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Information about St. Katherine and the Sinai High Mountain Region:
From our bookshelf

Discover Sinai pdf publication download freeDiscover Sinai
A guide to the natural, cultural and historical faces of South Sinai

(2009) 128 pages, full colour, A4

This is the most complete work available about the region, with descriptions, almost 400 color photos, over 60 maps and relevant information so you can plan a trip and discover Sinai for yourself. There is also a comprehensive section on flora and fauna, as well as a dictionary based on the local dialect.

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Trekking in South SinaiTrekking in South Sinai
the highlights

by Zoltan Matrahazi

(2011) 80 pages, BW, 5.5"x8.5"

• 8 treks from 6 different regions
• 17 maps and GPS coordinates
• Trek images with waypoints
• Index of places in English and Arabic
• Bedouin-Arabic glossary

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Sample pages include 2 fully detailed treks!
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Recommended retail price: USD 6.50 / EURO 4.50 / GBP 4.00

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NEW! - Out in German:

Trekking auf dem Süd-Sinai: Highlights
"Obwohl der Süd-Sinai ein beliebtes Ferienziel ist, ist das Landesinnere doch relativ unbekannt. Auch wenn dieses Buch nur einige der Sehenswürdigkeiten beschreibt, ist es doch der erste Trekking-Führer für den Sinai überhaupt. Es beinhaltet 8 ausgearbeitete Trekking-Touren mit GPS-Koordinaten aus 6 verschiedenen Regionen, 17 Karten, Treck-Fotos mit Wegpunkten, Index der Plätze in Englisch und Arabisch und ein Beduin-Arabisch Glossar."

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Butterflies of EgyptA walk in Sinai: St. Katherine to Al Galt Al-Azraq

by Zalat S. & Gilbert F.

(1998) El Haramen Press, Cairo. 64 pp.

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Discover Sinai pdf publication download freeSinai Gardens
Retreats in the Sinai High Mountains, Egypt

by Zoltan Matrahazi

(2010) 100 pages, full colour, 5.5"x8.5"

This concise book gives background info on the unique orchard farming tradition which lives on from Byzantine times; practical info for visitors; two case studies about simple sustainable development models; a map of the region with a list of gardens; and a gallery of 40 full-page images with rare glimpses of snow, spring, gardens and Bedouin life.

The aim of this book is to promote the region and responsible tourism, as well as to raise funds to support gardeners to improve their gardens. Royalties from the sale of this book are automatically transferred to the South Sinai Foundation and are used in full to support gardeners to improve their gardens.

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You can download the electronic version of the book for any donation using secure methods provided by PayPal. Write your amount in the box, and either log in to your PayPal account or pay with your debit or credit card.

Butterflies of Egypt Gardens in a sacred landscape: Bedouin heritage and natural history in the high mountains of Sinai

by Zalat S. & Gilbert F.
Illustrated by Ahmed Gheith

(2008) American University in Cairo Press, Cairo

Available from bookstores in Egypt.

Arabic translation coming soon.

Butterflies of EgyptButterflies of Egypt:
Atlas, Red Data listing & Conservation

by Gilbert F. & Zalat S.
Illustrated by Ahmed Gheith

(2008) BioMAP, EEAA, Cairo

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home page: www.nottingham.ac.uk/~plzfg/

Climate change and biodiversity conservation in egyptClimate Change & Biodiversity Conservation in Egypt

by Gilbert F. & Zalat S.

(2007) EEAA, Cairo

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Suggested books from Amazon

Books from AmazonMount Sinai

by Joseph J. Hobbs

(1995) University of Texas Press

"It is anthropology, geography, history, botany, detective story, Bible study and religious tract, biography, autobiography, travel guide, and finally propaganda for environmental protection. . . . [and] it succeeds effortlessly in combining all of them smoothly, interestingly, and readably into a neat package."

Colbert C. Held, Baylor University


Books from AmazonSaint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, Egypt: A Photographic Essay

by Helen C. Evans

(2004) Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications

The Holy Monastery of St. Catherine, situated among the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, is the oldest continuously active monastery in the world. Recorded as a Christian pilgrimage site as early as the fourth century, it is located where Moses is thought to have seen the Burning Bush and to have received the Ten Commandments.

Along with an introduction by His Eminence Archbishop Damianos and an essay on the Monastery by Helen Evans, the book offers powerful photographs of the site, some of which are provided from the Monastery's archives, with the descriptive captions written by the monks of the Monastery.


Books from AmazonA Culture of Desert Survival: Bedouin Proverbs from Sinai and the Negev

by Clinton Bailey

"Not merely an anthology of Bedouin proverbs, this book is a unique treasury of rich, oral traditional lore."

Bridget Connelly, Emerita, University of California Berkeley


Books from AmazonVeiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

by Lila Abu-Lughod

(1986) University of California Press

"A fascinating, fresh interpretation of the mechanics of the twin codes of Bedouin behavior: the 'code of honor' against which 'real men' are tested and the 'code of modesty' which [Abu-Lughod] sees as a means for those falling short of 'real manhood,' whether men or women, to attain moral worth. The argument is compelling--it makes sense of honor killings, the veiling of women and a seemingly excessive sexual modesty. There is a certain excitement here, as the pieces of the puzzle fall into place."

Inea Bushnaq, New York Times Book Review



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