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Bradt Guide Uruguay

Bradt Guide Uruguay

by Tim Burford

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A compact guide to Uruguay including sections on colonial Montevideo, Colonia, Punta del Este and the beach resorts. Includes history, wildlife, culture and attractions. With maps, town plans, and lots of practical travel information. (SAM151, $25.99)

The Purple Land

The Purple Land

by W.H. Hudson

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Originally published in 1885, Hudson's first novel stars not coincidentally, a young Englishman at large in South America. The story of romance and adventure unfolds against the backdrop of political unrest in 19th-century Uruguay. (SAM58, $22.95)

Uruguay Map

by ITMB

  • 2004
  • MAP

A folded, colorful map of Uruguay at a scale of 1:800,000. (SAM62, $12.95)

 

Montevideo Map


by ITMB

  • MAP

At a scale of 1:15,000, Montevideo is presented in this folded, colorful map. (SAM63, $8.95)

Northern Argentina and Uruguay Map

Northern Argentina and Uruguay Map


by Nelles

  • 2000
  • MAP

A detailed map of northern Argentina (including Uruguay) with good topographic relief. (ARG36, $13.95)

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish


by Joseph Keenan

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 215 PAGES

Idioms, common mistakes in word usage and other helpful advice on tackling spoken Spanish. You'll need some foundation to take full advantage of this book -- but even a complete novice will appreciate the author's playful sense of humor. (CAM06, $19.95)

Insight Guide South America

Insight Guide South America


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

This profusely illustrated, comprehensive guide features hundreds of color photographs, excellent maps and insightful essays on history, art, architecture and attractions. (SAM24, $24.99)

Lonely Planet Latin American Spanish Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Latin American Spanish Phrasebook


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

A handy Spanish phrasebook, with a short two-way dictionary. (SAM127, $8.99)

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, $26.00)

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America


by Thomas E. Skidmore | Peter Smith

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 465 PAGES

A succinct history of 20th-century Latin America that examines the politics, economy and people of Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Central America and the Caribbean. (SAM23, $69.95)

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent


by Eduardo Galeano | Cedric Belfrage

  • HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

The most wrenchingly beautiful history of plunder and exploitation in Latin America ever written. President Obama has a copy, compliments of Hugo Chavez. (AND26, $19.00)

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 a marvelous introduction to the wildlife and allure of South America. (GPS02, $12.95)

Alive, The Story of the Andes Survivors

Alive, The Story of the Andes Survivors


by Piers Paul Read

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

The gripping tale of survival against all odds: a plane crashes in the Andes, all passengers presumed dead. Read tells the story of terrible hardship, bravery and horror with admirable restraint. (AND38, $7.99)

Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America

Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America


by Eric Simons

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Simons captures the exuberance and wide-eyed wonder of Darwin's adventures in South America in this refreshingly irreverent account. (SAF233, $14.95)

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)

The Gaucho Martin Fierro

The Gaucho Martin Fierro


by Jose Hernandez | Alberto Carlos | Frank G. Carrino

  • LITERATURE
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 99 PAGES

The classic 19th century epic poem about a savage way of life in the pampas of Argentina. (ARG17, $12.95)

The Invisible Mountain

The Invisible Mountain


by Carolina De Robertis

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Set in the 20th century, this moving novel about love for family and country is embedded with history. From Montevideo to Peron's rule in Argentina, to the revolutionaries of Uruguay, this novel is about survival in times of hardship, and about the bond between a mother and daughter. (SAM143, $17.95)

The Tree of Red Stars

The Tree of Red Stars


by Tessa Bridal

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 287 PAGES

A beautifully written first novel about coming of age in Montevideo during the turbulent 1970s. Wonderfully told, the novel deftly combines the personal and political. (SAM09, $13.95)

Through the Eyes of the Condor, An Aerial Vision of Latin America

Through the Eyes of the Condor, An Aerial Vision of Latin America


by Robert B. Haas

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 232 PAGES

This collection of stunning, oversized photographs, taken from above, shows the jungles and favellas, the reefs and ruins, wildlife and diverse landscapes of Latin America. (SAM122, $50.00)

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)

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