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Kenya: Out of Africa

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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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Elephant Memories, Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family

EAF79
Cynthia Moss
University of Chicago Press
2000
364
0226542378
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A tribute to the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park by Cynthia Moss, founder and director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project. Moss writes with authority and verve about her favorite creatures.
$22.50

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

Wildlife of East Africa

EAF108
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2002
256
0691007373
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions on facing pages.
$19.95

Insight Guide Kenya

EAF60
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
336
1780054211
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly illustrated survey of the country, its people, history and wildlife. It includes an overview of individual national parks and conservation areas, as well as excellent maps.
$24.99

Kenya Adventure Map

EAF97
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
1566956188
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided, water- and tear-resistant map in the growing series shows Kenya at a scale of 1:1,040,000.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Kenya

EAF177
Jane Barsby
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338588
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

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

Dreams in a Time of War, A Childhood Memoir

EAF375
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Doubleday
2011
272
0307476219
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Thiong’o captures the landscape, people and culture of rural Kenya in this memoir of growing up through WWII and Kenya’s fight for independence in a family with four wives and more than 20 children.
$16.00

I Dreamed of Africa

EAF23
Kuki Gallman
Penguin Putnam
2000
315
0140287442
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This bestseller is a highly personal account of tragedy and magic in Kenya. Italian-born Gallman tells of her move to Ol Ari Nyiro, a ranch set in the highland plain in the shadow of Mount Kenya.
$17.00

Out of Africa

EAF22
Isak Dinesen
Vintage Books
1985
466
0679724753
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
The perennially best-selling tale of a naive young woman who leaves Denmark for East Africa, Dinesen's (AKA Karen Blixen) autobiography draws us into life on a struggling coffee plantation. It's a moving story inspired by a love for Kenya and its people. Includes the novella Shadows on the Grass.
$15.95

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

The Tree Where Man Was Born

EAF27
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2010
368
0143106244
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Matthiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
$18.00

Too Close to the Sun

EAF172
Sara Wheeler
Random House
2009
292
0812968921
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Wheeler captures the romance and adventure of 1920s-era East Africa in this winning biography of Denys Finch Hatton, the handsome gadabout, daring bush pilot and companion of Baroness Blixen and Beryl Markham.
$18.00

West with the Night

EAF10
Beryl Markham
North Point Press
2013
294
0865471185
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Markham evokes the landscapes, people and wildlife of East Africa in engrossing detail in this classic memoir of amazing adventures as a bush pilot in 1930s Kenya. A favorite.
$16.00

The Clouds Beneath the Sun

EAF367
Mackenzie Ford
Doubleday
2012
464
0307456161
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rousing good read, authentic setting and morally ambiguous plot make this latest novel by Mackenzie Ford, nom de plume of historian Peter Watson, a winner. Mackenzie brings real depth and authority to this novel of a young archaeologist in Kenya in the turbulent 1960s.
$16.95

Jungles

AMZ65
Frans Lanting (Photographer), Christine Eckstrom
Taschen
2011
256
3822842451
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The wildlife of Central America, the Congo, Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar are all featured in this portfolio of 120 extraordinary color photographs.
$19.99

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

Animals of the Masai Mara

EAF394
Adam Scott Kennedy
WildGuides
2012
144
0691156018
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This photo guide by two safari guides focuses on the lions, cheetah, leopards, zebra, giraffe and other celebrated wildlife.
$27.95

Birds of the Masai Mara

EAF395
Adam Scott Kennedy
WildGuides
2012
176
0691155941
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Kennedy's compact guide, full of local knowledge on habitats and birding spots, features 300 color photographs.
$27.95

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

Africa, The Serengeti

EAF120
George Casey (Director)
Slingshot
1994
1584480122
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
James Earl Jones narrates this dazzling 40-minute IMAX documentary of the migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.
$19.99

More Books

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

EAF26
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
156
0684804441
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Africa, this collection of 10 prime Hemingway stories includes not just the famous title story but also The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, a chilling masterpiece about an American couple on a big game safari.
$15.00

The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior

EAF29
Ole Saitoti
University of California Press
1988
144
0520063252
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bridging several worlds with tremendous grace, Saitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai, both as spokesperson for his tribe and as one of the first Maasai safari guides.
$29.95

North of South, An African Journey

EAF28
Shiva Naipaul
Penguin
1979
349
0140188266
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$17.00

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 Shadow of Kilimanjaro

EAF61
Rick Ridgeway
Henry Holt and Company
1999
288
0805053905
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Ridgeway recounts his walk from Mount Kilimanjaro across Tsavo National Park to the Indian Ocean in the company of Iain Allan (and an armed guard). It's a perceptive overview of Kenya, its wildlife and conservation by an appreciative observer.
$22.99

Birds of East Africa

EAF92
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
Princeton University Press
2006
602
0691126658
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact and comprehensive, this guide to 1,388 species of birds in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi features 286 excellent color plates, range maps and notes on habitats and conservation. A veteran tour leader, co-author Stevenson lives in Kenya.
$39.50

Born Free, A Lioness of Two Worlds

AFR186
Joy Adamson
Pantheon Books
2000
220
0375714383
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The 40th anniversary edition of Adamson's enduring tale set in Kenya's northern frontier district.
$16.00

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, A Novel

EAF195
Nicholas Drayson
Lightning Source
2009
192
0547247958
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Drayson draws on his time in Nairobi for this sweet novel about East Africa society -- revolving, naturally, around birding and the Hunt Ball at the Asadi Club. Reality intervenes in the shape of renegade Somalis.
$14.95

My Maasai Life, From Suburbia to Savannah

EAF365
Robin Wiszowaty
Douglas & McIntyre
2010
300
1553655095
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Wiszowaty's lively memoir of leaving suburban Illinois to join a Maasai community in rural Kenya (where she hauled water, evaded giraffes and lived in a tiny hut with her adoptive family) provides a unique glimpse into the traditions, challenges and unexpected beauty of life in a contemporary Maasai village.
$22.95

A Primate's Memoir

EAF368
Robert M. Sapolsky
Scribner
2002
304
0743202414
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sapolsky interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about life in the Serengeti in this exhilarating account of his 21-year study of a troop of savannah baboons.
$17.00

Serengeti Spy

EAF396
Anup Shah
Harry N. Abrams
2012
204
1419702785
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A hoof-level view of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Photographer Anup Shah lets the wildlife reveal itself by placing small remote cameras at watering holes, outcrops and other strategic spots. The ground-level perspective is as surprising as it is clever, putting you face-to-face with lion and cheetah and wildebeest and all the creatures in action across the plains.
$42.00

For Kids

Africa, Cultural Atlas for Young People

AFR58
Jocelyn Murray
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068267
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
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

Big Cats

BST46
Seymour Simon
HarperCollins
1994
40
006446119X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A full-color introduction to the life of big cats around the world, including the tiger, lion, leopard, puma, cheetah, jaguar, and snow leopard. Intended for children ages 4-8.
$6.99

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book

EAF100
Muriel Feelings, Tom Feelings (Illustrator)
Puffin
1995
56
0140546529
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Young travelers and their parents will delight in this memorably illustrated introduction to the people and culture of East Africa, which presents a word, with its English translation, for each of the 24 letters in the Swahili alphabet.
$6.99

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

AFR135
Nelson Mandela
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
144
0393329909
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

Facing the Lion, Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

EAF127
Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
2003
127
0792251253
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A memoir for young readers about a boy growing up in a nomadic tribe in Kenya and moving to the United States to attend boarding school.
$15.95

Serengeti Journey, On Safari in Africa

EAF150
Gare Thompson
2006
48
0792259521
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun and informative overview of the Serengeti and its wildlife for readers ages 4 to 8.
$17.90

African Plains Coloring Book

EAF164
Dianne Gaspas-Ettl
Dover Publications
1996
48
0486292304
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
These 41 charming illustrations introduce diverse East African wildlife and habitats, from gamboling rock hyraxes to herds of hippo and zebras, roosting guineafowl and the aardvark.
$4.99

Wangari's Trees of Peace, A True Story from Africa

EAF188
Jeanette Winter
Harcourt Books
2008
32
0152065458
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated biography of Wangari Mathaai, founder of the Kenyan Green Belt Movement and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Kenya.
$17.99

Planting the Trees of Kenya, The Story of Wangari Maathai

EAF189
Claire A. Nivola
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
32
0374399182
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose combine to tell the remarkable true story of Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, who changed the fate of her village in the highlands of Kenya by teaching her people how to care for it.
$18.99

Burn My Heart

EAF370
Beverley Naidoo
HarperCollins
2009
0061432970
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Two boys--one white, one black--share an uneasy friendship in Kenya in the 1950s, a country shaken by a rebellion of Africans against white landowners.
$16.99

The Mzungu Boy

EAF371
Meja Mwangi
Douglas & McIntyre
2006
0888996640
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A riveting tale of friendship set against the backdrop of colonialism and rebellion in 1950s rural Kenya.
$8.95