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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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The Year of the Gorilla

UGD03
George Schaller
University of Chicago Press
2010
290
0226736474
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This vivid tale of adventures among the gorillas of the Virunga volcanoes of Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda is a wonderful account of field work under trying circumstances by a great wildlife biologist.
$33.00

Gorillas in the Mist

UGD05
Dian Fossey
Mariner Books
2000
326
061808360X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Fossey's highly personal, detailed account of the ecology and behavior of the mountain gorilla of Virunga is based on her 13 years among "the greatest of the great apes."
$16.99

Bradt Guide Uganda

UGD07
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2017
560
1784770221
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This informative, compact guide provides an excellent overview of Uganda's history, culture and natural history. With photographs, maps and travel information.
$26.99

Uganda Map

UGD01
ITMB
ITMB
2010
1
0921463936
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed physical map (scale 1:800,000) of Uganda, featuring city and national park insets, also covering part of Rwanda.
$12.95

Lonely Planet East Africa

EAF81
Hugh Finlay
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
672
1742207812
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to East Africa features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature. Covers Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania.
$34.99

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

Between Man and Beast, A Tale of Exploration & Evolution

NAT264
Monte Reel
Doubleday
2013
352
0385534221
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
The deftly told story of Paul Du Chaillu, the nearly forgotten monomaniac who became a celebrity when he introduced Europe to gorillas.
$26.95

Journey Through Uganda

UGD20
Philip Briggs, David Pluth (Photographer)
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
192
190472230X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Pluth captures the diversity of landscapes, culture, people and wildlife of Uganda in this collection of large color photographs.
$60.00

Mountain Gorillas

UGD17
Gene Eckhart
Johns Hopkins University Press
2008
256
080189011X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Featuring 200 intimate color photographs, this up-to-date, captivating portrait reveals the gorillas of Bwindi National Forest and Virunga Volcanoes, their biology, status and hope.
$37.95

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

The White Nile

EGY79
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins
2000
431
0060956399
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively history of the Victorian search for the source of the Nile includes the extraordinary tales of Burton and Speke, not to mention the famous meeting of Livingstone and Stanley. The narrative includes vivid descriptions of Zanzibar, the last days of Khartoum and the building of the Suez Canal.
$14.99

Uganda: Tarnished Pearl of Africa

UGD15
Thomas P. Ofcansky
Perseus
1999
224
0813337240
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An analyst for East Africa in the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Ofcansky examines the political, social and cultural history of contemporary Uganda in this succinct, well-considered scholarly survey.
$39.00

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria, How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third-World Adventure Changed My Life

UGD23
Eve Brown-waite
Broadway Books
2010
320
0767929365
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An honest and humorous first-hand account of a pampered city girl's unlikely transformation into a Peace Corps worker and her misadventures along the way, as she confronts intestinal parasites, rat-infested toilets and her own prejudices in Ecuador and Uganda.
$15.00

The Last King of Scotland

UGD08
Giles Foden
Vintage Books
1999
352
0375703314
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lurid, darkly humorous novel based on the desperate last days of the rule of Idi Amin in Uganda. The book is rich in detail of not only the lunacy of a failing despot, but also of everyday life -- especially among the expatriates.
$15.95

Among African Apes

UGD25
Christophe Boesch (Editor), Martha Robbins (Editor)
University of California Press
2012
196
0520267109
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Robbins and Boesch tell the compelling stories of wild apes and the researchers who study them, including field research in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, Ivindo National Park in Gabon and the Tai National Park in Cote d’Ivoire. With some photographs.
$21.95

In the Kingdom of Gorillas, Fragile Species in a Dangerous Land

UGD11
Bill Weber, Amy Vedder
Touchstone
2002
384
0743200071
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A gripping account of conservation, ecology and politics in Rwanda's Virunga Mountains by the husband-and-wife team who worked with Dian Fossey in the 1970s.
$23.99

Primates of the World

BST227
Jean-Jacques Petter
Princeton University Press
2013
192
0691156956
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Authoritative and stunningly illustrated, this gorgeous book features 72 richly detailed watercolor plates by Francois Desbordes.
$29.95

The Impenetrable Forest

UGD10
Thor Hanson
Lightning Source
2014
286
0692275002
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Hanson recounts his time in the Peace Corps in Uganda and his work to establish a gorilla trekking program in the Bwindi-Impenetrable Forest, home to not just half of the world's mountain gorillas but also to chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, elephants, giant forest hogs and rare forest birds.
$24.95

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

Through a Window, My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

EAF42
Jane Goodall
Mariner Books
2010
416
0547336950
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The now-classic account of Jane Goodall's research into the life of the chimpanzees on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
$15.95

Walking With the Great Apes

BST132
Sy Montgomery
Chelsea Green Publishing
2009
304
160358062X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This book explores the lives and work of three extraordinary scientists - Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas - who researched our closest evolutionary relatives. All three women began as protegees of the Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and all waged battles to protect the apes from extinction in the wild.
$24.95

World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation

BST106
Julian ( Caldecott (Editor)
University of California Press
2005
456
0520246330
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This handsome, authoritative natural history of bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, published in conjunction with The Great Ape Project, features essays by leading scholars, color photographs and maps.
$65.00

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

Birds of East Africa

EAF92
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
Princeton University Press
2006
602
0691126658
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact and comprehensive, this guide to 1,388 species of birds in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi features 286 excellent color plates, range maps and notes on habitats and conservation. A veteran tour leader, co-author Stevenson lives in Kenya.
$39.50

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 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 East Africa

EAF108
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2002
256
0691007373
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions on facing pages.
$19.95

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Changing Uganda, The Dilemmas of Structural Adjustment and Revolutionary Change

UGD09
Holger Bernt Hansen (Editor), Michael Twaddle (Editor)
Ohio University Press
1991
403
0821410059
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A diverse portrait of Uganda by a team of scholars.
$32.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

AFR25
Bunny McBride, Duane Schlitter, Richard Estes, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1995
988
0679432345
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive photo guide covers 850 birds, mammals and reptiles of Africa. With range maps and a good country-by-country overview of habitats and parks.
$24.95

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

Heart of Darkness, with Congo Diary

AFR46
Joseph Conrad
Penguin Putnam
2007
136
0140186522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the century's most important works, this short story tells of the harrowing journey Marlow takes into the Belgian Congo.
$11.00

African Predators

AFR114
M.G.L. Mills, Gus Mills, Martin Harvey (Photographer)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2001
160
1560980966
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A natural history of the giant cats and other predators of Africa, covering evolution, behavior and conservation, and complemented by full-color photographs.
$39.95

Abyssinian Chronicles

UGD12
Moses Isegawa
Random House
2001
480
0375705775
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A riveting coming-of-age novel, set in Uganda during the absurd, terrible reign of Ida Amin. It's a big, ambitious book that follows the author's own path -- and Uganda's history -- from rural Uganda to Kampala and, eventually, Europe.
$17.00

The Primate Family Tree

BST123
Ian Redmond
Firefly Books
2011
176
1554079640
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A generously illustrated overview of the ecology and evolution, natural history and behavior of the primates.
$24.95

Planet Ape

BST141
Desmond Morris
Firefly Books
2009
288
1554075661
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Morris covers the ecology, evolution and diversity of primates in this popular, beautifully illustrated guide.
$49.95

For Kids

Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes

UGD14
Pamela S. Turner
Houghton Mifflin Company
2008
48
0547014333
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated overview of the work of Dr. Felicia Nutter and the Rwanda's Mountain Gorilla Project, geared for grades five to eight. With excellent color photographs throughout.
$9.99

Serengeti Journey, On Safari in Africa

EAF150
Gare Thompson
2006
48
0792259521
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun and informative overview of the Serengeti and its wildlife for readers ages 4 to 8.
$17.90

Face to Face With Gorillas

BST125
Michael Nichols
2009
32
1426304064
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
National Geographic wildlife photographer delivers on the promise to bring readers face to face with these extraordinary creatures.
$16.95

Breakfast in the Rainforest, A Visit With Mountain Gorillas

UGD24
Richard Sobol
Candlewick Press
2010
48
0763651346
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Photographer Sobel offers a close-up look at gorillas in their natural habitat for readers ages 8-12. He pairs rare images with a narrative of his journey through Uganda’s national parks in search of this shy and dwindling species.
$7.99

Ape

BST194
Martin Jenkins
Candlewick Press
2010
49
0763634719
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Conservation biologist Jenkins and zookeeper-illustrator Vicky White team up for this captivating survey of the great apes in action for ages 4 to 8, a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year.
$16.99