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- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
"I had no idea how to find my way around this medieval city. It was getting dark. I was tired. I didn?t speak Arabic. I was a little frightened. But hadn?t I battled scorpions in the wilds of Costa Rica and prevailed? Hadn?t I survived fainting in a San José brothel? Hadn?t I once arrived in Ireland with only $10 in my pocket and made it... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 19.99
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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
With the publication of The Valley of the Assassins in 1934, a legend was launched. Freya Stark had begun the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her, though distinctly unglamorous, as the last of the great travelers. Hailed as a classic, the book chronicled her travels in remote and dangerous regions of the Middle East, inspiring Lawrence... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel,... more...
- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 16.53
Life, Death and Addiction Inside Afghanistan’s Opium Trade The farmer’s survival. The Taliban’s fight. The warlord’s power. Democracy’s ruin. Afghanistan has become the world's largest producer of opium and its offshoot, heroin - all under the noses of Western civil and military stakeholders. At the nexus of the War on Terror and the War on Drugs,... more...
- Axios Press 2010; US$ 15.00
The extraordinary Rosita Forbes explored the Libyan desert, sailed across the Red Sea, and trekked more than a thousand miles into remote Abyssinia. She wrote some thirty books about these and other journeys, as well as biographies, histories, novels, and memoirs. She was a widely published journalist and commentator on international affairs, a popular... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 18.00
This classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely - the ?best travel guide to Istanbul? (The Times), ?a guide book that reads like a novel? (New York Times) - is here, for the first time since its original publication thirty-seven years ago, published in a completely revised and updated new edition. Taking the reader on foot through... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 17.00
The Incense Route is one of the most ancient and important highways in the world. It was once a rival to the Silk Road, at a time when faith in the mystic power of incense was at its height and its traffic - frankincense and myrrh, spices from India, gold and exotic African animal skins - was the lifeblood of the countries through which it passed.... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Iran is probably the most misunderstood country in the world, and its people are among the most feared. Award-winning travel writer Jill Worrall, with her friend Reza Mirkhalaf, a leading tour manager from Tehran, describe an Iran the world has forgotten about. Many of the places visited in TWO WINGS OF A NIGHTINGALE have rarely been written about... more...