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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
  • 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)

Eyewitness Top 10 Buenos Aires

Eyewitness Top 10 Buenos Aires

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. (ARG92, $14.00)

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)

Buenos Aires, A Cultural Guide

Buenos Aires, A Cultural Guide


by Nick Caistor

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

This cultural guide looks at the history of Buenos Aires, examining how culture over time has shaped the city. (BZL130, $17.00)

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)

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, 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, $26.95)

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)

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)

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)

Blood Tango, A Mystery

Blood Tango, A Mystery


by Annamaria Alfieri

  • MYSTERY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

Annamaria Alfieri sets her latest South American mystery in Argentina during the dramatic and tumultuous period of and Evita Peron. (ARG129, $25.99)

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)

Shantytown

Shantytown


by Cesar Aira

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

The Argentine modernist turns to noir in this inventive short crime novel set in the slums of Buenos Aires. (ARG130, $13.95)

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)

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