Egypt by Michele Lasseur
Relax, take a coffee-table trip back into ancient history. Unlike the sweating, impatient tourist who wants to do the pyramids and the sphinx in order to catch the next plane home, you'll have some real quality time to explore this enormous and rich land of a million square kilometres and countless breathtaking monuments. Steeped in mythology and a cultural diversity that comes From being located between Africa and the Orient, Egypt makes For a fascinating journey in photographs, illustrations and text. Visit the old capital of Guiza, then float down the twisting pathways of the river Nile, wander through the bazaars in the bustling alleys of Cairo, or get lost in the awesome deserts and oases of the Egyptian region. As well as immersing yourself in the past, you'll get to meet the people of contemporary Egypt, albeit those spice traders, fishermen, and street hawkers whose lifestyles have barely changed for centuries. Catch a vanishing world before it finally disappears.