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INDIAN OCEAN. Buy these 5 items as a set for $95 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Song of the Dodo

CON05
David Quammen
Touchstone
1997
700
0684827123
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Well-spoken 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.
$22.00

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

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Indian Ocean

FG17
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1111
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A double-sided card illustrating 70 fishes of Seychelles, Maldives and neighboring islands.
$7.50

Bradt Guide Madagascar

MAD08
Hilary Bradt
Bradt Publications
2017
464
1784770485
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
Now in its 11th edition, Bradt's comprehensive guide to Madagascar, its history, people and nature remains our model for guidebooks: personal, culturally astute and an absolute pleasure to read. With photographs, sketch maps and wise travel information.
$27.99

Bradt Guide Seychelles

SEY21
Lyn Mair, Lynnath Beckley
Bradt Publications
2016
224
1841629189
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed overview of Seychelles, its history, wildlife, culture and major attractions in the series by Bradt.
$23.99

Madagascar Map

MAD12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2014
2
3707914135
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A clear shaded relief map of Madagascar at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Maldives

IDA296
Royston Ellis
Bradt Publications
2008
256
1841622664
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personal, comprehensive guide to the Maldives, its history, culture, nature and reefs -- ideal for culturally and environmentally aware travelers. Third edition.
$25.99

Bradt Guide Mauritius

MTS14
Alexandra Richards
Bradt Publications
2016
358
1841629243
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. Also covers Rodrigues and Reunion.
$25.99

Footprint Sri Lanka Handbook

SRL06
Sue Chare
Footprint Handbooks
2016
448
1910120677
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide by the respected British publisher of the South American Handbook, this completely revised handbook is an excellent introduction to the geography, culture and history of Sri Lanka.
$24.99

Marco Polo Mauritius

MTS12
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
2013
132
3829707312
PAPER
Guidebook
7/1/2013
0
0
0
0
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.
$9.99

The Reef Guide, Southern Africa's East and South Coasts

SAF338
Dennis King
Struik
2014
336
1775840182
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
For explorers of Africa's coastlines, this is a convenient identification guide to carry. Includes over 600 full-color photographs and essential information.
$28.95

Arab Seafaring

ARB47
George F. Hourani, John Carswell
Princeton University Press
1996
140
0691000328
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An expanded edition of the classic authoritative history of Arab sea trade in the Indian Ocean from its earliest origins through trade with China and East Africa in Middle Ages.
$35.00

Mauritius

MTS13
Michael Friedel
Aa Balkema
2006
96
3929489376
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Photographer Michael Friedel brilliantly captures in photographs the colorful island of Maruitius, from its strangely fissured mountains, turquoise lagoons and streatching beaches to the people and their festivals.
$19.99

Monsoon, The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

ASA76
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2011
384
0812979206
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Journalist Kaplan (Balkan Ghosts) points to the Indian Ocean and the nations surrounding it as the new locus of international power and explains why it will be a crucial region to American interests in the 21st century.
$17.00

The Seychelles, the Very Best of Michael Friedel

SEY29
Michael Friedel (Photographer)
Aa Balkema
2000
93
392948904X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In his photographic journey into the Seychelles, prolific photographer Michael Friedel captures what the East African islands are known for: white sand beaches, friendly locals and green landscapes (often in aerial photographs). A colorful, succinct introduction.
$19.99

Journey to Mauritius

MTS06
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Jason Wilson (Translator)
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
256
1566564476
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A lyrical account of colonial society, daily life and nature in Mauritius, newly translated and with an introduction by Jason Wilson.
$15.00

Sea of Poppies

IDA529
Amitav Ghosh
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2009
528
0312428596
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Amativ Ghosh conjures the tumult of the 19th-century Opium Wars and colonial India in this expansive tale, featuring a motley cast of British, Chinese and Indian characters.
$20.00

The Book of Color

MTS02
Julia Blackburn
Random House
1995
175
0679758372
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

The Book of Secrets

EAF65
M.G. Vassanjii
Picador USA
1997
337
0312150687
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Intrigue, history and politics along East Africa's Swahili Coast. The many machinations of this prize-winning novel revolve around the discovery of a 1913 diary of a British colonial administrator in Dar es Salaam.
$22.00

The Mauritius Command

SEY18
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1991
348
039330762X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Prospector

MTS10
J. M. G. Le Clezio
David R. Godine
2008
352
1567923801
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Le Clezio draws on family history and his time on Mauritius to lend reality to this haunting tale of Alexis L'Etang and his search for treasure.
$16.95

A Fish Caught in Time, The Search for the Coelacanth

BST53
Samantha Weinberg
HarperCollins
2000
220
0060932856
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
The tale of the five-foot-long, lobe-finned fish, long-thought extinct, but discovered alive off the coast of South Africa in 1938. Most of the subsequent specimens have been found off the Comoro Islands in the Mozambique Channel.
$14.99

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

MTS08
Julian Hume (Illustrator), Anthony Cheke
Yale University Press
2008
480
0300141866
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$55.00

Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

MAD58
Frank Hawkins, Adrian Skerrett, Roger Safford
Macmillan
2016
336
1472924096
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Part of the Helm Field Guide series, this book profiles species common in Madagascar and the various islands of the Indian Ocean. Each bird species is paired with a color distribution map, color plate and informative text.
$45.00

Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands

FG30
Ian Sinclair, Olivier Langrand
Struik
2013
263
1868729567
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.00

Coral Reef Fishes

DIV05
Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Princeton University Press
2002
400
0691089957
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact handbook features 2,500 illustrations of shallow-water fishes around the world.
$24.95

Madagascar Wildlife: A Visitors Guide

MAD07
Hilary Bradt, Nick Garbutt, Derek Schuurman
Globe Pequot Press
2015
192
1841625574
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy guide describes and illustrates in color photographs 250 species of Malagasy animals, not just the lemurs, fossas and other endemic mammals, but also birds, reptiles and invertebrates. With chapters on habitats, ecology and conservation.
$25.99

Marine Invertebrates Indian Ocean and the Central Pacific

DIV15
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1110
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$7.50

Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

DIV63
Matthias Bergbauer
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
352
1909612316
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to over 800 species of reef fish common to the Indo-Pacific. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed information on identifying features, size, biology and distribution.
$35.00

For Kids

Let's Explore... Ocean

OCE216
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340405
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book submerges young explorers ages 5 to 8 in the world of underwater discovery. Readers dress divers, decorate coral reefs and even learn how to make a submarine-style periscope. The kids’ book includes over 250 stickers.
$9.99

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea, Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor

OCE222
Robert Burleigh
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2016
40
1481416006
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for ages 4 to 8, this gorgeously illustrated biography tells the story of Marie Tharp, a pioneering scientist and the first person to successfully map the ocean floor. Taught to "think big" by her father, a mapmaker, Tharp pieces the ocean floor together like an immense jigsaw puzzle.
$17.99

Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia

OCE228
John Woodward
DK Publishing
2015
256
1465435948
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Full of fun facts, beautiful photos and colorful graphics, this encyclopedic introduction covers everything from sea creatures and birds to the Great Barrier Reef, from the Arctic to the Caribbean. Perfect for curious children ages 8 through 12.
$19.99

The Island

OCE229
Olivia Levez
Perseus
2016
288
1780748590
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
When her plane crashes in the Indian Ocean, 16-year-old Frances winds up on a deserted island with few supplies and only a dog for company. Through her struggle for survival, she combats painful memories of her home life and discovers another survivor on the island.
$11.99

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The Flame Trees of Thika

EAF24
Elsbeth Huxley
Penguin
2000
280
0141183780
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The classic account of a young woman's life as a pioneering settler in Thika, Kenya. Huxley looks back at her intrepid parents and the home they made together in Kenya's Highlands.
$18.00

Last Chance to See

CON04
Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
Ballantine Books
1992
222
0345371984
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A whirlwind visit to remote habitats around the world by two entertaining traveling companions.
$17.00

Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles

SEY04
Tom Masters
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
352
178657215X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This excellent practical guide includes maps, travel details and a good overview of the culture, history and nature of the islands.
$27.99

Living Fossil, The Story of the Coelacanth

BST09
Keith Stewart Thomson
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
256
0393308685
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Thomson relates the remarkable discovery of the long-thought-extinct fossil fish in the deep waters of the Mozambique channel and Comoros Islands.
$19.95

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

DIV19
Terence M. Gosliner
Sea Challengers
1996
314
0930118219
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive handbook to 1,000 marine invertebrates by a leading expert from the California Academy of Sciences.
$45.00

Mauritius and Reunion Map

AFR40
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3707905926
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues at a detailed scale of 1:80,000.
$14.95

Mauritius Map

MTS04
Globetrotter
Globe Pequot Press
2013
2
1843300249
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A map of Mauritius at a scale of 1:80,000.
$9.95

Over the Lip of the World, Among the Storytellers of Madagascar

MAD26
Collen McElroy
University of Washington Press
2001
250
0295981156
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An appreciative, impressionistic collection of Malagasy myths, stories and poetry relayed by poet and linguist McEloy who traveled to Madagascar for a Fulbright research project on oral traditions and myths.
$22.00

The Holder of the World

IDA190
Bharati Mukherjee
Ballantine Books
1994
304
0449909662
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A daring novel of ideas, travel and history. Mukherjee interweaves the story of a modern American researcher with the travels of her 17th-century ancestor who roamed through Mughal India.
$16.00

Madagascar Map

MAD30
Cartographia
Cartographia
2
9633529557
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, full-color traveler's map at a scale of 1:2,000,000 with an index on the reverse.
$12.00

Flashman's Lady

MAD34
George MacDonald Fraser
Plume
1988
330
0452264898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Another volume in the wildly entertaining, historically accurate Flashman series, this one set in Queen Ranavalona's Madagascar.
$16.00

La Reunion Map

SEY19
Michelin Maps
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
1
2067211935
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Michelin's one-sided map of the French island in the Indian Ocean. Featuring major roadways and insets of major cities. Scaled at 1:80,000.
$12.95

The Mirror of the Sea

OCE75
Joseph Conrad
Northwestern University Press
1988
175
0910395349
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Joseph Conrad puts his finger on what the sea and seafaring mean to him in this evocative short memoir, first published in 1906.
$17.95

The Future of the Past

CON23
Alexander Stille
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
339
0312420943
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A survey of conservation and threats to cultures and monuments around the world. In these provocative essays, Stille travels to places as disparate as Sicily, China and Madagascar.
$23.00

The Ghost with Trembling Wings

CON24
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2003
352
0865476683
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The search, which is sometimes successful, for lost species absorbs Scott Weidensaul in this unexpected series of encounters on such island havens as Tasmania, Madagascar and Cuba.
$23.00

The Unquiet Grave

GEN260
Cyril Connolly
W. W. Norton & Company
1981
142
0892550589
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully digressive collection of literary wisdom, in which Connolly dodges and weaves around the figure of Palinurus.
$14.95

The Natural History of Madagascar

MAD36
Steven Goodman (Editor), Jonathan P. Benstead (Editor)
University of Chicago Press
2004
1709
0226303063
HARD COVER
Natural History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Hundreds of experts contributed to this important, scholarly overview of geology, climate, wildlife, plants and conservation.
$121.00

The Peopling of Africa, A Geographic Interpretation

AFR140
James L. Newman
Yale University Press
1997
252
0300072805
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An anthropological study of Africa, which considers, among other factors, genetics, religion, language and technology.
$26.00

The Remarkable Baobab

NAT71
Thomas Pakenham
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
144
0393059898
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A celebration of the tremendous, twisted baobabs of Africa, Madagascar and Australia in 60 large-format color photographs.
$19.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

Digging for Bird Dinosaurs, An Expedition to Madagascar

MAD40
Nic Bishop
Houghton Mifflin Company
2002
48
061819682X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A nicely illustrated, in-depth chronicle of paleontologist Cathy Forster's field work in Madagascar on dinosaurs and the evolution of birds, geared for middle schoolers.
$9.99

Malagasy Dictionary and Phrasebook

MAD43
Janie Rasoloson
Hippocrene Books
2001
170
078180843X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide to the Malagasy language with a traveler's phrasebook and mini-dictionary.
$13.95

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

IDA305
Sugata Bose
Harvard University Press
2009
352
0674032195
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.50

South Asia

IDA308
Sumit Ganguly (Editor)
NYU
2006
256
0814731775
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
$25.00

Footprint Zanzibar & Pemba Handbook

EAF453
Lizzie Williams
Footprint Handbooks
2016
136
1910120839
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A sturdy practical guide in the British Footprint series, featuring in-depth practical information, sketch maps and an overview of history and culture.
$13.99