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The Wildlife of Southern Africa, A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region

The Wildlife of Southern Africa, A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region

by Vincent Carruthers | Kenneth Newman

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

With 1,200 color illustrations by a range of experts, this compact field guide includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that a traveler is likely to encounter in southern Africa. (SAF59, $28.00)

The Safari Companion

The Safari Companion

by 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 Eye of the Elephant, An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

The Eye of the Elephant, An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

by Mark Owens | Delia Owens

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 305 PAGES

The adventures of conservationists Mark and Delia Owens in the Luangwa River Valley of Zambia. They set up camp in the wilderness among the elephants, but are drawn into an ugly struggle with the local people. (ZMB04, $18.95)

Bradt Guide Zambia

Bradt Guide Zambia

by Chris McIntyre

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 518 PAGES

Safari guide McIntyre's practical and detailed overview of Zambia, its history, culture, attractions and natural history with color photographs, local maps and excellent travel information. Fourth edition. (ZMB01, $28.99)

Zambia Map

Zambia Map

by Globetrotter

  • 2008
  • MAP

Designed for the traveler, this tinted map at a scale of 1:1,500,000 features highlights of Zambian history, geography and a rainfall chart. (ZMB03, $8.95)

 
Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi


by

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

With a chapter on Victoria Falls, this compact guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes 76 local and regional color maps, a few color photographs and chapters on history, culture and the environment. (ZMB12, $26.99)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

The Fate of Africa

The Fate of Africa


by Martin Meredith

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 792 PAGES

Ambitious in scope, immensely readable -- and as big as a doorstop -- Martin Meredith's blockbuster country-by-country overview of the tumult in Africa since independence is now revised and updated to reflect recent events. (AFR154, $22.99)

The Fortunes of Africa, A 5000-year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor

The Fortunes of Africa, A 5000-year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor


by Martin Meredith

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 704 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

Covering the epic history of colonialism in Africa, Meredith's magisterial history depicts empire-hungry kings, missionaries, tribal warlords, mining barons -- even modern multinational corporations. An expansive but entertaining read. (AFR327, $35.00)

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)

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone


by Martin Dugard

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 340 PAGES

A nicely paced tale of the Scottish explorer and Stanley's headline-grabbing efforts to locate him. Dugard has done his homework well, drawing on a wide variety of sources to paint a lively and nuanced portrait of the two men. (AFR130, $16.00)

The Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries

The Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries


by David Livingstone

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 433 PAGES

Livingstone's original account of his second expedition to Africa, first published in 1864 -- a sympathetic portrait of African peoples, rich in nature, culture and politics. (SAF136, $25.95)

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness


by Alexandra Fuller

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Alexandra Fuller (Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight) returns to Africa in this shimmering memoir, focusing on her mother Nicola (a million percent Highland Scottish) -- and her odyssey from newlywed in the highlands of Kenya in the 1960s to the tumult of post-independence Rhodesia -- and life today with her husband on a farm in Zambia. Written with uncommon grace and generosity, the tale is peppered with family stories and photographs. (ZMB13, $15.00)

North of South, An African Journey

North of South, An African Journey


by Shiva Naipaul

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1979
  • PAPER
  • 349 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A sharp portrait of Africa, circa 1979. A brilliant and provocative observer, Naipaul meditates on the various peoples he encounters in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The best, most insightful thing we've read about race relations in Africa. (EAF28, $17.00)

The Unheard, A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

The Unheard, A Memoir of Deafness and Africa


by Josh Swiller

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Searching for "a land beyond deafness," hearing-impaired Peace Corps volunteer Swiller spent two years in a remote Zambian village, digging wells and working at a health clinic. In this memoir, he goes beneath the surface to describe village life with wit, generosity and sometimes brutal honesty. (ZMB10, $16.99)

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)

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari


by Dorothy Gilman

  • LITERATURE
  • 1991
  • PAPER

Mild-mannered, floral-hat-wearing CIA agent Mrs. Pollifax is on the trail of an assassin targeting the president of Zambia. (ZMB11, $7.99)

The Eye of the Leopard

The Eye of the Leopard


by Henning Mankell

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Mankell masterfully contrasts a man's life in Zambia and his troubled youth in Sweden in this suspenseful tale of menace and disintegrating race relations at independence. (AFR224, $15.00)

Secrets of the Savanna, Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries of Elephants and People

Secrets of the Savanna, Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries of Elephants and People


by Mark Owens | Delia Owens

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 230 PAGES

A heartfelt memoir of the North Luangwa Conservation Project in remote Zambia. Mark and Delia Owens came to Luangwa Valley to study lions and found themselves caught up in an often dangerous fight to save elephants from poachers. (ZMB06, $14.95)

A Photographic Guide, Southern, Central, and East African Mammals

A Photographic Guide, Southern, Central, and East African Mammals


by Chris Stuart | Tilde Stuart

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A compact guide, designed for the field, including almost all of the conspicuous species and a good sampling of the smaller or more secretive animals. (EAF16, $15.95)

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)

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals


by Jonathan Kingdon

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

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)

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