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Madagascar Wildlife: A Visitors Guide

Madagascar Wildlife: A Visitors Guide

by Hilary Bradt | Nick Garbutt | Derek Schuurman

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

This handy guide describes and illustrates in color photographs 250 species of Malagasy animals, not just the lemurs, fossas and other endemic mammals but also birds, reptiles and invertebrates. With chapters on habitats, ecology and conservation. Third edition. (MAD07, $25.99)

The Song of the Dodo

The Song of the Dodo

by David Quammen

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 700 PAGES

Clearly written and engaging, Quammen narrates his adventures on the trail of natural wonders in Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Galapagos and Komodo and explains complex evolutionary phenomena with humor, wit and understanding. (CON05, $22.00)

Madagascar

Madagascar

by David Attenborough

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • DVD

Produced by the BBC, this spectacular three-part series narrated by the inimitable Attenborough showcases the nature, wildlife and habitats of the island continent, with the many species of lemurs given the starring role. (MAD51, $34.99)

Bradt Guide Madagascar

Bradt Guide Madagascar

by Hilary Bradt

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 468 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Now in its 10th edition, Bradt's comprehensive guide to Madagascar, its history, people and nature remains our model for guidebooks: personal, culturally astute and an absolute pleasure to read. With photographs, sketch maps and wise travel information. (MAD08, $27.99)

Madagascar Map

Madagascar Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • MAP

A clear shaded relief map of Madagascar at a scale of 1:2,000,000. (MAD12, $14.95)

 
Lonely Planet Madagascar & Comoros

Lonely Planet Madagascar & Comoros


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In the Lonely Planet hallmark style, this practical guide to Madagascar features a good overview of culture, history and nature, maps and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. (MAD02, $27.99)

The Reef Guide, Southern Africa's East and South Coasts

The Reef Guide, Southern Africa's East and South Coasts


by Dennis King

  • REFERENCE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

For explorers of Africa's coastlines, this is a convenient identification guide to carry. Includes over 600 full-color photographs and essential information. (SAF338, $28.95)

Madagascar, A Short History

Madagascar, A Short History


by Stephen Ellis | Solofo Randrianja

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A gracefully written summary of two thousand years of human history on Madagascar. The island's inhabitants, the Malagasy, remain one of the world's most least-known societies. (MAD48, $28.00)

The Future of the Past

The Future of the Past


by Alexander Stille

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 339 PAGES

A survey of conservation and threats to cultures and monuments around the world. In these provocative essays, Stille travels to places as disparate as Sicily, China and Madagascar. (CON23, $19.00)

Eccentric Islands, Travels Real and Imaginary

Eccentric Islands, Travels Real and Imaginary


by Bill Holm

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 346 PAGES

Holm mixes his meditative journeys to five actual islands (Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Isla Mujeres and Mallard Island) with utterly made-up places in this poetic, philosophical inquiry into the myth and meaning of islands. (TVL112, $22.00)

Flashman's Lady

Flashman's Lady


by George MacDonald Fraser

  • LITERATURE
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 330 PAGES

Another volume in the wildly entertaining, historically accurate Flashman series, this one set in Queen Ranavalona's Madagascar. (MAD34, $16.00)

Extinct Madagascar, Picturing the Island's Past

Extinct Madagascar, Picturing the Island's Past


by Steven M. Goodman

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 296 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Goodman and his colleagues present a stunning variety of life that went extinct on Madagascar, an island with such biodiversity that it currently boasts over 100 species of lemur. (MAD54, $45.00)

Island Life

Island Life


by Alfred Russel Wallace

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

A popular account of the natural history of island groups by Darwin's contemporary and co-presenter of the theory of evolution by natural selection. (NAT27, $18.99)

Madagascar, The Eighth Continent

Madagascar, The Eighth Continent


by Peter Tyson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 375 PAGES

Tyson interweaves an account of his time in the field with travel, history and ecology for this wide-ranging report on life in Madagascar. (MAD22, $19.99)

The Natural History of Madagascar

The Natural History of Madagascar


by Steven Goodman | Jonathan P. Benstead

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 1709 PAGES

Hundreds of experts contributed to this important, scholarly overview of geology, climate, wildlife, plants and conservation. (MAD36, $50.00)

The Remarkable Baobab

The Remarkable Baobab


by Thomas Pakenham

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

A celebration of the tremendous, twisted baobabs of Africa, Madagascar and Australia in 60 large-format color photographs. (NAT71, $19.95)

Vanilla, Travels In Search Of The Ice Cream Orchid

Vanilla, Travels In Search Of The Ice Cream Orchid


by Tim Ecott

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 278 PAGES

A BBC journalist's lively account of travels to the vanilla-growing regions of Mexico, Madagascar, Reunion and Tahiti on the trail of the prized orchid, its history, cultivation and allure. (GEN339, $14.00)

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Indian Ocean

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Indian Ocean


by Idaz Greenberg

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • PLASTIC CARD

A double-sided card illustrating 70 fishes of Seychelles, Maldives and neighboring islands. (FG17, $7.50)

Lemurs of Madagascar, Conservation International Tropical Field Guide

Lemurs of Madagascar, Conservation International Tropical Field Guide


by Conservation International | Stephen D. Nash

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 762 PAGES

Updated with 30 new species, this third edition of the definitive field guide to all 101 species and subspecies of lemurs features 500 color illustrations, range maps, drawings and detailed, authoritative chapters on natural history and conservation. (MAD11, $55.00)

Lemurs of Madagascar, Diurnal & Cathemeral

Lemurs of Madagascar, Diurnal & Cathemeral


by Russel Mittermeier

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PLASTIC CARD
  • 22 PAGES

This handy laminated fold-up card, illustrated by Stephen Nash, focuses on the 34 species of lemur active, at least part-time, during the day. (MAD49, $7.95)

Lemurs of Madagascar, Nocturnal Lemurs

Lemurs of Madagascar, Nocturnal Lemurs


by Stephen D. Nash

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PLASTIC CARD
  • 22 PAGES

This handy laminated fold-up card, with color illustrations, range maps and checklist, includes the 65 nocturnal species of lemur. (MAD50, $7.95)

Mammals of Madagascar

Mammals of Madagascar


by Nick Garbutt

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

An invaluable compact guide with full-page color photographs of each species. (MAD17, $39.95)

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