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Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
by , Jessica Lee

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cuisine, etiquette, sports, politics, landscapes, wildlife, architecture <LI><B>Over 102 maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Cairo, the Nile Valley, Minya, Luxor, Esna, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B><I>Discover Egypt, </I></B>a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions<B> </B>or Lonely Planet's<B> <I>Africa</I> </B>or<B> <I>Middle East</I> </B>travel guides,<B> </B>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.<B> </B></LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin and Jessica Lee </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
World Photographic Traveling Vol 14 Egypt 3 (Japanese Edition)
by Ichiro Ito

Language

Japanese

Pages

462

Publication Date

December 13, 2017

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この写真集「エジプト 3」は「第13集 エジプト 2」の続編であり、ルクソールからアブシンベルまでのいくつかの神殿とアスワン周辺のヌビア人の村などに焦点を当てている。アブシンベルでは特に2月22日早朝、日の出前後のアブシンベル大神殿に集まった人々に注目。この日は年に2度だけ、日の出の陽光が大神殿最奥部の至聖所に届く日。<br /> 多くのヌビア神殿がアスワンハイダムによる水没を免れるためにナイル河岸からナセル湖畔に移転されたが、このような数々の驚嘆すべき壮麗な神殿を築いたとされる古代ヌビア人とはどのような人々だったのか。彼らは何処へ消え去ったのか。ピラミッドを築いたとされる古代エジプト人と同様、限りなく私たちの興味を惹く。 撮影2017年、掲載写真462枚。<br /> This photo book 'Egypt 3' is the sequel of 'Vol. 13 Egypt 2', focusing on several temples from Luxor to Abu Simbel and Nubian villages around Aswan. Especially Abu Simbel in the morning on Feb. 22, extra attention was paid to the crowd of people gathered around Great Temple of Ramses 2. This day is one of the two days a year, when the rising sunlight reaches to the deepest and holiest site of the Great Temple. <br /> Many Nubian temples were relocated from the Nile banks to the Nasser lakeshores to be saved from submergence by Aswan High Dam. We wonder what kinds of people are the ancient Nubians who were supposed to have built such surprising magnificent temples. Where had those Nubians gone and disappeared ? As well as ancient Egyptians who were supposed to have built the Pyramids, they attract our interest endlessly. 462 photos up, taken in 2017.
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
by , Kristin Ohlson

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

April 10, 2007

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Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus an idea was born. <br /><br />With the help of corporate and international sponsors, the Kabul Beauty School welcomed its first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, Rodriguez stumbled through language barriers, overstepped cultural customs, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students to become their families’ breadwinners by learning the fundamentals of coloring techniques, haircutting, and makeup.<br /><br />Yet within the small haven of the beauty school, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her wedding night, the twelve-year-old bride sold into marriage to pay her family’s debts, the Taliban member’s wife who pursued her training despite her husband’s constant beatings. Through these and other stories, Rodriguez found the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style.<br /><br />With warmth and humor, Rodriguez details the lushness of a seemingly desolate region and reveals the magnificence behind the burqa. <i>Kabul Beauty School </i>is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Is...
by John A. Beck

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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A trip to the Holy Land is on the bucket list of many Christians. But planning a meaningful trip in a place so filled with significant sites is an imposing task. Most travel guides are not prepared to link the Bible and land in an accurate and meaningful way because they are written for people of all faiths. So how can a Christian traveler prepare a trip that will illuminate God's Word and reveal the Lord's presence? <BR><BR>In <i>The Holy Land for Christian Travelers, </i>John A. Beck provides a guide to the Holy Land for Christians with explanations of the biblical significance of important sites. The entries provide key Scripture references for reflection and a guide to the land that will encourage communion with God and a genuine spiritual experience for travelers as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus. A trip to the Holy Land can be a worship-filled, once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey. This book puts a biblical scholar and experienced Holy Land guide at the reader's side.
Istanbul: Visitor Essentials
by Andrew Sparke

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

December 15, 2017

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A wonderfully practical guidebook to a wonderful city with plenty of revelatory advice for the first time visitor and those who consider themselves honorary Stamboulis alike.
The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle Eas...
by Adam Valen Levinson

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<p>Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most.</p><br /><p>Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson sets out to “learn about the world 9/11 made us fear.” From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Syria’s secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff dives in Oman, celebrates New Year’s Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation.</p><br /><p>Valen Levinson crosses borders with wisecracking humor, erudition, and humanity, seeking common ground with “bros” everywhere, and finding that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed eight years late, he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.</p>
The Great Railway Bazaar
by Paul Theroux

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

June 01, 2006

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<DIV>First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.</DIV>
Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)
by , Jenny Walker

Language

English

Pages

440

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories </I></B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Crusader ruins; marvel at the breathtaking Dome of the Rock; or laze on the golden sands of Tel Aviv's world-famous beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories</I> Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Full-colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, cuisine, government and politics, religion, literature, music, cinema, environment <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out Jerusalem city map</B> (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps <LI><B>Covers</B> Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Galilee, Tsfat, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Negev, the Dead Sea, Petra and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet </I></B><B><I>Israel & the Palestinian Territories</I></B><B>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our <B><I>Lonely Planet Middle East </I></B>guide. </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Daniel Robinson, Orlando Crowcroft, Virginia Maxwell and Jenny Walker. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
I Am Not A Spy: An American Jew Goes Deep in the Arab World & Isr...
by Michael Bassin

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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The true story of an idealistic young American Jew committed to promoting peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.<br /><br />Few American college students who study abroad receive constant accusations of being a spy. But that’s what happens to Michael Bassin, enrolled for a semester exchange at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.<br /><br />When Michael, despite advice to the contrary, reveals his Jewish identity to his new classmates, students, faculty, and the secret police respond with shock and suspicion.<br /><br />In between visiting Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and northern India during breaks from class, Michael develops die-hard enemies and loyal allies on campus. He is thrown into the role of reluctant ambassador for the Jewish people, for America, and Israel as he responds to the conspiracies and threats made against him.<br /><br />Nevertheless, he finds his efforts to promote understanding are not in vain. As he develops genuine friendships, he sees the positive effects of face-to-face interaction with people who had never met a Jew before.<br /><br />But Michael’s fight for peace doesn’t end with his university experience. He moves to Israel and joins the army as a combat Arabic translator, becoming the face and voice of his unit during both friendly and hostile interactions with Palestinians in the West Bank.<br /><br />While enforcing an occupation about which he feels conflicted, Michael once again finds that person to person relationships provide the best path to peace in the Middle East.
Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai (Travel Guide)
by , Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore culture and architecture in the historic district, shop at the world's largest mall, or explore the chaos and charm of the Gold Souq; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Dubai and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Full-colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out Dubai map</B> (included in print version), plus over 14 colour neighbourhood maps <LI><B>User-friendly layout</B> with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time <LI><B>Covers</B> Burj Khalifa, Madinat Jumeirah, the Gold Souq, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Historic District, Dubai Mall and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalize your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice:</B> <B><I>Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai,</I></B> a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Dubai's neighbourhoods? Check out the <B><I>Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi</I></B> guide. <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out the <B><I>Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula</I> </B>guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Andrea Schulte-Peevers<I>.</I> </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>

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