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Amazon Voyage

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXAMZ100

Item EXAMZ100. Buy these 5 items as a set for $85 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
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.
$16.00

Peru, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

PRU30
David L. Pearson, Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
500
1566565456
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 500 illustrations of the birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects of the Amazon, Andes and Pacific Coast.
$29.95

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

AMZ15
Mark Plotkin
Penguin Putnam
1994
328
014012991X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$17.00

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

AMZ43
Linnea Smith
University of Minnesota Press
1999
238
0816642494
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An insightful collection of letters home to America from a doctor at an Amazonian jungle clinic for education and research.
$16.95

Peru Map

PRU02
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866091893
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Peru

PRU64
John Forrest
Kuperard
2012
168
1857333365
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Insight Guide Peru

PRU01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
368
1780052545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Panoramic in scope, this illustrated overview brings Peru to life in color photographs and vivid essays on history, archaeology and culture.
$23.99

Tree of Rivers, The Story of the Amazon

AMZ114
John Hemming
Thames & Hudson
2009
368
0500288208
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hemming captures the ambition, greed and awe of naturalists, explorers and missionaries -- and their devastating impact on native peoples -- in this absorbing human history.
$24.95

In Trouble Again

AMZ04
Redmond O'Hanlon
Vintage Books
1990
272
0679727140
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
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.
$16.00

Running the Amazon

AMZ13
Joe Kane
Vintage Books
1990
278
067972902X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Sea and the Jungle

AMZ10
H.M. Tomlinson
Northwestern University Press
1995
258
0810160110
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

SAM02
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin Putnam
1987
280
0140255079
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego.
$16.00

One River, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon

AMZ22
Wade Davis
Touchstone
1997
537
0684834960
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A spellbinding, sprawling tale of explorers, botanical secrets and larger-than-life personalities in northwest South America.
$19.00

The Lost City of Z

AMZ117
David Grann
Doubleday
2010
368
1400078458
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Mapmaker's Wife

AMZ97
Robert Whitaker
Hachette
2016
368
0465057942
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

Little Tiny Teeth

AMZ105
Aaron J. Elkins
Berkley Books
2008
0425222500
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
1
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.
$7.99

State of Wonder, A Novel

AMZ130
Ann Patchett
HarperCollins
2012
368
0062049801
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.99

Two to Tango

AMZ98
Peter Guttridge
Speck Press
2005
218
1933108002
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.00

The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

AMZ82
Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem, Efrem Ferreira
Smithsonian Institution Press
2003
254
1588341356
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

Wild Amazon, A Photographer's Incredible Journey

AMZ87
Nick Gordon
2007
192
1901268306
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
This beautiful, vivid collection includes 200 color photographs of the wildlife and habitats of the Amazon basin.
$34.95

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru

PRU75
Clive Byers
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2007
144
088359062X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Birds of Peru

PRU55
Tom Schulenberg, Douglas Stotz, John O'Neill, Dan Lane (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2010
668
069113023X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The much-anticipated authoritative field guide by Schulenberg and colleagues at the Field Museum in Chicago, this comprehensive guide, featuring 304 color plates by Dan Lane, covers all 1,792 species of birds recorded in Peru, nearly one-fifth of the world's total.
$49.95

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide

GPS12
L.H. Emmons
University of Chicago Press
1997
298
0226207218
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South America features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
$49.00

Peru Mammals

PRU73
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2005
1888538740
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting over 60 commonly encountered mammals of Peru. Beautiful and accurate full-color illustrations.
$7.95

Peru, Birds of the Forest

PRU72
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2005
1888538775
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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)
$7.95

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon

AMZ84
R.D. Bartlett, Patricia Bartlett
University Press of Florida
2003
448
0813026237
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient guide to 250 colorful and commonly encountered snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders of the Amazon.
$29.95

For Kids

Secret of the Andes

AND19
Ann Nolan Clark, Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
Viking
1970
120
0140309268
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this novel for pre-teens, a native boy in Peru goes on a magical discovery of his roots, learning much about Inca tradition. A Newbery Award-winning book first published in 1952.
$6.99

The Great Kapok Tree, A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

AMZ53
Lynne Cherry
Harcourt Books
2000
36
0152026142
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Forest animals convince a man not to chop down a tree in this fable for young readers.
$7.99

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest

FST08
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1995
66
0064420167
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Newbery Medal-winning author of "Julie of the Wolves" goes south for this brief and gripping tale of conservation, nature and the people of the Amazon. Geared for ages 7-9.
$4.99

Journey to the River Sea

AMZ79
Eva Ibbotson
Puffin
2003
336
0142501840
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Maia travels to Brazil and finds mystery, adventure -- and stick-in-the-mud cousins.
$8.99

Go and Come Back

AMZ80
Joan Abelove
Puffin
2000
177
0141306947
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this rich tale of cultural difference for ages 12 and up, Alicia, a young native of the Amazon, is confused when her village is enthralled by two visiting anthropologists seem clueless.
$6.99

Here Is the Tropical Rain Forest

AMZ99
Madeleine Dunphy, Michael Rothman (Illustrator)
Hyperion
2006
32
0977379507
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
From swinging monkeys and hanging sloths to graceful caimans and stalking jaguars, it presents the whole rainforest web of life in simple rhymes and deeply hued illustrations.
$9.95

More Books

The New Neotropical Companion

GPS11
J.C. Kricher, Mark Plotkin (Introduction)
Princeton University Press
2017
448
0691115257
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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. A revised second edition.
$35.00

Birds of Tropical America

CAM39
Steven Hilty
University of Texas Press
2005
312
0292706731
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An ornithologist and veteran leader of birding expeditions, Hilty serves up short essays on how to find and better appreciate the dizzying variety of neotropical birds, their habits and habitats, diversity and distribution in this well-loved book.
$29.95