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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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Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed

Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed

by Larry Rohter

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Former New York Times bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, Rohter explores the history, economy, culture and contradictions of Brazil, delivering an insightful portrait of this increasingly powerful -- and endlessly fascinating -- country. (BZL92, $17.00)

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion

by Alexis Levitin

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

The latest in the excellent series, the diverse stories in this enticing anthology edited by Levitin introduce Brazil and a host of contemporary writers, including greats like Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis as well as newcomers. (BZL83, $14.95)

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)

Eyewitness Guide Brazil

Eyewitness Guide Brazil

by DK Publishing

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 488 PAGES

A beautifully illustrated guide covering Brazil's history, culture, music and diverse natural attractions. (BZL67, $30.00)

Brazil Map

Brazil Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A handy folded, laminated map. (BZL17, $11.95)

 
Rio de Janeiro Map

Rio de Janeiro Map


by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

With an index, inset maps and points of interest. (BZL25, $7.95)

Brazil in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

Brazil in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture


by Jan Rocha

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 100 PAGES

This slim guide focuses on the history of Brazil, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information. (BZL03, $12.95)

Culture Smart! Brazil

Culture Smart! Brazil


by Sandra Branco

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (BZL54, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro


by Regis St. Louis

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

A practical guide filled with maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature and much nuts-and-bolts information. We also carry Lonely Planet Buenos Aires. (ARG10). (BZL19, $21.99)

Portuguese, Start Speaking Today (Brazilian)

Portuguese, Start Speaking Today (Brazilian)


by Language/30

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1998
  • AUDIO CD
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

A 90-minute primer on Brazilian Portuguese following the foreign service method. (BZL36, $24.95)

Bossa Nova, The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

Bossa Nova, The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World


by Ruy Castro

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 372 PAGES

Journalist Ruy Castro interviewed everyone who had anything to do with Bossa Nova for this animated history, capturing not only the personalities of pioneers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto but also the spirit of Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s. (BZL47, $17.95)

The Brazilians

The Brazilians


by Joseph Page

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 540 PAGES

A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture. (AMZ16, $22.95)

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)

Running the Amazon

Running the Amazon


by Joe Kane

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 278 PAGES

A best-selling account of a 4,000-mile expedition from the high Andes to the Atlantic by foot, raft and kayak -- an expedition only four of the ten participants finished. (AMZ13, $16.00)

The Accidental President of Brazil, A Memoir

The Accidental President of Brazil, A Memoir


by Bill Clinton | Fernando Henrique Cardoso

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 291 PAGES

A vibrant memoir by Brazil's former president, in office from 1995 to 2002, who offers a candid, wry, illuminating view of the irrepressibly attractive country. (BZL58, $16.00)

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands


by Jorge Amado

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

The best known novel by Brazil's much loved author. Amado spins a satiric tale of a young cooking teacher in Salvador, Bahia, who is haunted by her first husband, a philandering ne'er do well who dropped dead at carnival. (BZL35, $15.95)

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)

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide


by Robin Restall | Clemencia Rodner | Roger Williams

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 656 PAGES

This comprehensive field guide, featuring an astounding 6400 paintings and 2308 maps, covers all the birds from Ecuador to Guiana. (SAM103, $75.00)

Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal, Travellers' Wildlife Guides


by Les Beletsky | David Pearson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 491 PAGES

A comprehensive handbook to the flora, fauna and habitats of Brazil. The 100 color plates feature 90 species of amphibians and reptiles, 310 birds, 70 mammals, 30 insects and 50 common trees and plants. (BZL30, $29.95)

Field Guide Birds of Brazil

Field Guide Birds of Brazil


by Ber Van Perlo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

This comprehensive field guide features 187 beautifully drawn full-color plates with over 1,800 species accounts, including a distribution map for each species. (BZL75, $39.95)

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