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- 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 2011; US$ 9.95
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... 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...
- Footprint Handbooks 2013; US$ 3.75
Footprintfocus Red Sea & Sinai is packed with information on Egypt?s world-renowned diving coast and Sinai?s rugged, desert interior where trekkers and pilgrims journey from afar to scramble up the splendid face of Mount Sinai. From top-class beachside hotels to backpacker havens, this guide will prove an invaluable companion. more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.98
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 Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00
Caught up in a terrifying war, facing choices of life and death, two Iraqi sisters take us into the hidden world of women?s lives under U.S. occupation. Through their powerful story of love and betrayal, interwoven with the stories of a Palestinian American women?s rights activist and a U.S. soldier, journalist Christina Asquith explores one of the... 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...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "« Faites voille, de par Dieu !» criait Joinville à ses « notonniers » en s'embarquant sur la nef qui devait le porter en terre sainte. ? Je jetterais volontiers le même cri aux matelots de la Minerva, grand bateau du Lloyd autrichien à bord duquel nous prenons place, mon ami d'A... et moi ; la vapeur a remplacé les vieilles voiles qui nous... more...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 28.99
Equal parts biographical puzzle, architectural meditation, and probing detective story, Adina Hoffman's Till We Have Built Jerusalem offers a prismatic view into one of the world's most beloved and troubled cities. Panoramic yet intimate, this portrait of three architects who helped build modern Jerusalem is also a gripping exploration of the ways... more...