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Dark Star Safari : Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux
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"You'll have a terrible time," one diplomat tells Theroux upon discovering the prolific writer's plans to hitch a ride hundreds of miles along a desolate road to Nairobi instead of taking a plane. "You'll have some great stuff for your book." That seems to be the strategy for Theroux's extended "experience of vanishing" into the African continent, where di...


Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson
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?Bryson is one of the funniest travel writers in the business.? -- The Globe and Mail

?Bryson has become an enormously popular travel writer by coming off as the most literate tour guide you?ve ever had.? -- The New York Times

?Bryson is a terrific stylist. You can?t help but enjoy his writing, for its cheer and buoyancy, and for the frequent d...


Homicide by David Simon
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This 1992 Edgar Award winner for best fact crime is nothing short of a classic. David Simon, a police reporter for the Baltimore Sun, spent the year 1988 with three homicide squads, accompanying them through all the grim and grisly moments of their work--from first telephone call to final piece of paperwork. The picture that emerges through a masterful accumula...


The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa by Neil Peart
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Neil Peart cycles his way through West Africa and brings us along with him, dysentery and all. The Masked Rider details his physical and spiritual journey, through photographs, journal entries, and tales of adventure. Peart's "masks" are the masks that we wear--culture, psychology, labels, expectations--and his book reveals how traveling in a very for...


Nine Hills to Nambonkaha : Two Years in the Heart of an African Village by Sarah Erdman
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Erdman, who now works for the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., spent two years in Nambonkaha, a northern Ivory Coast village, starting in 1998. As a culturally sensitive community development volunteer, she took her time finding her niche. She started working on maternal and child health by introducing the regular weighing of babies, as a means of monitori...


Surrender or Starve : Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea by Robert D. Kaplan
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?A writer of extraordinary intellect and passion . . .with a wonderfully lucid way of relating history as a living thing.? ?San Francisco Chronicle

?This vivid account . . . tells very convincingly a story which the author claims was almost entirely ignored by Western media, diplomats, and relief officials. Kaplan paints a horrific picture of often fatal cru...


Egypt (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Dorling-Kindersley
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Covers: Cairo and its surrounding areas, the Nile Valley, Sinai, the Red Sea Coast, the Delta, the North Coast, and the Western Desert region.

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Lonely Planet Morocco (Morocco, 6th Ed) by Bradley Mayhew, Jan Dodd
Publisher : Lonely Planet
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Discover ancient and exotic cities, experience the stark beauty of the desert and cool down at the beach. This insider’s guide will show you the warmth and colour of Morocco.

  • eat well and shop smart – our food and arts & crafts sections will show you how
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South Africa (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Michael Brett, Brian Johnson-Barker, Marielle Renssen, Dorling-Kindersley
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Features: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Western Coastal Terrace, Southern Cape, Garden Route to Grahamstown, Wild Coast, Drakensberg, Midlands, Durban, Zululand, Gauteng, Sun City, Blyde River Canyon, Kruger, as well as South and North of the Orange.

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Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean King
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When the American cargo ship Commerce ran aground on the northwestern shores of Africa in 1815 along with its crew of 12 Connecticut-based sailors, the misfortunes that befell them came fast and hard, from enslavement to reality-bending bouts of dehydration. King's aggressively researched account of the crew's once-famous ordeal reads like historical ficti...


A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky
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Robert Sapolsky, the author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers and other popular books on animal and human behavior, decided early in life to become a primatologist, volunteering at the American Museum of Natural History and badgering his high school principal to let him study Swahili to prepare for travel in Africa. When he set out to conduct fieldwork as a young ...


African Safari Journal by Mark W. Nolting, Duncan Butchart
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The only book an explorer of Africa needs to pack is really five books in one: wildlife guide, trip organizer, phrase book, diary, and map directory.

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Lonely Planet West Africa (West Africa, 5th Ed) by Mary Fitzpatrick, Andrew Burke, Greg Campbell, Bethune Carmichael, Matt Fletcher, Frances Linzee Gordon, Anthony Ham, Amy Karafin, Kim Wildman, Isabelle Young
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From cosmopolitan Dakar to remote Timbuktu, this thoroughly revised guide to West Africa covers destinations on and off the tourist trail, accommodation, restaurant, and transporation options for every range of budget, cultural information, and more. Includes a useful language section with glossaries of frequently-used terms and a 32-page color section. 160 maps. --Thi...


Sufferings in Africa: The Astonishing Account of a New England Sea Captain Enslaved by North African Arabs by James Riley
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In this classic tale of adventure, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1915, was captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, and sold into slavery. Thus begins an epic adventure of survival and a quest for freedom that takes him across the Sahara desert. This dramatic account of Captain Riley's trials and ...


Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland (South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland, 5th Ed) by Simon Richmond, Alan Murphy, Kim Wildman, Andrew Burke
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Few destinations offer such bewildering diversity as the great continent's mesmerising expanses, unlock the secret of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland with this essential guide.

  • over 100 detailed, accurate maps
  • packed with places of interest
  • practical advice on staying safe and healthy
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Lonely Planet Tanzania (Tanzania, Zanzibar & Pemba, 2nd Ed) by Mary Fitzpatrick
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Complete with a 16-page color safari section, this outdoor guide features expert advice on hiking and treking, complete coverage of national parks and reserves, and detailed directions on how to reach some of the world's best dive sites. of color. 40 maps. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lonely Planet Southern Africa (Lonely Planet. Southern Africa, 3rd Ed) by Deanna Swaney, Mary Fitzpatrick, Paul Greenway, Andrew Stone, Justine Vaisutis
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Coverage: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Southern Africa is an extraordinary and varied region. Explore its coral reefs and mountain peaks, fast towns and ghost towns, red deserts and Cape vineyards with this indispensable guide.

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Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience With Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa by Robert Klitgaard
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Armed with his surfboard and a $10-million-dollar loan from the World Bank, Robert Klitgaard, a Harvard-trained economist, arrived in Equatorial Guinea, eager to rehabilitate its ruined economy. Tropical Gangsters is his fascinating and compelling account of his two-and-a-half-year adventure and an insightful look at why foreign aid so often fails. Selected as one of the ...


Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Eritrea (Lonely Planet. Ethiopia and Eritrea, 2nd Ed) by Frances Linzee Gordon, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Frances Linzee Gordon
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The Village of Waiting by George Packer
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In 1982-83, Packer worked for the Peace Corps as an English teacher in the village of Lavie in Togo, West Africa, and here recounts his occasionally comic, more often poignant, and frequently tragic experiences in sharp, descriptive prose. He does not romanticize Africa or Africans, but writes with an honest sense of realism and the perspective of an outsi...


The Shadow of Kilimanjaro by Rick Ridgeway
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Known for such feats as being the first climber to reach the summit of K2 without bottled oxygen, climbing Antarctica's highest mountain, and leading a team to the top of a formidable 2,000-foot granite tower in the most remote corner of the Amazon's Orinoco jungle, Rick Ridgeway, in his latest book, takes a walk. Of course, it's no ordinary stroll. Accompanied by par...


Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya: A Climbing and Trekking Guide by Cameron M. Burns
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Pre-trip planning, finding and hiring outfitters, and thorough information on dozens of trails are included in this comprehensive guide to the 30 top climbing and trekking routes on Mount Kilimanjaro and her sister peak, Mount Kenya color insert. 30 b&w photos.

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The Hotel Book: Great Escapes Africa by Shelley-Maree Cassidy
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Eyewitness Travel Guides: Morocco (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
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The guides that show you what the others only tell you.

DK's Eyewitness Travel Guides have increasingly become the most sought after guides by seasoned and novice travels alike. Featuring up-to-date information and spectacular 3-D aerial views -- all photographed in full-color -- each location is shown at its best. Recognized as the most unique and comprehens...


African Nights : True Stories from the Author of I Dreamed of Africa by Kuki Gallmann
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Gallmann's collection of true stories of her life in the Kenyan Highlands reads like a novel. One story flows into the next as Gallmann writes of her interactions with the Kenyan people, other European farmers, and African animals. Central to the stories are the customs and rituals of the Kenyan tribes: the offering of cattle for courtship of a daughter, rain dance...


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