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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

Among the Great Apes, Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives

SCI306
Paul Raffaele
HarperCollins Publishers
2011
370
0061671843
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed nature journalist Raffaele’s epic journey to survey the last remaining great apes living in the wild takes him from the orangutans of Borneo to the central African highlands where he gets up close with mountain gorillas, chimps and bonobos.
$15.99

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

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

Congo, The Bradt Travel Guide

WAF125
Sean Rorison
Globe Pequot Press
2012
240
1841622338
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The first full guidebook on both the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, and the Republic of Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, in over a decade.
$28.99

Congo Map

WAF04
IGN
IGN
1
211850151X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Brazzaville and the Congo (1:1,000,000), which also shows portions of surrounding Gabon, Cameroon and ex-Zaire.
$17.95

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

CAF56
Jason Stearns
Free Press
2012
380
1610391071
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Stearns traces the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa through the experiences of those who engineered and perpetrated it.
$17.99

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

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

Bonobo Handshake

CAF55
Vanessa Woods
Gotham Books
2011
278
1592406343
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Woods documents her work with her now husband Brian Hare at Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary outside Kinshasa in this candid, down-to-earth memoir. Winner of the 2011 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book.
$16.00

Among African Apes

UGD25
Christophe Boesch (Editor), Martha Robbins (Editor)
University of California Press
2012
196
0520267109
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Robbins and Boesch tell the compelling stories of wild apes and the researchers who study them, including field research in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, Ivindo National Park in Gabon and the Tai National Park in Cote d’Ivoire. With some photographs.
$21.95

Forests of Central Africa

CAF57
Jean Pierre Vende Weghe
Struik
2012
365
1869190734
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A sumptuous pictorial guide to the largest region of tropical forest outside of the Amazon, an area which covers 11 countries and includes the Congo Basin. Featuring beautiful portraits of the bewildering array of flora and fauna, the book examines the ecology, climate and natural history of the forests as well as conservation efforts to save them.
$82.00

Gorillas in the Mist

UGD05
Dian Fossey
Mariner Books
2000
326
061808360X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Fossey's highly personal, detailed account of the ecology and behavior of the mountain gorilla of Virunga is based on her 13 years among "the greatest of the great apes."
$16.99

Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo

CAF40
Kate Jackson
Harvard University Press
2010
336
0674048423
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this action-packed memoir of life in the field, Jackson writes with matter-of-fact good humor of her adventures in search of reptiles and amphibians (naturally, many are venomous) in the forested swampland of the northern Congo.
$20.50

Planet Ape

BST141
Desmond Morris
Firefly Books
2009
288
1554075661
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Morris covers the ecology, evolution and diversity of primates in this popular, beautifully illustrated guide.
$49.95

The Primate Family Tree

BST123
Ian Redmond
Firefly Books
2011
176
1554079640
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A generously illustrated overview of the ecology and evolution, natural history and behavior of the primates.
$24.95

The Year of the Gorilla

UGD03
George Schaller
University of Chicago Press
2010
290
0226736474
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This vivid tale of adventures among the gorillas of the Virunga volcanoes of Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda is a wonderful account of field work under trying circumstances by a great wildlife biologist.
$33.00

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

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

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
0
0
0
0
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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Blood River, Retracing Stanley's Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

AFR228
Tim Butcher
Grove Press
2009
384
0802144330
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Correspondent for the Telegraph, Butcher retraces Stanley's 3,000-mile journey down the Congo in this harrowing, utterly absorbing and compassionate tale of hard travel through "the most daunting, backward country on earth."
$16.00

Congo Democratic Republic (Zaire) Map

AFR60
Cartographia
Cartographia
2012
2
9633529549
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This shaded relief map of the Democratic Republic of Congo (1:3.3 M), Rwanda and Burundi includes an inset map of Kinshasa.
$12.00

East Along the Equator, A Journey Up the Congo and into Zaire

CAF28
Helen Winternitz
Atlantic Monthly Press
1987
274
0871131625
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of travels and politics in Zaire along the same route described in the Heart of Darkness.
$14.00

Facing the Congo, A Modern-Day Journey into the Heart of Darkness

CAF10
Jeffrey Taylor
Crown
2000
260
0609808265
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this richly oberved travelogue Taylor, a journalist based in Moscow, recounts his adventures on the Congo in the footsteps of Stanley.
$16.00

Heart of Darkness, with Congo Diary

AFR46
Joseph Conrad
Penguin Putnam
2007
136
0140186522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the century's most important works, this short story tells of the harrowing journey Marlow takes into the Belgian Congo.
$11.00

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 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