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Patagonia: The Lake District in Argentina

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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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.

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Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

by Marcelo D. Beccaceci

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 124 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

An informative photographic journey through the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. Featuring 120 color photographs, presented in Spanish and English. (PAT22, $24.95)

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)

The Whispering Land

The Whispering Land

by Gerald Durrell

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A sparkling account of an eight-month jaunt on the trail of fur seals, guanaco, parrots and other Patagonian marvels. Excellent family reading. (PAT13, $15.00)

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)

 
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)

Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park


by Zagier & Urruty Maps

  • 2004
  • MAP

A colorful map of the popular areas of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares at a scale of 1:230,000, providing an overview of the area and highlighting points of interest. (PAT58, $14.95)

Torres del Paine Map

Torres del Paine Map


by Zagier & Urruty Maps

  • 2008
  • MAP

This detailed walking map (1:80,000) includes trekking routes, refuges and color topography. (CHI12, $14.95)

Culture Smart! Argentina

Culture Smart! Argentina


by Robert Hamwee

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (ARG63, $9.95)

Footprint Patagonia

Footprint Patagonia


by | Christabelle Dilks

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 25 PAGES

This compact, practical guide in the popular British series includes an overview of the history, nature and culture of the region. (PAT77, $24.95)

Insight Guide Argentina

Insight Guide Argentina


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

This profusely illustrated guide features concise essays by well regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and excellent maps. (ARG02, $23.99)

Moon Handbook Patagonia

Moon Handbook Patagonia


by Wayne Bernhardson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 598 PAGES

This practical guide covers where to go and what to do in southern South America from Puerto Montt and the Lake District to Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego. With chapters on Santiago and Buenos Aires. (PAT73, $21.99)

Trekking in the Patagonian Andes

Trekking in the Patagonian Andes


by Carolyn McCarthy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 308 PAGES

With trail maps and route descriptions of walks and treks throughout Patagonia, including Torres del Paine and Glacier National Park. (PAT12, $24.99)

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, $24.00)

Rounding the Horn

Rounding the Horn


by Dallas Murphy

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 358 PAGES

A sailor at heart, Dallas Murphy gets himself down to Ushuaia, embarks a sturdy vessel and heads out to experience the wind and weather of Tierra del Fuego. In his informative account, Dallas interweaves plenty of history, a little rather naive politics and the story of his own adventures. (PAT65, $18.00)

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)

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)

The Uttermost Part of the Earth

The Uttermost Part of the Earth


by Lucas Bridges

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 558 PAGES

This beloved memoir of Harberton estancia and early settlers, explorers and ways of the Yagan and Ona peoples who once populated the wild shores of Tierra del Fuego is a favorite, back in print with an introduction by Natalie Goodall. (PAT04, $40.00)

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)

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Jill Gibian

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

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)

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, $12.00)

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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