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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

Essential Reading

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In Patagonia

In Patagonia

by Bruce Chatwin

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES
  • 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
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 124 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

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
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 598 PAGES

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

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)

 
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)

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)

Culture Smart! Chile

Culture Smart! Chile


by Caterina Perrone

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (CHI74, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • 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, $19.99)

Chilean Wine: The Heritage, a Journey from the Origins of the Vine to the Present

Chilean Wine: The Heritage, a Journey from the Origins of the Vine to the Present


by Rodrigo Alvarado

  • FOOD
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 206 PAGES

Alvarado does justice to the long winemaking tradition of Chile in this narrative, which explores the history of Chile's vineyards and wine production. Ideal for anyone on the path to becoming a connoisseur, or interested in gaining a deeper understanding of this long-standing tradition in Chile. (CHI65, $39.95)

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History


by Jason Wilson

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 249 PAGES

An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers; serves well as a guidebook, too, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions. (ARG21, $15.00)

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, $25.00)

Tango: the Dance, the Song, the Story

Tango: the Dance, the Song, the Story


by Simon Collier

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A spirited, illustrated tribute to the tango, the now-elegant dance born in the brothels among the working class of 19th-century Buenos Aires. (ARG14, $29.95)

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron


by Nicholas Fraser

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 222 PAGES

Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita's life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s. (ARG03, $15.95)

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)

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)

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