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On Argentina

On Argentina

by Jorge Luis Borges

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

This collection of essays provides a literary travel guide to the esteemed writer's hometown and is centered around the "taste for Buenos Aires," which Borges himself proclaimed as one of the three major themes in his writing. (ARG110, $15.00)

Tango, The Art History of Love

Tango, The Art History of Love

by Robert Farris Thompson

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots. (ARG56, $17.00)

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)

National Geographic Traveler Brazil

National Geographic Traveler Brazil

by Bill Hinchberger

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

From well-known destinations to locales off the beaten path, National Geographic provides an extensive list of handpicked hotels and restaurants, shopping and entertainment options, as well as walking and driving tours. (BZL120, $27.95)

Rough Guide Argentina

Rough Guide Argentina

by Rough Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

Geared to the independent traveler, this Rough Guide combines an opinionated survey of culture and history with good information on sightseeing, food and accommodations. The writers even care about what books to read. (ARG132, $26.99)

 
Argentina Adventure Map

Argentina Adventure Map


by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

This double-sided map (1:2,000,000) highlights parks and preserves. (ARG12, $11.95)

Brazil Adventure Map

Brazil Adventure Map


by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

A full color, double sided map of Brazil for travelers at 1:4,200,000, produced with Reise Know-how and the World Mapping Project. (BZL59, $11.95)

Iguazu Falls Map

Iguazu Falls Map


by de Dios

  • 2007
  • MAP

This foldup laminated card shows seven maps of the falls, Puerto Iguazu, park and region. (ARG100, $5.95)

Brazil

Brazil


by Michael Palin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Produced in tandem with a BBC series, this collection of 74 off-the-beaten-path escapes is a potent mix of information and humor. Written by Michael Palin, the well-traveled comedy star of Monty Python fame. (BZL119, $35.00)

Complete Brazilian Portuguese

Complete Brazilian Portuguese


by Living Language

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2013
  • BOXED

Designed to teach language fluency, this 46-lesson program includes CDs, course books and online resources. (BZL112, $49.99)

The Authentic Bars, Cafes and Restaurants of Buenos Aires

The Authentic Bars, Cafes and Restaurants of Buenos Aires


by Gabriela Kogan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Kogan's great tips on where to eat, drink and dance the tango all night, including a map and a glossary of Argentine food. (ARG84, $14.95)

Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond

Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond


by David Ponte

  • FOOD
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

A delicious introduction to Brazilian BBQ, from new twists on traditional favorites like meat-and-bean stew and classic fruit-filled barbecue recipes to (the very flavorful) shrimp and lobster curry. (BZL118, $24.95)

The Vineyard at the End of the World

The Vineyard at the End of the World


by Ian Mount

  • FOOD
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Mount traces how the humble Malbec grape, ignored in its native France, helped transform Argentina into one of the world's premier winemaking destinations in this tale of the making of wine, personalities, grapes and travel. (ARG127, $15.95)

Vino Argentino, An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina

Vino Argentino, An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina


by Laura Catena

  • FOOD
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 239 PAGES

This detailed, lushly illustrated guidebook to Argentina's wine region includes recipes, travel information, historical anecdotes, photographs, conversations with winemakers and a useful wine glossary. (ARG117, $27.50)

A Short History of Brazil, From Pre-colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle

A Short History of Brazil, From Pre-colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle


by Gordon Kerr

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

A wonderfully succinct history of Brazil which sprints from its indigenous peoples, discovery in 1500 and days as an independent monarchy to the present day. Kerr finishes with the difficulties Brazil faces in the 21st century: economic inequality, ruthless exploitation of the country's natural resources and political corruption. (BZL132, $16.95)

Brazil

Brazil


by Regis St. Louis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

This well-designed coffee table book serves as an excellent, colorful primer to the country and its history, covering the varied landscapes, diverse cultures and regional customs, including Carnival and soccer. (BZL125, $49.95)

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, $18.00)

Brazil, A Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture

Brazil, A Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture


by Rodrigo Fernandes Da Fonseca

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

An extensive overview of Brazil's contemporary arts and culture in a beautiful coffee-table book. Fully illustrated with 600 color photos. (BZL131, $69.95)

Brazil: The Fortunes of War

Brazil: The Fortunes of War


by Neill Lochery

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 376 PAGES

This groundbreaking account shows how Brazil flourished into a modern nation under politically shrewd authoritarian leader Getulio Vargas, who used a pro-Nazi stance to exploit the U.S. and bolster his country's economy during WWII. (BZL128, $29.99)

Buenos Aires, The Biography of a City


by James Gardner

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES
  • COMING IN DECEMBER

In his colorful biography of the second-largest city in South America, American art critic James Gardner covers Buenos Aires' unique culture, a universe all its own, with history and entertaining asides. (ARG138, $28.00)

Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina


by Maria Saenz Quesada | Xavier Verstraeten

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1992
  • HARD COVER
  • 200 PAGES

Two dozen magnificent country estates are detailed in this sumptuously illustrated volume, featuring 200 color photographs and a cultural and social history by Maria Saenz Quesada. (ARG62, $75.00)

The History of Argentina

The History of Argentina


by Daniel K. Lewis

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 214 PAGES

This brief, scholarly history of Argentina from pre-Columbian times to 2001 focuses closely on the events of the last three decades of the 20th century, including the legacy of Juan and Eva Peron. (ARG86, $24.99)

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)

Far Away and Long Ago

Far Away and Long Ago


by W.H. Hudson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 338 PAGES

Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina. (SAM11, $34.95)

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)

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)

Imagining Argentina

Imagining Argentina


by Lawrence Thornton

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A brilliant first novel that captures the hope and spirit of Argentina during the military rule of the late 1970s. This inventive tale focuses on Carlos Rueda and a group of citizens whose relatives disappeared. (ARG01, $15.00)

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, $12.95)

Shantytown

Shantytown


by Cesar Aira

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

The Argentine modernist turns to noir in this inventive short crime novel set in the slums of Buenos Aires. (ARG130, $13.95)

The Buenos Aires Quintet

The Buenos Aires Quintet


by Manuel Vazquez Montalban

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 377 PAGES

Montalban comments on not just wine, women and song, but also on Argentina's political and cultural history in this riveting detective tale which uses 1970s Buenos Aires and the era's repressive military junta as a backdrop. (ARG48, $14.95)

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)

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)

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, $46.00)

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