Books to read - Namibia/Zambia

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Jan 19th, 2006, 08:39 AM
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Books to read - Namibia/Zambia

Same post as "Books to Read" - just wanted to get the countries in the title. Does anyone have suggestions for books to read before we go - adult through young teen. Also, recommendations for a wildlife identification book would be appreciated.
 
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Jan 19th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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"The Trouble With Africa" by Vic Guhrs (entertaining book about life in a safari camp)
"Zambia, The Bradt Travel Guide 3rd Edition" (informative guide to all of Zambia)
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Jan 19th, 2006, 08:48 AM
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Dear A Dee

Try the following:

Zambia
A History of Zambia – Andrew Roberts (1976) – a detailed and complete history of Zambia
Tales of Zambia – Dick Hobson (1996)
Travels and Researches in Southern Africa – David Livingstone (1857) – A classic
The Africa House – Christine Lamb (the history of Shiwa Ng’andu)
(the last a particular favourite)

Namibia
The Bushmen - A Changing Way of Life - Anthony Bannister
Skeleton Coast – Amy Schoeman (excellent photos and text)

Struik (publishers) do a good simple mammals books and people will argue over whether Newman's or Sasol is the better bird guide

Yours, Richard


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Jan 20th, 2006, 01:27 AM
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Dear A Dee

Just thought of some more. Not specifically related to the countries you are visiting, but fun for children, albeit perhaps a little younger than teenagers:

Alexander McCall Smith - Akimbo series (Akimbo and the Crocodile Man, and the Elephants, and the Lions)

Jill Tomlinsons books - The Aardvark Who Wasn't Sure, The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

Enjoy them, Richard
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Jan 20th, 2006, 09:13 AM
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Thanks very much. I will get busy with abebooks this afternoon!
 
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