Federico García Lorca
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1980
96
081120734X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This brief collection of folk songs and poems by Garcia Lorca (with English and Spanish on facing pages) will delight little ones and parents alike.
$10.95

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

I, Juan de Pareja

SPN155
Elizabeth De Trevino
Macmillan
1984
180
0374435251
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Award-winning children's novel, based on a true story, chronicles the evolution of the friendship between the Spanish painter Velazquez and his African slave. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

Shadow of a Bull

SPN160
Maia Wojciechowska
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
151
1416933956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this compelling award-winning, young-adult novel, everyone expects Manolo to become a bullfighter like his father. Not surprisingly, it features vivid descriptions of bullfights.
$6.99

If You Were There in 1492, Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus

SPN164
Barbara Brenner
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
112
0689822413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A "you-were-there" history of medieval Spain, written for middle-schoolers and fun for the family. This clever illustrated history gives the facts of life in the cities and countryside from a child's point of view.
$8.99

Spain, The People

SPN165
Tara Steele, Noa Lior
Aa Balkema
2001
32
0778797333
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A pictorial and factual introduction to the people of Spain, geared for middle-schoolers. Chapters cover traditions, history, city and village life, homes, school, entertainment and food.
$7.95

Isabel, Jewel of Castille: Spain, 1466

SPN187
Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic Inc.
2000
202
0439078059
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The imagined diary of Isabella when she was still a youngster, written for middle schoolers. The book is designed to feel like a real princess's diary, with gold-embossed pages and a sturdy binding.
$10.95

Secrets in the House of Delgado

SPN188
Gloria Miklowitz
Aa Balkema
2002
182
0802852106
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set in Spain in 1492 in the thick of the Inquisition, this historical novel tells of what happens when a Catholic orphan, taken in by a Catholic family of Jewish ancestry, agrees to spy on her protectors. For ages 9-12.
$8.00