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In Patagonia

In Patagonia

by Bruce Chatwin

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER
  • 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)

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

by Marcelo D. Beccaceci

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 124 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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

Moon Handbook Patagonia

Moon Handbook Patagonia

by Wayne Bernhardson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 550 PAGES
  • COMING IN DECEMBER

A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Patagonia. (PAT73, $21.99)

Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map

Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map

by ITMB

  • 2011
  • MAP
  • BEST SELLER

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)

 
Buenos Aires Map

Buenos Aires Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000. (ARG38, $8.95)

Chile Adventure Map

Chile Adventure Map


by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

This National Geographic Adventure map includes a clear view of Chile from Laguna San Rafael south to Cape Horn (1,1,750,000). (CHI05, $11.95)

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)

Northern Argentina, Buenos Aires Map

Northern Argentina, Buenos Aires Map


by ITMB

  • 2008
  • MAP

This handy map includes both a detailed street plan of Buenos Aires and, on the reverse, Argentina and Chile north from Buenos Aires and Santiago north to Jujuy, Salta and Iguazu. (ARG96, $12.95)

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)

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)

Insight Guide Chile

Insight Guide Chile


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

This glossy guide provides a full-color introduction by a team of experts to the land, people, history and attractions of Chile. Brief background essays highlight important topics. With many local and regional maps. (CHI03, $24.99)

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips. (ARG10, $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, $26.00)

Monte Leon National Park


by Antonio Vizcaino

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 250 PAGES

A sublime compendium of photographs taken at southern Argentina's great national park. Vizcaino photographed Monte Leon's giant waves, dramatic seaside rockfaces, grassland steppe and crimson sunsets. (ARG135, $95.00)

Patagonia, A Cultural History

Patagonia, A Cultural History


by Chris Moss

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 328 PAGES

A journalist with the Buenos Aires Herald, Moss follows a colorful cast of characters -- from Magellan and Darwin to mad kings, gauchos, and Nazi fugitives -- in this vivid overview of the culture and history of Patagonia. (PAT81, $26.95)

Perito Moreno National Park

Perito Moreno National Park


by Douglas Tompkins | Antonio Vizcaino

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

An elegant and informative tour of Argentina's national park "at the ends of the Earth." With world-class skill, Vizcaino captures the rugged snowy peaks of the Andes and the clear waters and broad grasslands of the steppe. His photographs are placed alongside insightful quotes and short essays. (ARG134, $150.00)

Around Cape Horn

Around Cape Horn


by Irving Johnson

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1986
  • DVD

Captain Irving Johnson memorably narrates this documentary of his 1929 voyage as a young man aboard the Peking, featuring a remarkable sequence about the ship rounding the Horn in a storm. (PAT68, $29.95)

Cape Horn

Cape Horn


by Felix Riesenberg | William A. Briesemeister

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1985
  • HARD COVER
  • 450 PAGES

Magellan, Drake and Darwin are all covered in Captain Riesenberg's lively tale of exploration and discovery, first published in 1939. A master mariner, Reisenberg draws on his own long association with seafaring and the sea. (PAT10, $39.95)

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)

Voyaging, Southward from the Strait of Magellan

Voyaging, Southward from the Strait of Magellan


by Rockwell Kent

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

An illustrated account of Rockwell's foolhardy voyage with a madman through magnificent Tierra del Fuego in a jury-rigged lifeboat. Both the text and striking woodcut illustrations communicate this dangerous landscape's dynamic character. (CHI29, $19.95)

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)

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 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

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)

Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Katherine Silver

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers. (CHI38, $14.95)

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)

Patagonia, Nature's Last Frontier

Patagonia, Nature's Last Frontier


by Marcos Zimmerman | Tomas Eloy Martinez

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

The Argentine novelist Tomas Eloy Martinez (Santa Evita) provides the astute commentary for this collection of color photographs of Patagonia's windswept interiors, wild coast, mountains, glaciers and wildlife. (PAT82, $49.95)

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

A Wildlife Guide to Chile


by Sharon Chester

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 392 PAGES

Chester's splendid guide, featuring 120 color plates, covers the wildlife, plants and natural history of Chile from the Atacama Desert and Patagonia to Easter Island and Antarctica. (CHI77, $19.95)

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)

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises


by Mark Carwardine

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species. (FG02, $22.00)

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