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Guide Books and other Namibian literature

We've compiled a list of what we believe are the best guide books, novels, coffee table books and travel writing about Namibia. You may want to purchase these to help plan your trip, to read during your travels or as a reminder of your Namibian adventure. To make things as simple as possible for you - we've provided links to individual books on 5 major book sites - the American, UK, French & German Amazon outlets as well as Kalahari.net in South Africa.

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Travel Guides

Botswana & Namibia - Lonely Planet
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Namibia - Footprints
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Namibia - Bradt
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Namibia - Jeremiah Allen
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Namibia - Culture Smart: the essential guide to customs & culture - Whiting
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Namibia: Das komplette Handbuch - Schettar
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Stefan Loose Travel Handbücher Namibia
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Le Petit futé, Namibie
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Culture

Where Fire Speaks - Shields / Campion
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The Place of Stunted Ironwood Trees - Crandall
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Histories of Namibia - Leys
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Katutura: A Place Where We Stay - Pendleton
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Heat, Dust & Dreams - Rice / Gibson
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Nineteen with a Bullet - Korff
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History

Kaiser's Holocaust - Erichsen / Olusoga
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Words Cannot Be Found - Silvester / Gewald
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Namibia's Liberation Struggle - Leys
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A History of Namibia: From the Beginning to 1990 - Wallace
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Namibia Under South African Rule: Mobility And Containment, 1915-46 - Hayes
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Bush of Ghosts - Liebenberg
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Histories of Namibia: Living Through the Liberation Struggle - Leys
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Creating Germans Abroad: Cultural Policies & National Identity In Namibia - Walther
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The Colonising Camera: Photographs in the Making of Namibian History - Hartmann
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Fauna

The Elephant's Secret Sense - O'Connell
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The Safari Companion - Estes
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Southern African Wildlife - Bradt
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Wildlife of Southern Africa - Carruthers
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Mammals of Southern Africa - Apps
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Behaviour Guide to African Mammals - Estes
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Tracks & Tracking in Southern Africa - Liebenberg
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Field Guide to Tracks & Signs of Southern & Eastern African Wildlife - Stuart
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Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa - Branch
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Birds

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - Sinclair
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Newman's Birds of Southern Africa
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Roberts Bird Guide
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Flora

Field Guide to Trees in Southern Africa - van Wyk
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How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa - van Wyk
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Coffee Table

An Elephant's Life: An Intimate Portrait from Africa - O'Connell
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Elephant Scientist, The - O'Connell, Jackson, Rodwell
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Namibia - Hoberman
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Places in the Sand - Clarke
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Scenic Namibia - Dressler
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Travel Books

Backseat Safari - Keene-Young
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Sands of Silence - Capstick
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Lost World of the Kalahari - van der Post
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Fiction

The Other Side of Silence - Brink
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The Sheltering Desert / Wenn es Krieg gibt, gehen wir in die Wüste  - Martin
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Gravity's Rainbow - Pynchon
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Hummeldumm - Jaud
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Dictionaries

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The new Otjiherero Dictionary
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