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Libya Flag Libya (the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) is is a country in north Africa. It shares land borders with Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, and Tunisia, as well as having a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.

As of 2010, the population of Libya was estimated as being 6,420,000. 34,895,000. The country's capital and largest city is Tripoli, which as of 2006, had a population estimated to be 1,065,405. The country's second city is Benghazi, which an estimated population of 670,797 (also as of 2006), and the third city is Misurata which has a population in excess of 500,000.

Libya Country Details


Country Name Libya
Political Status Country
Geographic Location North Africa
Flag Libya Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Tripoli


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Travellers Libya (Travellers - Thomas Cook)
By Thomas Cook Publishing

Brand: Thomas Cook Publishing
Paperback (176 pages)

Travellers Libya (Travellers - Thomas Cook)
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Libya through a Camera Lens (A photographic journey through Libya)
By m lab

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (26 pages)

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With more then 40 photographs we tell a journey through Libya. Our focus is on the documentary side of the images to show the unknown side of Libya. All photos are well documented with stories and background information.
A Tourist in the Arab Spring (Bradt Travel Guides (Travel Literature))
By Tom Chesshyre

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

A Tourist in the Arab Spring (Bradt Travel Guides (Travel Literature))
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In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, war reporters rushed to publish accounts of the uprising. Tom Chesshyre took a different approach - he jumped on a plane and became the first to return to the region as a tourist. The result is the fascinating, street-level tale of a journey through lands fresh from revolution – Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Chesshyre heads for tourist sites that few have seen in recent years, as well as new 'attractions' like Gaddafi's bombed-out bunker in Tripoli. In a book both touching and humorous, he describes being abducted in Libya, listening to the sound of Kalashnikovs at night and talking to ordinary people struggling to get by.  On the second anniversary of the Arab Spring, this is the ideal time for this book.

The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
By Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar
Released: 2017-04-04
Paperback (272 pages)

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  • The Return Pulitzer Prize Winner Fathers Sons and the Land in Between
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The acclaimed memoir about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healing—one of The New York Times Book Review’s ten best books of the year, winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY 
Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesThe Washington Post The Guardian • Financial Times

When Hisham Matar was a nineteen-year-old university student in England, his father went missing under mysterious circumstances. Hisham would never see him again, but he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive. Twenty-two years later, he returned to his native Libya in search of the truth behind his father’s disappearance. The Return is the story of what he found there.

The Pulitzer Prize citation hailed The Return as “a first-person elegy for home and father.” Transforming his personal quest for answers into a brilliantly told universal tale of hope and resilience, Matar has given us an unforgettable work with a powerful human question at its core: How does one go on living in the face of unthinkable loss?

Praise for The Return

“A tale of mighty love, loyalty and courage. It simply must be read.”The Spectator (U.K.)

“Wise and agonizing and thrilling to read.”—Zadie Smith

“[An] eloquent memoir . . . at once a suspenseful detective story about a writer investigating his father’s fate . . . and a son’s efforts to come to terms with his father’s ghost, who has haunted more than half his life by his absence.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“This outstanding book . . . roves back and forth in time with a freedom that conceals the intricate precision of its art.”The Wall Street Journal

“Truly remarkable . . . a book with a profound faith in the consolations of storytelling . . . a testament to [Matar’s] father, his family and his country.”The Daily Telegraph (U.K.)

The Return is a riveting book about love and hope, but it is also a moving meditation on grief and loss. . . . Likely to become a classic.”—Colm Tóibín

“Matar’s evocative writing and his early traumas call to mind Vladimir Nabokov.”—The Washington Post

“Utterly riveting.”The Boston Globe

“A moving, unflinching memoir of a family torn apart.”—Kazuo Ishiguro, The Guardian

“Beautiful . . . The Return, for all the questions it cannot answer, leaves a deep emotional imprint.”Newsday

“A masterful memoir, a searing meditation on loss, exile, grief, guilt, belonging, and above all, family. It is, as well, a study of the shaping—and breaking—of the bonds between fathers and sons. . . . This is writing of the highest quality.”The Sunday Times (U.K.)
Libya Road Map
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Gizi Map
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Libya Road Map
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This folded tourist and road map of Libya features shaded-relief and elevation tinting. Major and minor roads are depicted along with distance in kilometers, state boundaries, airports, historical sites, oil pipelines, points of interest, tourist sites, and natural features. Includes index of placenames. Legend in 8 languages: Arabic, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, and Russian.
1. Libya Travel Reference Map, waterproof 1:2,6M 2006*** (International Travel Maps)
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1. Libya Travel Reference Map, waterproof 1:2,6M 2006*** (International Travel Maps)
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Waterproof folded road and travel map in color. Scale 1:2,600,000. Distinguishes roads ranging from primary paved roads to other roads or tracks. Legend shows international/district boundaries, railroads, restricted (private) roads, ferry routes, oil and gas pipes, rivers, stream or creeks, aquaducts, dunes, international/national airports, airfields, ports, gas stations, campsites/huts, rest houses/hostels, oil wells, border crossings, points of interest/vistas, archaeological sites, historic ruins/sites, museums, castles, forts, potteries, missions/churches, oasis, parks and reserves, caves, beaches. Includes inset of Central Tripoli.
Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Studies in Modernity and National Identity)
By Brian L. McLaren

University of Washington Press
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Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Studies in Modernity and National Identity)
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To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop of indigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought its systems of transportation and accommodation, as well as new hierarchies of political and social control. Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya shows how Italian authorities used the contradictory forces of tradition and modernity to both legitimize their colonial enterprise and construct a vital tourist industry. Although most tourists sought to escape the trappings of the metropole in favor of experiencing "difference," that difference was almost always framed, contained, and even defined by Western culture.

McLaren argues that the "modern" and the "traditional" were entirely constructed by colonial authorities, who balanced their need to project an image of a modern and efficient network of travel and accommodation with the necessity of preserving the characteristic qualities of the indigenous culture. What made the tourist experience in Libya distinct from that of other tourist destinations was the constant oscillation between modernizing and preservation tendencies. The movement between these forces is reflected in the structure of the book, which proceeds from the broadest level of inquiry into the Fascist colonial project in Libya to the tourist organization itself, and finally into the architecture of the tourist environment, offering a way of viewing state-driven modernization projects and notions of modernity from a historical and geographic perspective.

This is an important book for architectural historians and for those interested in colonial and postcolonial studies, as well as Italian studies, African history, literature, and cultural studies more generally.

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