Extensive book collection donated to the Namibia Scientific Society

  • 12 June 2024

written by Elizabeth McLaren

The Namibia Scientific Society shares its profound gratitude to former Namibian tour guide and teacher under the Rössing Foundation, Pieter K.N. Mostert, for generously donating a comprehensive collection of books to the society’s library.

Comprising nearly 200 books, Mostert’s donation is especially valuable as it contains rare historical books covering topics pertaining to central and southern Africa, including Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola and South Africa.

With subjects ranging from mineralogy, biology and zoology to history, warfare and ethnology, titles from the donated collection include Battles of South Africa by Tim Couzens, From Iron Age to Independence: A History of Central Africa by D.E. Needham, E.K. Mashingaidze and N. Bhebe; and Annette Oelofse’s Capture to be Free: Memoirs told by Jan Oelofse.

We sincerely thank Mostert for entrusting this immense wealth of knowledge to the society. The preservation and dissemination of scientific information remain fundamental to our mission and resources such as these add to the specialist knowledge held at the society, which enables us to better inform and support local and international researchers and enthusiasts.

Anyone interested in researching these books and others from our wide collection is welcome to contact our reference library at library@namscience.com or +264 61 225 372, or visit us at 110 Robert Mugabe Avenue in Windhoek. Users can also search the library’s catalogue using our online database: https://library.namscience.com/.


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