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Seychelles

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Essential Reading Package-EXSEY23

Item EXSEY23. Buy these 4 items as a set for $84 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Wildlife of the Seychelles

SEY22
John Bowler
Princeton University Press
2006
192
1903657067
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A photographic guide to the wildlife of the Seychelles, featuring 51 color plates of birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates.
$29.95

Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles

SEY04
Tom Masters
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
352
178657215X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This excellent practical guide includes maps, travel details and a good overview of the culture, history and nature of the islands.
$27.99

Seychelles Map

SEY08
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2013
2
3866091230
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, colorful map of the Seychelles.
$10.95

Culture Smart! Mauritius

MTS11
Tim Clearly
Kuperard
2011
168
1857335422
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture designed to help travelers make sense of the modern and the traditional cultures of the island.
$9.95

Insight Pocket Guide Seychelles

SEY34
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
144
1786715694
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient, slim volume features color photographs, many maps, good short descriptions of major points of interest and other practical information.
$9.99

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

A Hundred Horizons, The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire

IDA305
Sugata Bose
Harvard University Press
2009
352
0674032195
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this sophisticated and scholarly history, Bose examines trade and interactions among the far-flung peoples of the Indian Ocean region during the last century of the British Raj.
$23.50

Edge of Eden

SEY23
Helen Benedict
Soho Press
2009
312
1569478589
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With acerbic wit and lush descriptions, this page-turner brims with jealousy, sex and witchcraft in a darkly exotic Seychelles circa 1960. In it a British woman turns to black magic to preserve her marriage after her diplomat husband falls under the spell of a local beauty.
$17.00

Georges

MTS09
Alexandre Dumas, Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Modern Library
2008
304
0812975898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Filled with intrigue, romance, and deadly vengeance, this swashbuckling adventure follows the return of a wronged mulatto boy to his home in Mauritius, where he pits his strength against a powerful plantation owner.
$17.00

The Book of Color

MTS02
Julia Blackburn
Random House
1995
175
0679758372
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Blackburn richly evokes the 19th-century colonial Indian Ocean in this haunting novel of madness, slavery and racism, which memorably opens on the island of La Digue in the Seychelles.
$15.00

The Mauritius Command

SEY18
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1991
348
039330762X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The rousing tale of a mission to the Mascarene Islands to take Rodriguez, Mauritius and Reunion from the French and install a proper British governor. It's the fourth of the series of hugely popular Aubrey-Maturin novels.
$15.95

Lost Land of the Dodo, The Ecological History of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues

MTS08
Julian Hume (Illustrator), Anthony Cheke
Yale University Press
2008
480
0300141866
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Uninhabited until the 1500s, the arrival of humans rapidly devastated the diverse, endemic wildlife of the Mascarenes, including of not just the famous dodo but also giant tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckos, burrowing boas, and flightless rails and herons.
$55.00

The Fruit Hunters, A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce and Adventure

NAT138
Adam Leith Gollner
Scribner
2013
288
074329694X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The coco-de-mer, found only in the Seychelles, Asia's repugnant and coveted durian and many more exotic fruits you've never heard of -- jambu, galangal, voavanga, farkleberry -- take the starring role in Adam Gollner's surprisingly juicy account of the history, pleasure and business of fruit.
$16.00

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

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

Reef and Freshwater Fish of Seychelles, A Field Guide

SEY33
Justin Gerlach
Gardners Books
2014
54
0953378780
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This short, authoritative guide covers the common and distinctive fishes that visitors will likely encounter in the Seychelles islands. Includes 24 color plates. Second edition.
$21.99

Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

DIV63
Matthias Bergbauer
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
352
1909612316
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to over 800 species of reef fish common to the Indo-Pacific. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed information on identifying features, size, biology and distribution.
$35.00

Underwater Seychelles

SEY30
Rowana Walton
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612537
PAPER
Field Guide
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized photographic guide to the waters around the Seychelles introduces divers and snorkelers to 280 of the islands’ common fish, invertebrates, coral and megafauna.
$19.95

For Kids

Children's Travel Journal

GEN118
Adrienne Hartman (Illustrator), Anne Banks
Little Bookroom
2004
48
0964126206
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An inspired workbook and travel journal for children, spiral-bound and printed on heavy paper to accommodate lots of glue and watercolor. The book invites young travelers to get busy, alternating lined and unlined pages, with illustrations and suggestions throughout.
$19.95

Nature Unfolds the Tropical Rainforest

FST16
Gerard Cheshire
2001
39
0778703207
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An interactive fold-out illustrated book that makes it fun for children to explore the colorful wildlife and plants in many habitats, from the Amazon delta through the layers of tropical rainforest.
$9.95

Let's Explore... Ocean

OCE216
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340405
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book submerges young explorers ages 5 to 8 in the world of underwater discovery. Readers dress divers, decorate coral reefs and even learn how to make a submarine-style periscope. The kids’ book includes over 250 stickers.
$9.99

Coral Reefs

OCE220
Sylvia Earle
Random House
2016
32
1426323646
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for children ages 4 to 8, this colorful book transports readers into the amazing "underwater city" of the coral reef. Underwater explorer and ocean conservationist Sylvia Earle shares fun facts about how coral reefs form, the animals that live there and how humans can keep from polluting them.
$7.99

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea, Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor

OCE222
Robert Burleigh
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2016
40
1481416006
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for ages 4 to 8, this gorgeously illustrated biography tells the story of Marie Tharp, a pioneering scientist and the first person to successfully map the ocean floor. Taught to "think big" by her father, a mapmaker, Tharp pieces the ocean floor together like an immense jigsaw puzzle.
$17.99

Coral Reefs

OCE223
Jason Chin
Macmillan
2016
40
1250079489
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A young girl finds a library book that transports her to the magical coral reef. Award-winning illustrator Chin brings the fascinating underwater world to life through bold, colorful drawings and informative text.
$7.99

Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia

OCE228
John Woodward
DK Publishing
2015
256
1465435948
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Full of fun facts, beautiful photos and colorful graphics, this encyclopedic introduction covers everything from sea creatures and birds to the Great Barrier Reef, from the Arctic to the Caribbean. Perfect for curious children ages 8 through 12.
$19.99

The Island

OCE229
Olivia Levez
Perseus
2016
288
1780748590
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
When her plane crashes in the Indian Ocean, 16-year-old Frances winds up on a deserted island with few supplies and only a dog for company. Through her struggle for survival, she combats painful memories of her home life and discovers another survivor on the island.
$11.99

More Books

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

Living Fossil, The Story of the Coelacanth

BST09
Keith Stewart Thomson
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
256
0393308685
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Thomson relates the remarkable discovery of the long-thought-extinct fossil fish in the deep waters of the Mozambique channel and Comoros Islands.
$19.95

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

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

DIV19
Terence M. Gosliner
Sea Challengers
1996
314
0930118219
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive handbook to 1,000 marine invertebrates by a leading expert from the California Academy of Sciences.
$45.00

Mauritius and Reunion Map

AFR40
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3707905926
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues at a detailed scale of 1:80,000.
$14.95

Mauritius Map

MTS04
Globetrotter
Globe Pequot Press
2013
2
1843300249
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A map of Mauritius at a scale of 1:80,000.
$9.95

Journey to Mauritius

MTS06
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Jason Wilson (Translator)
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
256
1566564476
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A lyrical account of colonial society, daily life and nature in Mauritius, newly translated and with an introduction by Jason Wilson.
$15.00

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

Bradt Guide Seychelles

SEY21
Lyn Mair, Lynnath Beckley
Bradt Publications
2016
224
1841629189
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed overview of Seychelles, its history, wildlife, culture and major attractions in the series by Bradt.
$23.99

Globetrotter Travel Pack Seychelles

SEY24
Paul Tingay
New Holland Publishers
2010
128
1847738230
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The travel pack includes a pocket-sized practical guidebook to Seychelles with color photographs and a fold-out map of the region in a printed plastic wallet.
$14.95

Marco Polo Seychelles

SEY27
Heiner F. Gstaltmayr
Marco Polo
2014
132
382970741X
PAPER
Guidebook
1/8/2014
0
0
0
0
This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map.
$9.99

The Seychelles, the Very Best of Michael Friedel

SEY29
Michael Friedel (Photographer)
Aa Balkema
2000
93
392948904X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In his photographic journey into the Seychelles, prolific photographer Michael Friedel captures what the East African islands are known for: white sand beaches, friendly locals and green landscapes (often in aerial photographs). A colorful, succinct introduction.
$19.99

Insight Guide Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles

SEY31
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
424
1780058403
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This full-color guide to the three Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles combines colorful, specially commissioned photos with detailed maps and plenty of historical and cultural coverage.
$24.99

The Vertebrates of Seychelles, A Field Guide

SEY32
Justin Gerlach
Gardners Books
2009
79
095337873X
PAPER
Field Guide
10/1/2017
0
0
0
0
This short, authoritative guide covers the common terrestrial vertebrates that visitors will likely encounter on the Seychelles islands. Includes 31 full color plates.
$13.00