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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)

Peru, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

Peru, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

by David L. Pearson | Les Beletsky

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 500 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

Featuring 500 illustrations of the birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects of the Amazon, Andes and Pacific Coast. (PRU30, $29.95)

La Doctora, The Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine of the Amazon River

La Doctora, The Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine of the Amazon River

by Linnea Smith

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

An insightful collection of letters home to America from a doctor at an Amazonian jungle clinic for education and research. (AMZ43, $16.95)

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

by Mark Plotkin

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 328 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

In this marvelous book, Plotkin recounts his work documenting the use of medicinal plants among remote tribes in the Northwest Amazon. A portrait of people and their environment, a tale of adventure and a moving example of science in the service of preservation. (AMZ15, $17.00)

Peru Map

Peru Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A detailed laminated relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,750,000. This is a very clear, colorful map, which also features detailed insets of Lima and Cuzco and even a site plan of Machu Picchu. (PRU02, $10.95)

 
Culture Smart! Peru

Culture Smart! Peru


by John Forrest

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (PRU64, $9.95)

Insight Guide Peru

Insight Guide Peru


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Panoramic in scope, this illustrated overview brings Peru to life in color photographs and vivid essays on history, archaeology and culture. (PRU01, $24.99)

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)

In Trouble Again

In Trouble Again


by Redmond O'Hanlon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

As funny as he is insightful, O'Hanlon starts his comic masterpiece of a journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon with a litany of the insects, protozoa, snakes and predators that can do you harm. (AMZ04, $16.00)

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 Sea and the Jungle

The Sea and the Jungle


by H.M. Tomlinson

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 258 PAGES

First published in 1912, this is a thoroughly unromanticized, absorbing account of a 2,000-mile journey by steamship deep into the Amazon. Understated and often hilarious. (AMZ10, $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)

One River, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon

One River, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon


by Wade Davis

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 537 PAGES

A spellbinding, sprawling tale of explorers, botanical secrets and larger-than-life personalities in northwest South America. (AMZ22, $18.00)

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z


by David Grann

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES
  • NEW

In this riveting, real-life adventure, New Yorker writer and middle-aged Brooklynite Grann sets out into the wild to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century" -- the fate of British explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon in 1925. (AMZ117, $16.95)

The Mapmaker's Wife

The Mapmaker's Wife


by Robert Whitaker

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 353 PAGES

Colonial politics, the travails of the cartographer, and good old-fashioned murder all add intrigue to this absorbing tale of 18th-century European exploration of the Amazon -- and one woman's quest heading from Quito to find her husband deep in the jungle. (AMZ97, $16.00)

Little Tiny Teeth

Little Tiny Teeth


by Aaron J. Elkins

  • MYSTERY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • OUT OF PRINT

From the Edgar Award-winning author of Unnatural Selection comes this mystery to chill the bones. When a forensics professor joins an Amazon riverboat expedition, he expects a vacation. But in a jungle full of predators, he realizes the humans may be the deadliest of all. (AMZ105, $7.99)

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)

Two to Tango

Two to Tango


by Peter Guttridge

  • MYSTERY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 218 PAGES

Dangerous creatures -- and killers -- in the Amazon threaten journalist Nick Madrid as he attempts to prevent the murder of a rockstar in the third book of this popular series. (AMZ98, $14.00)

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)

Wild Amazon, A Photographer's Incredible Journey

Wild Amazon, A Photographer's Incredible Journey


by Nick Gordon

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

This beautiful, vivid collection includes 200 color photographs of the wildlife and habitats of the Amazon basin. (AMZ87, $34.95)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru


by Clive Byers

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

This handy shirt pocket guide samples 252 species of common and spectacular birds of Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Manu and other popular destinations. Each gets a large color photograph and description but, alas, no range map. (PRU75, $15.95)

Amazon Insects - A Photo Guide

Amazon Insects - A Photo Guide


by James L. Castner

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Spectacular, weird and commonly encountered bugs, butterflies, katydids, leafhoppers, ants, bees, spiders and other insects of the Amazon basin. Geared for the traveler, with 200 color photographs. (AMZ63, $20.00)

Birds of Peru

Birds of Peru


by Tom Schulenberg | Dan Stotz | John O'Neill | Dan Lane

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 668 PAGES

Gorgeously illustrated, this authoritative guide covers nearly 20 percent of the world's birds. (PRU55, $45.00)

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)

Peru Mammals Guide

Peru Mammals Guide


by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting over 60 commonly encountered mammals of Peru. Beautiful and accurate full-color illustrations. (PRU73, $6.95)

Peru, Birds of the Forest

Peru, Birds of the Forest


by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 100 commonly encountered parrots, motmots, hummingbirds and other forest birds of Peru. We also carry Peru Mammals Guide plastic card. (Item PRU73) (PRU72, $6.95)

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon


by R.D. Bartlett | Patricia Bartlett

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A convenient guide to 250 colorful and commonly encountered snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders of the Amazon. (AMZ84, $29.95)

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