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Ecuador: The Highlands

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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

Essential Reading

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Rough Guide Ecuador

Rough Guide Ecuador

by Harry Ades | Melissa Graham

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

A compact comprehensive guide to travel in Ecuador, including Quito, the Oriente and Galapagos with extensive listings, dozens of sketch maps, and a brief overview of culture, nature and history. (EDR06, $24.99)

The Panama Hat Trail

The Panama Hat Trail

by Tom Miller

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • FAVORITE
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

An entertaining and insightful social history of Ecuador -- as told through its hat-making history. It's a classic example of travel writing and one of the best things written on Ecuador. (EDR15, $14.00)

Ecuador Map

Ecuador Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2005
  • MAP

A laminated map of Ecuador at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with detailed insets of Quito, Guayaquil, Galapagos and the Ecuadorian Amazon on the reverse. (EDR03, $10.95)

 
Quito and Northern Ecuador

Quito and Northern Ecuador


by ITMB

  • 2009
  • MAP

A full color map of Quito and surroundings for the traveler, at a scale of 1:12,500. (EDR10, $10.95)

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

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


by Wilma Roos | Omer van Renterghem

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 100 PAGES

This slim guide provides a lively overview of Ecuador's history, cultural heritage and political, environmental and economic challenges. (EDR02, $12.95)

Lonely Planet Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Lonely Planet Ecuador & Galapagos Islands


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

An excellent practical guide to Ecuador and Galapagos for independent travelers. (GPS04, $24.99)

Ecuador Reader, History, Culture, Politics

Ecuador Reader, History, Culture, Politics


by Carlos De La Torre | Steve Striffler

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 437 PAGES

A portrait of a nation. This lively sourcebook gathers selections from long out-of-print travel accounts, articles, interviews, poems, literary excerpts (and even a recipe) to document the vitality and diversity of modern Ecuador. (EDR24, $26.95)

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent


by Eduardo Galeano | Cedric Belfrage

  • HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

The most wrenchingly beautiful history of plunder and exploitation in Latin America ever written. President Obama has a copy, compliments of Hugo Chavez. (AND26, $19.00)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador

Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador


by Ann Pollard Rowe | Lynn Meisch

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER

A well-illustrated, authoritative overview of textiles and textile traditions in the Andes of Ecuador. (EDR23, $45.00)

Ecuador, A Travel Journal

Ecuador, A Travel Journal


by Henri Michaux | Robin Magowan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A brief, querulous and entirely wonderful narrative of the modernist painter Michaux's travels with the poet Gangotena, strong on color and personality. Its many pleasures include an unbeatable description of Quito's accursed mountain weather. (EDR16, $17.95)

Through the Eyes of the Condor, An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Through the Eyes of the Condor, An Aerial Vision of Latin America


by Robert B. Haas

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 232 PAGES

This collection of stunning, oversized photographs, taken from above, shows the jungles and favellas, the reefs and ruins, wildlife and diverse landscapes of Latin America. (SAM122, $50.00)

Volcanoes, Fire From the Earth

Volcanoes, Fire From the Earth


by Maurice Krafft

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

By the great French volcanologist (who died on the job on Mount Unzen in Japan in 1992), this pocket guide features hundreds of full-color paintings and traces the study of volcanoes from early myth and legend to modern science. (GEO06, $15.95)

Birds of Ecuador, A Field Guide

Birds of Ecuador, A Field Guide


by Paul Greenfield | Robert Ridgely

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 740 PAGES

A comprehensive, gorgeous and exhaustively researched field guide to the birds of Ecuador (and adjacent countries), featuring 96 color plates. It's also the best bird guide for travelers in the Peruvian Amazon. (EDR08, $55.00)

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