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The Turquoise Coast

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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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The Lycian Shore

TKY249
Freya Stark
St. Martins
2011
216
1848853122
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The Lycian coast and hinterlands are thoroughly explored in this reprint of a classic account of a 1950s journey by the stalwart Freya Stark, one of our heroines. Heading south from Smyrna, Stark explores rock tombs of Xanthus, shores of the Dalyan River,
$17.00

Crescent and Star

TKY64
Stephen Kinzer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
265
0374531404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This insightful, anecdotal report on contemporary life, culture and politics in Turkey comes from a former New York Times Istanbul bureau chief who is especially attuned to the powerful geographic position of Turkey and its multiple identities in Europe,
$17.00

Culture Smart! Turkey

TKY127
Charlotte McPherson
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336933
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this pocket guide to Turkish customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Insight Guide Turkey

TKY38
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
448
1780052138
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With separate chapters on Istanbul, Ephesus, the Aegean Coast, Lycia, and Cappadocia, this handy guide features hundreds of photographs and essays on history, culture and nature.
$24.99

Turkey Map

TKY29
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3707903303
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This shaded relief map includes a detailed map of Western Turkey (1:800,000) on the reverse.
$14.95

Istanbul Map

TKY65
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3897071371
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, colorful map of Istanbul at a scale of 1:11,000.
$8.95

Turkish Coast Adventure Map

TKY103
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
1566956129
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map (1:760,000), perfect for anyone sailing the Turquoise Coast, shows the western Turkey from Istanbul to Antalya and beyond.
$11.95

Turkish Riviera Map

TKY204
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
1
3707907694
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful road map of the southern coast of Turkey at a scale of 1:150,000 with insets of Antalya, Side, Alanya, Perge and Termessos.
$14.95

Baedeker Turkish Coast

TKY291
Ralf Becks
Baedeker
2012
394
382976801X
PAPER
Guidebook
3/12/2012
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

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Turkey's Southwest Coast

TKY264
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2013
144
0756696747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions.
$14.00

Insight Select Istanbul

TKY241
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2011
192
9812822704
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Suggested walks, out-of-the-way shops and the latest rooftop restaurants are all included in this discerning pocket guide.
$15.00

Lonely Planet Turkish Phrasebook

TKY115
Arzu Kurklu
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
260
1743211953
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. With a 2,000-word mini-dictionary.
$9.99

Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast: Including Cappadocia

TKY229
Jessica Tamturk
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
480
161238613X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Istanbul and the Turkish Coast.
$21.99

The Western Shores of Turkey, Discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts

TKY07
John Freely
St. Martins
2004
403
1850436185
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of the ancient sites of the Turkish coast from Istanbul to Gallipoli to Antioch, Pergamum, Ephesus and Halicarnassus.
$26.00

1453, The Holy War For Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

TKY114
Roger Crowley
Hyperion
2006
304
1401308503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this well-paced history, Crowley recounts the dramatic events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.
$16.00

A Short History of Byzantium

TKY18
John Julius Norwich
Alfred Knopf
1998
432
0679772693
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed and evocative history of the span of the great empire from the fourth to the 15th century, brimming with intrigue, palace revolution and treachery.
$19.00

A Traveller's History of Turkey

TKY13
Richard Stoneman
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
247
1566566207
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An accessible, well-written overview of Turkish history from the Paleolithic to the present.
$14.95

Ancient Turkey, A Traveller's History

TKY43
Seton Lloyd
University of California Press
2013
240
0520220420
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively tale of cultures and conquest, from the Hittites to St. Paul, that illuminates the living past of Turkey's archaeological treasures. This classic by Professor Lloyd, first director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, is now in a 25
$34.95

Lords of the Horizons

TKY44
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2003
351
0312420668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goodwin artfully combines his modern travels with scholarship, history and reflection, capturing the outrageous personalities, events and vagaries of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire.
$20.00

Osman's Dream, The History of the Ottoman Empire

EUR200
Caroline Finkel
Hachette
2007
688
0465023975
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An ambitious, scholarly history of an 600-year empire that, at its height, streteched from Central Asia to the Levant, Danube and North Africa.
$22.99

St. Paul's Ephesus, Texts and Archaeology

TKY226
Jerome Murphy O'Connor
Michael Glazier
2008
289
081465259X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor transports us back to the ancient city of Ephesus during its heyday, including contemporary accounts from Roman to biblical times and featuring a guided walk through the city as a center of Paul's teachings.
$29.95

A Travel Guide to Homer, On the Trail of Odysseus Through Turkey and the Mediterranean

MED197
John Freely
St. Martins
2014
256
178076197X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A captivating traveler's guide to Homer's lost world and his epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey that investigates where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters exist and how the landscapes of Greece and Turkey influenced and inspired Homer.
$28.00

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Vintage Books
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River

TKY258
Jeremy Seal
Bloomsbury USA
2012
320
1608194353
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jeremy Seal sets out in a kayak across the Anatolian plateau to explore, mixing history, travel and incisive commentary on Turkey today in his third book on the country. He is, ahem, digressive, though that is part of the charm of this engrossing travelog
$18.00

Mountains and a Shore, A Journey Through Southern Turkey

TKY300
Michael Pereira
Consortium
2015
224
1589881044
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
With a mild, dry humor and great attention to detail, Michael Pereira writes of his travels in southern Turkey in early 1965. He details the lives of ordinary Turks he meets along the way from Marmaris to Mersin.
$16.95

On the Shores of the Mediterranean

MED25
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
448
0007367910
PAPER
Travel Narrative
9/14/2011
0
0
0
0
A sparkling observer and famously entertaining, Newby tackles the Mediterranean in this merry classic account of travels to North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cairo and Jerusalem.
$18.95

South from Ephesus

TKY275
Brian Sewell
St. Martins
2012
288
1780761201
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The sharp-tongued, often petulant but marvelously witty British art critic travels from Ephesus to archaeological sites along the Turkish Aegean to Priene, Miletus, Bodrum and beyond in this reprint of his quirky 1988 classic.
$18.00

The Magic of Turkey, A Guide to the Turkish Coast

TKY225
Alfredo Giacon
Sheridan House
2008
192
1574092707
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This spirited account of an Italian couple's two-year voyage covers the bays, anchorages, ancient sites and allure of the coast from Izmir to Bodrum, Fethiye and Antalya.
$19.95

The Turkish Embassy Letters

TKY45
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Trafalgar Square
1994
190
1853816795
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The unconventional wife of the British ambassador, Lady Montagu delights in Turkish life and society in these lively letters.
$17.95

The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History

MED138
Justin Marozzi
Da Capo Press
2010
400
0306818574
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A Penguin Classics edition of The Histories in hand, Marozzi journeys from Herodotus' home town of Helicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, to Baghdad, Babylon, Egypt and Athens, weaving tales of his hero with erudite and entertaining modern travel.
$16.95

Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place

TKY08
Mary Lee Settle
Touchstone
1991
253
0671779974
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions. Exemplary.
$16.99

An Evil Eye

TKY240
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2012
336
1250002435
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Back from Venice, investigator Yashim is drawn into the mysterious and dangerous intrigues of the sultan's seraglio at Topkapi Palace in the fourth novel of the Edgar Award-winning author's internationally-acclaimed Ottoman Empire Series.
$20.00

Birds Without Wings

TKY91
Louis De Bernieres
Vintage Books
2005
480
1400079322
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
De Bernieres offers sweeping historical scope, memorable characters, drama and many new vocabulary words in this stupendous novel set in Anatolia during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
$16.95

The Towers of Trebizond

TKY15
Rose MacAulay, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
277
159017058X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mixing high farce, archaeology, history and lively travel writing, Rose MacAulay's impossibly witty short novel is back in a new edition. Originally published in 1956, MacAulay follows the adventures of English missionaries traipsing across Turkey from Is
$16.00

Turkish Coast, Through Writers' Eyes

TKY193
Rupert Scott
Sickle Moon
2008
300
1906011095
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
1
0
Editor Rupert Scott reels in dozens of authors, ancient and modern, for this appealing collection of tales set on the shores of Ancient Caria and Lycia, today's Turquoise Coast, including Homer, Lord Byron, Edith Wharton, Freya Stark and Louis de Berniere
$33.95

More Books

Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports

MED212
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
1286
1631213814
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable, practical guide to Mediterranean ports of call in the growing series by travel guru Rick Steves.
$26.99

Race of Scorpions

MED33
Dorothy Dunnett
Random House
1999
534
0375704795
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An absorbing tale of political intrigue set in the 15th-century Ottoman Empire and throughout the Mediterranean, including Cyprus.
$16.95

Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

TKY33
Hugh and Nicole Pope
Overlook Press
2011
432
1590206908
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Revised and updated for this new edition, this engaging popular history focuses on the many paradoxes of Turkey since World War I. It's an opinionated, revealing portrait of the nation by a husband-and-wife team based in Istanbul.
$22.95

The Iliad

GRE173
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2002
704
0140275363
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bard’s tale of the Trojan War in all its fury and glory, this wonderful translation brings all the power of the original to English.
$19.00

Ataturk, The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey

TKY52
Andrew Mango
Overlook Press
2003
666
158567334X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mango expertly traces Ataturk's rise to power after World War I, when this complex leader created the modern Turkish state and redefined the relationship between Europe and the Middle East.
$24.95

National Geographic Istanbul and Western Turkey

TKY234
Tristan Rutherford
National Geographic
2011
272
1426207085
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Abundantly illustrated with a focus on maps and sightseeing, this compact guide includes 50 pages on Cappadocia, the Turquoise Coast and other popular destinations.
$22.95

Blue Guide Istanbul

TKY231
John Freely
Blue Guides
2011
352
1905131402
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Freely's erudite, indispensable guide to the monuments, art and history of Istanbul.
$24.95

Ancient Cities

MED187
Charles Gates
Routledge
2011
474
0415498643
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Now in a second edition, this broad scholarly survey of the "archaeology of urban life" covers the urban centers of the Ancient Near East, Egypt and the Greek and Roman worlds. Gates lives in Ankara so the book, though wide in scope, has a particularly Tu
$49.95

The Janissary Tree

TKY125
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2007
336
0374178607
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
With beautiful descriptions of Istanbul and its palaces, this engaging and bizarre historical mystery will keep you reading. The Ottoman Empire mysteries continue with The Snake Stone (TKY156, $14.00) and The Bellini Card (TKY191, $25.00), set in 1840s Ve
$17.00

Sailing From Byzantium, How A Lost Empire Shaped The World

TKY130
Colin Wells
Bantam Doubleday
2007
368
055338273X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Byzantine empire and its cultural, artistic, religious, philosophical and scientific legacy.
$17.00

Companion Guide Istanbul

TKY62
John Freely
Boydell & Brewer
2000
428
1900639319
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A remarkably comprehensive, old-fashioned guide to the culture, art and antiquities of Istanbul and the Marmara.
$34.95

Eyewitness Guide Turkey

TKY82
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
420
146544050X
PAPER
Guidebook
7/15/2013
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book provides a thorough overview of history, traditions and sights.
$30.00

Istanbul, the Imperial City

TKY23
John Freely
Penguin Putnam
1998
432
0140244611
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fascinating history of the city from its foundation to the present is a guide for the curious traveler as well as an evocation of an illustrious past. Also included is a comprehensive gazetteer of all major monuments and museums.
$18.00

The Ottoman Centuries

ITL54
Lord Kinross
William Morrow & Company
1988
638
0688080936
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed, engrossing history of the Ottoman Empire from its dawn in 1300 up to the foundation of the modern republic in 1923, enhanced by maps and photos.
$18.99

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

Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul

TKY151
Verity Campbell
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786572346
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to the city of Istanbul that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99

Tea & Bee's Milk, Our Year in a Turkish Village

TKY201
Karen and Ray Gilden
Lightning Source
2009
232
1886922128
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The Gilden's write with humor, curiosity and insight of their adventure along the Turquoise coast in Gocek, demonstrating their growing understanding of the culture and people.
$14.00

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire

TKY17
Bernard Lewis
University of Oklahoma Press
1989
187
0806110600
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
In this slim volume the great Islamic scholar describes the invasion of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453, evoking the city at this pivotal moment in its long history.
$24.95

A Fez of the Heart, Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat

TKY16
Jeremy Seal
Harvest Books
1996
337
0156003937
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Deftly combining reporting, history, politics and travel, Seal doesn't really focus his Turkish travels entirely on the felt hat! It's just the pretext to comment on the country and the dramatic changes since the rise of Kemil Ataturk (who banned the Fez
$20.95

The Secret History

TKY11
G. A. Williamson (Translator), Procopius
Penguin
2007
208
0140455280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This is historical mudslinging only a Byzantine could devise, a withering account of the scandals, intrigues and infidelities of the splendid empire and the court of Emperor Justinian by none other than its official historian.
$16.00

The Middle Sea

MED98
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2007
720
1400034280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean.
$21.00

For Kids

Black Ships Before Troy, The Story of The Iliad

TKY171
Rosemary Sutcliff
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
2005
160
055349483X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of the Trojan War story for younger readers, illustrated in watercolor.
$6.99

Digging for Troy, From Homer to Hisarlik

GRE471
Jill Rubalcaba
2011
80
1580893279
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Tales of modern archeologists and their expeditions at Hisarlik -- the alleged site of ancient Troy -- becomes the stuff of legend in this fully-illustrated children's book for middle-readers.
$9.95

The Children's Homer, The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

GRE46
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
2004
256
0689868839
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A three-time Newbery Award-winning author, Colum retells these classic tales from antiquity for young readers.
$9.99

Blue Voyage

MED222
Diana Renn
Viking
2015
464
0670015598
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In order to save her family, teenaged Zan must help a band of criminals find priceless ancient treasure in an exciting quest through the Mediterranean that takes her from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to the caves of Cappadocia.
$18.99

Dateline: Troy

TKY179
Paul Fleischman
Candlewick Press
2006
80
0763630845
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Fleischman offers his readers modern equivalents for the events chronicled in the Illiad. This beautifully designed books parallels invented articles on the Trojan War with headlines about present day conflicts.
$8.99

The Road from Home, A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope

TKY116
David Kherdian
HarperCollins
1995
256
068814425X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Kherdian's compelling introduction to the history and experience of the 1915 Armenian genocide in Turkey focuses on the story of one girl (the author's mother) and her escape to America.
$8.99

Troy

GRE156
Adele Geras
Harcourt Books
2002
352
0152045708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A highly acclaimed young adult novel, essentially a retelling of "The Iliad" from four Trojan teenagers' points of view. Adele Geras won critical kudos for her book's historical accuracy and YA vigor.
$7.99

Built to Last

GEN953
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
272
0547342403
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A compilation of MacAulay's books Castle, Cathedral and Mosque with updated research and new color drawings. MacAulay tells the fictional but accurate stories of how these structures were built, explaining their historical and cultural importance. Packed
$24.99

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

GRE19
William F. Russell
Crown
1989
264
0517588374
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Short, suspenseful and recast in vivid, crystal-clear language for kids, these essential Greek and Roman myths can be read in a few minutes each.
$16.00

Mosque

TKY89
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2003
96
054701547X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Written and illustrated by the award-winning MacAulay, this so-called children’s book is just as engaging for the parents with richly detailed illustrations of the art, architecture, design and construction of a 16th-century Turkish mosque. Informative an
$9.95

Worth Looking For

Turquoise, A Chef's Travels in Turkey

TKY192
Greg and Lucy Malouf
Chronicle Books
2008
356
0811866033
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
1
This sumptuous book combines travel, recipes and stunning color photographs of landscapes, people, food and traditions.
$50.00

Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates

MED21
Paul Dallman
University of California Press
1998
210
0520208099
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Richly illustrated, clearly written and engaging, this book is an ecological overview of the landscapes, plants and vegetation types found in Mediterranean climates.
$38.95