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Item EXUGD04. Buy these 5 items as a set for $109 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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 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

A History of Modern Uganda

UGD30
Richard J. Reid
Cambridge University Press
2017
426
1107671124
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This wide-ranging work is the first major study of Ugandan history in many decades. Reid focuses on key points of rupture and transition in Uganda and is especially good on the pre-colonial era. An invaluable comment on Ugandan affairs, past and present.
$27.99

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 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 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

A School for My Village

UGD27
Kaguri Twesigye Jackson
Penguin Putnam
2011
0143119125
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaguri returns home to Uganda to found the Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans schools.
$16.00

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 Wizard of the Nile, The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted

UGD26
Matthew Green
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
333
156656736X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A British journalist with experience in East Africa, Green journeys up the White Nile in Uganda to report on Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army, which has terrorized Uganda for two decades.
$20.00

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 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

Among the Great Apes, Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives

SCI306
Paul Raffaele
HarperCollins Publishers
2011
370
0061671843
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed nature journalist Raffaele’s epic journey to survey the last remaining great apes living in the wild takes him from the orangutans of Borneo to the central African highlands where he gets up close with mountain gorillas, chimps and bonobos.
$15.99

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

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

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

East Africa Birds

EAF443
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
158355937X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 120 birds often seen in East Africa’s forests, wetlands, marshes, deserts and coastlines.
$7.95

East Africa Wildlife

EAF444
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559388
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features the creatures often seen in the legendary Serengeti and Maasai Mara reserves and beyond.
$7.95

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

Southern African Birdfinder: Where to Find 1,400 Bird Species in Southern Africa and Madagascar

SAF362
Claire Spottiswoode, Callan Cohen, Jonathan Rossouw
Struik
2007
456
1868727254
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated field guide to 39 bird routes and more than 330 birding sites throughout Southern Africa and Madagascar full of helpful information for the birder.
$32.95

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

Jane Goodall: My Life with Chimpanzees

EAF454
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
1990
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
National Geographic heads to Tanzania to visit with the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. Jane Goodall introduces the members of the troop she studies, talks in "chimp speak" and explains the group's rituals. Runtime: 52 minutes.
$19.95

Mystery Gorillas / Search for the Great Apes

EAF413
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Video
2010
6313568672
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This double feature in the National Geographic Wild documentary series includes the captivating classic National Geographic film chronicling the ground-breaking fieldwork of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour.
$19.97

For Kids

African Wildlife Trivia

AFR227
Dawid van Lill
Struik
2008
128
1770075232
PAPER
Natural History
7/17/2017
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

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

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

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

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

Folktales from Africa

AFR336
Dianne Stewart
Struik
2015
128
1432303554
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A beautifully illustrated collection of African tales that not only provide insight into their native countries, but also into the human condition. The insightful retellings by award-winning South African writer Dianne Stewart are accompanied by illustrations by Marjorie van Heerden. Written for ages 8-12.
$12.00

Elephants, A Book for Children

AFR343
Steve Bloom
Thames & Hudson
2015
64
0500650551
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Alongside plenty of adorable photographs, this entertaining book explains everything about elephants, from why they flap their ears to how much they weigh and how much they eat. Written for children ages 4 and up.
$14.95

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

Adventure Pack, Safari

AFR347
Cynthia Stierle
Lightning Source
2016
56
1626862648
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Perfect preparation for a wild safari, this activity book is packed with fun things to do: crossword puzzles, word-searches, a 32-page fact book, a sliding picture viewer with images, 30 reusable stickers and 24 fact cards. For ages 4 and up.
$21.95

How to Be an Elephant

AFR361
Katherine Roy
Macmillan
2017
48
1626721785
HARD COVER
Natural History
9/19/2017
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This children’s book takes readers (ages 7 to 11) inside Africa’s elephant herds to show that being a good elephant takes a lot of learning! With beautiful watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, Katherine Roy shows how young elephants learn skills.
$18.99

The Elephant Whisperer, My Life With the Herd in the African Wild

AFR362
Lawrence Anthony
Macmillan
2017
256
1627793097
HARD COVER
Natural History
10/24/2017
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set in Zululand, South Africa, Lawrence Anthony's true story of adopting a rogue herd of elephants is written for ages 10 to 13.
$18.99

More Books

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

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

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

The Forest People

CAF22
Colin Turnbull
Touchstone
1987
295
0671640992
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The romanticized ethnography of the BaMbuti Pygmies, a sensation on publication in 1961.
$16.00

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

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

Karamoja, Uganda's Land of Warrior Nomads

UGD18
David Pluth (Photographer), Sylvester Onyang, Jeremy O'Kasick
Aa Balkema
2007
276
3906745015
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Evocative stories by Jeremy O’Kasick and Sylvester Onyang, paired with David Pluth's gorgeous photos, capture the culture, history and daily life of Uganda’s warrior nomads.
$75.00

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

Culture Smart! Uganda

UGD28
Ian Clarke
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336992
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

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

Footprint Uganda

UGD29
Lizzie Williams
Footprint Handbooks
2014
272
1910120006
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide is nicely divided between a general overview of Uganda and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$22.95

Among Chimpanzees, Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives

BST248
Jane Goodall (Introduction), Nancy J. Merrick
Beacon Press
2015
272
0807080748
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A colleague of Jane Goodall places firsthand accounts of chimp intelligence alongside a strong call to action -- for our own species, she writes, we need to support the chimpanzee.
$18.00

Walking the Nile

EGY430
Levison Wood
Atlantic Monthly Press
2017
352
0802126332
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Beginning in a Rwandan forest and ending at the Mediterranean coast, Levison Wood became the first to walk the length of the Nile, trekking 4000 miles through jungles, deserts, war zones and six nations in nine months.
$16.00

Field Guide to East African Reptiles

EAF457
Steve Spawls
Macmillan
2017
544
1472935616
PAPER
Field Guide
11/7/2017
0
0
0
0
Still the definitive resource on the reptiles of East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) this photographic guide is fully revised and updated to reflect new discoveries. Each profile features an in-depth description, a distribution map and all-new photographs.
$50.00