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Kenya: Photo Safari

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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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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

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

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.
$15.00

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.
$17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Constant Gardener

EAF382
John Le Carre
Scribner
2004
496
0743262433
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Le Carre opens this nail-biting thriller set in contemporary Kenya with the murder of an idealistic young woman -- en route to deliver major news to Richard Leakey.
$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

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

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

EAF59
Felice Benuzzi
Lyons Press
2014
240
1592287247
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
This daring tale of the author's escape from a prisoner of war camp to climb Mount Kenya is not just great reading. Benuzzi's account of landscapes, animals and habitats encountered on his way could also be of interest to anyone contemplating scaling the peak.
$16.95

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

In the House of the Interpreter, A Memoir

EAF399
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Pantheon Books
2015
256
1101910518
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Thiong’o writes with simple clarity about the period of the Mau Mau uprising in the mid-to-late 1950s when "gun-toting British forces" heaped enormous suffering on ordinary Kenyans and proved a watershed in the political education of the young writer. We also carry the first volume of Thiong'o's memoirs, Dreams in a Time of War.
$15.95

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

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

EAF80
John Henry Patterson
Skyhorse
2013
346
1620874067
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A reprint of the remarkable 1907 tale of a Victorian adventurer (and later game warden) who set out to build the Mombasa to Uganda railway, a project much confounded when two lions ate much of the work force.
$18.95

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

For Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worth Looking For

Life, A Journey Through Time

NAT110
Frans Lanting
Taschen
2012
303
3822839949
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
From fiery eruptions, geysers and stark geology, through single-celled organisms and fish, to the rise of amphibians and reptiles, birds, flowering plants and mammals, this is a splendid tale of biodiversity and wonder.
$59.99