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Total Solar Eclipse of 2013: A Voyage from Morocco to Cape Verde

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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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Totality, Eclipses of the Sun

GEN27
Mark Littman, Fred Espenek, Ken Wilcox
Oxford University Press
2009
360
0195131797
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
How, where -- and why -- to see an eclipse, strikingly illustrated and updated to cover upcoming eclipses. Featuring Espenek's spectacular photography.
$24.95

Bradt Guide Cape Verde Islands

ATL07
Aisling Irwin, Colum Wilson
Bradt Publications
2013
368
1841624950
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical travel guide to the Cape Verde islands, including its cultural and natural history.
$24.99

Cape Verde Map

ATL17
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
1998
2
3707900258
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Atlantic islands.
$14.95

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

Cadogan Guide Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat

MRC50
Barnaby Rogerson
Cadogan Books
2010
304
156656820X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This personal, comprehensive handbook combines Rogerson's insightful cultural and historical background with his savvy practical information and recommendations on what to see and where to stay and eat.
$21.95

Culture Smart! Morocco

MRC70
Jillian York
Kuperard
2006
168
1558689567
PAPER
Guidebook
6/20/2017
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

Eclipse! The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses

GEN30
Philip Harington
Lightning Source
1997
280
0471127957
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
A guide to eclipse phenomena and general celestial mechanics, including how to best photograph and appreciate lunar and solar eclipses. With tables summarizing where lunar and solar eclipses will be visible from 1998-2017.
$19.95

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

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

National Geographic Morocco

MRC117
Carole French
National Geographic
2011
320
1426207069
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An abundantly illustrated guide to the country, with essays on history and culture and color maps.
$25.95

The Food of Morocco

MRC129
Paula Wolfert
Ecco Press
2011
517
0061957550
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A Mediterranean cuisine icon brings a lifetime of experience and taste to this gorgeously illustrated cookbook and cultural guide.
$45.00

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

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

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
$21.00

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 Slave Trade

ATL38
James Walvin
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289174
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Photographs, paintings and contemporary maps give insight into the reality and global impact of the transatlantic slave trade in this lively entry in the History Files series.
$24.95

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

A House in Fez

MRC116
Suzanna Clarke
Pocket Books
2008
263
1416578935
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Clarke's poignant, gorgeously illustrated tale of restoring Riad Zany, a traditional courtyard house in the heart of the ancient city.
$18.99

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

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

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.
$17.00

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.
$34.95

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

Wind, Sand and Stars

DES11
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Harvest Books
1967
229
0156027496
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
St. Exupery's luminous account of flying early postal routes over South America, Europe and the deserts of North Africa in the 1930s includes the classic tale of his crash in the Libyan desert.
$14.99

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.
$34.95

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 Sheltering Sky

NAF09
Paul Bowles
Ecco Press
2014
352
0062351486
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Bowles' most famous work, by turns stark and transcendent, is a tale of three people whose lives unravel in the desert of North Africa. Originally published in 1949.
$15.99

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

The Cosmos, Astronomy in the New Millennium

SCI198
Jay M. Pasachoff, Alex Filippenko
Cambridge University Press
2013
619
110768756X
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
This illustrated, scholarly textbook, co-written by our Guest Astronomer Alex Filippenko, offers a concise overview of modern astronomy, striking a balance between fundamental principle and topics at the forefront of recent research.
$99.99

Total Eclipses, Science, Observations, Myths, and Legends

SCI197
Pierre Guillermier
Springer
1999
270
1852331607
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
This book combines a detailed scientific analysis of solar eclipses with a survey of many myths and legends inspired by the rare event.
$79.99

Total Solar Eclipses and How to Observe Them

SCI192
Martin Mobberley
Springer
2007
202
0387698272
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A complete guide to solar eclipses, including a wealth of viewing information, how and why they occur and practical travel information. Covers eclipses through 2023.
$29.95

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, revised 4th ed.

SCI01
Jay M. Pasachoff
Houghton Mifflin Company
1999
578
0395934311
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The fourth edition of this best-selling field guide is now updated and revised, with new and valid information through 2017. A guided tour of the heavens in the Peterson series equally useful in Des Moines or Montevideo. With an atlas of the sky, detailed moon maps and an overview of the science of astronomy.
$19.99

Field Guide to the Birds of the Atlantic Islands

ATL23
Tony Clarke, Chris Orgill
Gardners Books
2006
320
0713660236
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to 450 species of birds, both resident and migrant, of the Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores and Cape Verde.
$60.00

For Kids

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