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South Africa: Whitewater & Wildlife

Reading and Travel Guide
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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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

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

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

Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands

SAF216
Philip Briggs
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410392
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

A History of South Africa

SAF101
Leonard Thompson
Yale University Press
2014
512
0300189354
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A succinct history of South Africa, especially strong on early Africans and European colonization.
$20.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
1/1/2112 12:00:00 AM
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 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

Giraffe Reflections

AFR312
Dale Peterson
University of California Press
2013
222
0520266854
HARD COVER
Natural History
9/9/2013
0
0
0
0
A unique, comprehensive portrait of the most fascinating of African animals. In spite of their size, defensive abilities and graceful manner, giraffes may not survive this century, and here you will learn why.
$39.95

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

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

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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

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

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