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Uganda: Mountain Gorilla Safari

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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 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 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

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

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

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

Disneynature Chimpanzee

CAF59
Alastair Fothergill (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2013
6314746531
DVD
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Set in Tai rainforest on Africa's Ivory Coast, this Disney wildlife documentary follows the story of a three-year-old African chimpanzee named Oscar who is adopted by the leader of his group when a rival attack leaves him orphaned.
$26.99

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

Jane Goodall, 50 Years at Gombe

AFR268
Jane Goodall
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
2010
144
1584798785
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This illustrated portrait published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Goodall's groundbreaking chimpanzee research at Gombe.
$32.50

Jungles

AMZ65
Frans Lanting (Photographer), Christine Eckstrom
Taschen
2011
256
3822842451
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The wildlife of Central America, the Congo, Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar are all featured in this portfolio of 120 extraordinary color photographs.
$19.99

The Behavior Guide to African Mammals

AFR54
Richard Estes
University of California Press
2012
611
0520272978
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The 20th anniversary edition of Estes' authoritative overview of the ecology and behavior of African mammals is for serious-minded safari-goers and scientists alike.
$44.95

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

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

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Hope for Animals and Their World, How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink

BST192
Jane Goodall
Grand Central Publishing
2011
416
044658178X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A refreshingly optimistic environmental tale that celebrates the natural world and the scientists working hard to preserve it, this book focuses on the recovering populations of American Crocodile, the California Condor and other species that hard been in grave danger.
$16.00

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

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

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

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