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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)

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)

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)

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)

 
Peru Adventure Map

Peru Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2011
  • MAP

A well-produced, colorful shaded relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,500,000. (PRU09, $11.95)

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)

Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon


by William Herndon | Gary Kinder

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 343 PAGES

An original account of 19th-century exploration of the Amazon by Captain Herndon, who traveled from Lima to the Pacific coast of Brazil. (AMZ67, $14.00)

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 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)

Trail of Feathers, In Search of the Birdmen of Peru

Trail of Feathers, In Search of the Birdmen of Peru


by Tahir Shah

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 273 PAGES

Shah tracks down shamans, visits Machu Picchu, ventures out to Lake Titicaca, tackles the myths of the Nasca lines and takes hallucinogens with the Shuar in the Amazon in this rollicking search for the origins of Inca birdman legends. (PRU49, $14.95)

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)

Jungles

Jungles


by Frans Lanting | Christine Eckstrom

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

The wildlife of Central America, the Congo, Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar are all featured in this portfolio of 120 extraordinary color photographs. (AMZ65, $19.99)

Monkeys of the Amazon

Monkeys of the Amazon


by Nick Gordon

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER

A photographic celerbation of the diversity, beauty and nature of the primates of the Amazon basin. (AMZ110, $22.65)

Mother of God, An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

Mother of God, An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon


by Paul Rosolie

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Naturalist and a founder of Tamandua Expeditions in the Peruvian Amazon, Rosolie draws on his years exploring the region for this thrilling account of adventure and conservation in one of the most diverse places on Earth. (AMZ136, $25.99)

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)

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 photogaph 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)

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)

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