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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.

Essential Reading

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Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola

Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola

by Michele Wucker

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

The story of the historic tensions between two countries which share a single island but are divided by history, language, race and class. (CRB46, $16.00)

The Devil Behind the Mirror, Globalization And Politics in the Dominican Republic

The Devil Behind the Mirror, Globalization And Politics in the Dominican Republic

by Steven Gregory

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 298 PAGES

Gregory adeptly explores the impact of globalization on the lives of the people of the Dominican Republica in this moving history. (CRB219, $31.95)

Culture Smart! Dominican Republic

Culture Smart! Dominican Republic

by Ginnie Bedggood

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice. (CRB262, $9.95)

Dominican Republic Adventure Map

Dominican Republic Adventure Map

by National Geographic

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • MAP

A double-sided full color map of the Dominican Republic at a scale of 1:450,000. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. (CRB93, $11.95)

 
Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti


by Leah Gordon | Scott Doggett

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This practical guide to Dominican Republic and Haiti features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information. (CRB89, $22.99)

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 Continent of Islands, Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

A Continent of Islands, Searching for the Caribbean Destiny


by Mark Kurlansky

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 324 PAGES

A wonderfully observed social history of the Caribbean by a far-ranging journalist and favorite author. Kurlansky has a knack for honing in on the small details that make the Caribbean culturally unique, offering frank insight on music, religion, healthcare and the influence of the United States. (CRB12, $17.95)

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies


by Bartolome de las Casas | Nigel Griffin

  • HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 143 PAGES

A graphic chronicle of human rights abuses and an appeal to the conscience of Spain written in 1542 by a witness. (CRB44, $15.00)

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)

Caribbean Literature And the Environment, Between Nature And Culture


by Elizabeth Deloughrey

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 303 PAGES

This collection of 18 essays reflects on the relationship between humans and natural history in the Caribbean, putting into consideration its troubled history and the effects that tourism and globalization have had on the region. (CRB216, $22.50)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


by Junot Diaz

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

The Dominican-born New Yorker's long-awaited multi-layered tale of the hopes and dreams and tumult of the hugely overweight, hopelessly confused young New Jerseyite of the title. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. (CRB213, $16.00)

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea


by Jean Rhys

  • LITERATURE
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 189 PAGES

This classic novel by Dominican-born Jean Rhys, steamy both in its lush, tropical setting and in its plot, imagines the encounter between Edward Rochester and his mad wife -- a riveting prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. (CRB21, $13.95)

Wild Caribbean, The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands

Wild Caribbean, The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands


by Michael Bright

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Nicely illustrated, this companion book to the BBC series on the natural history of the Caribbean includes an overview of the plants, animals and underwater life of the islands from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago. (CRB206, $25.00)

200 Conspicuous, Unusual, or Economically Important Tropical Plants of the Caribbean

200 Conspicuous, Unusual, or Economically Important Tropical Plants of the Caribbean


by John Kingsbury

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

A general purpose plant identification guide to Caribbean shores, also useful for subtropical Florida. Features color photographs and short plant descriptions. (CRB01, $20.00)

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean


by Idaz Greenberg

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • PLASTIC CARD

A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 75 reef fish of the Caribbean. (DIV11, $7.50)

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life


by Paul Humann

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 80 PAGES

Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water. (DIV02, $14.95)

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