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- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 11.99
This Heated Place is a compelling account of travel in war-torn Israel, with personal insights into the region's complex and bloody struggles. Returning to Israel after a ten-year absence, Deborah Campbell — a Canadian student at Tel Aviv University during the Gulf War — takes readers along for the ride as she gains insight into one of the world's... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99
In our current climate of war and suspicion, Iran is depicted as the ?next? rogue nation that America and the world must ?deal with.? But the rhetoric about nuclear weapons and jihad obscures the real Iran: an ancient nation and culture, both sophisticated and isolated, which still exists clandestinely in major cities as well as the country?s remote... more...
- Picador 2011; US$ 23.99
Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, An Unexpected Light is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 13.17
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... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 13.17
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... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 11.84
In 1986 Brian Keenan and John McCarthy were forced to take a journey without maps. For the next four years they were incarcerated in a Lebanese dungeon. From the blank outlook of a tiny cell, with only each other and a few volumes of an ancient American encyclopaedia to sustain them, they could only wander the wide open spaces of their imagination.... 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...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 3.99
Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with both a seven-foot skiff and a window into... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren?t the only ones. Underqualified but ingenious, Ray and Jeff found work with the Coalition Provisional Authority providing humanitarian aid to... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
On the front?lines with the building of Al Queda forces in Indonesia both before and after 9/11, written in provocative style by the former Asia bureau chief for Newsweek International. In Allah's Torch, National Geographic's Tracy Dahlby takes readers into the sprawling, porous, virtually lawless domain of Indonesia, where overlapping lines of... more...