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Mozambique

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Essential Reading Package-EXSAF422

MOZAMBIQUE. Buy these 4 items as a set for $85 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Complicated War, The Harrowing of Mozambique

SAF94
William Finnegan
University of California Press
1993
325
0520082664
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness historical, political and social account of Mozambique and the civil war that has ravaged the country, organized as a travelogue of sorts -- and centered around the author's own travels and interviews.
$33.95

Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF300
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2011
272
069115063X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This Princeton Pocket Guide, featuring 400 color photographs by Withers and co-author David Hosking, covers all the birds, mammals, lizards and insects you are likely to encounter.
$19.95

Bradt Guide Mozambique

SAF106
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2017
392
1784770558
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide features an overview of the history, wildlife and natural history of Mozambique along with color photographs and maps.
$25.99

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

A History of Mozambique

SAF42
Malyn Newitt
Indiana University Press
1994
400
0253340063
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Authoritative, stimulating and highly readable, this comprehensive, scholarly history covers Mozambique from Portuguese trade in the 15th century to the mid-1990s. Philip Briggs, author of many Bradt Africa guides, calls it the best single-country history of any African nation.
$59.95

Africa

AFR207
Sebastiao Salgado
Taschen
2013
336
3822856215
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From the Dinka tribes in Sudan and the Himba in Namibia to gorillas and volcanoes in the lakes region, Salgado's powerful images convey 30 years of life in Africa. Photos selected by the photojournalist himself, with text by Mozambique novelist Mia Couto.
$70.00

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 Washing of the Spears

SAF49
Donald R. Morris
Da Capo Press
1998
692
0306808668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written at Hemingway's suggestion, this sprawling chronicle of the Zulu nation and particularly of the war of 1879, takes places in an "endless land of scattered riches and infinite variety."
$27.95

Don't Look Behind You!

SAF252
Peter Allison
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599214695
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled A Safari Guide's Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos, this harrowing and hilarious travel narrative makes you feel like you’re right there on safari.
$16.95

A Beautiful Place to Die

SAF322
Malla Nunn
Pocket Books
2009
375
1416586210
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In a morally complex tale, rich with authenticity, the Swaziland-born Malla Nunn takes readers to Jacob's Rest, a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique. First of Nunn's Detective Emmanuel Cooper novels, set in 1950s South Africa as the new apartheid laws go into effect -- dividing a nation into black and white while supposedly healing the political rifts between the Afrikaners and the English.
$16.00

Sleepwalking Land

SAF220
David Brookshaw (Translator), Mia Couto
Serpent's Tail
2006
213
185242897X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Written by a native Mozambican in Portuguese (and translated to English), this highly-acclaimed novel of turmoil and civil war is rich with magical realism. This novel has been included on lists of the best African books of the 20th century.
$16.95

The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy

SAF407
Paulina Chiziane
Archipelago Books
2016
250
0914671480
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
After 20 years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been supporting four other families for many years. He is forced to marry all three women and the wives team up in this scathing yet humorous critique of Mozambique customs and culture. A celebrated work by Paulina Chiziane, the first Mozambican woman to ever publish a novel.
$18.00

A Fish Caught in Time, The Search for the Coelacanth

BST53
Samantha Weinberg
HarperCollins
2000
220
0060932856
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
The tale of the five-foot-long, lobe-finned fish, long-thought extinct, but discovered alive off the coast of South Africa in 1938. Most of the subsequent specimens have been found off the Comoro Islands in the Mozambique Channel.
$14.99

A Window on Eternity, A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

SAF339
Edward O. Wilson
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2014
228
1476747415
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A testament to biodiversity and the majesty of the natural world, E.O. Wilson’s exploration of Gorongosa National Park takes the reader into the deep gorges and forest near the Rift Valley. Accompanied by stunning full-color photos, Wilson’s journey reveals new species, describes how the jungle reclaims devastated areas and introduces us to the term "bioblitz."
$30.00

Elephantoms, Tracking the Elephant

SAF129
Lyall Watson
W. W. Norton & Company
2003
261
0393324591
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An evocative account of the myth, lore and nature of elephants in South Africa.
$19.95

The Myth of Wild Africa

AFR15
Jonathan Adams, Thomas McShane
University of California Press
1996
290
0520206711
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The authors, associated with the World Wildlife Fund, demolish the romantic fallacy of an untouched continent where animals roam freely in sanctuaries. It's a no-holds-barred critique of old-style conservation in Africa.
$29.95

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

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

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

SAF79
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2009
320
0691090343
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An admirably compact guide, featuring small illustrations of 1,250 species, brief descriptions and black-and-white range maps.
$30.95

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

Marine Invertebrates Indian Ocean and the Central Pacific

DIV15
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1110
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided plastic card shows 50 of the most commonly encountered marine invertebrates of the Indian Ocean in full-color illustrations, convenient for snorkeling trips.
$7.50

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

Southern African Birds, A Photographic Guide

SAF14
Ian Sinclair
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1990
144
0883590468
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Lightweight and handy for the field, this pocket guide to the 265 most conspicuous birds south of the Zambezi River includes color photographs, brief descriptions and range maps.
$15.95

The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
0
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 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

Africa's Lost Eden

SAF385
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
2010
1426297572
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
With stunning visuals, National Geographic explores the lush floodplains of central Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park where a terrible civil has depleted wildlife populations. The filmmakers focus on new efforts to rebuild the park to its former glory. Runtime: 50 minutes.
$13.99

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

Going Solo

EAF78
Roald Dahl
Puffin
2009
224
0142413836
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
With its large print and album-like photographs, both young and old will delight in Dahl's recollections of his adventures as a WWII-era Royal Air Force pilot in Tanzania and Greece.
$7.99

A Girl Named Disaster

ZIM09
Nancy Farmer
Scholastic Inc.
2012
309
0545356628
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An 11-year-old girl embarks on a year-long odyssey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe in this gripping introduction to Southern Africa, the Shona and their ideas about the spirit world. The young adult book won the Newbery.
$7.99

Moja Means One, Swahili Counting Book

EAF99
Muriel Feelings, Tom Feelings (Illustrator)
Puffin
1992
56
0140546626
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Tom provides richly detailed illustrations to accompany Muriel's presentation of the numbers one to ten in Swahili. Intended for children ages 4-8, this Caldecott Honor book is packed with the sights and sounds of East Africa.
$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

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

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

More Books

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

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

Africa Map, Central and South, Madagascar 746

AFR36
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2007
1
2061002927
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fine folded map covers the continent south of Gabon, Congo, Uganda and Kenya at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Southern Africa

SAF121
Anthony Ham
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
736
1786570416
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty practical guide to the nine nations of southern Africa, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique and Lesotho, is ideal for independent travelers on a multi-country tour.
$32.99

New News Out of Africa, Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

AFR203
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Oxford University Press
2007
192
0195331281
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A PBS correspondant addresses the current state of affairs in South Africa, Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola and Sierra Leone, incorporating his own experiences and the continent's troubled and tangled history.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi

ZMB12
Mary Fitzpatrick
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786570432
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

500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa

AFR317
Doug Newman
Struik
2013
152
1431701203
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Accounting for each species of southern African songbird, their songs, similar-sounding species, favored habitats and ranges, this reference is ideal for the voyaging birder. Includes a CD of bird calls.
$23.00

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

The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa

SAF343
Ian Sinclair
Struik
2014
464
1775840999
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring beautiful illustrations, calendar bars and distribution maps, the newly revised Struik guide to Southern African birds is a local bestseller.
$32.00

Southern African Mammals Made Simple

SAF342
Doug Newman
Struik
2014
104
1920572384
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Profiling 115 mammals common to Southern Africa, many of which (bat-eared fox, oribi, hartebeest) are not found anywhere else. The guide offers a three-step, foolproof process for identifying similar-looking species.
$18.00

Confession of the Lioness

SAF369
Mia Couto
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
208
0374129231
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Both a thriller and a commentary on women's oppression, this work is set in a remote village in Mozambique at a time when lionesses begin hunting the village’s women. Hired to kill the bloodthirsty cats, a local marksman believes them to be supernatural.
$25.00