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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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Essential Reading Package-EXMGL48

Item EXMGL48. Buy these 5 items as a set for $91 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When Things Get Dark

MGL70
Matthew Davis
St. Martin's Press
2010
320
0312607733
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
The young Peace Corps volunteer writes with raw honesty of his two-year, life-changing stint as an ill-prepared English teacher in Mongolia, where he struggled with the brutal winter, unmotivated students and his own dark days.
$39.99

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

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 Blue Sky

MGL79
Galsan Tschinag
Milkweed Editions
2007
224
1571310649
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the Altai Mountains of northern Mongolia, this novel confronts the clashes between the nomadic Tuvan people's ancient way of life and the pervasive influence of modern society. First of a trilogy that includes MGL78 and MGL77.
$15.00

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

Birds of Mongolia

MGL62
Sundev Gombobaatar
Princeton University Press
2013
224
0691138826
PAPER
Field Guide
10/22/2017
0
0
0
0
This first modern field guide to the diverse birds of Mongolia features 83 color plates, species descriptions, and maps.
$35.00

The Story of the Weeping Camel

MGL55
Byambasuren Davaa (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2005
078065014X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
Oscar-nominated Davaa's engaging film of a nomadic Mongolian family blends documentary footage and fictional narrative into a satisfying portrait of life on the steppes.
$27.95

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

Worth Looking For

The Changing World of Mongolia's Nomads

MGL02
Melvyn C. Goldstein
University of California Press
1994
176
0520085515
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
A wide-ranging and illustrated look at the nomads of Mongolia.
$22.50

Twentieth Century Mongolia

MGL50
Baabar, Christopher Kaplonski (Introduction)
Aa Balkema
1999
500
1874267413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A useful survey by a founder of Mongolian democracy, the book focuses on the role of international politics, especially the former Soviet Union, Russia, China and Japan, in the shaping of modern Mongolia.
$55.00

Dragon Hunter, Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions

CAS63
Charles Gallenkamp, Michael Novacek (Introduction)
Viking
2002
344
0142000760
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
A crowd-pleasing biography of explorer, mammalogist and American Museum of Natural History director Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960), a flamboyant character said to be the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
$15.00

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

In Search of Genghis Khan, An Exhilarating Journey on Horseback across the Steppes of Mongolia

MGL42
Tim Severin
Cooper Square Press
2003
272
0815412878
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
This grand adventure across the steppes, one of Severin's many recreations of famous expeditions, mixes history, politics and travel in a compelling portrait of contemporary Mongolia.
$16.95

The Cave of the Yellow Dog

MGL59
Byambasuren Davaa (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2007
6310766562
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
This second warm-hearted film by Davaa (The Story of the Weeping Camel) captures the rhythms of daily life among a nomadic community on the Mongolian steppe.
$19.95