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ANGOLA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $76 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Another Day in the Life

CAF23
Ryszard Kapuscinski, William R. Brand (Translator), Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand (Translator)
Vintage Books
2001
144
0375726292
PAPER
History
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0
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Kapuscinski's visceral eye-witness account of the Portuguese withdrawal from Angola and of the civil war that engulfed the West African nation in the 1960s.
$16.00

Empire in Africa, Angola and Its Neighbors

AFR238
David Birmingham
Ohio University Press
2006
190
0896802485
PAPER
History
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0
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An illuminating history of Angola from colony to independence, civil war and, in 2002, peace.
$24.95

Bradt Guide Angola

SAF251
Mike Stead
Bradt Publications
2013
240
1841623040
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the growing series by Bradt, noteworthy for its focus on culture, nature and responsible travel, with plenty of practical travel details.
$28.99

Angola Map

SAF237
Cartographia
Cartographia
2
9633529352
MAP
Reference
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0
0
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This detailed roap map (1:1.5 million) includes GPS coordinates, town names, places of interest, and nature reserves and parks.
$12.00

Africa Map, Central and South, Madagascar 746

AFR36
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2007
1
2061002927
MAP
Reference
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0
0
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This fine folded map covers the continent south of Gabon, Congo, Uganda and Kenya at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
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.
$21.00

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

AFR242
Richard Dowden
Hachette
2010
592
1586488163
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
Africa editor of The Independent and The Economist, Richard Dowden draws on decades of experience in this multi-faceted, vivid portrait of contemporary Africa -- an Africa that, Dowden effectively argues, can only be developed by its own people.
$21.99

Africa's Turn?

AFR240
Edward Miguel (Editor)
MIT Press
2009
144
0262012898
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Refreshingly optimistic, Berkeley economist Edward Miguel brings together nine experts on Africa and international development to respond to his observation that African nations are making modest but genuine recent gains in the standard of living and better government.
$16.95

New News Out of Africa, Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

AFR203
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Oxford University Press
2007
192
0195331281
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A PBS correspondant addresses the current state of affairs in South Africa, Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola and Sierra Leone, incorporating his own experiences and the continent's troubled and tangled history.
$14.95

The Scramble for Africa

AFR26
Thomas Pakenham
Avon Books
1992
738
0380719991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

African Art, An Introduction

AFR18
Frank Willett
Thames & Hudson
2002
272
0500203644
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated overview of the art and culture of Africa, portraying the range of spectacular art produced throughout the ages.
$29.95

Traversa, A Solo Walk Across Africa from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean

AFR212
Fran Sandham
Overlook Press
2008
320
1590200365
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

A General Theory of Oblivion

SAF372
Daniel Hahn (Translator), Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Archipelago Books
2015
250
0914671316
PAPER
Literature
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0
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The story of Angolan independence as witnessed through the windows of a Luandan apartment, where an agoraphobic woman has shut herself off from the world for 30 years until the day a young man climbs up to her terrace.
$18.00

A Certain Curve of Horn, The Hundred-Year Quest for the Giant Sable Antelope of Angola

SAF235
John Frederick Walker
Grove Press
2004
516
0802140688
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Walker weaves tale of exploration and adventure with the politics and history of 20th century Angola in this portrait of the magnificent antelope.
$15.00

The Myth of Wild Africa

AFR15
Jonathan Adams, Thomas McShane
University of California Press
1996
290
0520206711
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

African Wildlife

AFR109
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
1999
1583550321
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated foldout guide illustrating almost 150 species of African animals, designed for quick reference in the field.
$7.95

Birds of Western Africa

WAF76
Nik Borrow (Illustrator), Ron Demey
Princeton University Press
2014
592
0691159203
PAPER
Field Guide
12/30/2013
0
0
0
0
A compact field edition of Barrow and Demey's comprehensive handbook, covering nearly 1,300 species from Senegal to Congo and featuring 150 color plates. Now in a fully updated second edition.
$45.00

Birds of Western and Central Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklist

WAF02
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2003
384
0691007144
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An admirably compact, comprehensive guide to 1,500 species throughout Western and Central Africa featuring 109 color plates.
$35.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

AFR25
Bunny McBride, Duane Schlitter, Richard Estes, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1995
988
0679432345
PAPER
Field Guide
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0
0
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This comprehensive photo guide covers 850 birds, mammals and reptiles of Africa. With range maps and a good country-by-country overview of habitats and parks.
$24.95

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The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
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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.
$30.00

African Silences

WAF36
Peter Matthiessen
Vintage Books
1992
225
0679731024
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this narrative of Equatorial Africa, Matthiessen recounts several trips to The Gambia, Senegal, Zaire and the Congo Basin in search of rhinos, elephants and other endangered wildlife.
$14.95

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

AFR32
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2015
544
0691164533
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This stunningly illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority includes over 500 of Kingdon's exquisite color paintings. Fully revised and updated with more than 1,100 species.
$49.50

The Shadow of the Sun

AFR88
Ryszard Kapuscinski, Klara Glowczewska (Translator)
Random House
2002
325
0679779078
PAPER
History
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0
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The veteran journalist looks back on his three decade-long odyssey through Africa in this classic, remarkable memoir. Kapuscinski captures the impossible extremes of the continent, recounting its beauty and brutality with an unfailing generosity of spirit.
$16.00

No Mercy, A Journey to the Heart of the Congo

CAF01
Redmond O'Hanlon
Vintage Books
1998
462
0679737324
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A trek deep into the Congo with Redmond O'Hanlon, the eccentric, courageous, always entertaining modern adventurer.
$16.95

King Leopold's Ghost, A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

CAF08
Adam Hochschild
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618711678
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An enthralling narrative of the 19th-century colonization of the Belgian Congo, written by an award-winning journalist. The focus of the book is Belgian King Leopold, who oversaw the colonization.
$16.95

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

AFR130
Martin Dugard
Broadway Books
2004
340
0767910745
PAPER
Exploration
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0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Fate of Africa

AFR154
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2011
792
1610390717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
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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.
$23.99