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- Rough Guides 2010; US$ 22.99
This first edition of The Rough Guide to Dubai is the ultimate companion to the world?s most exciting tourist destination. Read expert, detailed coverage on everything from traditional souks to state-of-the-art theme parks, beautiful beaches to ?seven-star? hotels, and rely on our up-to-date listings of all the hottest new places to stay, eat,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 16.00
The Freya Stark Collection Freya Stark first journeyed to Iraq in 1927. Seven years after the establishment of the British Mandate, the modern state was in its infancy and worlds apart from the country it has since become. During her many years in Iraq, Freya Stark was witness to the rise and fall of the British involvement in the country as well as... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available
PLAYING CARDS IN CAIRO is a fly-on-the-wall account - like THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL - of life (for western readers) in a strange and exotic environment. Hugh Miles lives in Cairo and is engaged to an Egyptian woman. Twice a week he plays cards with a small group of Arab, Muslim women and through this medium he explores their lives in modern Cairo, the... more...
- Rough Guides 2011; US$ 22.99
Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar... more...
- Time Out 2011; US$ 9.99
Both famous and infamous, Dubai features burgeoning financial districts, waterfront high-rises, and tax-free shopping malls right alongside the serene Gulf coast. But as the city charges into the future, it keeps a watchful eye on its Arabian legacy. Themed hotels and desert resorts celebrate cherished notions of local hospitality, while new art galleries,... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99
To the world she was Agatha Christie, author of numerous bestselling mysteries and whodunits, arguably the most popular writer in the English language. But in the 1930s she wore a different hat, traveling with her husband, renowned archaeologist Max Mallowan, as he investigated the buried ruins and ancient wonders of Syria and Iraq. Described by... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00
As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ?80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then? even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York City?Salma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home. She kept dreaming... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2005; Not Available
Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 42.72
Every Easter the 'miracle' of the Holy Fire is re-enacted in front of hundreds of the faithful in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. 'Holy Fire' presents the battle waged by Christian churchmen for their saviour's empty tomb. Victoria Clark deftly weaves a fascinating account that includes the aggressive campaigns of medieval Crusaders,... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.49
Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to... more...