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Bradt Guide Angola

Bradt Guide Angola

by Mike Stead

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A comprehensive guide in the growing series by Bradt, noteworthy for its focus on culture, nature and responsible travel, with plenty of practical travel details. (SAF251, $28.99)

Empire in Africa, Angola and Its Neighbors

Empire in Africa, Angola and Its Neighbors

by David Birmingham

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 190 PAGES

An illuminating history of Angola from colony to independence, civil war and, in 2002, peace. (AFR238, $22.95)

Another Day in the Life

Another Day in the Life

by Ryszard Kapuscinski | William R. Brand | Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Kapuscinski's visceral eye-witness account of the Portuguese withdrawal from Angola and of the civil war that engulfed the West African nation in the 1960s. (CAF23, $15.00)

Angola Map

by Cartographia

  • MAP

This detailed roap map (1:1.5 million) includes GPS coordinates, town names, places of interest, and nature reserves and parks. (SAF237, $12.00)

 
Africa Map, Central and South, Madagascar 746

Africa Map, Central and South, Madagascar 746


by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2007
  • MAP

This fine folded map covers the continent south of Gabon, Congo, Uganda and Kenya at a scale of 1:4,000,000. (AFR36, $12.95)

Africa's Turn?

Africa's Turn?


by Edward Miguel

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

Refreshingly optimistic, Berkeley economist Edward Miguel brings together nine experts on Africa and international development to respond to his observation that African nations are making modest but genuine recent gains in the standard of living and better government. (AFR240, $15.95)

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

Africa, a Biography of the Continent


by John Reader

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 816 PAGES

With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa. (AFR49, $20.00)

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles


by Richard Dowden

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

Africa editor of The Independent and The Economist, Richard Dowden draws on decades of experience in this multi-faceted, vivid portrait of contemporary Africa -- an Africa that, Dowden effectively argues, can only be developed by its own people. (AFR242, $21.99)

New News Out of Africa, Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

New News Out of Africa, Uncovering Africa's Renaissance


by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

A PBS correspondant addresses the current state of affairs in South Africa, Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola and Sierra Leone, incorporating his own experiences and the continent's troubled and tangled history. (AFR203, $14.95)

The Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa


by Thomas Pakenham

  • HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 738 PAGES

Absorbing and meticulously researched, this in-depth history of the Victorian land grab in 19th century Africa includes excellent portraits of the egomaniacal personalities who overran the continent. (AFR26, $23.99)

African Art, An Introduction

African Art, An Introduction


by Frank Willett

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated overview of the art and culture of Africa, portraying the range of spectacular art produced throughout the ages. (AFR18, $29.95)

Exploration of Africa, From Cairo to the Cape

Exploration of Africa, From Cairo to the Cape


by Ann Hugon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 173 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

This jewel of a book chronicles the 19th-century exploration of Africa with hundreds of contemporary paintings and prints, brief chapters on the expeditions, and a very useful chronology. Livingstone, Burton and others are featured in a series of journal excerpts. (AFR03, $15.95)

Traversa, A Solo Walk Across Africa from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean

Traversa, A Solo Walk Across Africa from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean


by Fran Sandham

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Sandham writes with down-to-earth glee of the personalities, hardships, pleasures and idiocy of a 3,000-mile trek (sometimes in the company of a donkey or mule) through tough terrain. (AFR212, $25.00)

A Certain Curve of Horn, The Hundred-Year Quest for the Giant Sable Antelope of Angola


by John Frederick Walker

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 516 PAGES

Walker weaves tale of exploration and adventure with the politics and history of 20th century Angola in this portrait of the magnificent antelope. (SAF235, $15.00)

The Myth of Wild Africa

The Myth of Wild Africa


by Jonathan Adams | Thomas McShane

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 290 PAGES

The authors, associated with the World Wildlife Fund, demolish the romantic fallacy of an untouched continent where animals roam freely in sanctuaries. It's a no-holds-barred critique of old-style conservation in Africa. (AFR15, $29.95)

African Wildlife

African Wildlife


by James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PLASTIC CARD

A laminated foldout guide illustrating almost 150 species of African animals, designed for quick reference in the field. (AFR109, $6.95)

Birds of Western Africa

Birds of Western Africa


by Nik Borrow | Ron Demey

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

A compact field edition of Barrow and Demey's comprehensive handbook, covering nearly 1,300 species from Senegal to Congo and featuring 150 color plates. Now in a fully updated second edition. (WAF76, $45.00)

Birds of Western and Central Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklist

Birds of Western and Central Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklist


by Ber Van Perlo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

An admirably compact, comprehensive guide to 1,500 species throughout Western and Central Africa featuring 109 color plates. (WAF02, $30.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife


by Bunny McBride | Duane Schlitter | Richard Estes | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 988 PAGES

This comprehensive photo guide covers 850 birds, mammals and reptiles of Africa. With range maps and a good country-by-country overview of habitats and parks. (AFR25, $24.95)

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