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Uganda & Rwanda

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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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 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

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

Rwanda/Burundi Map

CAF27
ITMB
ITMB
2007
1
1553413822
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, folded map of Rwanda and Burundi.
$12.95

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 Rwanda

CAF25
Janice Booth, Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2016
328
1841629278
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Part of the British series, this practical, detailed travel guide to Rwanda focuses on nature (especially gorillas), history and culture
$27.99

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

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

Wildlife Photography, On Safari With Your DSLR

EAF379
Uwe Skrzypczak
Lightning Source
2010
240
1933952563
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Skrzypczak includes chapters on equipment, technique, composition and wildlife in this practical, beautifully illustrated guide, loaded with striking images of the wildlife of Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.
$39.95

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

AFR242
Richard Dowden
Hachette
2010
592
1586488163
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Africa editor of The Independent and The Economist, Richard Dowden draws on decades of experience in this multi-faceted, vivid portrait of contemporary Africa -- an Africa that, Dowden effectively argues, can only be developed by its own people.
$21.99

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 Blue Sweater, Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

AFR295
Jacqueline Novogratz
St. Martin's Press
2010
306
1605294764
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Inspired by the discovery of a boy in Rwanda wearing her own blue sweater (name tag still sewed inside) 11 years after she donated it to Goodwill, Novogratz relates the inspiring story of the creation of the trailblazing Acumen Fund and her work empowering the power around the globe.
$15.99

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 Shadow of the Sun

AFR88
Ryszard Kapuscinski, Klara Glowczewska (Translator)
Random House
2002
325
0679779078
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The veteran journalist looks back on his three decade-long odyssey through Africa in this classic, remarkable memoir. Kapuscinski captures the impossible extremes of the continent, recounting its beauty and brutality with an unfailing generosity of spirit.
$16.00

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

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, Stories From Rwanda

CAF26
Philip Gourevitch
Picador USA
1999
355
0312243359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The gut-wrenching story of Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, looking backward from the horrific genocide of 1994 to deep-seated historical causes (and Western inaction). Gourevitch offers both an insightful chronicle and extraordinary stories in this award-winning report.
$18.00

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

Land of a Thousand Hills, My Life in Rwanda

CAF46
Rosamond Halsey Carr
Plume
2000
248
0452282020
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Carr's thrilling memoir is a testament to her life in Rwanda -- a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, the author turned her flower plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children.
$18.00

Out of America, A Black Man Confronts Africa

AFR134
Keith B. Richburg
Harvest Books
2009
258
0465001882
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A tough, provocative account by a journalist who was based in Nairobi from 1991-1994 and covered murder, war and coups in Liberia, Rwanda and Somalia.
$16.99

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Wildlife of East Africa

EAF108
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2002
256
0691007373
PAPER
Field Guide
1
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

For Kids

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