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The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

by Michael Goulding | Ronaldo Barthem | Efrem Ferreira

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 254 PAGES

This beautiful, profusely illustrated atlas of the river includes its major tributaries and 150 full-color maps. Goulding (Floods of Fortune) and Brazilian biologists Barthem and Ferreira provide the accompanying text. (AMZ82, $39.95)

In Trouble Again

In Trouble Again

by Redmond O'Hanlon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

As funny as he is insightful, O'Hanlon starts his comic masterpiece of a journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon with a litany of the insects, protozoa, snakes and predators that can do you harm. (AMZ04, $16.00)

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)

Amazon Map

Amazon Map

by Nelles

  • 2009
  • MAP

This double-sided map (1:2.5 million) shows both detail and the expanse of the great river basin from the Andes to the Atlantic. (AMZ05, $13.95)

 
River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey


by Candice Millard

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

Millard captures the suspense and the setting in vivid detail in this chronicle of Roosevelt's calamitous, ill-prepared Amazon expedition. (AMZ96, $16.00)

The Burning Season:The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest

The Burning Season:The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest


by Andrew Revkin

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A riveting non-fiction murder mystery: the story of Chico Mendes, a rubber industry union organizer killed in the Brazilian Amazon River town of Xapuri in 1988. (AMZ08, $32.50)

Tree of Rivers, The Story of the Amazon

Tree of Rivers, The Story of the Amazon


by John Hemming

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Hemming captures the ambition, greed and awe of naturalists, explorers and missionaries -- and their devastating impact on native peoples -- in this absorbing human history. (AMZ114, $24.95)

Brazilian Adventure

Brazilian Adventure


by Peter Fleming

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A classic and very entertaining account of a 3,000-mile quest through the Amazon in search of a missing English colonel, first published in 1933. (AMZ55, $16.95)

Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon


by William Herndon | Gary Kinder

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 343 PAGES

An original account of 19th-century exploration of the Amazon by Captain Herndon, who traveled from Lima to the Pacific coast of Brazil. (AMZ67, $14.00)

The Sea and the Jungle

The Sea and the Jungle


by H.M. Tomlinson

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 258 PAGES

First published in 1912, this is a thoroughly unromanticized, absorbing account of a 2,000-mile journey by steamship deep into the Amazon. Understated and often hilarious. (AMZ10, $19.95)

White Waters and Black

White Waters and Black


by Gordon McCreagh | George Schaller

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A classic account of a two-year-long scientific expedition to the Bolivian Amazon, funny, sweet and thrilling. Originally published in 1923. (AMZ70, $17.50)

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness


by Peter Matthiessen

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego. (SAM02, $17.00)

La Doctora, The Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine of the Amazon River

La Doctora, The Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine of the Amazon River


by Linnea Smith

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

An insightful collection of letters home to America from a doctor at an Amazonian jungle clinic for education and research. (AMZ43, $16.95)

Life in the Treetops, Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology

Life in the Treetops, Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology


by Margaret Lowman

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 219 PAGES

The sprightly memoir of an ecologist who climbs, studies and sleeps in trees for a living, balancing multiple roles of scientist, wife and mom. Margaret Lowman, a pioneer in the ecology of forest tree canopies, continues her story in a second memoir (written with her now-grown sons). (AMZ57, $13.95)

Noble Savages

Noble Savages


by Napoleon A. Chagnon

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 531 PAGES

The 74-year-old anthropologist writes of the Amazon, his fieldwork since the 1960s and the fierce controversy surrounding his time with the Yanomami in this latest salvo, provocatively subtitled, My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes: The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists. (VNZ9, $32.50)

One River, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon

One River, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon


by Wade Davis

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 537 PAGES

A spellbinding, sprawling tale of explorers, botanical secrets and larger-than-life personalities in northwest South America. (AMZ22, $18.00)

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 Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z


by David Grann

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES
  • NEW

In this riveting, real-life adventure, New Yorker writer and middle-aged Brooklynite Grann sets out into the wild to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century" -- the fate of British explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon in 1925. (AMZ117, $16.95)

The Mapmaker's Wife

The Mapmaker's Wife


by Robert Whitaker

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 353 PAGES

Colonial politics, the travails of the cartographer, and good old-fashioned murder all add intrigue to this absorbing tale of 18th-century European exploration of the Amazon -- and one woman's quest heading from Quito to find her husband deep in the jungle. (AMZ97, $16.00)

Little Tiny Teeth

Little Tiny Teeth


by Aaron J. Elkins

  • MYSTERY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • OUT OF PRINT

From the Edgar Award-winning author of Unnatural Selection comes this mystery to chill the bones. When a forensics professor joins an Amazon riverboat expedition, he expects a vacation. But in a jungle full of predators, he realizes the humans may be the deadliest of all. (AMZ105, $7.99)

The Lost Steps

The Lost Steps


by Alejo Carpentier | Harriet Onis

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 278 PAGES

A hallucinatory novel of a young urban musicologist's journey to a fictional city in the Amazon basin. For those with an appreciation for demanding literature, this is a celebrated masterpiece. (AMZ18, $18.50)

The Lost World

The Lost World


by Arthur Conan Doyle

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

Inspired by the magnificent landscapes surrounding the Orinoco River, Conan Doyle's classic follows an intrepid scientist into the Amazon Basin in search of prehistoric creatures. (VNZ04, $11.00)

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)

Birds of Tropical America

Birds of Tropical America


by Steven Hilty

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

An ornithologist and veteran leader of birding expeditions, Hilty serves up short essays on how to find and better appreciate the dizzying variety of neotropical birds, their habits and habitats, diversity and distribution in this well-loved book. (CAM39, $25.00)

In Amazonia, A Natural History

In Amazonia, A Natural History


by Hugh Raffles

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

An intriguing look at the intertwined history of people and nature in the Amazon. Academic yet still artful, Raffles focuses on a small Brazilian riverine community and the transformation of their river over the last 50 years. (AMZ85, $33.95)

Jungles

Jungles


by Frans Lanting | Christine Eckstrom

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

The wildlife of Central America, the Congo, Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar are all featured in this portfolio of 120 extraordinary color photographs. (AMZ65, $19.99)

A Field Guide to Medicinal and Useful Plants of the Upper Amazon

A Field Guide to Medicinal and Useful Plants of the Upper Amazon


by James L. Castner | Stephen L. Timme | James A. Duke

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 154 PAGES

A photographic identification guide focusing on the practical uses of common plants of the tropical forest. (AMZ39, $38.00)

A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela

A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela


by Steven Hilty | Guy Tudor | J.A. Gwynne

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 929 PAGES

The classic South American bird guide, revised and expanded by Steve Hilty. A bit hefty for a field guide at just over 4 pounds, but still an essential reference to over 1,400 bird species. Travelers in the Brazilian Amazon will find it especially useful. (FG13, $72.50)

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)

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, $42.50)

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