Welcome!

Enrich Your Travels with Longitude

We've got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.

SIGN UP FOR

Longitude News

Get our monthly e-mail update

GET A

Catalog

Brasil!

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

  • E-MAIL
  • PRINT

A Cultural and Natural History Adventure

Essential Reading

Item EXBZL86. Buy these 3 items as a set for $55 including shipping, 15% off the retail price.
With free shipping on anything else you order.

ADD SET
TO BOOKBAG

Tropical Nature

Tropical Nature

by Adrian Forsyth | Ken Miyata

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1984
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests. (GPS13, $16.00)

Eyewitness Guide Brazil

Eyewitness Guide Brazil

by DK Publishing

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 488 PAGES

A beautifully illustrated guide covering Brazil's history, culture, music and diverse natural attractions. (BZL67, $30.00)

Brazil Map

Brazil Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A handy folded, laminated map. (BZL17, $11.95)

 
Rio de Janeiro Map

Rio de Janeiro Map


by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

With an index, inset maps and points of interest. (BZL25, $7.95)

Bradt Pantanal Wildlife

Bradt Pantanal Wildlife


by James Lowen

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 169 PAGES

Environment, history, conservation and wildlife are all covered in this inviting slim guide to the mammals, birds reptiles and invertebrates of the great wetland of the Mato Grosso. (BZL91, $25.99)

Brazil in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

Brazil in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture


by Jan Rocha

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 100 PAGES

This slim guide focuses on the history of Brazil, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information. (BZL03, $12.95)

Culture Smart! Brazil

Culture Smart! Brazil


by Sandra Branco

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (BZL54, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Brazil

Lonely Planet Brazil


by Nick Selby | Andrew Draffen

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 768 PAGES

An exhaustively researched guide to Brazil with an excellent section on the Pantanal and in-depth notes on ecology and national parks, in addition to travel information. (BZL15, $29.99)

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro


by Regis St. Louis

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

A practical guide filled with maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature and much nuts-and-bolts information. We also carry Lonely Planet Buenos Aires. (ARG10). (BZL19, $21.99)

Portuguese, Start Speaking Today (Brazilian)

Portuguese, Start Speaking Today (Brazilian)


by Language/30

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1998
  • AUDIO CD

A 90-minute primer on Brazilian Portuguese following the foreign service method. (BZL36, $24.95)

Say It in Portuguese, Brazilian Usage

Say It in Portuguese, Brazilian Usage


by Alexander Prista | Francisco Da Costa

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 118 PAGES

A handy, palm-size phrasebook for travelers with 1,100 useful words and expressions. It provides the English phrase, Portuguese equivalent and transliteration. (BZL37, $4.95)

Time Out Sao Paulo

Time Out Sao Paulo


by Time Out

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

An up-to-date guide on what to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine. (BZL80, $19.95)

Bossa Nova, The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

Bossa Nova, The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World


by Ruy Castro

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 372 PAGES

Journalist Ruy Castro interviewed everyone who had anything to do with Bossa Nova for this animated history, capturing not only the personalities of pioneers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto but also the spirit of Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s. (BZL47, $17.95)

Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed

Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed


by Larry Rohter

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Former New York Times bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, Rohter explores the history, economy, culture and contradictions of Brazil, delivering an insightful portrait of this increasingly powerful -- and endlessly fascinating -- country. (BZL92, $17.00)

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro


by Ruy Castro

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Castro brings journalistic insight to this marvelous portrait of Rio, its history, diverse culture and contemporary challenges. (BZL42, $16.95)

The Brazilians

The Brazilians


by Joseph Page

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 540 PAGES

A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture. (AMZ16, $22.95)

Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil

Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil


by Rough Guide World Music

  • MUSIC
  • 2007
  • AUDIO CD

This authoritative anthology samples diverse styles of the music of Brazil, including both live and studio cuts by contemporary artists as well as living legends like songwriter Chico Buarque and gafieira samba master Paulo Moura. (BZL72, $14.95)

Samba

Samba


by Alma Guillermoprieto

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 244 PAGES

A memorable account of samba music and life on the coast of Brazil by the multi-talented Guillermoprieto. A dancer herself, she lived in Manguiera, a favela near Rio known for its samba school. Nominated for a National Book Award. (BZL38, $16.00)

The Accidental President of Brazil, A Memoir

The Accidental President of Brazil, A Memoir


by Bill Clinton | Fernando Henrique Cardoso

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 291 PAGES

A vibrant memoir by Brazil's former president, in office from 1995 to 2002, who offers a candid, wry, illuminating view of the irrepressibly attractive country. (BZL58, $16.00)

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Alexis Levitin

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

The latest in the excellent series, the diverse stories in this enticing anthology edited by Levitin introduce Brazil and a host of contemporary writers, including greats like Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis as well as newcomers. (BZL83, $14.95)

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands


by Jorge Amado

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

The best known novel by Brazil's much loved author. Amado spins a satiric tale of a young cooking teacher in Salvador, Bahia, who is haunted by her first husband, a philandering ne'er do well who dropped dead at carnival. (BZL35, $15.95)

A Neotropical Companion

A Neotropical Companion


by John Kricher | Mark Plotkin

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 536 PAGES

From plants and animals to birds and bugs, it's all here in this wonderfully written overview of the ecology, habitats, plants and animals of Central and South America. (GPS11, $39.95)

Photo Pantanal

Photo Pantanal


by Tom Ulrich

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES

A well-illustrated overview of the nature, habitats and history of the Pantanal by a wildlife photographer, trip leader and enthusiast. With 240 color photographs. (BZL41, $25.00)

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide


by Robin Restall | Clemencia Rodner | Roger Williams

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 656 PAGES

This comprehensive field guide, featuring an astounding 6400 paintings and 2308 maps, covers all the birds from Ecuador to Guiana. (SAM103, $70.00)

Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal, Travellers' Wildlife Guides


by Les Beletsky | David Pearson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 491 PAGES

A comprehensive handbook to the flora, fauna and habitats of Brazil. The 100 color plates feature 90 species of amphibians and reptiles, 310 birds, 70 mammals, 30 insects and 50 common trees and plants. (BZL30, $29.95)

Field Guide Birds of Brazil

Field Guide Birds of Brazil


by Ber Van Perlo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

This comprehensive field guide features 187 beautifully drawn full-color plates with over 1,800 species accounts, including a distribution map for each species. (BZL75, $39.95)

Mammals of the Pantanal

Mammals of the Pantanal


by Fiona Reid

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PLASTIC CARD
  • 6 PAGES

This six-panel, fold-up card features 34 color paintings by Fiona Reid, from the giant otter to the tapir, the crab-eating fox to the capybara. (BZL68, $5.00)

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide


by L.H. Emmons

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 298 PAGES

Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South American features 29 color plates of more than 200 species. (GPS12, $42.50)

More Recommendations

Here are some other groups of books that might be of interest

Longitude provides recommended reading for travelers in partnership with the leading tour operators and travel programs for hundreds of destinations worldwide. We've got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.