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    1. Bill Bryson's African Diary
    $16.50
    2. Egypt (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    $16.49
    3. Lonely Planet Egypt
    $78.75
    4. Africa
    $16.31
    5. Lonely Planet Morocco
    $13.59
    6. Egyptology
    $10.92
    7. A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's
    $15.63
    8. The Rough Guide to Egypt 6 (Rough
    $16.47
    9. The Heartless Stone: A Journey
    10. Egypt: Splendors of an Ancient
    $16.50
    11. South Africa (Eyewitness Travel
    $10.61
    12. Skeletons on the Zahara: A True
    $15.59
    13. Lonely Planet Tanzania
    $19.79
    14. Lonely Planet Southern Africa
    $16.49
    15. Lonely Planet Kenya
    $31.50
    16. The Circle of life: Wildlife on
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    17. Lonely Planet Egyptian Arabic
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    18. Dark Star Safari: Overland from
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    19. Homicide
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    20. Insight Guide South Africa (Insight

    1. Bill Bryson's African Diary
    by Broadway
    Hardcover (03 December, 2002)
    list price: $12.00 -- our price: $9.60
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    Isbn: 0767915062
    Sales Rank: 2431
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars He phoned this one in.
    Deeply disappointing in quality and quantity for this Bryson fan. I order his titles automatically, but would have passed on this had I read the reviews first and realized it was a CARE puff piece .

    4-0 out of 5 stars An easy-to-read introduction to Africa
    This is a good-humored and entertaining record of Bryson's visit to Kenya.It's a short book about a short trip, and so it would make a good read for someone just beginning to get interested in Africa.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bill Bryson's African Diary
    Though short, the sad realities don't necessitate a longer one.As usual, Bryson's writing is very enjoyable. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Bryson, Bill    4. Description    5. Description And Travel    6. Kenya    7. Personal Memoirs    8. Travel    9. Travelers    10. History / Africa   


    2. Egypt (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by DK Travel
    Turtleback (September, 2003)
    list price: $25.00 -- our price: $16.50
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    Isbn: 0789497182
    Sales Rank: 14536
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Eyewitness Travel Guide to Egypt
    Very nice -- as I have found most Eyewitness Guides.Well organized, current, accurate as far as I could tell.I agreed with reviews of small number/small sample of restuarants and hotels.Guide enhanced an excellent trip!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous guide
    Comprehensive, pictorial.The guide we always look for when planning a trip.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
    I've been highly satisfied with the Eyewitness Travel Guide series, and this Egypt edition does not disappoint.Maps are clear and helpful, photos help to explain all of the rich history and culture of Egypt.We brought the Lonely Planet Egypt book with us as well, but we found the Eyewitness Travel Guide to be clearer and simpler to use.
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    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Egypt    3. Guidebooks    4. Middle East - Egypt    5. Middle East - General    6. Travel    7. Travel - Foreign    8. Travel / Middle East / Egypt   


    3. Lonely Planet Egypt
    by Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (May, 2006)
    list price: $24.99 -- our price: $16.49
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    Isbn: 1740597419
    Sales Rank: 12448
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A "must-have"
    The collaborative effort of travel experts Virginia Maxwell, Mary Fitzpatrick, Siona Jenkins, and Anthony Sattin, Egypt is now in its newly updated and expanded eighth edition as the author-researched, traveler-tested guide from Lonely Planet to experiencing the wonder of the Land of the Pharaohs, whether on a business or pleasure trip. Black-and-white and color maps and photographs illustrate this information-packed guide to key locations in Cairo, the Nile Valley, the Western Desert, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea Coast, and much more. History, hours and admission costs of landmarks, a handful of useful words, and a crash-course in adapting to unfamiliarities of Egyptian culture are among the many useful features that make the 8th edition of Egypt a "must-have".
    4-0 out of 5 stars Seems straightforward and comprehensive
    Although my trip is still in the planning stages - leave in 2 months - this book has been a real help.I'm learning about Egyptian customs, how to travel in a Muslim nation without undue problems and how to take their beliefs and customs into account.Hopefully this will make me not only a better guest in their country, but a better ambassador for my country.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Making the Trip a Good One
    I have found Lonely Planet Egypt to be just what I wanted as I plan a long visit there next winter.
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    Subjects:  1. Egypt    2. Guidebooks    3. Middle East - Egypt    4. Travel    5. Travel - Foreign    6. Travel Guides    7. Travel & holiday guides   


    4. Africa
    by Te Neues Publishing Company
    Hardcover (August, 2006)
    list price: $125.00 -- our price: $78.75
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    Isbn: 3832791272
    Sales Rank: 28357
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
    I'm not really a lover of wildlife photography, but this incredible book impressed me because it is so very much more than that. It is a celebration of the beauty of African scenery; it provides intimate encounters with African fauna and flora; and it simply carries the reader away on a dream journey into wilderness spaces.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book
    I've travelled all over Africa and have never before seen something that captures the best of its beauty like this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!10 out of 10!!!
    I am a collector of coffee table books, and I have many in my collection.I can say without a doubt that AFRICA by michael Poliza is the finest photography book that I have ever seen!In both presentation and content it is quite simply a magnificent book!!It is huge, 15 X 11.75 and 408 pages.There are 180 color photographs in it, all spread over 2 pages.The back of the book has small thumbnails describing each photo.Most of the photos were taken in Southern Africa, with the great majority being in Botswana.there are many close-up shots of animals, with a few landscape and aerial photographs included.
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    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Individual Photographer    3. Photo Techniques    4. Photography    5. Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals    6. Photographs: collections   


    5. Lonely Planet Morocco
    by Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (February, 2005)
    list price: $23.99 -- our price: $16.31
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    Isbn: 1740596781
    Sales Rank: 9448
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Wouldnt recommend...
    My bf and I recently went on a two week trip to Morocco and took along this book. I have to say, the maps were horrible, we got lost so many times trying to follow the maps and had to constantly ask locals to guide us. We also discovered that the book didnt mention that you need reservations in pretty much every riad and the majority of hotels you want to stay at. Also, make sure you get the most recent edition... a few places listed were closed and had been for some time.
    4-0 out of 5 stars It Just Helps Me Live
    I know of no other book that assists in living overseas as well as Lonely Planet.There are other guidebooks out there, and they have their own attributes, but I'm familiar with the Lonely Planet system, and it seems to be far more diverse in the countries covered than any other travel collection.And living in Morocco as I do, I particularly enjoy the Moroccan edition.
    2-0 out of 5 stars itm
    Rather stereotyped cultural comments which are not particularly accurate. Having seen the DK Guide to Morocco since, wish I had bought that instead. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Travel    3. Travel - Foreign    4. Morocco    5. Travel & holiday guides   


    6. Egyptology
    by Candlewick
    Hardcover (04 November, 2004)
    list price: $19.99 -- our price: $13.59
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    Isbn: 0763626384
    Sales Rank: 997
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
    I absolutly loved this book! I recieved for my birthday a year ago and I still look at it! It is not just a reading book, its a hands on book with fasinating information. Great gift for kids, my younger sister collects the series and loves them.

    5-0 out of 5 stars For Egypt Lovers!!!
    Although this was a children's book, it was amazing!I am 21 years old and it captivated me really fast.I'm gonna admit that I am not much of a reader.But, I am very fascinated by Egyptian stuff.So, when I saw this book, I knew that I had to have it! I t was a great buy!Now I want the other books in the serie! It was a great book for children to read.But, if you collect books about egypt, this might be an interesting one for you to pick up!

    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
    This book is utterly amazing! It has many things you can pull out and open and read. For example, the game Senet is in there! Plus the story of Miss Sands is very interesting. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in egypt! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Action & Adventure - General    2. Antiquities    3. Children's All Ages - History - General History    4. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    5. Children: Grades 3-4    6. Egypt    7. Historical - Ancient Civilizations    8. Historical - General    9. Interactive Adventure    10. Juvenile Fiction    11. Middle East - Egypt    12. Specimens    13. Toy and movable books    14. Juvenile Fiction / Interactive Adventures   


    7. A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons
    by Scribner
    Paperback (05 March, 2002)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $10.92
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    Isbn: 0743202414
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Baboons in the Mist
    This was a humorous and entertaining book, though it could use a bit of editing. It's hard to believe that such an educated person could fall prey to the various scams. I enjoyed reading about the cultural differences and refreshing perceptions Mr.Sapolsky endured and experienced.

    5-0 out of 5 stars compassion and intellect
    Robert Sapolsky writes with the compassion of David Quammen, the challenging intellect of Stephen Jay Gould and the dedication of E.O. Wilson! He engages his readers, he charms them and he treats them as kindred spirits. If I wasn't an atheist I would thank God for Robert Sapolsky.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AFearful Symmetry
    Sapolsky artfully interweaves 3 stories. The parallels are amazing as he recounts his experiences studying a baboon troop in Kenya, and the human troops he encounters in his work and travels throughout Africa. The third story is his development from adolescent subadult to mature scientist and fully adult, competent human. This book reads like an action packed novel, while impartingscientific truth within the context of a broad systemic paradigm. Sapolsky is able to think objectively, while acknowledging the compelling power of his own emotional responses. He is clear aboutwhich is which and the limitations of each. The choice to rigorously utilize both results in a rich tale that offers the reader a view ofcomplex connections, vivid similarities and profound humbling differences. This pattern of both and, holds true at the level of the individual, the community, the culture as well as across species.
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    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Africa, East    3. Anecdotes    4. Apes & Monkeys    5. Baboons    6. Behavior    7. Biography / Autobiography    8. Nature    9. Nature/Ecology    10. Sapolsky, Robert M    11. Scientists - General    12. NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE & PETS    13. Nature / Apes & Monkeys    14. Wild animals   


    8. The Rough Guide to Egypt 6 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
    by Rough Guides
    Paperback (19 December, 2005)
    list price: $22.99 -- our price: $15.63
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    Isbn: 1843534630
    Sales Rank: 63768
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    All rough guides that I have encountered are chock full of great information.The Egypt guide in particular is one of the best.The number of maps is fantastic and the quality of the information is comparable to what you usually have to visit the site to obtain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Saves money big time
    I went to Egypt in February 2006 with my wife and our two boys (5 and 2.5 years).Although we took a package tour to Hurghada, we actually overnighted there only three nights of the eleven we were in Egypt.The rest we spent moving around (Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, busses, train, cruise ship, jeep).For the whole trip we spent around 1000 USD plus the package.We could have easily spent twice as much (or, more precisely -- seen twice as little because the budget was limited) if not the hints in the book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great So Far
    I arrived in Egypt this week and have been using this guide to help me get aquainted with it.I don't have any other guides to compare it to, but I can say that the organization, writing, maps, extras, and overall quality of the book seem to be excellent.It has been very helpful so far.
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    Subjects:  1. Egypt    2. Guidebooks    3. Middle East - Egypt    4. Reference - Guides (General)    5. Travel    6. Travel - Foreign    7. Travel Guides    8. Travel & holiday guides    9. Travel / Middle East / Egypt   


    9. The Heartless Stone: A Journey Throught the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire
    by St. Martin's Press
    Hardcover (30 May, 2006)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 0312339690
    Sales Rank: 32053
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars what a disturbing book
    I haven't even finished reading this book yet and I'm already feeling queasy about my own diamond ring, which incidentally I haven't worn in a few years due to an allergic reaction.When my husband and I bought it, it was definitely the most expensive thing either of us had ever shelled out money for, except our co-op apartment.Neither of us knew about the bloody history of the industry and the likelihood that the "forever" symbol of our love was so tainted.I'd like to sell it and donate the proceeds to charity.At least then it would do something good for somebody.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, heartbreaking, and important
    As others here have noted, Tom Zoellner's book is comprehensive, engaging, and deeply troubling for those of us who had planned to proudly wear a diamond one day. In addition to these observations, I'd like to point out several other aspects of the book that place it a step above similar works of non-fiction.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
    As a current student at GIA, this book gives a total different story about diamonds and the diamond industry. He's fair, honest and meticulous in his explanations. This book is funny, sad, scary and you feel as though you are on a journey with him through the many areas of the world where mining occurs. Makes you really think about other world industries when a little rock can be the difference of whether you live or die. Excellent read, awesome author. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Diamonds    3. Natural Resources    4. Travel    5. Travel - Foreign    6. Customs    7. Jewellery & jewellery-making    8. Travel / Africa   


    10. Egypt: Splendors of an Ancient Civilization
    by Thames & Hudson
    Hardcover (September, 1998)
    list price: $50.00
    Isbn: 050001647X
    Sales Rank: 448442
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars EXTREMELY PLEASANT PICTURE BOOK
    I will not add too much to what the other reviewers have opined on this magnificent book.It is gorgeously illustrated with superior photographs and interesting drawings and geographical overviews.5-0 out of 5 stars i drool whenever i look at this book
    i don't have this book yet. i have already told hubby that he's getting it for me for valentines. everytime i go into the bookstore, i take it off the shelf and spend about a half hour just leafing through it and looking at the pictures. if you are not sure whether you want to put out the money to buy this book, do yourself a favor and see if they have a copy at the bookstore and look through it. i know you'll be convinced that it's worth the price. i plan on ordering my book rather than buying it off the shelf. there are several fold out sections in the book and i want to make sure they are in good shape. the pictures of the temples and tombs in the book are great. also lots of maps. i admit, i'm an egyptology geek, but i think anyone who is interested in egypt will enjoy this book. if egypt is a hobby/passion, this book is a must have. i know it's a bit pricey, but you're payig for a book full of fantastic color photographs and you defintiely get what you are playing for. you get your money's worth with this book. my only regret is that i have to wait 6 weeks til i can have my copy in my hot lil' hands. :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Splendid book on Egypt's splendors
    I first saw this book after a four-week trip to Egypt, where our travels included as much as we could see between the relocated monument Ramses II built in honor of himself at Abu Simbel to the vicinity of El-Qahira (Cairo) and its monuments and museums. This book is the one I have chosen to "keep my memories fresh" and share them with others- it is that good, and more. The illustrations are brilliant; the informative text is thorough and illuminating without being pedantic or burying the photos and drawings. I only wish the Cairo Museum had books as good as this one! If you love Egypt, this book will live an active life on your coffee table. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Ancient - Egypt    2. Ancient Egypt - History    3. Antiquities    4. Archaeology / Anthropology    5. Civilization    6. Egypt    7. Middle East - Egypt    8. Pictorial works    9. Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Africa    10. To 332 B.C    11. Travel    12. African history: BCE to c 500 CE    13. Ancient World    14. Photographs: collections   


    11. South Africa (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by DK Travel
    Turtleback (September, 2003)
    list price: $25.00 -- our price: $16.50
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    Isbn: 0789497239
    Sales Rank: 84091
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars South Africa (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    Excellent travel guide!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Guide
    I first discovered these books (a series Eyewitness Travel) by accident in a Stockholm bookstore. I had just come from Gothenborg by train and was a bit dazed. The book I bought by accident was in swedish but it still useful because of all the photos, cut away views, museum pictures, and maps and historical details. When I got home I bought a pile on Amazon.com of different places that I was going or had visited - but in english.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Very disapointing
    I got this book as a present before i went to south africa. I was excited because I have heard that these books are really good. But after reading through the book, I quickly realizied that it did not give me enough information. I am in South Africa, I see how beautiful it is. I don't need to see pictures, I need maps, (there were only maps for Capetown)information about what i am seeing, costs of addmission, times, ect. There were none, and it became really annoying and unpleasant at many times. These books are good for people who just want to see how other countries/cities look like, but not travel to them. If you want a good travel book, look for the Lonely planet series. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Guidebooks    3. South Africa    4. Travel    5. Travel - Foreign    6. Travel / Africa   


    12. Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
    by Back Bay Books
    Paperback (12 April, 2005)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.61
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    Isbn: 0316159352
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Some stories are so enthralling they deserve to be retold generation after generation. The wreck in 1815 of the Connecticut merchant ship, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Gripping Story
    This book brings to life a survival struggle that is often hard to fathom.In addition to the sailors story the author adds interesting information on a variety of topics including history, science, geography.Book is worth reading.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Story!! Highly recommended...the trials that man can endure are AMAZING!
    This story was incredible! Some of the things these men had to do to survive were truly inhuman and at times appalling. Even so th ebook is engaging from page 1 to the end. Amazingwhat the mind can do to keep the body from dying...and what it can do to make the body give up. This book had me angry, relieved, amazed and at all times entertained. I highly recommend it!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
    An absolutely spellbinding story!Hard to believe the hardship faced by the crew of the Commerce.This book made me become quite interested in the Sahara, on which I've read considerably since. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Africa, North    3. Description and travel    4. Discovery And Exploration (General)    5. Essays & Travelogues    6. General    7. History    8. History: World    9. Sahara    10. Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks    11. Shipwrecks    12. Slavery    13. Transportation   


    13. Lonely Planet Tanzania
    by Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (30 May, 2005)
    list price: $23.99 -- our price: $15.59
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    Isbn: 1740595181
    Sales Rank: 22445
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very complete and helpful guide
    Whether you plan on doing a safari, or relaxing in the beaches of Zanzibar, or visiting the less traveled regions of Tanzania, this book provides all the useful information that you need to plan your trip or to have a more complete experience once you are there, whether you are planning to travel with a limited budget or not.The book covers Tanzania's wildlife attractions, historical sites, seldom visited places, culture, political history, food, health, maps, local traditions, etc.I didn't find any flaw worth mentioning with the book.So if you plan on going to Tanzania or are just thinking about it, this book will convince you that it is a place worth visiting, with more possibilities than you can imagine.
    5-0 out of 5 stars safari operator through L.P. suggestion
    Roy Safaris is a very reliable safari operator in Arusha.
    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent travel companion
    The Lonely Planet produces excellent travel guides, and their Tanzania/Zanzibar edition is no exception. I have used this book on four different trips, and found it indispensible. The guide does an admirable job describing the popular tourist stops (the game parks, Zanzibar's Stone Town, etc.), but its real strength lies in giving the details necessary to take the roads less travelled. Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Travel    3. Travel - Foreign    4. Tanzania    5. Travel & holiday guides   


    14. Lonely Planet Southern Africa
    by Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (September, 2003)
    list price: $29.99 -- our price: $19.79
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    Isbn: 1740592239
    Sales Rank: 19144
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Diana
    This book has everything you need to see Southern Africa.
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    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Travel    3. Travel - Foreign    4. Southern Africa    5. Travel & holiday guides   


    15. Lonely Planet Kenya
    by Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (April, 2006)
    list price: $24.99 -- our price: $16.49
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    Isbn: 1740597435
    Sales Rank: 43055
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Missing coordinates
    Yes, LPK is fine source. But there are lot of people (including me) using GPS. And we miss coordinates & waypoints.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet guide to Kenya
    Lonely Planet giudes are in general great.The guide to Kenya is no exception.The guide not only gives you a great deal of information about where to go and what to see but also lets you learn about the country before you get there.They also describe the country in an interesting and easy to read style.A little knowledge goes a long way when traveling and this guide is filled with useful information.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is THE travel guide for Kenya
    I was simply stunned by the number of detailed maps in this book.The amount of information for each region of Kenya is outstanding and well done.If you need to know it - it's in this book.Hotels, restaurants,parks, reserves, tribes, Swahili it's all here.Very nicely organized. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Travel    3. Travel - Foreign    4. Kenya    5. Travel & holiday guides   


    16. The Circle of life: Wildlife on the African Savannah
    by Harry N. Abrams
    Hardcover (01 October, 2003)
    list price: $50.00 -- our price: $31.50
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    Isbn: 0810945339
    Sales Rank: 33629
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful & Massive Documentation of Life on the Savannah.
    Anup and Manoj Shah have distinguished themselves in the populous field of wildlife photography by producing expressive and beautiful portraits of wild animals thatdocument the individuals' lives while achieving impressive aesthetic grace. Many of the brothers' photographs are simply unforgettable works of art that I never tire of looking at. "The Circle of Life" is a massive book that contains 235 photographs of wildlife on the African Savannah. About 40 species of mammal are represented, as well as some birds and reptiles. In the most comprehensive photographic essay of wildlife that I have ever seen, the Shah brothers document the lives of the many animals who live and die in this vast African ecosystem that spans much of Kenya and Tanzania. The authors have organized this photographic odyssey by dividing the book into 20 chapters, each showcasing one aspect of life on the Savannah. The early chapters show us the basic elements that create and sustain life. Some example chapters are: "Driven by Wet andDry", "Light and Energy", and "Shaped by Fire and Elephants". The book then moves on to the subjects of birth and growing up on the Savannah. "Natural Selection", "Adaptation and Diversity", "Peaceful Coexistence", and "Mother and Offspring", for example. Then we see the lives of adult animals. Some examples are: "Herds and Social Groups", "Grazers and Browsers", and "The Hunters". And finally these animals die, returning to the earth, and the "circle of life" begins again: "Scavengers and Decomposers", "Land and Life". Each chapter begins with an essay written by Anup Shah that explains what that particular facet of life on the Savannah entails and how it fits into the greater life cycle.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Grassland animals    3. Grassland ecology    4. Life Sciences - Zoology - General    5. Nature    6. Nature/Ecology    7. Photography    8. Pictorial works    9. Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals    10. Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Africa    11. Wildlife    12. Kenya    13. Nature / Wildlife    14. Photographs: collections    15. Places & peoples: general interest    16. Tanzania    17. Wild animals   


    17. Lonely Planet Egyptian Arabic Phrasebook
    by Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (September, 2001)
    list price: $7.99 -- our price: $7.99
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    Isbn: 1864501839
    Sales Rank: 18932
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Egyptian-Arabic This Book is a Must !!!!
    This book is outstanding! It gives you everything that you will need. One thing I would advise is to couple it with something audible because the Egyptian language is very particular in pronunciations. Most of their vowel sounds are quite a bit different from English. Just one slip of the tongue and you could be saying "I want to go to the bathroom" or "I want to eat pigeon"
    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Go To Egypt Without This!!!!
    I love this book!!! When in Egypt this June, I used it to my heart's content. Thanks to this book, I have learned very much in speaking the Arabic language. Being a student of Arabic, I found this small phrasebook even more efficient in teaching me than my textbook from school! It is simply awesome. Although the grammar could have been talked about more, I found this book a life-saver in many situations while being in North Africa. This book will teach you pronunciation, the Arabic alphabet, numbers, and thousands of useful phrases whilst in Egypt. The best Arabic-learning tool out there!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Arabic Phrasebook!
    This is one of the most thorough, and easy to use Arabic phrasebooks I have ever used. Covers traveler's issues (tickets, directions, hotels, etc), but also includes food/eating, health/emergencies, entertainment, general conversation, and other everyday topics as well. I highly recommend this book for anyone who will be visiting or living in Arabic-speaking parts of the world. Great for students of Arabic as well. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Arabic    2. Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books    3. Foreign Language Study    4. Multi-Language Phrasebooks    5. Travel    6. Egyptian    7. Language self-study & phrasebooks   


    18. Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
    by Mariner Books
    Paperback (05 April, 2004)
    list price: $15.00 -- our price: $10.20
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    Isbn: 0618446877
    Sales Rank: 9582
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars enjoyable and educational
    I wanted to learn about Africa, decided on this book, and got exactly what I wanted. He wrote: "How nice it would be, I thought, if someone reading the narrative of my African trip felt the same, that it was the next best thing to being there - or even better, because reading about being shot at and poisoned and insulted was in general less upsetting than the real thing."Well, that is exactly how I felt, so Paul Theroux succeeded with me.Africa is a mess.I didn't want to take an Ernest Hemingway type of safari and see leopards and gnus; I wanted to see Africa the way it really is (naturally aspects of it weren't included).I got as much or more than I could have possibly expected out of reading this book.I was more than satisfied.Thank you greatly, Mr. Theroux.

    4-0 out of 5 stars nigelangelo
    For those who like travel, short bursts of history and touching human stories, this is a fantastic book.The author has the uncanny ability to mix humour and tragedy, despair with hope and absolute brutality with humanity.Some topics inthis book should be painfully depressing but Mr Theroux manages to present these unpleasant facts in a tasteful manner.He also condemns the actions of corrupt,decaying countries but genuinely seems to like their people. I suppose that this is Mr Theroux's gift.He likes people and believes that if left on their own people will uplift themselves.I suppose that this love for humanity makes his books positive even though the topic my be negative.

    3-0 out of 5 stars The material is great, the author is...
    Theroux obviously took good notes while on his "safari," and his descriptions, historical accounts, and imagery are all very well done.However, I cannot get past his arrogance!He writes as though he knows EVERYTHING about Africa, and even acts this way to aid workers, other tourists, and even other Africans.The man condescendingly speaks to a Ugandan about the political state of Uganda, as if the African knows less about his homeland than Theroux.However, just because he lived/taught there for some time (35 years ago), Theroux feels as though he knows all.
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    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Description and travel    3. Travel    4. Travel - Foreign    5. Travel / Africa   


    19. Homicide
    by Ballantine Books
    Mass Market Paperback (23 January, 1993)
    list price: $7.99 -- our price: $7.99
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    Isbn: 0804109990
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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 Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars funny and filled with drama
    what was the most funniest parts were is when dave brown and donald worden kept pestering one another.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Cop Book Ever
    I will keep this short: I have been a city cop for almost eighteen years and I defy anyone to find a better book about policework than this one. This is the closest you can come to knowing what being a cop is all about short of actually wearing a badge.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Love the show... love thebook
    My husband is a BIG fan of the TV show.We have every episode on DVD.This book was a great addition to his collection.He loved the book and could see how the award winning TV was based on it. It is different enough that he throughly enjoyed it.I am now reading it and am enjoying it too! It is not the same as the show, and is a great book on it's own.
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    Subjects:  1. Baltimore    2. Criminology    3. Murder - General    4. True Crime / Espionage    5. Travel / Africa    6. True crime    7. Maryland    8. Police Dept    9. Homicide investigation   


    20. Insight Guide South Africa (Insight Guides South Africa)
    by Insight Guides
    Paperback (30 April, 2005)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $17.71
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    Isbn: 9812580298
    Sales Rank: 88409
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Find another guide
    I used this book before my trip to learn about the history, but I never used it once in South Africa.I found everyone else's Lonely Planet Guide much more helpful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, balanced, and informative
    I recently purchased this book for my mother who is going to South Africa for a vacation. The book was so helpful for me two years ago, that I wanted to make sure she had it. (My copy is marked up and the seams are a bit worn!) I like the books's balanced report on the history of South Africa, and the fact that it is neither for rich travelers with no budget, nor is it for poor students.The sections on things to buy and places to go are great, with enough examples to give you choices, but not simply a laundry list of restaurants and stores. It also has good information on things like local languages and cultures.5-0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book about a Beautiful Country
    I had the opportunity to visit SA for a month in 1999. I knew going that Iwould have an informed friend to host and guide me, so I did not bring anyguide books with me. However, when I returned home and had 34 rolls of filmto show, I wanted a book to accompany the photos and act like its ownsouvenier. After looking at many titles, I settled on the Insight Guidebecause of its excellent balance of basic information (incl. a well-writtenchapter on the history), color photos (on the order of NationalGeographic), maps, tourist information (what to do; where to go; how toprepare; etc.), and candor about apartheid. I never regretted paying a fewextra dollars more for the book because it stood head and shoulder abovethe competition. It's the book I would have made had I the opportunity.The mulitple authors are well-informed, and though some info might beoutdated, one has to remember-- this is AFRICA! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Travel    3. Travel - Foreign    4. Travel Guides    5. Republic of South Africa    6. Travel & holiday guides   


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