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- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available
BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS is a delightfully wry chronicle of travels through a country of incongruity - an Egypt encompassing a diversity of cultural influences which often belies its image of 'archaeological theme park'. With an acute eye for the unusual, the interesting or the plain absurd, Douglas Kennedy takes us on a continually surprising tour beyond... more...
- Overlook 2011; US$ 13.99
One of the most unconventional and courageous explorers of her time, Freya Stark chronicled her extraordinary Travels in the Near East , establishing herself as a twentieth century heroine. A Winter in Arabia recounts her 1937-8 expedition in what is now Yemen, a journey which helped secure her reputation not only as a great travel writer, but... more...
- Canongate Books 2007; US$ 13.29
What does it mean to be a young Muslim in the twenty-first century? When Aatish Taseer receives a challenging letter from his estranged father in Pakistan, he decides to set off on an expedition across the Islamic world in search of his own Islamic heritage, as well as to discover how other young people across the Middle East felt about theirs. In... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.99
A crowning achievement in the career of revered journalist Anthony Shadid?who died while on assignment in Syria in February 2012? House of Stone tells the story of rebuilding Shadid's ancestral home in Lebanon amid political strife. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 30.99
From religion, to language, to the stories rooted in our faith and history books, the Nile River has proven to be a constant fixture in mankind?s tales. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, Red Nile navigates a meandering course through the history of the world?s greatest river, exploring this unique breeding... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99
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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99
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...
- Kuperard 2014; US$ 9.95
A world leader in hi-tech, Israel has been dubbed ?the start-up nation??a description that could equally well apply to its remarkable birth as a haven for Jewish immigrants and refugees. Having started with few natural resources just over sixty years ago, it is now a thriving democracy and a regional superpower. This dynamic, diverse, and paradoxical... more...
- The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 48.00
When Roger H. Guichard Jr. discovered a French translation of the works of Carsten Niebuhr, sole survivor of the 1761-1767 Royal Danish Expedition to the Yemen, he was astounded. 'They were not just another dry account of one mans travels, but represented the record of a serious intellectual enterprise involving Enlightenment science, sacred... more...