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The Book of Universes by John D. Barrow
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The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple
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City Of Djinns by William Dalrymple
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The Silk Road by Valerie  Hansen
The Silk Road: A New History
by Valerie Hansen
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The Silk Road is a concept which is as evocative and enticing as it sounds. All the allure of the East is there, it speaks to the imagination; it speaks of luxury and travel, of distant riches and far away lands. An air of mystery and romance permeat ...more
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The Museum on the Roof of the World by Clare E. Harris
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Southeast Asia by Milton E. Osborne
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Very good introduction and overview of a huge topic with a good (broad and listed by theme/region) bibliography for continuing further. Having read Osborne's excellent book on the Mekong I found him a good guide again, this book frequently points up ...more
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The Collected Stories by Arthur C. Clarke
The Collected Stories
by Arthur C. Clarke
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke by Arthur C. Clarke
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There are over 100 stories in this impressive collection ranging from 1937 (aged 20) to 1999 (aged 82) but the golden age of Clarke (as a short story writer) starts in the second half of the 1940s and ends in the early 1960s.

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Labrang Monastery by Paul Kocot Nietupski
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