... more to
Scientific Society & Kuiseb Verlag
More articles to follow
with future site updates
02 Aug 2009
Submitted by: T.
Tel: + 264-61-225 372
Fax: + 264-61- 226 846
The Namibia Scientific
Society was founded as a non-profit organisation in 1925 through the
initiative of a group of influential Namibian individuals such as
Doctor Louis Fourie and the well-known Dr. Heinrich Vedder.
The reference material
in our library is updated continuously with new editions in an
ongoing process being accessioned on the library computer system. In
addition, for the advantage of researchers, our library is
accessible through the University of Namibia Library computer
system. We also function as a publisher by promoting the publication
of scientific papers in our local journal as well as books dealing
with topics such as Namibian history, fauna & flora, biographies,
transport & communications, archaeology and travel reports.
The society has over 500
members, each with his or her special field of interest, which
includes institutions and corresponding members internationally. To
help share information with our esteemed members, supporters and the
public in general, we also organise frequent public talks and
excursions of a scientific nature, which are very popular with the
of the Namibia Scientific Society
in German & English
regularly distributed by email. They inform about new publications
as well as book launches, excursions. and presentations on
scientific topics to take place in Namibia.
interested is welcome to subscribe to the newsletter mailing list -
using the NWG email address stipulated to the left of the article
The logo of the
depicts a diamond.
Diamonds are one of Namibia's most precious natural resources
that contribute greatly to
the country's economic and scientific research developments, since
the late 19th century.
In order to stay on
track with new scientific and educational developments it is always
our wish to attract younger researchers and interested members of
the public who will assist us in sustaining the Society in the long
term, by bringing in some new ideas and energy.
Due to demand by the
local readership and tourists as well, the Kuiseb Verlag was founded
to provide the book market with the more popular publications. This
step proved to be very successful and over the years, the Society
published more than 100 interesting titles already. Topics covered
include history, fauna & flora, novels, information on Namibian art
and children books with a Namibian background.
Library of the
Namibia Scientific Society
in Windhoek, Namibia
Books from the Namibia
Scientific Society are for sale either through leading book stores
in Namibia, some book sellers in South Africa or directly from the
Society's offices in Windhoek.
In order to facilitate easier access to our publications for Namibia
tourists from Europe, the Namibia Scientific Society has appointed a
foreign agency, the ‘’Namibiana Buchdepot’’ in Germany, from where
book orders are despatched internationally.