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Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile

Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile

by Sara Wheeler

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

British author Sara Wheeler deploys her wit, intelligence and powerful investigative skills on the Republic of Chile in this insightful travelogue. (CHI06, $15.00)

Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion

by Katherine Silver

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers. (CHI38, $14.95)

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)

Insight Guide Chile

Insight Guide Chile

by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

This glossy guide provides a full-color introduction by a team of experts to the land, people, history and attractions of Chile. Brief background essays highlight important topics. With many local and regional maps. (CHI03, $24.99)

Chile Adventure Map

Chile Adventure Map

by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

This National Geographic Adventure map includes a clear view of Chile from Laguna San Rafael south to Cape Horn (1,1,750,000). (CHI05, $11.95)

 
Chile Map

Chile Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A handy laminated road map of Chile in full color at a scale of 1:2,000,000, with supplementary maps. (CHI71, $10.95)

Lake District, Araucania: Argentina & Chile

Lake District, Araucania: Argentina & Chile


by Zagier & Urruty Maps

  • 2002
  • MAP

This regional map (1:400,00) covers the mid-section of Chile and Argentina from Bariloche across to Puerto Montt and Temuco. (PAT59, $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)

Santiago & Central Chile Map

Santiago & Central Chile Map


by ITMB

  • 2011
  • MAP

A travel map of Santiago, shown at a scale of 1:12,500 including an inset of the subway system. Plus, on the reverse, a map of central Chile at a scale of 1:750,000 with an inset of Easter Island. (CHI34, $11.95)

Culture Smart! Chile

Culture Smart! Chile


by Caterina Perrone

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (CHI74, $9.95)

Footprint Chile Handbook

Footprint Chile Handbook


by Charlie Nurse

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

A general overview of Chile and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do. Essential for the independent traveler, this book is built for the road with sturdy covers and a sewn binding. (CHI31, $25.95)

Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island

Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

This practical guide includes a chapter on Easter Island in addition to a comprehensive overview of Chile, its history and culture. (CHI04, $25.99)

Wallpaper City Guide Santiago

Wallpaper City Guide Santiago


by Rachael Moloney

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 103 PAGES

A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations. (CHI92, $11.95)

Corcovado National Park, Chile's Wilderness Jewel

Corcovado National Park, Chile's Wilderness Jewel


by Antonio Vizcaino

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 232 PAGES

In this gorgeous collection, photographer Antonio Vizcaino beautifully captures the pristine wilderness of coastlines of southern Chile. Interspersed are short essays about the park and a foreword by former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos. (CHI94, $95.00)

Forgotten Continent

Forgotten Continent


by Michael Reid

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization. (SAM123, $26.00)

Voyage of the Beagle

Voyage of the Beagle


by Charles Darwin

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 468 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life -- and our way of thinking about the world. First published in 1839, it's still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America. (GPS02, $12.95)

Voyaging, Southward from the Strait of Magellan

Voyaging, Southward from the Strait of Magellan


by Rockwell Kent

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

An illustrated account of Rockwell's foolhardy voyage with a madman through magnificent Tierra del Fuego in a jury-rigged lifeboat. Both the text and striking woodcut illustrations communicate this dangerous landscape's dynamic character. (CHI29, $19.95)

Desert Memories, Journeys Through the Chilean North

Desert Memories, Journeys Through the Chilean North


by Ariel Dorfman

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

A quest for national history, personal memories and family origins in the Atacama by the noted playwright, novelist and essayist. The legacy of mining, Pinochet, and the author's own history are woven into this meditative account. (CHI53, $21.00)

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)

My Invented Country

My Invented Country


by Isabel Allende

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Novelist Allende ruminates on her upbringing in Chile, interweaving memories of South America with her feelings for the United States, where she has lived since the assassination of her uncle, Chilean president Salvador Allende, on September 11, 1973. (CHI52, $13.99)

The Dictator's Shadow, Life Under Augusto Pinochet

The Dictator's Shadow, Life Under Augusto Pinochet


by Heraldo Munoz

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 345 PAGES

A gripping memoir of life in Chile under Pinochet, the horrors perpetrated by his regime, his complex character and what it took to overthrow him by Chile's current ambassador to the United Nations. (CHI79, $27.50)

Five Decades, Poems 1925-1970

Five Decades, Poems 1925-1970


by Pablo Neruda

  • LITERATURE
  • 1974
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

A bilingual edition of 138 poems by the great Pablo Neruda, drawn from his entire career. Neruda is the quintessential South American poet: lyrical, engaging and bristling with life. (CHI10, $15.00)

Gabriela Mistral, Selected Prose and Prose-Poems

Gabriela Mistral, Selected Prose and Prose-Poems


by Stephen Tapscott | Gabriela Mistral

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Selected prose by the Chilean Nobel laureate as edited and translated by Stephen Tapscott. Part of the Texas Pan American Literature in Translation Series. (CHI16, $25.00)

Ines of My Soul

Ines of My Soul


by Isabel Allende

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 321 PAGES

Allende turns the amazing life of Spanish conquistadora and founder of Santiago, Ines Suarez (1507-1580), into a gripping novel. (CHI73, $14.99)

The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits


by Isabel Allende | Magda Bogin

  • LITERATURE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 433 PAGES

A remarkably imagined tale of four generations, much in the spirit of Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, centered on a land-owning tyrant, and his wife, daughter and grandchild. I (CHI02, $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)

Birds of Chile

Birds of Chile


by Alvaro Jaramillo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

This compact, comprehensive guide with superb color plates also includes Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. (CHI50, $30.95)

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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