Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife
by Peter Alden, Richard D. Estes (Contributor), Duane Schlitter (Contributor), Bunny McBride
Hardcover - 988 pages (October 1995) Knopf; ISBN: 0679432345
; Dimensions (in inches): 1.44 x 7.68 x 4.11
|The first and only field guide to offer comprehensive
coverage of the African continent, this guide sends the reader on a virtual
by Geoffrey C. Saign
Reading level: Ages 9-12
|In the same First Books: Animals series as Saign's The
Great Apes (1998), this combines dramatic wildlife colour photographs with
a lively, informative text.
With a glossary and a resource guide for books, CD-ROMS, and organizations, this attractively designed book will attract middle-graders for classroom research and for personal interest.
Man-Eaters of Tsavo (Peter
Capstick Library Series)
by John Henry Patterson
Hardcover - 346 pages 4 edition (January 1986)
|In 1898 John H. Patterson arrived in East Africa with
a mission to build a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. What started
out as a simple engineering problem, however, soon took on almost
Kingdom Field Guide to African Mammals
by Jonathan Kingdon
|The most complete African mammal guide available, The
Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, features identification, classification,
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•African Elephants : Giants of the Land
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Oria Douglas-Hamilton (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
|A close look at the life and habitat of these ancient, seriously endangered animals. Patent describes the two kinds of African elephants (savanna and forest), then reports on recent efforts to save elephants endangered by poaching and habitat destruction. An easy-to-read, informative book is full of color photographs and describes the two different types of African elephants, their family units, their feeding and mating practices, and how ivory poachers are decimating the population despite bans on ivory trade.|
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by Reinhard Kunkel (Photographer)
Hardcover - 224 pages Revised edition (April 1999)
|Elephants, writes German wildlife photographer Reinhard Künkel, are strange creatures. "Despite their size," he writes, "elephants by no means claim undisputed precedence in all their dealings with other animals. The privileges they might derive from their awesomeness and strength they are often too gentle and peaceable to claim." Yet an elephant that makes room for an annoyingly chiding pair of crested cranes one minute will defend its territory against a curious human the next, and, as Künkel relates, some of the images in this fine suite of photographs were the result of hair-raising negotiations with elephants on their native turf. Few wildlife photographers have worked in such close proximity with their subjects, as he notes in some of the wry autobiographical vignettes that open his book, and Künkel's 120-plus color plates capture elephants in all aspects of their daily lives: eating, bathing, traveling, playing, fighting, and, well, making other elephants. Künkel has spent many years among elephants throughout East Africa, and his familiarity with their ways affords his readers an exceptionally fine experience in armchair nature travel.|
Elephants Weep: The
Emotional Lives of Animals
Susan McCarthy(Contributor), Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Paperback (June 1996)
|This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional
lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
and as "marvellous" by Jane Goodall.
The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom.
Mercy : A Journey to the Heart of the Congo
by Redmond O'Hanlon
Paperback - 462 pages (July 1998)
|Ebola and cobras, malaria and leopards are a handful
of the hazards that await the travellers as they strike out into the jungles
of the Congo.
Traveller's Guide to the Galapagos Islands
by Barry Boyce
Paperback - 300 pages 3rd edition (October 15, 1998)
Traveller's Guide To The Galapagos Islands presents the essentials of a
"hot-to" travel adventure to the Land of Darwin. From the basics of which
airlines to choose to a detailed analysis of the Tour Operator network,
Barry Boyce describes the rules and tells the reader how to play the Galapagos
adventure travel game. Entire chapters are devoted to such topics as choosing
a tour, what to pack (and not to pack), photographic equipment (including
under-water photography), Galapagos history, wildlife (with an orientation
towards photo opportunities), and a detailed tour of the islands. Over
100 Tour Operators offering Galapagos programs are categorized by the type
of service and tours they provide with descriptions, analyses,and price
structures of all the yachts and cruise ships on which the traveller will
sail the waters of the Galapagos archipelago. The readers are also put
into direct contact (via FAX) with the Galapagos Tour and Boat Operators.
A Traveller's Guide To The Galapagos Islands is the ideal handbook for
anyone thinking of going to the Galapagos. It's also a very fun read for
the armchair traveller as well!
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• Galapagos; Islands Born of Fire
by Tui De Roy
Hardcover - 160 pages (October 1998)
|In words and pictures, Tui De Roy, a magazine writer and one of the world's leading wildlife photographers, introduces readers to the islands that were her home for 35 years. Brought to the Galapagos at age two by her Belgian parents, De Roy grew up amongst the giant tortoises, the iguanas, the sea lions and birds that are unique to the islands. These were the creatures that Charles Darwin spent five weeks observing and collecting in 1835 and that formed the basis of his theory of evolution. The book is elegantly structured: each chapter emphasizes one distinct aspect of the Galapagos in the hope that by "displaying visually the essence of its splendid wildness," the volume can serve as an inspiration to ensure the survival of the islands' threatened animals.|
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•Spectacular Galapagos : Exploring an Extraordinary World
by Tui De Roy
Hardcover - 136 pages (October 1999)
|Over millions of years the story of the Galapagos
has been one of birth, death, and rebirth, as volcanoes rise above the
"hot spot" only to crumble back into the sea and be replaced by new ones.
This cycle has given way to a "magic web" where antediluvian dragons sleep
alongside gull chicks and, in the sun-baked interiors, gigantic cacti become
the only source of moisture for birds and animals. These islands inspired
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution when he explored them aboard the HMS
Beagle in 1835.
A pairing of spectacular photographs and insightful text by the award-winning author explores this unique island setting, a collection of animals and an environment unparalleled anywhere on earth.
Oasis : Under the Spell of South Georgia
by Tim Carr, Pauline Carr
Hardcover - 256 pages (May 1998)
|Book filled with stunning photographs of haunting
Planet Antarctica : A Survival Kit (2nd Ed)
by Jeff Rubin
Lonely Planet; ISBN: 0864427727 ; Dimensions (in inches):
0.82 x 7.27 x 5.09
Just looking at the hauntingly sculpted blues, vast horizon-touching Shelves, and towering behemoths of Antarctica's ice formations makes the traveller know why she wants to go there and why she needs a good guidebook. Lonely Planet has once again done its
Endurance : Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
by Caroline Alexander, Frank Hurley (Photographer)
Hardcover - 160 pages (November 1998)
|Melding superb research and the extraordinary expedition
photography of Frank Hurley, Endurance by Caroline Alexander is a stunning
work of history, adventure, and art that chronicles "one of the greatest
epics of survival in the annals of exploration."
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