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Essential Reading Package-EXIDA415

Item EXIDA415. Buy these 4 items as a set for $95 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Tiger, Soul of India

IDA246
Valmik Thapar
Oxford University Press
2011
184
0198069693
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavish tribute features 250 color photographs, examples of art over the ages and engaging essays by tiger wallah Thapar, who has spent 30 years observing tigers.
$55.00

Culture Smart! India

IDA298
Becky Stephen
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338405
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated guide to both social and business customs in India.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

IDA151
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
312
1465428259
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With chapters on the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort Palace, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Red Fort and dozens of other highlights for the traveler, this compact, gorgeously illustrated guide to Delhi and its environs features 900 color photographs, maps and site plans.
$25.00

India Adventure Map

IDA18
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
0921463723
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The most detailed shaded relief map (at a scale of 1:2,100,000) of India available.
$12.95

India Northwest Adventure Map

IDA73
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
3865742335
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of Northwest India at a scale of 1:1,400,000 with good shaded relief, topographic detail, roads, waterways and basic travel information. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Insight Guide India

IDA19
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
520
1780057253
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of India, with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture. Includes introductions to the major temples, forts and wildlife sites and plenty of color photos and maps.
$26.99

Lonely Planet India Phrasebook

IDA538
Omkar Koul
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
400
1741794803
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$12.99

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

A Traveller's History of India

IDA57
Sinharaja Tammita-Delgoda
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
288
156656445X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A condensed introduction to the themes and events that have shaped India from prehistory to Rajiv Gandhi's rule.
$14.95

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

IDA06
William Dalrymple
Penguin Putnam
2003
350
0142001007
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Dalrymple infectiously interweaves his own experiences over a year in Delhi with its art, architecture, history and literature.
$17.00

In Spite of the Gods

IDA349
Edward Luce
Alfred Knopf
2008
346
1400079772
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Luce tackles the challenges and reality of the world's largest democracy with insight and balance in this portrait of a nation in transition.
$16.95

India

IDA04
Stanley Wolpert
University of California Press
2009
281
0520260325
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Wolpert's reflections on India -- its religion and philosophy, its art, culture and politics -- make for a literate, succinct primer.
$34.95

India, A Sacred Geography

IDA634
Diana L. Eck
Crown
2013
576
0385531923
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard, Diana Eck turns her interest in temples and places of pilgrimage into a celebration of the diversity of popular religious traditions in India in this richly rewarding travelogue.
$16.00

India, Land of Tigers and Temples

IDA742
Axel Gomille
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612472
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In his book of photographs, acclaimed wildlife photographer Axel Gomille brings readers up-close and personal with the exotic world of the Indian subcontinent. His simple, yet intriguing, collection includes tigers, sloth bears and elephants as well as holy sites and scenes of everyday life around the subcontinent.
$39.95

India's Elephants

IDA744
Annette Bonnier
Aa Balkema
2014
218
0983937885
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The culmination of years of work, this coffee table journey visits the Indian villages, temples, logging camps and circuses where elephants labor and the places they still run wild, finishing with images of the elephant-inspired Hindu god, Lord Ganesh.
$85.00

Kaleidoscope City, A Year in Varanasi

IDA725
Piers Moore Ede
Bloomsbury USA
2015
224
1608198685
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Whether he is attending Ramlila -- the city's annual performance of the Ramayana, talking to those who work the cremation ghats along the Ganges or simply searching for the best mithai ("sweets") in town, Ede presents a vibrant, kaleidoscopic portrait of contemporary Varanasi.
$26.00

May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons, A Journey Among the Women of India

IDA37
Elisabeth Bumiller
Fawcett
1991
220
0449906140
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written and fascinating portrayal of Indian women from Bollywood stars to Indira Gandhi to prostitutes. It's an insightful portrait of the country as seen through the eyes of its women.
$16.00

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
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1
0
0
The most perceptive, acutely observed and personal of all his books, Matthiessen's account of a five-week journey through Nepal with naturalist George Schaller combines their quest for the elusive cat with a moving introduction to Buddhism and the people and culture of the Himalayas.
$17.00

Along the Ganges

IDA294
Ilija Trojanow
Haus Publishing
2011
160
1904950361
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this colorful travelogue, Trojanow follows the Ganges from its source in the Himalayas to the cities that it feeds, using the holy river as a means to ponder Hinduism, culture, ecology and the tension between ancient and modern India.
$11.95

Tiger Moon, Tracking the Great Cats in Nepal

NPL46
Mel Sunquist, Fiona Sunquist
University of Chicago Press
2002
192
0226779971
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account, rich in anecdote and natural history, of a two-year investigation of tigers, leopards and their prey in Royal Chitwan National Park. With black-and-white photographs throughout. Originally published in 1988.
$28.00

India, A Traveler's Literary Companion

IDA598
Chandrahas Choudhury (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2010
256
1883513243
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Each of these 14 stories evokes place and landscape, providing an excellent introduction both to contemporary writers and to India's diverse cultures and history.
$14.95

Kim

IDA65
Rudyard Kipling
Penguin
2011
432
0141442379
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
For the sheer pleasure of its prose, insight into the British in India and its extraordinary sense of place, you can't do better than Kipling's Great Game classic about a boy who travels the Grand Trunk Road with the Dalai Lama.
$10.00

The Jungle Book

IDA313
Rudyard Kipling
Puffin
2009
240
0141325291
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mowgli, an Indian boy adopted by wolves, learns the ways of the jungle as he grows up in the company of cobras, panthers, bears and tigers. Kipling set his adventures in what is now Kanha National Park.
$5.99

The White Tiger, A Novel

IDA542
Aravind Adiga
Free Press
2008
288
1416562605
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mordant, funny, angry, horrifying, this Booker Prize-winning tale of a village pauper turned success (and murderer) skewers the ambition, inequity and corruption of 21st-century India.
$16.00

Tigers in Red Weather, A Quest to See the Last Wild Tigers

IDA331
Ruth Padel
Bloomsbury USA
2007
432
0802715443
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
"You cannot plan to see a tiger," writes Ruth Padel. "It is like planning to fall in love." Her lyrical exploration of the world of the tiger takes her across 11 countries in two years. Padel is a poet by trade and the great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin.
$26.95

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of India, Including Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan

IDA731
Bikram Grewal
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
176
1909612073
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to 280 bird species common to the Indian subcontinent. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, size distribution, preferred habitats and nomenclature.
$17.95

A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

IDA758
Bikram Grewal
Princeton University Press
2017
792
0691176493
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
All of the greater Indian Subcontinent's birds are represented in this Princeton field guide. Designed for easy field identification, it profiles over 1,375 species with over 4,000 color photos, up-to-date maps and the latest distribution information.
$45.00

Birds of India

FG43
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp
Princeton University Press
2012
384
0691049106
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Thoroughly revised, with 73 new plates and many others updated or repainted, the second edition of the masterful Birds of India now features all maps and text opposite the plates for quicker and easier reference.
$39.50

India Birds

IDA727
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559396
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 100 birds often seen in India.
$7.95

India Wildlife, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals

IDA728
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
158355940X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. It features more than 140 creatures often seen in India (from tigers and lions to flying lizards) with full-color images and text. Part of the great Pocket Naturalist series.
$7.95

Hidden World of the Bengal Tiger

IDA745
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
1999
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Focusing on a tigress called Lakshmi and her three cubs, National Geographic portrays an epic struggle for survival that takes place over two full years. Runtime: 57 minutes.
$19.95

For Kids

Big Cats

BST46
Seymour Simon
HarperCollins
1994
40
006446119X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A full-color introduction to the life of big cats around the world, including the tiger, lion, leopard, puma, cheetah, jaguar, and snow leopard. Intended for children ages 4-8.
$6.99

Tiger Boy

IDA732
Mitali Perkins
2015
144
158089660X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this novella for middle readers, a tiger cub escapes from a reserve in the Sundarbans in West Bengal and Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to find her. A story of conservation and determination for readers ages 8 to 11.
$14.95

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

IDA743
Kabir Sehgal
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2016
40
1481448315
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A zany twist on the classicchildren's song "The Wheels on the Bus," this children’s book brings readers aboard a three-wheeled taxi in India that rolls around the town -- encountering elephants, fireworks and much more! Written for readers ages 4 to 8.
$17.99

More Books

India

IDA739
Steve McCurry, William Dalrymple (Introduction)
Phaidon Press
2015
208
0714869961
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
By turns beautiful, uplifting and affecting, this portfolio is by one of the most admired and decorated photographers working today. The vast array of pictures is a superb tribute to the world’s most colorful country. Includes an introduction by Scottish travel writing virtuoso William Dalrymple.
$59.95

Worth Looking For

Wonders of the Indian Wilderness

IDA527
Erach ( Bharucha (Contributor)
Daedalus
2008
856
0789209993
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
With 2,000 full-color illustrations, this sumptuous celebration of India's biodiversity is visually stunning. A deluxe volume with a slipcase.
$100.00

Mammals of India

IDA546
Vivek Menon
Princeton University Press
2009
200
0691140677
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A Princeton Field Guide edition of Menon's authoritative survey of 400 mammalian species from tropical lowlands to the Himalayas. With large, clear photographs, range maps and introductory chapters on the groups of mammals, conservation and protected areas.
$35.00