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Malawi

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Essential Reading Package-EXSAF328

Item EXSAF328. Buy these 4 items as a set for $80 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

SAF291
William Kamkwamba
HarperCollins
2010
290
0061730335
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A true story of tenacity and imagination describes how teenage Kamkwamba built a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his home and his drought-ravaged Malawi village.
$15.99

Bradt Guide Malawi

SAF108
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2016
352
1784770140
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This authoritative, practical travel guide gives a personal, detailed overview of Malawi, its history, culture and natural history.
$27.99

Malawi & Mozambique Map

SAF120
ITMB
ITMB
2012
2
1553413105
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full color map of the two nations (with practical information for travelers) at a scale of 1:900,000 focused on Lake Malawi and including insets of Blantyre and Lilongwe. On the reverse, a coastal map which stretches from South Africa to Tanzania.
$12.95

Safari Planning Map, East & Southern Africa

SAF340
The Africa Adventure Company
Perseus
2015
1
0939895218
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This large-scale, colorful map covers the top safari countries and important wildlife reserves of East and Southern Africa. With enlargements of key regions like Northern Tanzania, Southern Kenya and Northern Botswana to Victoria Falls, the map includes information on planning your safari and climate graphs.
$11.95

Bradt Guide Zambia

ZMB01
Chris McIntyre
Globe Pequot Press
2016
576
1784770124
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Safari guide McIntyre's practical and detailed overview of Zambia, its history, culture, attractions and natural history with color photographs, local maps and excellent travel information. Fourth edition.
$28.99

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi

ZMB12
Mary Fitzpatrick
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
398
1741794331
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With a chapter on Victoria Falls, this compact guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes 76 local and regional color maps, a few color photographs and chapters on history, culture and the environment.
$26.99

A History of Malawi: 1859-1966

SAF353
James McCracken
Boydell & Brewer
2012
485
1847010644
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
McCracken has penned the first comprehensive account of Malawi’s colonial period, drawing on primary and secondary sources for this scholarly exploration of one of the least studied African nations.
$34.95

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

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

The Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries

SAF136
David Livingstone
Aa Balkema
2001
433
1589761227
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Livingstone's original account of his second expedition to Africa, first published in 1864 -- a sympathetic portrait of African peoples, rich in nature, culture and politics.
$25.95

The Eye of the Elephant, An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

ZMB04
Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Lightning Source
1993
305
0395680905
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The adventures of conservationists Mark and Delia Owens in the Luangwa River Valley of Zambia. They set up camp in the wilderness among the elephants, but are drawn into an ugly struggle with the local people.
$18.95

The Lower River

SAF328
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2013
323
0544002253
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Paul Theroux brilliantly undermines his character’s nostalgia for his youthful years as a Peace Corps hero in Malawi by exposing him to the reality of the back waters of a poverty stricken village.
$14.95

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

A Photographic Guide, Southern, Central and East African Mammals

EAF16
Chris Stuart, Tilde Stuart
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2001
144
0883590603
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact guide, designed for the field, including almost all of the conspicuous species and a good sampling of the smaller or more secretive animals.
$15.95

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

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

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

AFR32
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2015
544
0691164533
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This stunningly illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority includes over 500 of Kingdon's exquisite color paintings. Fully revised and updated with more than 1,100 species.
$49.50

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF59
Vincent Carruthers (Editor), Kenneth Newman (Illustrator)
Struik
2017
320
177584353X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With 1,200 color illustrations by a range of experts, this compact field guide includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that a traveler is likely to encounter in southern Africa.
$23.00

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

The Heaven Shop

SAF177
Deborah Ellis
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
2008
192
1554550866
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Binti, a child radio star in Malawi, is confronted with the terrible truth that her parents have died of AIDS. Sent to live with cruel relatives, she sets out to find a beloved lost brother. This award-winning book is not only an optimistic tale of hope survival, but it is also an exellent introduction to the realities of the African AIDS pandemic.
$12.95

African Wildlife Trivia

AFR227
Dawid van Lill
Struik
2008
128
1770075232
PAPER
Natural History
6/1/2017
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

Get Bushwise on Safari

AFR328
Nadine Clarke
Random House
2013
188
1431702064
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Intended for readers ages 9 to 12 but great for the entire family, this illustrated, interactive field guide leads readers into three African settings: the Bushveld, the desert and a river.
$23.00

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

SAF363
William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Anna Hymas (Illustrator)
Dial Press
2016
320
0147510422
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When a small Malawi village is stricken by a flood, an innovative and tenacious teenager builds a windmill from scrap metal and old bicycle parts to bring fresh water to his family’s farm.
$8.99

More Books

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

Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa

SAF12
Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton
Princeton University Press
2011
447
069115225X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, comprehensive field guide features 200 dazzling color plates covering 950 species of birds from South Africa to southern Mozambique. Fourth Edition.
$35.00

African Art, An Introduction

AFR18
Frank Willett
Thames & Hudson
2002
272
0500203644
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated overview of the art and culture of Africa, portraying the range of spectacular art produced throughout the ages.
$29.95

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa

SAF29
Kenneth Newman
Struik
2010
538
1770078762
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This commemorative 10th edition celebrates the late author with a fully revised and updated version. Edits were done by his daughter, Vanessa Newman, to reflect the latest research, taxonomy and common names.
$26.00

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana Map

SAF63
Hallwag
Hallwag
2015
1
3828308457
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fold-out overview map of Southern Africa -- including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana -- is ideal for route planning.
$11.95

Horn of Darkness, Rhinos on the Edge

NMB07
Carol Cunningham, Joel Berger
Oxford University Press
2000
256
0195138805
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lively account of field work, combining adventure, natural history and thoughtful commentary on the plight of the severely endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia.
$50.00

The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives, An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History

BST50
Alan Turner, Mauricio Anton (Illustrator)
Columbia University Press
2000
256
0231102291
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly researched guide to modern felines and their ancestors.
$29.95

Spectrum Guide to Malawi

SAF109
Camerapix (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
320
1566563968
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide for the traveler with travel information, maps, color photographs and up-to-date information on politics and the economy.
$23.95

African Predators

AFR114
M.G.L. Mills, Gus Mills, Martin Harvey (Photographer)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2001
160
1560980966
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A natural history of the giant cats and other predators of Africa, covering evolution, behavior and conservation, and complemented by full-color photographs.
$39.95

Wildlife of East Africa

EAF108
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2002
256
0691007373
PAPER
Field Guide
1
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

Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

SAF131
Mike Unwin
Bradt Publications
2011
234
1841623474
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text.
$26.99

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

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

Bradt Guide North Sudan

AFR152
Paul Clammer
Bradt Publications
2012
288
1841624136
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular Bradt series, noted for publishing travel guides to remote and little-visited destinations.
$26.99

Worth Looking For

Exploration of Africa, From Cairo to the Cape

AFR03
Ann Hugon
Thames & Hudson UK
1993
173
0810928108
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
This jewel of a book chronicles the 19th-century exploration of Africa with hundreds of contemporary paintings and prints, brief chapters on the expeditions, and a very useful chronology. Livingstone, Burton and others are featured in a series of journal excerpts.
$15.95

Ulendo, Travels of a Naturalist In and Out of Africa

SAF46
Archie Carr
University Press of Florida
1993
303
0813011795
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Carr's gentle memoir of scientific adventures on his home turf in Florida and off in the bush of Malawi and Zambia combines good writing with plenty of wit, insight and scientific rigor.
$19.95

Journey to the Vanished City, the Search for a Lost Tribe of Israel

SAF92
Tudor Parfitt
Vintage Books
2000
384
0375724540
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
The author probes the mystery of the Lemba people of South Africa in this book, which combines history, myth, and a first-person account of his furiously entertaining trip from South Africa to Tanzania.
$18.95

Hemingway in Africa, The Last Safari

AFR139
Christopher Ondaatje
Overlook Press
2004
240
1585675393
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
In this illustrated account of travels in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, Christopher Ondaatje conjures Hemingway and his love for Africa.
$37.50

The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa

AFR141
Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon Books
2004
192
0375423125
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
1
McCall Smith brings together folktales, often hilarious or bizarre, which he heard as a child growing up in Zimbabwe.
$22.00