SOUTHERN AFRICA
Botswana   |   READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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Essential Books These 5 items are available for $107, including
U.S. shipping, a 15% discount (Item no. EXSAF170)
 
The Wildlife of Southern Africa, A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region  •  Vincent Carruthers  •  Kenneth Newman
FIELD GUIDE •  2008 •  PAPER  • 320 PAGES • BEST SELLER • COMING IN APRIL
Featuring 2,000 carefully selected plants and animals, large and small, that are likely to be encountered during a visit to the region, this revised edition of the best-selling and well-known illustrated field guide to the animals and plants of southern Africa is fully updated with the latest taxonomy and common names. More than 1,200 species are vividly illustrated and many more are identifiable from the text through reference to similar species. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field. (SAF59, $28.00)
  The Wildlife of Southern Africa, A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region
The Safari Companion  •  Richard Estes
FIELD GUIDE •  1999 •  PAPER  • 459 PAGES • BEST SELLER
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind. (AFR06, $30.00)
  The Safari Companion
Cry of the Kalahari, Seven Years in Africa's Last Great Wilderness  •  Mark Owens  •  Delia Owens
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR •  1985 •  PAPER  • 352 PAGES
A thoroughly readable version of Born Free, set in Botswana (and just as weepy about the animals). This is the book that got the Owens family thrown out of Botswana, in part because of their opposition to fencing the land. While their approach to conservation is controversial, there's no doubt that the Owens are dedicated to the wildlife of Southern Africa -- and are very good writers. (SAF13, $16.00)
  Cry of the Kalahari, Seven Years in Africa's Last Great Wilderness
Botswana, the Bradt Safari Guide  •  Chris McIntyre
GUIDEBOOK •  2014 •  PAPER  • 560 PAGES • COMING IN JUNE
Covering the history, culture and wildlife of Botswana in absorbing detail, this informative, personal guide focuses on the Okavango, Chobe, the Kalahari and other popular destinations. (BOT18, $27.99)
  Botswana, the Bradt Safari Guide
Botswana Map  •  Reise Know How
2012 •  MAP
A detailed map of Botswana at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Unfolded size: 27x39 inches. 27x39 inches. (SAF07, $14.95)
  Botswana Map



Also Recommended

Botswana Adventure Map  •  National Geographic Society    •  Waterproof and tear-resistant, this double-sided travel shows parks, preserves, roads and towns at a scale of 1:1,100,000. (BOT08, $11.95)
 
 
Culture Smart! Botswana  •  Michael Main   • GUIDEBOOK  •  A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (SAF178, $9.95)
 
 
Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana  •  Eugene Moll   • REFERENCE  •  A complete guide to the wildflowers of the region, including 332 of the most commonly encountered species. The flowers are arranged by predominant color and their pictures are accompanied by descriptions, Setswana common names and the plants' traditional uses. (BOT47, $29.95)
 
 
Africa, a Biography of the Continent  •  John Reader   • HISTORY  •  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)
 
 
The Scramble for Africa  •  Thomas Pakenham   • HISTORY  •  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)
 
 
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle  •  Robyn Scott   • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR  •  Haphazardly schooled by her free-spirited mother and left to roam the bush, Scott writes with warmth and candor of her unconventional upbringing in Botswana, commenting on her Grandpa Ivor (personal pilot to the first president of Botswana), physician father's work, unfortunate pets, siblings and adventures. (SAF203, $16.00)
 
 
Whatever You Do, Don't Run  •  Peter Allison   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE  •  Allison spins captivating tales of wildlife, camps and the life of a safari guide into a hilarious, slyly informative introduction to Botswana. (BOT29, $16.95)
 
 
Mating  •  Norman Rush   • LITERATURE  •  This comic novel evokes daily life in Botswana and skewers the notion of well-intentioned academics at large in the developing world. The description of a trek from Gaborone to the Kalahari is terrific. (BOT03, $16.95)
 
 
The Double Comfort Safari Club  •  Alexander McCall Smith   • LITERATURE  •  The infinitely patient Precious Ramotswe and secretary (make that assistant detective!) Grace Makutsi travel to the Okavango in this delightful 11th book in the enjoyable series. (BOT38, $15.00)
 
 
African Safari, Into the Great Game Reserves  •  Peter and Beverly Pickford   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  With a traveler's notebook, essays and color photographs of Africa, its people, landscapes and wildlife, this dazzling photographic journey captures the adventure of safari. (AFR260, $49.95)
 
 
Big Five of Africa  •  Gerald Hinde   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo. (AFR241, $20.00)
 
 
Okavango, Africa's Last Eden  •  Frans Lanting   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Lanting captures the wildlife and habitats of the Okavango, focusing on the wetlands. Additional chapters cover an island oasis in the Kalahari, elephants and the people of the region. This book won Lanting the BBC Photographer of the Year award. (SAF01, $39.99)
 
 
Okavango, Jewel of the Kalahari  •  Karen Ross   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  An ecologist and champion of Botswana (she has been instrumental in getting Okavango listed as a World Heritage Site), Ross gives equal weight to the wildlife, habitats and people of the Delta and surrounding sands in this terrific portrait, featuring 170 color photographs. (BOT39, $28.95)
 
 
Relentless Enemies  •  Beverly Joubert   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Beautifully filmed at Duba Plains in HD, this National Geographic documentary captures the drama, power and beauty of the lions and water buffaloes of the Okavango. 90 minutes. (BOT32, $19.98)
 
 
African Wildlife  •  James Kavanaugh   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Slip this laminated foldout guide in your pocket for quick reference in the field. (AFR109, $6.95)
 
 
Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa  •  Ian Sinclair  •  Phil Hockey  •  Warwick Tarboton   • FIELD GUIDE  •  This compact, comprehensive field guide features 200 dazzling color plates covering 950 species of birds from South Africa to southern Mozambique. Fourth Edition. (SAF12, $35.00)
 
 
Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals  •  Jonathan Kingdon   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. Includes abbreviated information on identification, distribution, ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps. (EAF128, $25.95)
 
 
Newman's Birds of Southern Africa  •  Kenneth Newman   • FIELD GUIDE  •  This commemorative 10th edition celebrates the late author with a fully revised and updated version. Edits were done by his daughter, Vanessa Newman, to reflect the latest research, taxonomy and common names. (SAF29, $26.00)
 
 
Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide  •  Mike Unwin   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text. (SAF131, $26.99)
 
 
Wildlife of Southern Africa  •  Martin B. Withers   • FIELD GUIDE  •  This Princeton Pocket Guide, featuring 400 color photographs by Withers and co-author David Hosking, covers all the birds, mammals, lizards and insects you are likely to encounter. (SAF300, $19.95)
 
 
 
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