READING GUIDE - Dartmouth Alumni Relations

ere is a brief selection of favorite, new and
hard-to-find books, prepared for your
journey. For your convenience, you may call (800) 342-2164 to order these books directly from
Longitude, a specialty mail-order book service. To order online, and to get the latest, most
comprehensive selection of books for your voyage, go directly to
Item EXSAF170. Buy these 5 items as a set for $107
including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free
shipping on anything else you order.
Vincent Carruthers (Editor), Kenneth Newman (Illustrator)
The Wildlife of Southern Africa, A Field Guide
to the Animals and Plants of the Region
2008, PAPER, 320 PAGES, $28.00
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. (Item SAF59)
Richard Estes
The Safari Companion
1999, PAPER, 459 PAGES, $30.00
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by
a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes blackand-white drawings, an overview of each animal group
and in-depth information. Written with the typical safarigoer in mind. (Item AFR06)
Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Cry of the Kalahari, Seven Years in Africa's Last
Great Wilderness
1985, PAPER, 352 PAGES, $16.00
The story of a family thrown out of Botswana for its
stance on conservation. While their approach to
conservation is controversial, there's no doubt that the
Owens are dedicated to the wildlife of Southern Africa –
and are very good writers. (Item SAF13)
Chris McIntyre
Botswana, the Bradt Safari Guide
2014, PAPER, 560 PAGES, $27.99
With comprehensive coverage of history, flora, fauna and
practicalities, this third edition presents Okavango,
Chobe, the Kalahari and other popular destinations in
absorbing detail. (Item BOT18)
Reise Know How
Botswana Map
2012, MAP, $14.95
A detailed map of Botswana at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
Unfolded size: 27x39 inches. (Item SAF07)
Michael Main
Culture Smart! Botswana
2007, PAPER, 168 PAGES, $9.95
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local
customs, etiquette and culture. (Item SAF178)
John Reader
Africa, a Biography of the Continent
1999, PAPER, 816 PAGES, $20.00
With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a
masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient
cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and
informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
(Item AFR49)
Thomas Pakenham
The Scramble for Africa
1992, PAPER, 738 PAGES, $23.99
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. (Item AFR26)
Peter Allison
Whatever You Do, Don't Run
2013, PAPER, 272 PAGES, $18.95
Allison spins captivating tales of wildlife, camps and the
life of a safari guide into a hilarious, slyly informative
introduction to Botswana. (Item BOT29)
Robyn Scott
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle
2009, PAPER, 464 PAGES, $16.00
Haphazardly schooled by her free-spirited mother and left
to roam the bush, Scott writes with warmth and candor
of her unconventional upbringing in Botswana,
commenting on her Grandpa Ivor (personal pilot to the
first president of Botswana), physician father's work,
unfortunate pets, siblings and adventures. (Item SAF203)
Alexander McCall Smith
The Double Comfort Safari Club
2011, PAPER, 211 PAGES, $15.00
The infinitely patient Precious Ramotswe and secretary
(make that assistant detective!) Grace Makutsi travel to
the Okavango in this delightful 11th book in the
enjoyable series. (Item BOT38)
Kenneth Newman
Norman Rush
2010, PAPER, 538 PAGES, $26.00
1992, PAPER, 480 PAGES, $16.95
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. (Item BOT03)
Peter and Beverly Pickford
African Safari, Into the Great Game Reserves
2011, HARD COVER, 300 PAGES, $49.95
With a traveler's notebook, essays and color photographs
of Africa, its people, landscapes and wildlife, this dazzling
photographic journey captures the adventure of safari.
(Item AFR260)
Gerald Hinde (Photographer)
Newman's Birds of Southern Africa
This commemorative 10th edition celebrates the late
author with a fully revised and updated version. Edits
were done by his daughter, Vanessa Newman, to reflect
the latest research, taxonomy and common names. (Item
Mike Unwin
Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide
2011, PAPER, 234 PAGES, $26.99
A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds,
reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300
color photographs and illuminating text. (Item SAF131)
Big Five of Africa
2009, PAPER, 143 PAGES, $20.00
Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions,
elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo. (Item AFR241)
Frans Lanting
Okavango, Africa's Last Eden
2013, HARD COVER, 168 PAGES, $39.99
Lanting captures the wildlife and habitats of the
Okavango, focusing on the wetlands. Additional chapters
cover an island oasis in the Kalahari, elephants and the
people of the region. This book won Lanting the BBC
Photographer of the Year award. (Item SAF01)
Martin B. Withers
Wildlife of Southern Africa
2011, PAPER, 272 PAGES, $19.95
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. (Item SAF300)
James Kavanaugh
African Wildlife
1999, PLASTIC CARD, $6.95
Slip this laminated foldout guide in your pocket for quick
reference in the field. (Item AFR109)
Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton
Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa
2011, PAPER, 447 PAGES, $35.00
This compact, comprehensive field guide features 200
dazzling color plates covering 950 species of birds from
South Africa to southern Mozambique. Fourth Edition.
(Item SAF12)
Jonathan Kingdon
Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals
2004, PAPER, 272 PAGES, $25.95
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously
illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. Includes
abbreviated information on identification, distribution,
ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding
color illustrations and maps. (Item EAF128)
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