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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)

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 of Brazil at a scale of 1:4,000,000. Includes Buenos Aires and Montevideo. (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

Brazil


by Michael Palin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Produced in tandem with a BBC series, this collection of 74 off-the-beaten-path escapes is a potent mix of information and humor. Written by Michael Palin, the well-traveled comedy star of Monty Python fame. (BZL119, $35.00)

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)

How to be A Carioca

How to be A Carioca


by Priscilla Goslin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 137 PAGES

An entertaining, useful guide to surviving and thriving in Rio de Janeiro. (BZL39, $14.95)

Lonely Planet Brazil

Lonely Planet Brazil


by Nick Selby | Andrew Draffen

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 734 PAGES

An exhaustively researched guide to Brazil with an excellent section on the Pantanal and in-depth notes on ecology and national parks, in addition to travel information. (BZL15, $29.99)

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)

Moon Brazil

Moon Brazil


by Michael Sommers

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 730 PAGES
  • COMING IN MARCH

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 Brazil. (BZL133, $24.99)

National Geographic Traveler Brazil

National Geographic Traveler Brazil


by Bill Hinchberger

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

From well-known destinations to locales off the beaten path, National Geographic provides an extensive list of handpicked hotels and restaurants, shopping and entertainment options, as well as walking and driving tours. (BZL120, $27.95)

Say It in Portuguese, Brazilian Usage

Say It in Portuguese, Brazilian Usage


by Alexander Prista | Francisco Da Costa

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 118 PAGES

A handy, palm-size phrasebook for travelers with 1,100 useful words and expressions. It provides the English phrase, Portuguese equivalent and transliteration. (BZL37, $4.95)

A Short History of Brazil, From Pre-colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle

A Short History of Brazil, From Pre-colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle


by Gordon Kerr

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

A wonderfully succinct history of Brazil which sprints from its indigenous peoples, discovery in 1500 and days as an independent monarchy to the present day. Kerr finishes with the difficulties Brazil faces in the 21st century: economic inequality, ruthless exploitation of the country's natural resources and political corruption. (BZL132, $16.95)

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)

Brazil

Brazil


by Simona Stoppa

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This gorgeous collection of colorful photographs and accompanying text captures the spirit of modern Brazil, from the immense Amazon rainforest to the spectacular beaches of the Atlantic Coast to the colonial architecture of its sophisticated cities. (BZL117, $34.95)

Brazil

Brazil


by Regis St. Louis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

This well-designed coffee table book serves as an excellent, colorful primer to the country and its history, covering the varied landscapes, diverse cultures and regional customs, including Carnaval and soccer. (BZL125, $49.95)

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 Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture

Brazil, A Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture


by Rodrigo Fernandes Da Fonseca

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

An extensive overview of Brazil's contemporary arts and culture in a beautiful coffee-table book. Fully illustrated with 600 color photos. (BZL131, $69.95)

Brazil: The Fortunes of War

Brazil: The Fortunes of War


by Neill Lochery

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 376 PAGES

This groundbreaking account shows how Brazil flourished into a modern nation under politically shrewd authoritarian leader Getulio Vargas, who used a pro-Nazi stance to exploit the U.S. and bolster his country's economy during WWII. (BZL128, $29.99)

Concise History of Brazil

Concise History of Brazil


by Boris Fausto | Arthur Brakel

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 362 PAGES

A well-paced and readable narrative history of Brazil, from Portugese colonization in 1500 to centuries of slave economy to 20th century dictatorship. (BZL64, $30.99)

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)

Futebol Nation, The Story of Brazil Through Soccer

Futebol Nation, The Story of Brazil Through Soccer


by David Goldblatt

  • SPORT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A brilliant portrait of Brazil through its national obsession: soccer, futebol, "O Jogo Bonito" (The Beautiful Game). (BZL126, $16.99)

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)

Samba

Samba


by Alma Guillermoprieto

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 244 PAGES

A memorable account of samba music and life on the coast of Brazil by the multi-talented Guillermoprieto. A dancer herself, she lived in Manguiera, a favela near Rio known for its samba school. Nominated for a National Book Award. (BZL38, $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)

State of Wonder, A Novel

State of Wonder, A Novel


by Ann Patchett

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Pharmacologist Marina Singh travels to the heart of the Amazon to investigate the reported death of her colleague, a field researcher for a top-secret fertility drug. (AMZ130, $19.99)

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)

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)

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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