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- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 10.99
A wry and humorous account of the author's quest to get her Iranian passport renewed. She embarks on a bizarre and circuitous journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portraits, a forensic surgeon who trades in human organs, a madam who wants to send prostitutes to Dubai and a grandmother... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.50
On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. Covering over 7000 miles in eight months Thurbron recounts extraordinary adventures - a near-miss with... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.50
The people, their history and the beauty of an island on the brink of tragedy. This is the account of a unique journey - a six-hundred-mile trek on foot around Cyprus in the last year of the island's peace. Colin Thubron intertwines myth, history and personal anecdote in a quest from which the characters and places, architecture and landscape all... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.75
CultureShock! Saudi Arabia provides an insight into living and working in a kingdom where Islam governs almost every aspect of life. Uncover the true psyche of the Saudi peoplethe men clad in their thobes and gutra and women in their abayasand their unique way of life, a lifestyle which foreigners may find alien and a challenge to cope... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99
In a ruined temple on the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later in central Cairo he experiences the exuberant celebrations of a saint's day and hears their stony condemnation by an Islamist. The ancient continues to rub up against the modern just as dramatically as when Flaubert wrote,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99
A handy Arabic phrasebook and guide to the Arabic language, Survival Arabic contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Arabic in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Arabic or travelling to the Arab world, it also contains... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 11.19
Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 9.99
Nobody has done more for modern Arabic literature in translation than Denys Johnson-Davies, described by the late Edward Said as ?the leading Arabic?English translator of our time.? With more than twenty-five volumes of translated Arabic novels, short stories, plays, and poetry to his name, and a career spanning some sixty years, he has brought the... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99
From Herodotus's day to the present political upheavals, the steady flow of the Nile has been Egypt's heartbeat. It has shaped its geography, controlled its economy and moulded its civilisation. The same stretch of water which conveyed Pharaonic battleships, Ptolemaic grain ships, Roman troop-carriers and Victorian steamers today carries modern-day... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
Follow the supreme adventurer, Tristan Jones, as he takes a solitary and intrepid six-year voyage on his small craft, The Sea Dart. Covering a distance twice the circumference of the globe, from the lowest body of water in the world--The Dead Sea--to the highest--Lake Titicaca in the Andes--Jones finds himself "a thousand times beyond the limit of... more...