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500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa

500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa


by Doug Newman

  • REFERENCE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 152 PAGES

Accounting for each species of southern African songbird, their songs, similar-sounding species, favored habitats and ranges, this reference is ideal for the voyaging birder. Includes a CD of bird calls. (AFR317, $23.00)

Beat about the Bush: Mammals

Beat about the Bush: Mammals


by Trevor Carnaby

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

With clear illustrations, a detailed section on tracks and signs and 700 beautiful wildlife photos, this indepth question-and-answer guide by a South African ranger covers the mammals of Africa in comprehensive detail. (SAF219, $40.00)

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists


by Ber Van Perlo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

An admirably compact guide, featuring small illustrations of 1,250 species, brief descriptions and black-and-white range maps. (SAF79, $30.95)

Blue Shoes and Happiness

Blue Shoes and Happiness


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

The seventh installment in McCall-Smith's best-selling series, in which blue shoes (or other possessions) are not the road to happiness. (BOT25, $14.95)

The Delta

The Delta


by Tony Park

  • MYSTERY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 480 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

Set on the the Delta river in the heart of Botswana, this thriller tells the story of an assassin for hire on the run after failing to kill the president of Zimbabwe. (AFR325, $27.99)

Eye of the Leopard

Eye of the Leopard


by Beverly Joubert | Dereck Joubert

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

The National Geographic photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert document the life of a young leopard, born at Mombo Camp in Botswana's Moremi Reserve, in dazzling color and evocative black-and-white. (AFR256, $75.00)

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

The fifteenth installment of the popular series follows Precious Ramotswe in her latest misadventure in Botswana. (BOT48, $24.95)

The Healing Land, The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert

The Healing Land, The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert


by Rupert Isaacson

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 278 PAGES

A powerful account of the ancient traditions of the Kalahari Bushmen and the very contemporary struggle of a people who have been displaced from their land. (SAF135, $13.00)

The Kalahari Typing School for Men

The Kalahari Typing School for Men


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • MYSTERY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 191 PAGES

The fourth in the enormously pleasurable series firmly grounded in the culture, foilkways and landscapes of southern Africa. (BOT17, $14.95)

The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa

The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa


by Ian Sinclair

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

Featuring beautiful illustrations, calendar bars and distribution maps, the newly revised Struik guide to Southern African birds is a local bestseller. (SAF343, $32.00)

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

An informative practical guide to Botswana and its attractions, including nearby Victoria Falls. (BOT14, $28.99)

Lost World of the Kalahari

Lost World of the Kalahari


by Laurens van der Post

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 279 PAGES

Originally published in 1958, this poetic book is the story of a quest to find the San people in the remote desert. It has become a classic romanticized tale of an encounter between the literate European and "noble savage": mystical, captivating and a useful record of a time. (SAF24, $21.95)

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)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • MYSTERY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 235 PAGES

The delightful introduction to Botswana's formidable female detective, evoking the cultures, customs and texture of Africa. (BOT10, $13.95)

Southern African Mammals Made Simple

Southern African Mammals Made Simple


by Doug Newman

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 104 PAGES

Profiling 115 mammals common to Southern Africa, many of which (bat-eared fox, oribi, hartebeest) are not found anywhere else. The guide offers a three-step, foolproof process for identifying similar-looking species. (SAF342, $18.00)

A Carrion Death

A Carrion Death


by Michael Stanley

  • MYSTERY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

The debut of Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department. (BOT37, $14.99)

The Last Lions

The Last Lions


by Dereck & Beverly Joubert

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Dereck and Beverly Joubert track Ma di Tau (Mother of Lions) and her three newborns in the Okavango in this companion book to the National Geographic film. The book, like the documentary, was photographed around Duba Plains Camp, in northern Botswana. (BOT41, $24.00)

 

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