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Sea Turtle Watching in Mexico

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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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The Sea Turtle, So Excellent a Fishe

The Sea Turtle, So Excellent a Fishe

by Archie Carr

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

An appreciative and informative account of the sea turtle, its ecology and field work in Costa Rica by the man who did so much to promote sea turtle research and conservation, first published in 1967. Karen Bjorndal, director of the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, brings the story up to date in a new foreword. (CAM02, $19.95)

Southern Mexico, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

Southern Mexico, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

by Les Beletsky

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 487 PAGES

A popular guide to the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and reef fishes of southern Mexico, featuring 100 excellent color plates. (FG32, $27.95)

Moon Handbook Oaxaca

Moon Handbook Oaxaca

by Bruce Whipperman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 533 PAGES

An invaluable travel guide featuring a good overview of the culture and history of the region, along with coverage of local events, recommendations on accommodations and dining. With photos, illustrations and dozens of local and city maps. (MEX67, $19.99)

Oaxaca & Chiapas Map

Oaxaca & Chiapas Map

by Guia Roji

  • MAP

A regional map of southern Mexico from Mexico City to the western fringes of the Yucatan at 1:1,000,000, including a street plan of Oaxaca. (MEX49, $12.95)

 
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)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

The Labyrinth of Solitude

The Labyrinth of Solitude


by Octavio Paz

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

These essays by the Nobel Prize-winning poet address Mexican culture and character. The chapters on the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the conquest are especially memorable. (MEX08, $15.95)

Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan

Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan


by Andra Fischgrund Stanton | Jaye Phillips

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A handsome, illustrated guide to the history, culture, techniques, weaving and design of the rugs and other textiles of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. (MEX89, $29.95)

Oaxaca Journal

Oaxaca Journal


by Oliver Sacks

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Talented essayist and neurologist Oliver Sacks shows his wide-ranging intellectual curiosity in this transporting tale, interweaving observations and travels with history, nature and culture of Oaxaca. (MEX100, $14.95)

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles


by Frederick Rowe Davis

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

With Archie Carr as its focus, this biography of the great scientist and conservationist also explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology and conservation during the twentieth century. (BST116, $29.95)

Mexico in Mind

Mexico in Mind


by Maria Finn

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 235 PAGES

John Steinbeck, D.H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry and others offer diverse impressions of the many Mexicos. (MEX178, $14.95)

Birder's Mexico

Birder's Mexico


by Roland H. Wauer

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A personal, informative account of travels in Mexico. It's a wonderful introduction to the natural history of this diverse country, including the northern deserts, Baja California, Oaxaca, Palenque and the Yucatan. (MEX14, $18.95)

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America


by Stephen Howell | Sophie Webb

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 849 PAGES

Serious birders will want this definitive guide to the 1,070 bird species. It may be awkward to carry but it covers, in detail, all the birds you will see in the region. (FG15, $49.95)

Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador

Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador


by Ernest Preston Edwards

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

This classic guide illustrates all the regularly occurring birds of Mexico and neighboring areas, including details of distribution, abundance, habitat and identification features for 850 species. (MEX47, $24.95)

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