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Zambia

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Essential Reading Package-EXZMB9

Item EXZMB9. Buy these 5 items as a set for $98 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

The Eye of the Elephant, An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

ZMB04
Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Lightning Source
1993
305
0395680905
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The adventures of conservationists Mark and Delia Owens in the Luangwa River Valley of Zambia. They set up camp in the wilderness among the elephants, but are drawn into an ugly struggle with the local people.
$18.95

Bradt Guide Zambia

ZMB01
Chris McIntyre
Globe Pequot Press
2016
576
1784770124
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Safari guide McIntyre's practical and detailed overview of Zambia, its history, culture, attractions and natural history with color photographs, local maps and excellent travel information. Fourth edition.
$28.99

Zambia Map

ZMB03
Globetrotter
Globe Pequot Press
2008
1
1553414640
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Designed for the traveler, this tinted map at a scale of 1:1,500,000 features highlights of Zambian history, geography and a rainfall chart.
$8.95

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

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

AFR130
Martin Dugard
Broadway Books
2004
340
0767910745
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A nicely paced tale of the Scottish explorer and Stanley's headline-grabbing efforts to locate him. Dugard has done his homework well, drawing on a wide variety of sources to paint a lively and nuanced portrait of the two men.
$16.00

The Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries

SAF136
David Livingstone
Aa Balkema
2001
433
1589761227
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Livingstone's original account of his second expedition to Africa, first published in 1864 -- a sympathetic portrait of African peoples, rich in nature, culture and politics.
$25.95

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

ZMB13
Alexandra Fuller
Penguin Putnam
2012
256
0143121340
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Fuller returns to Africa in this shimmering memoir, focusing on her odyssey from the highlands of Kenya in the 1960s to the tumult of post-independence Rhodesia and life today with her husband on a farm in Zambia. Written with uncommon grace and generosity, the tale is peppered with family stories and photographs. A New York Times Notable Book.
$16.00

North of South, An African Journey

EAF28
Shiva Naipaul
Penguin
1979
349
0140188266
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
A sharp portrait of Africa, circa 1979. A brilliant and provocative observer, Naipaul meditates on the various peoples he encounters in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The best, most insightful thing we've read about race relations in Africa.
$17.00

Traversa, A Solo Walk Across Africa from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean

AFR212
Fran Sandham
Overlook Press
2008
320
1590200365
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sandham writes with down-to-earth glee of the personalities, hardships, pleasures and idiocy of a 3,000-mile trek (sometimes in the company of a donkey or mule) through tough terrain.
$25.00

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

ZMB11
Dorothy Gilman
Fawcett
1991
224
0449215245
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mild-mannered, floral-hat-wearing CIA agent Mrs. Pollifax is on the trail of an assassin targeting the president of Zambia.
$7.99

The Eye of the Leopard

AFR224
Henning Mankell
New Press
2009
320
030738585X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mankell masterfully contrasts a man's life in Zambia and his troubled youth in Sweden in this suspenseful tale of menace and disintegrating race relations at independence.
$15.00

Secrets of the Savanna, Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries of Elephants and People

ZMB06
Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Marine Publishing
2007
230
0618872507
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A heartfelt memoir of the North Luangwa Conservation Project in remote Zambia. Mark and Delia Owens came to Luangwa Valley to study lions and found themselves caught up in an often dangerous fight to save elephants from poachers.
$15.95

500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa

AFR317
Doug Newman
Struik
2013
152
1431701203
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Accounting for each species of southern African songbird, their songs, similar-sounding species, favored habitats and ranges, this reference is ideal for the voyaging birder. Includes a CD of bird calls.
$23.00

A Photographic Guide, Southern, Central and East African Mammals

EAF16
Chris Stuart, Tilde Stuart
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2001
144
0883590603
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact guide, designed for the field, including almost all of the conspicuous species and a good sampling of the smaller or more secretive animals.
$15.95

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

SAF79
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2009
320
0691090343
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An admirably compact guide, featuring small illustrations of 1,250 species, brief descriptions and black-and-white range maps.
$30.95

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

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

For Kids

Africa, Cultural Atlas for Young People

AFR58
Jocelyn Murray
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068267
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Anthropologist Jocelyn Murray provides an illustrated overview of African cultures and history, including an introduction to the landscape and a two-page spread on each nation.
$35.00

African Wildlife Trivia

AFR227
Dawid van Lill
Struik
2008
128
1770075232
PAPER
Natural History
6/1/2017
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

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

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

More Books

The Tree Where Man Was Born

EAF27
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2010
368
0143106244
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Matthiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
$17.00

Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa

SAF12
Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton
Princeton University Press
2011
447
069115225X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, comprehensive field guide features 200 dazzling color plates covering 950 species of birds from South Africa to southern Mozambique. Fourth Edition.
$35.00

African Art, An Introduction

AFR18
Frank Willett
Thames & Hudson
2002
272
0500203644
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated overview of the art and culture of Africa, portraying the range of spectacular art produced throughout the ages.
$29.95

Mating

BOT03
Norman Rush
Vintage Books
1992
480
067973709X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This comic novel evokes daily life in Botswana and skewers the notion of well-intentioned academics at large in the developing world. The description of a trek from Gaborone to the Kalahari is terrific. Winner of the National Book Award.
$16.95

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 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

Africa Map, Central and South, Madagascar 746

AFR36
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2007
1
2061002927
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fine folded map covers the continent south of Gabon, Congo, Uganda and Kenya at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana Map

SAF63
Hallwag
Hallwag
2015
1
3828308457
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fold-out overview map of Southern Africa -- including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana -- is ideal for route planning.
$11.95

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

Lonely Planet Southern Africa

SAF121
Alan Murphy
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
808
1741798892
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty practical guide to the nine nations of southern Africa, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique and Lesotho, is ideal for independent travelers on a multi-country tour.
$34.99

Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

SAF131
Mike Unwin
Bradt Publications
2011
234
1841623474
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text.
$26.99

The Fate of Africa

AFR154
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2011
792
1610390717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ambitious in scope, immensely readable -- and as big as a doorstop -- Martin Meredith's blockbuster country-by-country overview of the tumult in Africa since independence is now revised and updated to reflect recent events.
$23.99

The Unheard, A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

ZMB10
Josh Swiller
Henry Holt and Company
2007
288
0805082107
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Searching for "a land beyond deafness," hearing impaired Peace Corps volunteer Swiller spent two years digging wells and working at a health clinic in a remote Zambian village. In this memoir, he goes beneath the surface to describe village life with wit, generosity and sometimes brutal honesty.
$21.99

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

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi

ZMB12
Mary Fitzpatrick
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
398
1741794331
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With a chapter on Victoria Falls, this compact guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes 76 local and regional color maps, a few color photographs and chapters on history, culture and the environment.
$26.99

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

Safari, A Stanley Hastings Mystery

SAF357
Parnell Hall
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
336
1605986372
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Set in Zambia, this Stanley Hastings caper finds the loquacious New York PI on the trail of a safari murderer (that's not a lion).
$25.95