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- Simon & Schuster 2006; 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...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 20.12
Boom town, modern marvel, commercial hub, where middle-east meets wealthy west, playground for tourists, crawling with ex-pats, built by Indians, owned by Arabs, Dubai has risen from next to nothing to an awful lot in little more than thirty years. How? And can it go on? Has it sold itself to the corporate dollar? Is it anything more than a mall in... more...
- Hg2 2010; US$ 12.00
Once the richest oil city in the world, several decades of Soviet occupation left the capital of Azerbaijan leagues behind the competition. Now a new wave of oil money and development has fed Baku?s growth into one of the most excitingly developing cities on the globe. In this, the first English language guide to Baku in the world, Hg2 unveils a city... more...
- Avalon Travel 2011; US$ 21.99
Any book can direct you to Jerusalem's Western Wall or Bethlehem's churches, but only the intrepid student researchers of Let's Go Israel can lead you headlong into this ancient destination's blossoming new identity as a study abroad haven and budget traveler's dream. Relax on a beach in Haifa, snorkel in the waters of Eilat, visit Petra's tombs... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.98
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
?Tribes With Flags? is the gripping story of Charles Glass's dramatic journey through Greater Syria which provides background context to a troubled region once again in the headlines. 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...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
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$ 6.95
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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 18.95
Learn helpful Arabic vocabulary without being intimidated by its non-Roman script! Your desire to learn Arabic may be twarted by its script; how will you pick up the language if you can't understand its characters? Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners overcomes this obstacle by providing an accessible, entertaining program that will reinforce... more...