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Bolivia in Focus

Bolivia in Focus

by Paul van Lindert | Otto Verkoren

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Essential reading for any traveler to Bolivia, this up-to-date pocket guide introduces the people, politics and culture of the region. (BOL05, $17.00)

Lines in the Water, Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca

Lines in the Water, Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca

by Benjamin Orlove

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 287 PAGES

With the author's photographs and reflections on the relationship of the lake-dwelling fishermen to their environment, this is an illuminating personal account of life in the Andean highlands. (BOL18, $31.95)

Culture Smart! Bolivia

Culture Smart! Bolivia

by Keith Richards

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice (BOL26, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Bolivia

Lonely Planet Bolivia

by Kate Armstrong

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A practical guide with detailed maps, language guides, travel tips and good background on history, culture and politics. (BOL07, $26.99)

Bolivia Adventure Map

Bolivia Adventure Map

by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

A traveler's map at a scale of 1:1,250,000. (BOL11, $11.95)

 
Bradt Bolivia

Bradt Bolivia


by David Atkinson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series. (BOL23, $22.95)

Culture Shock! Bolivia

Culture Shock! Bolivia


by Mark Cramer

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (BOL22, $15.95)

Footprint Bolivia Handbook

Footprint Bolivia Handbook


by Alan Murphy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

Built for the road, this is a comprehensive and sturdy guide to Bolivia by the publishers of the South America Handbook. (BOL10, $32.85)

Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook


by Serafin M. Coronel-Molina

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 228 PAGES

This shirt-pocket guide is a surprisingly thorough introduction to not just the language but also the customs and culture of the Andes. (PRU36, $9.99)

Rough Guide to Bolivia

Rough Guide to Bolivia


by Shafik Meghji

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES
  • COMING IN JANUARY

This in-depth guide in the series nicely balances culture and history with practical travel details. (BOL30, $27.99)

The True History of Chocolate

The True History of Chocolate


by Sophie D. Coe | Michael Coe

  • FOOD
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

This scholarly history of pre-Columbian chocolate by these married archaeologists reveals chocolate's origins as a ceremonial beverage in ancient Olmec and Maya society. The Coes trace the treat's evolution from a food of the gods to the salons of Europe down through the masses to Hershey Pennsylvania. (CAM57, $22.95)

A Concise History of Bolivia

A Concise History of Bolivia


by Herbert Klein

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

From prehistory through independence, return of democracy in 1982 and current politics, this is an excellent survey of the Andean nation. (BOL12, $29.99)

Bolivia, The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society

Bolivia, The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society


by Herbert Klein

  • HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 343 PAGES

Well-written and definitive, this is a scholarly look at the cultural history of Bolivia from prehistory to modern times. (BOL01, $57.95)

Conquest of the Incas

Conquest of the Incas


by John Hemming

  • HISTORY
  • 1970
  • PAPER
  • 641 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative. (AND04, $25.00)

Liberators, Latin America's Struggle for Independence 1810-1830

Liberators, Latin America's Struggle for Independence 1810-1830


by Robert Harvey

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 561 PAGES

Focused on the heroism and derring-do of seven legendary men, Harvey tells the story of Simon Bolivar, General Jose de San Martin and other greats in the fight for independence. (SAM35, $18.95)

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)

The Great Inka Road, Engineering an Empire

The Great Inka Road, Engineering an Empire


by Ramiro Matos

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES
  • COMING IN JUNE

An astute collection of essays on the "Qhapaq Nan" (the Great Inca Road), its engineering, practical purposes and the great Inca civilization that built it. Includes more than 225 full-color illustrations. (SAM205, $40.00)

Whispering in the Giant's Ear, A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia's War on Globalization

Whispering in the Giant's Ear, A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia's War on Globalization


by William Powers

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

An aid worker gives an eye-opening account of the economic and political struggle in Bolivia. (BOL20, $24.95)

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca


by Rebecca Stone-Miller

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This authoritative and concise illustrated survey of Andean art and architecture covers not only Machu Picchu and additional Inca monuments, but also Chan Chan, Nasca and other archaeological sites and cultures. (PRU05, $21.95)

The Incas

The Incas


by Carmen Bernard

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Featuring archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and chapters on Atahualpa, the Conquistadors and Hiram Bingham, this handy book (previously published as People of the Sun) illuminates the daily life, monuments and history of the Incas. (AND03, $14.95)

Devil in the Mountain

Devil in the Mountain


by Simon Lamb

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 335 PAGES

This personable memoir of geology and geological field work in the Bolivian Andes is a terrific book, not just for its insights into Bolivia, but also for its contribution to understanding how our planet works. (BOL19, $25.95)

Evo Morales, The Extraordinary Rise of the First Indigenous President of Bolivia

Evo Morales, The Extraordinary Rise of the First Indigenous President of Bolivia


by Martin Sivak

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER

traces the rise of Morales from his humble origins in a family of migrant workers to his youth as union organizer and explosion onto the national stage. (BOL29, $27.00)

Sun After Dark, Flights into the Foreign

Sun After Dark, Flights into the Foreign


by Pico Iyer

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A splendid collection of reports from the field, ranging from Bolivia to Cambodia, Tibet and Arabia, by the engaging Pico Iyer -- an inveterate traveler and talker, pulling in people and encounters in settings that range from the Altiplano to the Arabian desert and Easter Island. (TVL33, $16.00)

The Motorcycle Diaries, Notes on a Latin American Journey

The Motorcycle Diaries, Notes on a Latin American Journey


by Ann Wright | Ernesto Che Guevara

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

The adventures of the then-unknown 23-year-old Ernesto "Che" Guevara as he wanders through South America in 1952 with his companion Alberto Granado. (SAM20, $16.95)

City of Silver, A Mystery

City of Silver, A Mystery


by Annamaria Alfieri

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

Mother Maria Santa Hilda, Abess of the convent of Santa Isabella de los Santos Milagros in Potosi, is at the center of this satisfying, suspenseful tale, richly set in the 17th-century Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. The source of Spanish silver, Potosi was once the largest and wealthiest city in the Americas. (BOL27, $14.95)

Fire from the Andes, Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru

Fire from the Andes, Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru


by Susan E. Benner

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Mostly personal, many of the contemporary stories revolve around peasants, the urban poor and other marginalized members of the Andes society. (AND17, $29.95)

Juan de la Rosa, Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement

Juan de la Rosa, Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement


by Nataniel Aguirre | Sergio Gabriel Waisman

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

A Bolivian classic, first published in 1885, whose octogenarian narrator looks back on his youth as a soldier in the South American Independence Movement. It's a historical novel on a grand scale. (BOL14, $39.99)

Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, A Bilingual Anthology

Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, A Bilingual Anthology


by Stephen Tapscott

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 418 PAGES

This scholarly anthology of 400 poems, presented in the original language (Spanish or Portuguese) and English. Selections include poems from Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges. (SAM28, $29.95)

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)

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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