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Together, North, Central and South America contain vast mountain ranges, stretching plains and the largest rainforest on Earth. With the mighty Mississippi, the Amazon River and the Rio Grande rippling through the landscape, travelers can explore large swathes of country by boat. From Canada's Arctic regions to the Great Plains of the Central United States, from the vibrant metropolis of Mexico City to the ruins of the ancient Maya, from the deepest corners of the Amazon rainforest to the tip of remote Patagonia, our expansive library of recommended reading prepares the traveler for rich encounters with the landscape, wildlife and peoples of the Americas.

Follow the links below to see country and regional reading lists for a destination.

Follow the links below to see recommended reading for each destination.

The Longitude Blog – Americas
An Interview with Doug Mack
DougIn his informative travelogue, The Not-Quite States of America, Doug Mack puts a magnifying glass over the United States' overseas territories and commonwealths: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With this interview, he continues the conversation about these corners of America, asking important questions about independence, statehood and why Americans should care—and probably visit—these often overlooked destinations.