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Namibia

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Essential Reading Package-EXNMB21

Item EXNMB21. 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

Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF300
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2011
272
069115063X
PAPER
Field Guide
1
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

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

Bradt Guide Namibia

NMB06
Chris McIntyre
Bradt Publications
2015
544
1841629146
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From the desolate Skeleton Coast to the lush Kavango and Caprivi Strip to the picturesque capital of Windhoek, Bradt has it covered.
$27.99

Namibia Map

SAF06
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2015
2
3831773130
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, indexed road map of Namibia, showing all major and many minor roads, cities and towns, at a scale of 1:1,200,000.
$14.95

Namibia Adventure Map

SAF371
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2015
1
1597756199
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This revised and updated map of Namibia depicts the country's major roadways in full-color alongside shaded topographic relief detail. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

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

Culture Smart! Namibia

NMB22
Sharri Whiting
Kuperard
2008
168
1857334736
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Affluence Without Abundance, The Disappearing World of the Bushmen

SAF400
James Suzman
Macmillan
2017
288
1632865726
HARD COVER
History
7/11/2017
0
0
0
0
Suzman takes readers into the world of the San people of southern Africa, the longest-enduring civilization in human history that is well known for living privately, having few needs and living in harmony with the environment.
$29.00

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

This Is Namibia

NMB24
Peter Joyce
Struik
2014
144
1928213049
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A useful primer to Namibia, this visual essay on the up-and-coming African country surveys its cultures, wildlife and diverse landscapes. Peter Joyce takes readers from Namibia’s icy Atlantic shores to the arid Kalahari Desert, revealing a land of towering sand dunes, ancient civilizations and enigmatic beauty.
$21.00

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

The Healing Land, The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert

SAF135
Rupert Isaacson
Grove Press
2003
278
0802140513
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A powerful account of the ancient traditions of the Kalahari Bushmen and the very contemporary struggle of a people who have been displaced from their land.
$13.00

The Last Train to Zona Verde, My Ultimate African Safari

WAF172
Paul Theroux
Houghton Mifflin Company
2014
368
054422793X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Paul Theroux’s challenging, thought-provoking travelogue that chronicles his trek from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa northward to Namibia and the 'Zona Verde' in Angola.
$15.95

Traversa, A Solo Walk Across Africa from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean

AFR212
Fran Sandham
Overlook Press
2008
320
1590200365
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sandham writes with down-to-earth glee of the personalities, hardships, pleasures and idiocy of a 3,000-mile trek (sometimes in the company of a donkey or mule) through tough terrain.
$25.00

The Burning Shore

NMB12
Wilbur Smith
St. Martin's Press
2007
632
0312940807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An epic tale of romance, survival and daring set in Southwestern Africa (aka Namibia) by the master of South African pulp fiction.
$9.99

The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo

NMB15
Peter Orner
Back Bay Books
2007
311
0316066338
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in 1991 at a school in the middle of a Namibian desert, soon after independence from South Africa, Orner's hypnotic debut novel revolves around a young American teacher's captivating and beautiful co-worker, Mavala Shikongo.
$14.99

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

Skeleton Coast

NMB08
Amy Schoeman
Struik
2012
208
1868728919
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This revised edition of Shoenman's classic, first published in 1971, shows the magnificent landscapes, wildlife and nature of the Namib desert, Skeleton Coast and northwest Namibia in 160 color essays and accompanying essays on geology, climate, nature and history.
$54.00

Soul of a Lion, One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees

NMB26
Barbara Bennett
National Geographic
2010
320
1426206542
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bennett recounts with affection and humor her volunteer sabbatical at Namibia's Harnas Wildlife Foundation, where she worked with orphaned, injured and abandoned wild animals alongside Harnas' inspiring founder, Marieta van der Merwe.
$26.00

Spirit of the Wind, A Photographic Celebration of the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert

NMB25
Miona Janeke
Casemat
2015
48
1909339334
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The photographs in this exquisite collection resulted from a 2014 pilgrimage during which Miona Janeke traveled for months through the Namib Desert with wild horses. Her photos are a heartfelt testament to the free-spirited creature.
$32.95

The Black Rhinos of Namibia, Searching for Survivors in the African Desert

EXP98
Rick Bass
Mariner Books
2013
272
0544002334
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bass' lifelong search for rare and iconic animals takes him into the harsh terrain of the Namib desert on the trail of the rare black rhino. With insightful prose, Bass tells the story of the rhinos -- brought back from near-extinction thanks to cutting edge conservation.
$14.95

The Elephant's Secret Sense, The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa

NMB20
Caitlin O'Connell
University of Chicago Press
2008
240
0226616746
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
O'Connell chronicles the extraordinary social lives of elephants in Etosha National Park with this powerful account of a 14-year study.
$15.00

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

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

Flip Flap Safari

AFR335
Nosy Crow
Candlewick Press
2015
28
0763676055
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A creative way to introduce children to Africa’s best-known animals. Kids mix and match animal tops and bottoms and can see what new creatures appear, from zebra-dile to lion-ephant! A very silly, but very charming book.
$11.99

Let's Explore... Safari

AFR344
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340391
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on safari with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

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

Let's Explore... Desert

DES16
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786573148
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on safari with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

The Elephant Scientist

NMB21
Caitlin O'Connell, Donna M. Jackson
Harcourt Books
2011
80
0547053444
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Colorful and informative, this volume in the popular series for ages 10 and up follows Caitlin O'Connell as she observes elephants in Etosha National Park and makes important discoveries about elephant communication.
$18.99

Kalahari

SAF366
Jessica Khoury
Penguin Putnam
2016
384
1595147667
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A heated biological thriller that blends the challenge of survival with science fiction and the pangs of first love. When her father hastily leaves their tour group of five teenagers (to trail poachers) Sarah must keep them alive against starvation, dehydration and a deadly virus.
$9.99

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

More Books

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

The Bushman Myth, The Making of a Namibian Underclass

SAF145
Robert James Gordon, Stuart Sholto-Douglas
Perseus
2000
336
0813335817
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A thorough and serious portrait of the Bushmen of Namibia and how they have come to represent Western notions of the exotic African.
$49.00

Insight Guides Namibia

NMB23
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
448
1780052944
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This illustrated, surprisingly informative guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, culture and attractions.
$23.99

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

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

BOT14
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
424
1741798930
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative practical guide to Botswana and its attractions, including nearby Victoria Falls.
$28.99

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

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

Rough Guide Namibia

NMB27
Rough Guides
Rough Guides
2017
400
024127401X
PAPER
Guidebook
7/18/2017
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide in the British series nicely balances a historical and cultural overview with practical travel information.
$24.99

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

Worth Looking For

An Arid Eden, A Personal Account of Conservation in the Kaokoveld

SAF364
Garth Owen-Smith
Jonathan Ball
2011
610
1868423638
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A unique look inside the Kaokoveld preserve form the 1960s onward. The author spent decades there working as a conservationist.
$40.00

Picturing Bushmen, The Denver African Expedition of 1925

NMB05
Robert James Gordon
Ohio University Press
1997
325
0821411888
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Serious-minded, wonderfully illustrated and informative, this book not only documents the 1925 expedition to Etosha in search of the "Bushman," it also cleverly shows the key role of the expedition in romanticizing the Heikum.
$24.95

African Safari, Into the Great Game Reserves

AFR260
Peter and Beverly Pickford
John Beaufoy Publishing
2011
300
1906780447
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
With a traveler's notebook, essays and color photographs of Africa, its people, landscapes and wildlife, this dazzling photographic journey captures the adventure of safari.
$49.95

Photo Guide to Birds of Namibia

NMB17
Ian Sinclair
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1995
144
0883590379
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A convenient, pocket-sized guide with color photos, maps and short descriptions.
$15.95