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Botswana & Namibia

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXSAF336

Item EXSAF336. Buy these 5 items as a set for $99 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Cry of the Kalahari, Seven Years in Africa's Last Great Wilderness

SAF13
Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Houghton Mifflin Company
1985
352
0395647800
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of a family thrown out of Botswana for its stance on conservation. 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.
$16.95

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF59
Vincent Carruthers (Editor), Kenneth Newman (Illustrator)
Struik
2017
320
177584353X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.00

Bradt Guide Namibia

NMB06
Chris McIntyre
Bradt Publications
2015
544
1841629146
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From the desolate Skeleton Coast to the lush Kavango and Caprivi Strip to the picturesque capital of Windhoek, Bradt has it covered.
$27.99

Botswana, the Bradt Safari Guide

BOT18
Marcelle Bienvenu (Contributor), Chris McIntyre
Bradt Publications
2014
560
1841624896
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With comprehensive coverage of history, flora, fauna and practicalities, this fourth edition presents Okavango, Chobe, the Kalahari and other popular destinations in detail.
$27.99

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana Map

SAF63
Hallwag
Hallwag
2015
1
3828308457
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fold-out overview map of Southern Africa -- including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana -- is ideal for route planning.
$11.95

Bradt Guide Zambia

ZMB01
Chris McIntyre
Globe Pequot Press
2016
576
1784770124
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.99

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

BOT14
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
424
1741798930
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative practical guide to Botswana and its attractions, including nearby Victoria Falls.
$28.99

Wildlife Photography, On Safari With Your DSLR

EAF379
Uwe Skrzypczak
Lightning Source
2010
240
1933952563
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Skrzypczak includes chapters on equipment, technique, composition and wildlife in this practical, beautifully illustrated guide, loaded with striking images of the wildlife of Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.
$39.95

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

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

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

AFR327
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2016
784
1610396359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering the epic story 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.
$21.99

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

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

AFR130
Martin Dugard
Broadway Books
2004
340
0767910745
PAPER
Exploration
0
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 Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries

SAF136
David Livingstone
Aa Balkema
2001
433
1589761227
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.95

A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa, Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa

AFR214
Frederick Courteney Selous
Lightning Source
2001
584
1570901422
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A collection of travel writings by Frederick Courtenay Selous, the greatest of the big-game hunters, first published in 1881. Selous was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt an influential naturalist, and has a game reserve in Tanzania named after him, as well as a wing in the British Museum of Natural History.
$28.50

Don't Look Behind You!

SAF252
Peter Allison
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599214695
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled A Safari Guide's Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos, this harrowing and hilarious travel narrative makes you feel like you’re right there on safari.
$16.95

Sands of Silence, On Safari in Namibia

NMB03
Peter Hathaway Capstick
St. Martin's Press
1991
214
0312064594
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With its color photography and enthusiasm for hunting, this first-person account is classic Capstick -- and an absorbing, appreciative look at the country, its people and wildlife.
$35.00

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

ZMB04
Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Lightning Source
1993
305
0395680905
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

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

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

SAF203
Robyn Scott
Penguin Putnam
2009
464
014311509X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Whatever You Do, Don't Run

BOT29
Peter Allison
Lyons Press
2013
272
0762796472
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Allison spins captivating tales of wildlife, camps and the life of a safari guide into a hilarious, slyly informative introduction to Botswana.
$18.95

Mating

BOT03
Norman Rush
Vintage Books
1992
480
067973709X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Burning Shore

NMB12
Wilbur Smith
St. Martin's Press
2007
632
0312940807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An epic tale of romance, survival and daring set in Southwestern Africa (aka Namibia) by the master of South African pulp fiction.
$9.99

The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo

NMB15
Peter Orner
Back Bay Books
2007
311
0316066338
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in 1991 at a school in the middle of a Namibian desert, soon after independence from South Africa, Orner's hypnotic debut novel revolves around a young American teacher's captivating and beautiful co-worker, Mavala Shikongo.
$14.99

Big Five of Africa

AFR241
Gerald Hinde (Photographer)
Struik
2009
143
1770071571
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Award-winning wildlife photographer Gerald Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Brief but informative text introduces each animal but the photographs (rightly) are the main focus. Size: 8 x 8 inches.
$20.00

Skeleton Coast

NMB08
Amy Schoeman
Struik
2012
208
1868728919
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This revised edition of Shoenman's classic, first published in 1971, shows the magnificent landscapes, wildlife and nature of the Namib desert, Skeleton Coast and northwest Namibia in 160 color essays and accompanying essays on geology, climate, nature and history.
$54.00

The Black Rhinos of Namibia, Searching for Survivors in the African Desert

EXP98
Rick Bass
Mariner Books
2013
272
0544002334
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bass' lifelong search for rare and iconic animals takes him into the harsh terrain of the Namib desert on the trail of the rare black rhino. With insightful prose, Bass tells the story of the rhinos -- brought back from near-extinction thanks to cutting edge conservation.
$14.95

Birds of Botswana

SAF370
Peter Hancock
Princeton University Press
2015
400
0691157170
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This companion to Botswana's diverse birdlife presents every species recorded to date, with more than 1,200 color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars and distribution maps.
$29.95

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

EAF128
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2004
272
0691122393
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's celebrated guide, that includes information on distribution, ecology and conservation status, with 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
$29.95

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa

SAF29
Kenneth Newman
Struik
2010
538
1770078762
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.00

Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

SAF131
Mike Unwin
Bradt Publications
2011
234
1841623474
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text.
$26.99

The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
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

Bradt Guide Zambia

ZMB01
Chris McIntyre
Globe Pequot Press
2016
576
1784770124
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.99

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

BOT14
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
424
1741798930
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative practical guide to Botswana and its attractions, including nearby Victoria Falls.
$28.99

Wildlife Photography, On Safari With Your DSLR

EAF379
Uwe Skrzypczak
Lightning Source
2010
240
1933952563
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Skrzypczak includes chapters on equipment, technique, composition and wildlife in this practical, beautifully illustrated guide, loaded with striking images of the wildlife of Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.
$39.95

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

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

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

AFR327
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2016
784
1610396359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering the epic story 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.
$21.99

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

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

AFR130
Martin Dugard
Broadway Books
2004
340
0767910745
PAPER
Exploration
0
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 Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries

SAF136
David Livingstone
Aa Balkema
2001
433
1589761227
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.95

A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa, Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa

AFR214
Frederick Courteney Selous
Lightning Source
2001
584
1570901422
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A collection of travel writings by Frederick Courtenay Selous, the greatest of the big-game hunters, first published in 1881. Selous was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt an influential naturalist, and has a game reserve in Tanzania named after him, as well as a wing in the British Museum of Natural History.
$28.50

Don't Look Behind You!

SAF252
Peter Allison
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599214695
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled A Safari Guide's Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos, this harrowing and hilarious travel narrative makes you feel like you’re right there on safari.
$16.95

Sands of Silence, On Safari in Namibia

NMB03
Peter Hathaway Capstick
St. Martin's Press
1991
214
0312064594
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With its color photography and enthusiasm for hunting, this first-person account is classic Capstick -- and an absorbing, appreciative look at the country, its people and wildlife.
$35.00

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

ZMB04
Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Lightning Source
1993
305
0395680905
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

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

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

SAF203
Robyn Scott
Penguin Putnam
2009
464
014311509X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Whatever You Do, Don't Run

BOT29
Peter Allison
Lyons Press
2013
272
0762796472
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Allison spins captivating tales of wildlife, camps and the life of a safari guide into a hilarious, slyly informative introduction to Botswana.
$18.95

Mating

BOT03
Norman Rush
Vintage Books
1992
480
067973709X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Burning Shore

NMB12
Wilbur Smith
St. Martin's Press
2007
632
0312940807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An epic tale of romance, survival and daring set in Southwestern Africa (aka Namibia) by the master of South African pulp fiction.
$9.99

The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo

NMB15
Peter Orner
Back Bay Books
2007
311
0316066338
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in 1991 at a school in the middle of a Namibian desert, soon after independence from South Africa, Orner's hypnotic debut novel revolves around a young American teacher's captivating and beautiful co-worker, Mavala Shikongo.
$14.99

Big Five of Africa

AFR241
Gerald Hinde (Photographer)
Struik
2009
143
1770071571
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Award-winning wildlife photographer Gerald Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Brief but informative text introduces each animal but the photographs (rightly) are the main focus. Size: 8 x 8 inches.
$20.00

Skeleton Coast

NMB08
Amy Schoeman
Struik
2012
208
1868728919
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This revised edition of Shoenman's classic, first published in 1971, shows the magnificent landscapes, wildlife and nature of the Namib desert, Skeleton Coast and northwest Namibia in 160 color essays and accompanying essays on geology, climate, nature and history.
$54.00

The Black Rhinos of Namibia, Searching for Survivors in the African Desert

EXP98
Rick Bass
Mariner Books
2013
272
0544002334
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bass' lifelong search for rare and iconic animals takes him into the harsh terrain of the Namib desert on the trail of the rare black rhino. With insightful prose, Bass tells the story of the rhinos -- brought back from near-extinction thanks to cutting edge conservation.
$14.95

Birds of Botswana

SAF370
Peter Hancock
Princeton University Press
2015
400
0691157170
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This companion to Botswana's diverse birdlife presents every species recorded to date, with more than 1,200 color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars and distribution maps.
$29.95

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

EAF128
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2004
272
0691122393
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's celebrated guide, that includes information on distribution, ecology and conservation status, with 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
$29.95

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa

SAF29
Kenneth Newman
Struik
2010
538
1770078762
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.00

Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

SAF131
Mike Unwin
Bradt Publications
2011
234
1841623474
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text.
$26.99

The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
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

More Books

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

SAF79
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2009
320
0691090343
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An admirably compact guide, featuring small illustrations of 1,250 species, brief descriptions and black-and-white range maps.
$30.95

The Elephant's Secret Sense, The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa

NMB20
Caitlin O'Connell
University of Chicago Press
2008
240
0226616746
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
O'Connell chronicles the extraordinary social lives of elephants in Etosha National Park with this powerful account of a 14-year study.
$15.00

Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa

SAF12
Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton
Princeton University Press
2011
447
069115225X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, comprehensive field guide features 200 dazzling color plates covering 950 species of birds from South Africa to southern Mozambique. Fourth Edition.
$35.00

The Harmless People

SAF60
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Vintage Books
1989
303
067972446X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic study of the Bushmen of the Kalahari, novelistic in its detail. Based on the author's fieldwork, the account is direct, informative, and strong on the character of the people and land.
$15.95

Horn of Darkness, Rhinos on the Edge

NMB07
Carol Cunningham, Joel Berger
Oxford University Press
2000
256
0195138805
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lively account of field work, combining adventure, natural history and thoughtful commentary on the plight of the severely endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia.
$50.00

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

Picturing Bushmen, The Denver African Expedition of 1925

NMB05
Robert James Gordon
Ohio University Press
1997
325
0821411888
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Serious-minded, wonderfully illustrated and informative, this book not only documents the 1925 expedition to Etosha in search of the "Bushman," it also cleverly shows the key role of the expedition in romanticizing the Heikum.
$24.95

Soul of a Lion, One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees

NMB26
Barbara Bennett
National Geographic
2010
320
1426206542
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bennett recounts with affection and humor her volunteer sabbatical at Namibia's Harnas Wildlife Foundation, where she worked with orphaned, injured and abandoned wild animals alongside Harnas' inspiring founder, Marieta van der Merwe.
$26.00

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana

BOT47
Eugene Moll
Struik
2014
400
1775840336
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Culture Smart! Botswana

SAF178
Michael Main
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333403
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Footprint Namibia Handbook

NMB11
Lizzie Williams,
Footprint Handbooks
2015
400
1910120073
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A general overview of Namibia and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$24.95

Namibia Map

SAF06
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2015
2
3831773130
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, indexed road map of Namibia, showing all major and many minor roads, cities and towns, at a scale of 1:1,200,000.
$14.95

Photo Guide to Birds of Namibia

NMB17
Ian Sinclair
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1995
144
0883590379
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A convenient, pocket-sized guide with color photos, maps and short descriptions.
$15.95

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The Myth of Wild Africa

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

Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa

SAF12
Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton
Princeton University Press
2011
447
069115225X
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Field Guide
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0
0
0
This compact, comprehensive field guide features 200 dazzling color plates covering 950 species of birds from South Africa to southern Mozambique. Fourth Edition.
$35.00

Namibia Map

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Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2015
2
3831773130
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A folded, indexed road map of Namibia, showing all major and many minor roads, cities and towns, at a scale of 1:1,200,000.
$14.95

Picturing Bushmen, The Denver African Expedition of 1925

NMB05
Robert James Gordon
Ohio University Press
1997
325
0821411888
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
0
0
Serious-minded, wonderfully illustrated and informative, this book not only documents the 1925 expedition to Etosha in search of the "Bushman," it also cleverly shows the key role of the expedition in romanticizing the Heikum.
$24.95

The Harmless People

SAF60
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Vintage Books
1989
303
067972446X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic study of the Bushmen of the Kalahari, novelistic in its detail. Based on the author's fieldwork, the account is direct, informative, and strong on the character of the people and land.
$15.95

Horn of Darkness, Rhinos on the Edge

NMB07
Carol Cunningham, Joel Berger
Oxford University Press
2000
256
0195138805
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lively account of field work, combining adventure, natural history and thoughtful commentary on the plight of the severely endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia.
$50.00

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

SAF79
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2009
320
0691090343
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An admirably compact guide, featuring small illustrations of 1,250 species, brief descriptions and black-and-white range maps.
$30.95

Footprint Namibia Handbook

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Lizzie Williams,
Footprint Handbooks
2015
400
1910120073
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0
0
0
A general overview of Namibia and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$24.95

Culture Smart! Botswana

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Michael Main
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333403
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Guidebook
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0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Photo Guide to Birds of Namibia

NMB17
Ian Sinclair
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1995
144
0883590379
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Field Guide
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0
0
1
A convenient, pocket-sized guide with color photos, maps and short descriptions.
$15.95

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
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Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

Soul of a Lion, One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees

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Barbara Bennett
National Geographic
2010
320
1426206542
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0
0
0
Bennett recounts with affection and humor her volunteer sabbatical at Namibia's Harnas Wildlife Foundation, where she worked with orphaned, injured and abandoned wild animals alongside Harnas' inspiring founder, Marieta van der Merwe.
$26.00

The Elephant's Secret Sense, The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa

NMB20
Caitlin O'Connell
University of Chicago Press
2008
240
0226616746
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Natural History
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0
0
0
O'Connell chronicles the extraordinary social lives of elephants in Etosha National Park with this powerful account of a 14-year study.
$15.00

Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana

BOT47
Eugene Moll
Struik
2014
400
1775840336
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0
0
0
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.
$29.95

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Niger Map

AFR38
IGN
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2118502915
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A good, full-color shaded relief map of Niger at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$16.95

Face to Face With Cheetahs

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Chris Johns
2008
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1426303238
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Natural History
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0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
You're crouched in hiding, camera at the ready, waiting for one of nature's loners, the cheetah. It's dark. It's scary. Chris Johns, editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, introduces you to a family of these cagey cats with stunning photographs and action-packed stories of his research in the Okavango Delta.
$16.95

Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch

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Heather Zschock, Kerren Barbas (Illustrator)
Peter Pauper Press
2005
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1593599714
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Natural History
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0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Reveal the wildlife of Africa as you copy simple sketches of 20 amazing animals in this fun activity book. The bright colors and fascinating facts are enough to entice any youngster.
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Africa, Cultural Atlas for Young People

AFR58
Jocelyn Murray
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068267
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Anthropologist Jocelyn Murray provides an illustrated overview of African cultures and history, including an introduction to the landscape and a two-page spread on each nation.
$35.00

Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions

AFR73
Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Margaret Musgrove
Penguin Putnam
1976
32
0140546049
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Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A full-color introduction to 26 different African cultures, arranged from A to Z. Intended for kids ages 9-12, this classic won the Dillons their second Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a children's book.
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The Elephant Scientist

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Caitlin O'Connell, Donna M. Jackson
Harcourt Books
2011
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0547053444
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Natural History
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Colorful and informative, this volume in the popular series for ages 10 and up follows Caitlin O'Connell as she observes elephants in Etosha National Park and makes important discoveries about elephant communication.
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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

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Nelson Mandela
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
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0393329909
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Literature
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A team of folklorists, poets and authors present these wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated tales from all over the continent, including many traditional stories from Nelson Mandela's youth.
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A good, full-color shaded relief map of Niger at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$16.95

Africa, Cultural Atlas for Young People

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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Anthropologist Jocelyn Murray provides an illustrated overview of African cultures and history, including an introduction to the landscape and a two-page spread on each nation.
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Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions

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Penguin Putnam
1976
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Cultural Portrait
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A full-color introduction to 26 different African cultures, arranged from A to Z. Intended for kids ages 9-12, this classic won the Dillons their second Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a children's book.
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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

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Nelson Mandela
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
144
0393329909
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Literature
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FAMILY
A team of folklorists, poets and authors present these wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated tales from all over the continent, including many traditional stories from Nelson Mandela's youth.
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Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch

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Heather Zschock, Kerren Barbas (Illustrator)
Peter Pauper Press
2005
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1593599714
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Natural History
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Reveal the wildlife of Africa as you copy simple sketches of 20 amazing animals in this fun activity book. The bright colors and fascinating facts are enough to entice any youngster.
$12.99

Face to Face With Cheetahs

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Chris Johns
2008
32
1426303238
HARD COVER
Natural History
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
You're crouched in hiding, camera at the ready, waiting for one of nature's loners, the cheetah. It's dark. It's scary. Chris Johns, editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, introduces you to a family of these cagey cats with stunning photographs and action-packed stories of his research in the Okavango Delta.
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The Elephant Scientist

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Caitlin O'Connell, Donna M. Jackson
Harcourt Books
2011
80
0547053444
HARD COVER
Natural History
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Colorful and informative, this volume in the popular series for ages 10 and up follows Caitlin O'Connell as she observes elephants in Etosha National Park and makes important discoveries about elephant communication.
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