Set in Cape Town and on a remote farm in the Eastern Cape, Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel explores the devastating realities of racial politics in post-apartheid South Africa.
Secrets of the Savanna
In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and -- in the end -- themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants.
Southern Africa Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide
A popular, photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text.
Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa
Omitting the smaller, seldom-seen mammals, the book provides details on the larger, more common mammals. It will make an invaluable contribution to any collection of books on nature. It is made especially user-friendly with color-coding and habitat symbols, color photographs and maps.
The Impossible Five
Justin Fox drew up a list of the most elusive animals and set off to find "The Impossible Five" – the Cape Mountain Leopard, the Aardvark, the Pangolin, the Riverine Rabbit, and the Naturally Occurring White Lion. In a humorous, original, off-beat adventure story, Fox travels around Africa in search of these forgotten animals, meeting some very weird characters and other absurd mammals along the way.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
McCall Smith’s detective, Mma Ramotswe, makes her debut. A pleasure in every respect, this novel – not really a mystery – evokes the cultures, customs and diverse landscapes of Botswana.
Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide
This brand new photographic field guide to the birds of southern Africa presents more than 2,500 images showing a wide selection of age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and color morphs where relevant, making it the most comprehensive collection of bird photographs of the region ever produced in a single volume.
Accompanying text focuses on identification, call, status, breeding details and diet. Also included for each species is a distribution map and a calendar bar indicating occurrence and breeding months.
About the author: IAN SINCLAIR is renowned in African birding circles for his field knowledge and expertise in identifying the region's many bird species. His vast experience has been gained in expeditions to every corner of Africa, as well as to the Himalayas, Antarctica and Marion Island. He has authored or co-authored several successful bird books, including the hugely successful Field Guide to Birds of SA and the equally successful Birds of Southern Africa.
Cape Winelands, A Touring Guide
An informative, visual tour of 40 favorite wineries, all close to Cape Town. With fold-out maps, color photographs and information on restaurants.
Silent Thunder, In the Presence of Elephants
In this memoir, Katy Payne relates stories of research, discovery and conservation in Africa. An acoustic biologist, Payne has worked on communication among elephant populations at Amboseli National Park, Etosha and Sengwa.
Exploration of Africa, From Cairo to the Cape
This jewel of a book chronicles 19th century exploration of Africa with hundreds of contemporary paintings and prints, brief chapters on the expeditions and a very useful chronology.
Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
A firsthand account of Nelson Mandela's wisdom from Richard Stengel, a close friend of Mandela and the editor of Time magazine.
The Eye of the Elephant
Mark and Delia Owens, having set up camp in the Luangwa River Valley in northern Zambia among the elephants, are drawn into an ugly struggle with the local people.
Tomorrow is Another Country, The Inside Story of South Africa's Road to Change
Essential to understanding South Africa today, this comprehensive account shows the extraordinary developments that led to multiracial democracy in South Africa.
Smith mixes romance, politics, and history in this page-turner set in Apartheid-era South Africa.
The Safari Companion
An encyclopedic guide to the behavior of Africa’s mammals by a noted scientist.
Southern, Central, and East African Mammals
A compact guide to 152 mammals.
The Collector of Treasures
Bessie Head produced a number of beautifully drawn novels and stories before her death in 1986. In this collection, she writes eloquently of village life in Botswana.
The Ukimwi Road, From Kenya to Zimbabwe
An Irish grandmother and award-winning travel writer, Murphy journeys from Kenya to Zimbabwe, including a sojourn in Zambia.
Out of Darkness, Shining Light
So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa—the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body, his papers and maps, fifteen hundred miles across the continent of Africa, so his remains could be returned home to England and his work preserved there.
Time Out Cape Town
Travelers will appreciate this lively, informative guide for where to go and what to do in Cape Town.
The Scramble for Africa
A well-written, meticulously researched history of the Victorian land grab in Africa. The book includes especially good portraits of the egomaniacal personalities who overran the continent.
A History of South Africa
A succint history of South Africa.
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
A harrowing look at life in South Africa under apartheid and country's lurching entry into a post-apartheid reality told through the prism of Trevor Noah and his family. Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the current host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa
This classic field guide features hundreds of color plates, a comprehensive checklist – and information on habitat and distribution.
The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals
The most complete African mammal guide available.
The Myth of Wild Africa
A no-holds-barred attack on old-style conservation in Africa, provocative and dead-on. The authors explore the fallacy of an untouched continent where animals roam freely in sanctuaries.
The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates
The Behavior Guide to African Mammals is as different from a conventional field guide as motion pictures are from a snapshot. Whether we are able to look at them face to face, on television, or in the hundreds of illustrations provided here by Daniel Otte, this guide allows us to understand what animals do and what their behavior means.
Drawing on his own extensive fieldwork and on the research of many other scientists, Richard Estes describes and explains the behavior of four major groups of mammals. Estes's remarkably informative guide is as up-to-date for the zoologist as it is accessible for the interested onlooker.
Long Walk to Freedom
An unpretentious tale of an extraordinary life. Mandela recounts the circumstances of his imprisonment and ultimately his successful drive to end Apartheid.
Muriel at Metropolitan
Banned when it was first published in South Africa in 1975, Muriel at Metropolitan is set in a bustling furniture and electronics store catering to poor whites and blacks and describes the daily experiences of Muriel, the accounts typist. Her relationship with her colleagues and her feelings about the stream of customers who come into the shop are depicted and illustrate life on the fringes of white society.
Cape Town, A Lonely Planet City Guide
A practical guide to the city and surroundings, featuring suggested walks, excursions and attractions. This surprisingly complete book also includes color photographs and a map.
The Last Elephants
African savanna elephants--among the most magnificent and beloved of our fellow mammals--are an extraordinary, social, and intelligent species. The Last Elephants, an homage to these animals and a clarion call for their preservation, is based upon a shocking finding: savanna elephant populations across Africa are being decimated, with two to three murdered every hour for their ivory. Without action, these elephants soon will vanish from our world. They are a species in imminent danger of extinction, and it is up to us to save them.
Adventuring in Southern Africa
This comprehensive guide to game parks throughout Southern Africa includes an overview of the region, tips on watching wildlife and good descriptive information on each park or nature reserve.