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South Africa: Epic Family Adventure

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXSAF329

Item EXSAF329. Buy these 6 items as a set for $94 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Long Walk to Freedom

SAF15
Nelson Mandela
Little Brown and Company
1995
640
0316548189
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An unpretentious tale of an extraordinary life, Mandela's autobiography is essential reading for an understanding of South Africa. His grace and his love for his country shine throughout.
$18.00

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

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

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

Insight Guide South Africa

SAF21
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
384
1780052618
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
South Africa is brought to life in hundreds of color photographs and vividly written essays by a team of experts. Panoramic in scope, the guide takes us from Johannesburg out into the veld, providing genuine insight into the history, nature and modern politics of this complex land.
$24.99

Southern Africa Map

SAF09
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
2
3865745040
MAP
Reference
0
0
1
0
Scaled at 1:2,500,000, this shaded relief map covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and southern portions of Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
$13.95

Cape Town and Region Adventure Map

SAF161
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566951658
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map for exploring Cape Town and the surrounding areas. Full-color, double-sided. Scales vary. Includes Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park and other reserves south to Cape of Good Hope.
$11.95

Culture Smart! South Africa

SAF169
David Holt-Biddle
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333462
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy guide will help you navigate local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

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

Time Out Cape Town

SAF164
Time Out
TimeOut
2016
280
1846703611
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Compact, informative and lively, this outstanding guide covers where to go and what to do in Cape Town and surroundings.
$19.95

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

Beyond the Miracle, Inside the New South Africa

SAF166
Allister Sparks
University of Chicago Press
2009
408
0226768597
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The South African journalist (Tomorrow is Another Country SAF31) continues the tale of the transformation of South Africa and its accomplishments, failures and challenges in the decade following the collapse of apartheid.
$20.00

Playing the Enemy, Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

SAF240
John Carlin
Penguin Putnam
2009
274
0143115723
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Carlin vividly documents how Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite South Africa.
$17.00

The Fate of Africa

AFR154
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2011
792
1610390717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ambitious in scope, immensely readable -- and as big as a doorstop -- Martin Meredith's blockbuster country-by-country overview of the tumult in Africa since independence is now revised and updated to reflect recent events.
$23.99

The Fortunes of Africa, A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor

AFR327
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2016
784
1610396359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering the epic story of colonialism in Africa, Meredith’s magisterial history depicts empire-hungry kings, missionaries, tribal warlords, mining barons -- even modern multinational corporations. An expansive but entertaining read.
$21.99

The Making of Modern South Africa, Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

SAF222
Nigel Worden
John Wiley & Son
2012
198
1405154292
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-researched, readable primer covers South African history from colonial conquest to the end of apartheid and beyond, with an updated chapter focusing on 1994 to 2007. Worden is a professor of history at the University of Cape Town.
$39.95

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

Wild at Heart

SAF130
Peter Godwin, Chris Johns (Photographer)
National Geographic
2007
176
142620194X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This lush collection of full-color photographs tackles conservation, development and tradition in southern Africa. It's a well-illustrated portrait of the region by National Geographic photographer Johns and veteran journalist Godwin.
$65.00

Hidden Cape Town

SAF336
Paul Duncan
Struik
2014
240
1431702994
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
3/15/2014
0
0
0
0
This unique journey behind the facades of South Africa’s most interesting landmarks is both an architectural and cultural study. It includes over 300 photographs and informative text.
$39.95

Conversations With Myself

SAF313
Nelson Mandela
Picador USA
2011
454
0312611684
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mandela draws on letters, notebooks and taped interviews for this account of a remarkable life.
$18.00

I Married a Travel Junkie

TVL549
Samuel Jay Keyser
2012
200
1934848433
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Our reluctant traveler -- professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, Samual Jay Keyser chronicles his terrifying adventures to the Serengeti, Bwindi and other awful places with his gung-ho wife of 15 years in this ode to adventurous travel.
$14.95

Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

SAF331
Nelson Mandela
Chronicle Books
2013
160
1452128413
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The companion book to the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom sets Mandela’s own words alongside interviews of friends and family and archival photos. With behind-the-scenes photos and an inside look at making the film.
$35.00

Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

SAF324
Richard Stengel
Crown
2010
243
0307460681
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Time magazine editor Stengel, who collaborated with Mandela on his bestselling autobiography, distills Mandela's wisdom into 15 vital life lessons that have the power to deepen lives.
$24.00

No Future Without Forgiveness

SAF97
Desmond Tutu
Doubleday
2000
256
0385496907
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, Desmond Tutu writes with insight and compassion in this memoir of his work for reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa.
$16.99

Cry, The Beloved Country

SAF30
Alan Paton
Scribner
2003
317
0743262174
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply moving story of Reverend Kumalo's quest for justice. First published in 1948, it is a striking, poetic tribute to the power of the individual and a trenchant indictment of apartheid.
$16.00

Life & Times of Michael K

SAF17
J.M. Coetzee
Viking
1995
184
0140074481
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Coetzee sets this short, hallucinatory novel, the powerful tale of a troubled boy, in South Africa in the midst of civil war.
$15.00

South Africa, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SAF236
Isabel Balseiro (Editor), Tobias Hecht (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
239
1883513227
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This diverse collection of short stories reveals South Africa through the eyes of its writers, including Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Alan Paton.
$14.95

The Conservationist

SAF218
Nadine Gordimer
Viking
1983
272
0140047166
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Gordimer's subtle Booker Prize-winning novel portrays a wealthy South African industrialist who struggles to preserve his way of life, his power and his possessions in the face of massive injustice.
$16.00

The Power of One

SAF26
Bryce Courtenay
Ballantine Books
1996
528
034541005X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This riveting novel tells of the coming-of-age of a six-year-old English boy in South Africa during the darkest days of largely pro-Nazi South Africa, based on the author's childhood.
$17.00

The South Africa Reader, History, Culture, Politics

SAF327
Clifton Crais (Editor), Thomas McClendon (Editor)
Duke
2013
672
0822355299
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A rich guide to the traditions and politics of South Africa, this reader gathers diverse voices into one cultural portrait. Cartoons, songs and fiction are juxtaposed with iconic historical documents.
$29.95

Waiting for the Barbarians

SAF150
J.M. Coetzee
Penguin Putnam
2010
176
0143116924
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A modern classic, this early novel by Nobel Laureate Coetzee centers on the crisis of conscience and morality of a magistrate, a loyal servant of the empire working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the "barbarians."
$17.00

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

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

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 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

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

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

More Books

Tomorrow is Another Country, The Inside Story of South Africa's Road to Change

SAF31
Allister Sparks
University of Chicago Press
1996
254
0226768554
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Sparks explores the extraordinary developments that led to multiracial democracy in South Africa, an essential key to understanding the country today.
$31.00

Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland

AFR44
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
640
1743210108
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive, practical guide is a helpful tool for independent travelers.
$27.99

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

Disgrace

SAF89
J.M. Coetzee
Penguin Putnam
2000
224
0140296409
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Cape Town and on a remote farm in the Eastern Cape, Coetzee's searing novel explores the devastating realities of racial politics in post-apartheid South Africa. Winner of the Booker Prize.
$16.00

Eyewitness Guide South Africa

SAF138
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
464
1465427112
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$27.00

Scenes from Provincial Life: Boyhood, Youth, Summertime

SAF149
J.M. Coetzee
Penguin Putnam
2012
484
014242255X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Nobel Prize-winning author's brilliant trilogy of fictionalized memoirs -- here in one volume -- offers a tender, often very funny, vision of a young writer's beginnings.
$20.00

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

SAF221
Nadine Gordimer
Penguin Putnam
2008
192
0143114239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Nobel Prize winner daringly explores racial identity, sexuality and loss in this marvelous collection of South African tales.
$15.00

National Geographic South Africa

SAF224
David Lambkin
National Geographic
2017
320
1426217714
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Profusely illustrated and compact, this guide includes excellent information on history, nature and culture, with maps and color photography.
$25.99

Footprint Cape Town & the Garden Route

SAF253
Lizzie Williams
Footprint Handbooks
2015
216
1910120537
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim, handy guide by the prolific Lizzie Williams presents where to go and what to do, along with a concise over-view of history, nature and culture with such clarity.
$14.99

South Africa

SAF288
Michael Poliza
teNeues
2010
240
3832794131
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Poliza (Africa, Eyes Over Africa, AntARCTIC) reeled in several South African photographer friends for this vivid portrait of a nation, its people, cities and villages, landscapes and wildlife.
$12.95

Agaat

SAF303
Marlene Van Niekerk
2010
581
0982503091
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Van Niekerk's novel portrays the relationship between Milla, a 67-year-old white woman, and Agaat, her black maid turned caretaker, in apartheid-era South Africa.
$19.95

Insight Guide Cape Town

SAF307
Rachel Lawrence (Editor)
Insight Guides
2011
272
9812823158
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated Insight guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, culture and attractions.
$19.99

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

SAF325
David Welsh
Aa Balkema
2010
647
0813930561
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Professor Welsh examines key events and figures from the razor-thin election of the National Party in 1948 through the more-or-less peaceful end of Apartheid in this clear, incisive history.
$38.50

Bradt Swaziland

SAF326
Mike Unwin
Bradt Publications
2013
310
1841624004
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Another excellent regional guide in the series from Bradt, and one of the only guides devoted exclusively to Swaziland.
$26.99

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

SAF329
Rian Malan
Grove Press
2013
317
0802121837
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Malan's first book since the now-classic My Traitor's Heart (SAF19), the 23 tales collected in this strictly unsentimental chronicle show the chaos, hope and challenges of South Africa since Apartheid with sardonic humor, insight and a flair for the dramatic.
$16.00

Churchill's South Africa, Travels During the Anglo-Boer War

SAF334
Chris Schoeman
Struik
2013
232
1920545476
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This historical reminiscence delves into the early life of Winston Churchill, his career as a soldier and combat journalist in South Africa. Distancing himself from blind reverence, Schoeman provides a balanced account of the future British prime minister, his obvious political aspirations and his self-serving journalistic reports.
$30.00

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

Cobra

SAF345
Deon Meyer
Atlantic Monthly Press
2014
384
0802123244
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A page-turning thriller presenting Captain Benny Griessel and his elite South African crime squad as they attempt to catch "Cobra", a specially trained killer who may be working for the CIA.
$26.00

Wallpaper City Guide Cape Town

SAF348
Jeremy Case
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714871397
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

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

Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions

AFR73
Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Margaret Musgrove
Penguin Putnam
1976
32
0140546049
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A full-color introduction to 26 different African cultures, arranged from A to Z. Intended for kids ages 9-12, this classic won the Dillons their second Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a children's book.
$6.99

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

Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

SAF173
Beverley Naidoo
HarperCollins
2008
175
0060508019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For almost 50 years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians and "Coloreds." These stories by Carnegie Medalist Naidoo dramatize young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each short story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters caught up in very real events.
$6.99

Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch

EAF155
Heather Zschock, Kerren Barbas (Illustrator)
Peter Pauper Press
2005
64
1593599714
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Reveal the wildlife of Africa as you copy simple sketches of 20 amazing animals in this fun activity book. The bright colors and fascinating facts are enough to entice any youngster.
$12.99

The White Giraffe

SAF182
Lauren St. John
Penguin Putnam
2007
192
0803732112
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Myth mixes with reality on a South African wildlife preserve when young Martine discovers a white giraffe and the dangers which threaten both the animal and her new home.
$7.99

Spud

SAF201
John van de Ruit
Penguin Putnam
2008
336
1595141871
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Van der Ruit's spirited young adult novel follows a boy's hilarious steps towards manhood in an elite boarding school as Apartheid is crumbling in 1990.
$9.99

Countries of the World: South Africa

SAF210
Viriginia Mace
2008
64
1426302037
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A vivid introduction to the cultural history, rich biodiversity and varied landscapes of South Africa. For middle readers.
$27.90

Nelson Mandela, The Authorized Comic Book

SAF245
Umlando Wezithombe (Illustrator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2009
208
0393336468
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
What better comic book hero than this great man? Produced in conjunction with -- and the delight of -- the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this visual biography draws on new interviews, firsthand accounts and archival materials.
$19.95

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