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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Edge of the Jungle

Edge of the Jungle

by William Beebe

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 303 PAGES

A collection of 12 essays on the Amazon and its ecology and wildlife. A scientist-explorer with the soul of a poet, Beebe wrote dozens of books about his adventures in tropical America and Guyana. (AMZ75, $17.95)

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

by Mark Plotkin

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 328 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

In this marvelous book, Plotkin recounts his work documenting the use of medicinal plants among remote tribes in the Northwest Amazon. A portrait of people and their environment, a tale of adventure and a moving example of science in the service of preservation. (AMZ15, $17.00)

The Bradt Guide Guyana

The Bradt Guide Guyana

by Kirk Smock

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

A comprehensive, practical guide in the ground-breaking British series, with recommendations for adventure activities in the jungles, in the mountains and on the coast. (SAM107, $25.99)

Trinidad & Tobago Map

Trinidad & Tobago Map

by Reise Know How

  • 2007
  • MAP

A clear, full-color map of Trinidad and adjoining Tobago at a scale of 1:150,000. (CRB34, $14.95)

Guyana Suriname & French Guiana Map

Guyana Suriname & French Guiana Map

by ITMB

  • MAP

A colorful, detailed travel map of Guayana at a scale of 1:850,000 with a map of the region from Georgetown west to Paramaribo and Cayenne on the reverse. (SAM05, $12.95)

 
Culture Smart! Trinidad & Tobago

Culture Smart! Trinidad & Tobago


by Tim Ewbank

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (CRB283, $9.95)

Macmillan Caribbean Dive Guides, Trinidad & Tobago

Macmillan Caribbean Dive Guides, Trinidad & Tobago


by Solomon Baksh

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 114 PAGES

Featuring helpful color photos throughout, this compact dive guide includes profiles of dive sites around Trinidad and Tobago, along with practical information on where to get gear on the islands. (CRB188, $20.00)

A Brief History of the Caribbean, From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present

A Brief History of the Caribbean, From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present


by Jan Rogozinski

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 324 PAGES

Written for a scholarly audience, this concise history presents the full sweep of Caribbean geography, culture and commerce from aboriginal inhabitants through European colonization and modern developments. (CRB38, $20.00)

A Traveller's History of the Caribbean

A Traveller's History of the Caribbean


by James Ferguson

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A concise history of the Caribbean Islands, beginning with a description of their formation and geologic attributes, carrying through to the first civilizations in the region, and ending with the modern tourism boom. (CRB42, $14.95)

The Traveller's Tree

The Traveller's Tree


by Patrick Leigh Fermor

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Patrick Leigh Fermor's first book, "still the best piece of travel writing on the Caribbean," (The Guardian) takes him to Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad and Haiti, among other islands. (CRB04, $19.95)

U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story

U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story


by Stephen G. Rabe

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Rabe presents convincing evidence of a covert intervention by the C.I.A. in British Guiana between 1953 and 1969, intended to unseat Cheddi Jagan, a Marxist popular among the South Asian majority. (SAM114, $26.00)

A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas


by V.S. Naipaul

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 564 PAGES

Naipaul's comic masterpiece. Described as Dickensian in scope, it tells the story of an outsider struggling to find a place for himself in the complex society of Trinidad. (CRB20, $16.95)

Buxton Spice

Buxton Spice


by Oonya Kempadoo

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER

This semi-autobiographical novel captures the culture and flavor of Guyana, and the tensions between the racially mixed East Indian and Afro-Caribbean inhabitants of fictional Tamarind Grove. (SAM112, $16.00)

Folklore & Legends of Trinidad and Tobago

Folklore & Legends of Trinidad and Tobago


by Gerard Bresson

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • 96 PAGES

The beautifully illustrated book has been celebrated as a milestone publication in Trinidad and Tobago. (CRB232, $38.00)

Salt

Salt


by Earl Lovelace

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

This lyrical, absorbing novel draws from the mythology and history of Trinidad to tell a modern story of the island and an unlikely man who rises to become a voice of the people. (CRB105, $15.00)

The Sly Company of People Who Care

The Sly Company of People Who Care


by Rahul Bhattacharya

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 278 PAGES

Rahul Bhattacharya sets his first novel in tropical Guyana, casually evoking both the watery landscapes ("The drenched wooden houses on stilts warmed my soul," his character remarks) and the dizzy cultural mix of Indian, African, Portuguese, Chinese and Amerindian. (SAM164, $26.00)

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)

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)

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, $75.00)

Field Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

Field Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago


by Martyn Kenefick | Floyd Hayes

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This slim pocket-size guide, with short descriptions and color plates integrated on facing pages, features 107 color illustrations by Robin Restall (CRB226, $40.00)

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