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Seychelles

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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)

Wildlife of the Seychelles

Wildlife of the Seychelles

by John Bowler

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

A photographic guide to the wildlife of the Seychelles, featuring 51 color plates of birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates. (SEY22, $25.95)

Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles

Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles

by Tom Masters

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 324 PAGES

This excellent practical guide includes maps, travel details and a good overview of the culture, history and nature of the islands. (SEY04, $27.99)

Seychelles Map

Seychelles Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2013
  • MAP

A laminated, colorful map of the Seychelles. (SEY08, $10.95)

 
Mauritius Map

Mauritius Map


by Globetrotter

  • 2013
  • MAP

A map of Mauritius at a scale of 1:80,000. (MTS04, $9.95)

Bradt Guide Seychelles

Bradt Guide Seychelles


by Lyn Mair | Lynnath Beckley

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 202 PAGES

A detailed overview of Seychelles, its history, wildlife, culture and major attractions in the series by Bradt. Geared for the independent traveler, it includes maps, town plans and lots of practical travel information. (SEY21, $26.99)

Culture Smart! Mauritius

Culture Smart! Mauritius


by Tim Clearly

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (MTS11, $9.95)

Marco Polo Seychelles

Marco Polo Seychelles


by Heiner F. Gstaltmayr

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 132 PAGES

This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map. (SEY27, $9.99)

Odyssey Guide Seychelles: Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean

Odyssey Guide Seychelles: Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean


by Sarah Carpin | Paul Turcotte

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

A colorful and informative guide to the islands, with background on history and culture, and plenty of practical information. Illustrated with color photographs, the book also includes a number of handy local maps. (SEY09, $22.95)

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)

A Hundred Horizons, The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire

A Hundred Horizons, The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire


by Sugata Bose

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

In this sophisticated and scholarly history, Bose examines trade and interactions among the far-flung peoples of the Indian Ocean region during the last century of the British Raj. (IDA305, $22.00)

Journey to Mauritius

Journey to Mauritius


by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre | Jason Wilson

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A lyrical account of colonial society, daily life and nature in Mauritius, newly translated and with an introduction by Jason Wilson. (MTS06, $15.00)

Edge of Eden

Edge of Eden


by Helen Benedict

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

With acerbic wit and lush descriptions, this page-turner brims with jealousy, sex and witchcraft in a darkly exotic Seyhelles circa 1960. In it a British woman turns to black magic to preserve her marriage after her diplomat husband falls under the spell of a local beauty. (SEY23, $17.00)

Georges

Georges


by Alexandre Dumas | Jamaica Kincaid

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Filled with intrigue, romance, and deadly vengeance, this swashbuckling adventure follows the return of a wronged mulatto boy to his home in Mauritius, where he pits his strength against a powerful plantation owner. (MTS09, $15.00)

The Book of Color

The Book of Color


by Julia Blackburn

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

Blackburn richly evokes the 19th-century colonial Indian Ocean in this haunting novel of madness, slavery and racism, which memorably opens on the island of La Digue in the Seychelles. (MTS02, $15.00)

The Mauritius Command

The Mauritius Command


by Patrick O'Brian

  • LITERATURE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 348 PAGES

The rousing tale of a mission to the Mascarene Islands to take Rodriguez, Mauritius and Reunion from the French and install a proper British governor. It's the fourth of the series of hugely popular Aubrey-Maturin novels. (SEY18, $15.95)

Journey Through Seychelles

Journey Through Seychelles


by Muhammed Amin | Adrian Skerrett

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • HARD COVER
  • 191 PAGES

This superbly illustrated and informative oversized book captures the beauty and magic of the islands. The husband-and-wife team of Adrian and Judith Skerret, who live in the islands, provide extensive accompanying text on the islands, their history and natural splendors. (SEY02, $50.00)

Lost Land of the Dodo, The Ecological History of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues


by Julian Hume | Anthony Cheke

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 480 PAGES

Uninhabited until the 1500s, the arrival of humans rapidly devastated the diverse, endemic wildlife of the Mascarenes, including of not just the famous dodo but also giant tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckos, burrowing boas, and flightless rails and herons. (MTS08, $55.00)

Lost World, The Marine World of Aldabra and the Seychelles

Lost World, The Marine World of Aldabra and the Seychelles


by Thomas P. Peschak

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

A visual tribute to the aquatic world of the Seychelles archipelago. (SEY25, $75.00)

The Fruit Hunters, A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce and Adventure

The Fruit Hunters, A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce and Adventure


by Adam Leith Gollner

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

The coco-de-mer, found only in the Seychelles, Asia's repugnant and coveted durian and many more exotic fruits you've never heard of -- jambu, galangal, voavanga, farkleberry -- take the starring role in Adam Gollner's surprisingly juicy account of the history, pleasure and business of fruit. (NAT138, $16.00)

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean


by Paddy Ryan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

A bestseller, this take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs. (DIV18, $21.99)

Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands

Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands


by Ian Sinclair | Olivier Langrand

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES

This revised edition, including many new illustrations by Norman Arlott, Peter Hayman and others, covers 500 birds of Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues and Seychelles. (FG30, $29.00)

Birds of the Seychelles

Birds of the Seychelles


by Adrian Skerrett | Tony Disley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A comprehensive guide the birds of the Seychelles, featuring the 66 breeding species, regular visitors and likely variants. The 250 species are described and illustrated in color plates. (SEY17, $59.95)

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific


by Terence M. Gosliner

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 314 PAGES

A comprehensive handbook to 1,000 marine invertebrates by a leading expert from the California Academy of Sciences. (DIV19, $45.00)

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)

Marine Invertebrates Indian Ocean and the Central Pacific

Marine Invertebrates Indian Ocean and the Central Pacific


by Idaz Greenberg

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • PLASTIC CARD

This double-sided plastic card shows 50 of the most commonly encountered marine invertebrates of the Indian Ocean in full-color illustrations, convenient for snorkeling trips. (DIV15, $7.50)

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