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- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95
Iran looms large in the psyche of modern America. For decades, it has been ?the enemy,? its government taunting us and attacking our Western, secular lifestyle. That is largely the Iranian government, however, not the Iranian people. Here?s the proof. When Jamie Maslin decides to backpack the entire length of the Silk Road, he decides to travel... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.95
In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available
Philip Tranter and three friends drove a Land Rover 6,000 miles overland from Scotland to Nuristan to explore some of the unknown Central Hindu Kush area. They set out to attempt the second ascent of the monstrous Koh-i-Krebek; to ascend if possible at least one other major unclimbed mountain and to map that previously unmapped terrain. In fact,... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...