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Elephant Complex

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by John Gimlette
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month August 2016 Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, violent and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty has endured, indifferent to human tragedy. Journeying through its regions - some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette interviews ex-presiden...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Myanmar (Burma)

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by DK Publishing
Explore gilded pagodas and spectacular archaeological sites, enjoy stunning beaches and mountains, or experience every-day local life: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Myanmar with this indispensable travel guide.
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The Rough Guide to Nepal

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by Rough Guides
Discover this exciting destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to trek in the spectacular Himalaya region, take a boat ride on Phewa Lake in Pokhara or get up close and personal with rhinos at Chitwan National Park, The Rough Guide to Nepal will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.
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A Gentleman in Moscow

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by Towles, Amor
On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.
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Sri Lanka Flexi Map

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Flexi map Sri Lanka is laminated, durable and has its own index that has been categorised for ease of use. Inside Flexi Map Sri Lanka: - A list of recommended sights, divided by theme and linked to the mapping by numbered markers. - A handy information section with concise details on getting around, tourist offices, money, tipping, opening times, public holidays, telephones, emergency telephone num...
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Japan: A Short History

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by Hane, Mikiso
What is a shogun? Who were the samurai and what is the warrior code? What lies behind the Japanese work ethic? From the ancient tea ceremony to the boom and subsequent downturn of its economic prosperity, this uniquely concise introduction to Japan and its history surveys nearly 10,000 years of society, culture, economics and politics. Balancing economic and political information with new insights into the ...
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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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by Eric Newby
Eric Newby’s charming “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” covers a legendary journey made over half a century ago that spanned from Mayfair to Afghanistan and beyond.
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Shadow Of The Silk Road

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by Colin Thubron
Winner of the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing The Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey by Colin Thubron along the greatest land route on Earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Th...
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Norwegian Wood

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by Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood stands with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle as one of Haruki Muarakami’s best and most popular works. As usual, it deals with the world around us with a sense of melancholy, charm, loss- all weaved through with his irrepressible wit, managing to make the more whimsical aspects of his work seems normal.
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The Quiet American

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by Graham Greene
The Quiet American is Graham Greene’s fictional account of the violence and intrigue of mid twentieth century Vietnam. Pyle, a young idealistic American has been sent to promote democracy through a mysterious ‘Third Force’, but his naïve optimism starts to cause bloodshed. Fowler, a friend of Pyle, but a Brit and a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to just stand aside and watch without interv...
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Mirror to Damascus

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by Colin Thubron
Winner of the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing Described by the author as simply 'a work of love', Mirror to Damascus provides an enthralling and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966, as well as being a charming and witty personal record of a city well-loved. In explaining how mo...
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Empire of the Mind - A History of Iran

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by Michael Axworthy
From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to the revolution of 1979, the hostage crisis and current president Mahmud Ahmadinejad – a controversial figure within as well as outside the country – Michael Axworthy produces an account of Iran’s past. He explains clearly and carefully both the complex succession of dynasties that ruled ancient Iran and the surprising ethnic...
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Burmese Days

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by George Orwell
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, "Burmese Days" describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a 'subject' people, an inferior people with black faces'. Against the prevailing orthodoxy, Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Dr Veraswami, a black enthusiast for Empire. The doctor n...
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Love in a Fallen City

by Chang, Eileen
Eileen Chang is one of the great writers of twentieth-century China, where she enjoys a passionate following both on the mainland and in Taiwan. At the heart of Chang's achievement is her short fiction - tales of love, longing, and the shifting and endlessly treacherous shoals of family life. Written when she was still in her twenties, these extraordinary stories combine an unsettled, probing, utterly conte...
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Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook

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by Rudelson, Justin Jon
The Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook is not only an extensive list of useful phrases, but also an ideal tool to start getting to grips with a language and beginning two-way communication. Containing excellent sections on language basics such as numbers, question phrases, dates, phrase construction, grammar and pronunciation, as well as containing concise but well-rounded two-way dictionaries, Lonely Pl...
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Lonely Planet East Timor Phrasebook and Dictionary

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by Hajek, John (University of Melbourne)
Lonely Planet East Timor Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful East Timor phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Be able to communicate with locals when hiking on out-of-the-way treks, enjoy trying new meals, or know the etiquette of being a guest in someone's home; all with your trusted travel companion. With language too...
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Lonely Planet Tibetan Phrasebook and Dictionary

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by Lonely Planet
With Lonely Planet's Tibetan Phrasebook, let no barriers - language or culture - get in your way. Grab this phrasebook and trek to sacred Mt Kalaish, stroll through the stunning Potala Palace in Lhasa or take a bumpy road trip to Rongphu Monastery for classic Mt Everest views.
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A Dragon Apparent - Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

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by Norman Lewis
Travelling through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War.
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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia

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by Peter Hopkirk
Peter Hopkirk's "The Great Game" tells the history of the decades-long struggle for Central Asia in the 1800’s. For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth - Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia - fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it "The Great Game", a phrase immortalized in Kipling’s "Kim".
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Thailand - Vietnam - Myanmar / Burma - Cambodia - Laos Marco Polo Map

The countries of South-East Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore on a map at 1:2,500,000 from Marco Polo Publishing with an index which includes geographical features, three city maps, descriptions of 15 best sights, etc. Coverage extends west to Dhaka to include eastern Bangladesh and the north-eastern states of India.
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