Reading & Links
For those interested in learning more about Africa, Ethan Kinsey Safaris recommends the following:
Biography of a Continent — John Reader
The State of Africa, A History of 50 Years of Independence — Martin Meredith
These two books complement each other by the time periods they cover. John Reader covers the geographical formation of Africa through to its countries gaining independence, and Martin Meredith’s book covers the political situation in Africa since the 1960’s.
Islands Africa — Jonathan Kingdon
Provides a look at isolated natural systems and the formation and development of areas of endemic species. Jonathan Kingdon has written numerous books on African mammals and their evolution. His series titled “Atlas of Evolution of African Mammals”, a comprehensive text illustrated by him, should be in every guide’s library. His field guide is recommended below.
Tip & Run — Edward Paice
A story of the tragedy of the First World War fought in Tanganyika.
An entertaining read on the recent history of the Serengeti.
FIELD GUIDES USED BY ETHAN KINSEY SAFARIS
Birds of East Africa — T. Stevenson & J. Fanshawe
Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals — J. Kingdon
The Collin’s Guide to the Flowers of East Africa — M. Blundell
Reptiles of East Africa — S. Spawls, K. Howell, R. Drewes & J. Ashe
African Insect Life — S. Skaife, J. Ledger & A. Bannister
A Behavioral Guide to Mammals of East Africa — R. Estes
Beat Around the Bush: Birds — Trevor Carnaby
THE PEOPLE ETHAN WORKS WITH:
A group of like-minded individuals with whom Ethan works together in safaris, photography and with a special Maasai beadwork project.
HISTORY OF HUMANS
Guns, Germs & Steel — Jared Diamond
This book puts the development of agriculture and society into persepective. The author has also written several other good books.
Lowly Origins — Jonathan Kingdon
A theory of the evolution of humans from the perspective of an expert in African mammal adaptation.
A Short History of Nearly Everything — Bill Bryson
An interesting look at the development of human understanding of the laws of physics and chemistry and the Earth itself.
RECOMMENDED AUTHORS ON AFRICA & NATURE
E. O. Wilson
SOME ORGANIZATIONS DOING GOOD WORK:
Protecting threatened indigenous forest through carbon-offset.
Working with local communities to protect their rights and wildlife in areas outside of National Parks.
It really works. Solving the hunger problem one family at a time.