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Moon Handbook Patagonia

Moon Handbook Patagonia

by Wayne Bernhardson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 550 PAGES

A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Patagonia. (PAT73, $21.99)

In Patagonia

In Patagonia

by Bruce Chatwin

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There's no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin. (PAT01, $16.00)

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

by Marcelo D. Beccaceci

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 124 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

An informative photographic journey through the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. Featuring 120 color photographs, presented in Spanish and English. (PAT22, $24.95)

The Whispering Land

The Whispering Land

by Gerald Durrell

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A sparkling account of an eight-month jaunt on the trail of fur seals, guanaco, parrots and other Patagonian marvels. Excellent family reading. (PAT13, $15.00)

Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park

by Zagier & Urruty Maps

  • 2004
  • MAP

A colorful map of the popular areas of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares at a scale of 1:230,000, providing an overview of the area and highlighting points of interest. (PAT58, $14.95)

 
Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map

Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map


by ITMB

  • 2011
  • MAP

This handy map shows all Patagonia on one side (1:2,000,000), with a more detailed map of Tierra del Fuego (1:750,000) on the reverse. (PAT19, $12.95)

Insight Guide Argentina

Insight Guide Argentina


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

This profusely illustrated guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and excellent maps. (ARG02, $23.99)

Trekking in the Patagonian Andes

Trekking in the Patagonian Andes


by Carolyn McCarthy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 308 PAGES

With trail maps and route descriptions of walks and treks throughout Patagonia, including Torres del Paine and Glacier National Park. (PAT12, $24.99)

Liberators, Latin America's Struggle for Independence 1810-1830

Liberators, Latin America's Struggle for Independence 1810-1830


by Robert Harvey

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 561 PAGES

Focused on the heroism and derring-do of seven legendary men, Harvey tells the story of Simon Bolivar, General Jose de San Martin and other greats in the fight for independence. (SAM35, $18.95)

Patagonia, A Cultural History

Patagonia, A Cultural History


by Chris Moss

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 328 PAGES

A journalist with the Buenos Aires Herald, Moss follows a colorful cast of characters -- from Magellan and Darwin to mad kings, gauchos, and Nazi fugitives -- in this vivid overview of the culture and history of Patagonia. (PAT81, $26.95)

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron


by Nicholas Fraser

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 222 PAGES

Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita's life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s. (ARG03, $15.95)

Idle Days in Patagonia

Idle Days in Patagonia


by W.H. Hudson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 155 PAGES

A handsome reprint of Hudson's classic 1893 account of life, nature and adventure in southern South America, with paintings and drawings by Alfred Hartley and J. Smit. (PAT27, $22.00)

Where the Earth Ends, A Journey Beyond Patagonia

Where the Earth Ends, A Journey Beyond Patagonia


by John Harrison

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 401 PAGES

A spirited tale of adventures in the southern tip of South America, south from the Pampas and Patagonia to Punta Arenas, the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia -- and Antarctica. (PAT57, $21.95)

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Jill Gibian

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers. (ARG97, $14.95)

Night Flight

Night Flight


by Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • LITERATURE
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 87 PAGES

Saint Exupery captures the thrill and mystery of early flight in this tale of a pilot alone in a storm over the Andes en route to Buenos Aires. (PAT09, $12.00)

Glacier Ice

Glacier Ice


by Austin Post | Edward R. LaChapelle

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 145 PAGES

A classic book of extraordinary black-and-white aerial photographs of mountains and glaciers by two devoted men of ice. Ed LaChapelle's text is paired with Austin Post's stunning aerial photographs of glaciers from Alaska and Chile to Switzerland and the Himalayas. (SCI07, $35.00)

Patagonia, Nature's Last Frontier

Patagonia, Nature's Last Frontier


by Marcos Zimmerman | Tomas Eloy Martinez

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

The Argentine novelist Tomas Eloy Martinez (Santa Evita) provides the astute commentary for this collection of color photographs of Patagonia's windswept interiors, wild coast, mountains, glaciers and wildlife. (PAT82, $49.95)

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

A Wildlife Guide to Chile


by Sharon Chester

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 392 PAGES

Chester's splendid guide, featuring 120 color plates, covers the wildlife, plants and natural history of Chile from the Atacama Desert and Patagonia to Easter Island and Antarctica. (CHI77, $19.95)

Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica

Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica


by Martin D. la Pena | Maurice Rumboll

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide. (SAM12, $29.95)

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