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Madagascar

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Essential Reading Package-EXMAD29

MADAGASCAR. Buy these 5 items as a set for $110 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Madagascar

MAD51
David Attenborough
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
0780671198
DVD
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Produced by the BBC, this spectacular three-part series narrated by the inimitable Attenborough showcases the nature, wildlife and habitats of the island continent, with the many species of lemurs given the starring role.
$29.98

Bradt Guide Madagascar

MAD08
Hilary Bradt
Bradt Publications
2014
432
1841624985
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

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

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

Eccentric Islands, Travels Real and Imaginary

TVL112
Bill Holm
Milkweed Editions
2000
346
1571312595
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Holm mixes his meditative journeys to five actual islands (Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Isla Mujeres and Mallard Island) with utterly made-up places in this poetic, philosophical inquiry into the myth and meaning of islands.
$22.00

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

Extinct Madagascar

MAD54
Steven M. Goodman
University of Chicago Press
2014
296
022614397X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Goodman and his colleagues present a stunning variety of life that went extinct on Madagascar, an island with such biodiversity that it currently boasts over 100 species of lemur.
$45.00

Island Life

NAT27
Alfred Russel Wallace
Random House
1997
544
1573921777
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A popular account of the natural history of island groups by Darwin's contemporary and co-presenter of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
$18.99

Life Amongst the Thorns, Biodiversity and Conservation of Madagascar's Spiny Forest

MAD57
Louise Jasper
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
336
1909612677
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Produced in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund, this coffee table introduction to Madagascar’s unique Spiny Forest includes authoritative, scholarly text and plenty of color photos.
$59.95

Madagascar, The Eighth Continent

MAD22
Peter Tyson
Bradt Publications
2013
384
0380794659
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Tyson interweaves an account of his time in the field with travel, history and ecology for this wide-ranging report on life in Madagascar.
$19.99

Thank You, Madagascar: The Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly

MAD60
Hilary Bradt (Foreword), Alison Jolly
Zed
2016
432
1783603178
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Best known for her lemur biology research, late primatologist Alison Jolly captures the successes and failures of conservation efforts on Madagascar as well as the lives of the island’s residents in this posthumous publication.
$18.95

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

Vanilla, Travels In Search Of The Ice Cream Orchid

GEN339
Tim Ecott
Grove Press
2005
278
080214201X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A BBC journalist's lively account of travels to the vanilla-growing regions of Mexico, Madagascar, Réunion and Tahiti on the trail of the prized orchid, its history, cultivation and allure.
$14.00

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

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

Lemurs of Madagascar, Conservation International Tropical Field Guide

MAD11
Conservation International, Stephen D. Nash (Illustrator)
Conservation International
2010
762
1881173089
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Updated with 30 new species, this third edition of the definitive field guide to all 101 species and subspecies of lemurs features 500 color illustrations, range maps, drawings and detailed, authoritative chapters on natural history and conservation.
$55.00

Lemurs of Madagascar, Diurnal & Cathemeral

MAD49
Russel Mittermeier
Conservation International
2009
22
1934151300
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy laminated fold-up card, illustrated by Stephen Nash, focuses on the 34 species of lemur active, at least part-time, during the day.
$7.95

Lemurs of Madagascar, Nocturnal Lemurs

MAD50
Stephen D. Nash
Conservation International
2007
22
1934151319
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy laminated fold-up card, with color illustrations, range maps and checklist, includes the 65 nocturnal species of lemur.
$7.95

Mammals of Madagascar

MAD17
Nick Garbutt
Yale University Press
2007
304
030012550X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An invaluable compact guide with full-page color photographs of each species.
$45.00

Wildlife of Madagascar

MAD59
Keith Barnes, Ken Behrens
Princeton University Press
2016
272
0691161712
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With 500 color photos and copious notes on identification, habitat, behavior and conservation, this field guide profiles the common wildlife of Madagascar.
$29.95

For Kids

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

African Wildlife Trivia

AFR227
Dawid van Lill
Struik
2008
128
1770075232
PAPER
Natural History
9/6/2017
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Full of facts and fun, this primer on the insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds of Africa contains eye-catching illustrations and information on African geography--a great introduction for kids and their parents.
$12.95

How to Lose a Lemur

MAD55
Frann Preston-gannon
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
32
145491131X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
"Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a liking to you, there is not much that can be done about it." Thus begins this delightful children’s tale about a boy who tries to out-travel a clingy lemur. As the lemur gains a following and the boy ends up far from home, who will be able to guide him back?
$14.95

Madagascar

MAD61
Mary Oluonye
Lerner Publishing Group
2010
48
0761355537
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This colorful, engaging book introduces Madagascar’s geography, history, landscape and culture with kid-friendly text and photos.
$9.99

Lemurs

MAD62
Claire Throp
Heinemann
2012
48
1432958712
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A fun introduction to the world of Lemurs written for readers ages 9 to 12. Includes information on behavior and intelligence as well as food chains and habitats. Illustrated with color photos.
$9.95

Thank You, Baobab Tree!

MAD63
Park, Yun-Heu, (Illustrator), Mi-Hwa Joo
Lerner Publishing Group
2016
32
1925247295
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Colorfully illustrated, this picture book introduces all eight species of the baobab tree by following a Madagascar family who rely on the trees every day.
$7.99

Madagascar

MAD64
Eric Darnell (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2015
1417073535
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A computer-animated DreamWorks movie about four Central Park Zoo animals who unwittingly get shipwrecked on Madagascar and must learn to survive. The fun cast of characters includes Chris Rock as Marty the Zebra and Ben Stiller as Alex the Lion.
$14.99

More Books

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

Lonely Planet Madagascar

MAD02
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1742207782
PAPER
Guidebook
3/8/2008
0
0
0
0
In the Lonely Planet hallmark style, this practical guide to Madagascar features a good overview of culture, history and nature, maps and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$27.99

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

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

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

Madagascar Highlights

MAD53
Hilary Bradt, Daniel Austin
Bradt Publications
2012
208
184162425X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide features photographs, popular visitor sites, maps and a chapter on conservation. With information on hotels and tour operators.
$24.99

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

Southern African Birdfinder: Where to Find 1,400 Bird Species in Southern Africa and Madagascar

SAF362
Claire Spottiswoode, Callan Cohen, Jonathan Rossouw
Struik
2007
456
1868727254
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated field guide to 39 bird routes and more than 330 birding sites throughout Southern Africa and Madagascar full of helpful information for the birder.
$32.95

For the Love of Lemurs, My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar

MAD56
Patricia Chapple Wright
Aa Balkema
2016
256
1590565479
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An intimate biography by primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright who journeyed to Madagascar to bring its lemurs back from the brink of extinction. Her initial quest to find the greater bamboo lemur blossoms into a long-term stay, sparking familial turbulence and even romance.
$29.95

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