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Argentina: El Norte

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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.
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Night Flight

PAT09
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Harcourt Books
1986
87
0156656051
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Argentina Cooks!, Treasured Recipes from the Nine Regions of Argentina

ARG74
Shirley Lomax Brooks
Hippocrene Books
2003
320
0781809975
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A collection of 190 authentic Argentinean recipes with a section on wines.
$24.95

Insight Guide Argentina

ARG02
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
360
1780053207
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This profusely illustrated guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and excellent maps.
$25.99

Northern Argentina and Uruguay Map

ARG36
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2000
2
3865740014
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of northern Argentina (including Uruguay) with good topographic relief.
$13.95

Salta Map Guide

ARG52
de Dios
de Dios Editores
2004
2
987944518X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided laminated map and guide, produced in Buenos Aires in English, shows the entire province with a separate city map.
$8.95

Bradt Guide Argentina

ARG67
Erin McCloskey
Bradt Publications
2011
448
1841623512
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the popular series, with extensive practical details for travel, sightseeing and ex-cursions
$27.99

Culture Smart! Argentina

ARG63
Robert Hamwee
Kuperard
2015
168
1857337050
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin

ARG07
David Rock
University of California Press
1989
511
0520061780
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A highly readable, comprehensive history of Argentina since colonization.
$36.95

Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

ARG62
Maria Saenz Quesada, Xavier Verstraeten (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
1992
200
1558592709
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two dozen magnificent country estates are detailed in this sumptuously illustrated volume, featuring 200 color photographs and a cultural and social history by Maria Saenz Quesada.
$75.00

Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier

ARG06
Richard Slatta
University of Nebraska Press
1992
271
0803292155
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A thorough, lively study of the gaucho, including the history and culture of Argentina and Brazil's famous cowboys.
$27.00

Salt, A World History

GEN265
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2003
496
0142001619
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A digressive history of the world told through a grain of salt. Kurlansky follows the precious commodity through revolution, trade and kitchens.
$18.00

Tango, The Art History of Love

ARG56
Robert Farris Thompson
Vintage Books
2006
384
1400095794
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
$17.00

Tango: the Dance, the Song, the Story

ARG14
Simon Collier (Editor)
Thames & Hudson
1997
208
0500279799
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
A spirited, illustrated tribute to the tango, the now-elegant dance born in the brothels among the working class of 19th-century Buenos Aires.
$29.95

The Invention of Argentina

ARG08
Nicolas Shumway
University of California Press
1993
352
0520082842
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating intellectual history of Argentina, this book brings the founding fathers of the republic to life, deftly portraying the revolution against Spain in 1810 and its immediate aftermath.
$33.95

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca

PRU05
Rebecca Stone-Miller
Thames & Hudson
2012
224
0500203636
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This authoritative and concise illustrated survey of Andean art and architecture covers not only Machu Picchu and additional Inca monuments, but also Chan Chan, Nasca and other archaeological sites and cultures.
$24.95

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

ARG03
Nicholas Fraser
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
222
0393315754
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Far Away and Long Ago

SAM11
W.H. Hudson
Sickle Moon
2006
338
0907871747
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina.
$34.95

Blow-Up and Other Stories

ARG20
Julio Cortazar
Pantheon Books
1985
277
0394728815
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Surreal stories from one of the great masters of Latin American short fiction. More Argentine in sensibility than setting.
$16.00

Imagining Argentina

ARG01
Lawrence Thornton
Bantam Doubleday
2003
240
0553345796
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A brilliant first novel that captures the hope and spirit of Argentina during the military rule of the late 1970s. This inventive tale focuses on Carlos Rueda and a group of citizens whose relatives disappeared.
$16.00

Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings

ARG09
Jorge Borges
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
240
0811216993
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best known work by this extraordinary Argentinian writer. Sometimes bizarre, always hilarious and thought-provoking, this dazzling collection of stories is well worth the effort.
$15.95

Santa Evita

ARG22
Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen Lane (Translator)
Vintage Books
1997
371
0679768149
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This riveting tale of the life -- and afterlife -- of Eva Duarte springs from actual events in Argentina in the 1950s, including the peregrinations of a perfectly preserved corpse.
$16.00

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

AND08
Thornton Wilder
HarperCollins
2014
154
0060757507
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic tale of Franciscan missionaries in 18th-century Lima, Peru by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. First published in 1927.
$14.99

The Buenos Aires Quintet

ARG48
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Meliville House Publishing
2012
377
1612190340
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Montalban comments on not just wine, women and song, but also on Argentina's political and cultural history in this riveting detective tale which uses 1970s Buenos Aires and the era's repressive military junta as a backdrop.
$14.95

The Gaucho Martin Fierro

ARG17
Jose Hernandez, Alberto Carlos (Editor), Frank G. Carrino (Editor)
SUNY
1982
99
0873952847
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic 19th century epic poem about a savage way of life in the pampas of Argentina.
$26.95

The Naturalist In La Plata

ARG24
W.H. Hudson
Dover Publications
1990
394
0486257401
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A loving, leisurely natural history of Hudson's adopted homeland.
$8.95

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica

SAM12
Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
Princeton University Press
2001
224
0691090351
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.
$29.95

More Books

Aconcagua Map

AND41
Cordee
MapLink
2002
1
1871890691
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A topographic map at a scale of 1:50,000.
$13.95

Aconcagua, A Climbing Guide

AND40
R.J. Secor, Uma Kukathas, Crystal Thomas, Ralph Hopkins
Mountaineers
1999
144
0898866693
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guidebook to South America's tallest mountain, highlighting 27 different routes to the summit.
$18.95

Aconcagua, Summit of South America

ARG54
Harry Kikstra
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
96
1898481512
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide for climbers with detailed descriptions of the Normal and Polish Traverse routes, color illustrations and maps.
$14.95

Aconcagua, Summit of the Americas

AND42
Ed Darack
Alpenbooks
2002
1
1884980821
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy series of maps at various scales with topographic detail, countour lines, and routes.
$15.00

Argentina Map

ARG68
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2006
2
3866090471
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy laminated road map of Argentina in full color at a scale of 1:3,800,000, with supplementary maps of the larger cities.
$10.95

Ariel

ARG16
Carlos Fuentes (Introduction), José Enrique Rodó
University of Texas Press
1988
156
0292703961
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic turn of the century essay on culture, aesthetics and democracy in Latin America and the world..
$18.95

Birds of Chile

CHI50
Alvaro Jaramillo
Princeton University Press
2003
240
0691117403
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, comprehensive guide with superb color plates also includes Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
$35.00

Buenos Aires Map

ARG05
Auto Mapa
Auto Mapa
1
0783400063
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed city map.
$14.95

Buenos Aires Map

ARG38
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090692
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Buenos Aires Map Guide

ARG49
de Dios
de Dios Editores
2
9879445112
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided laminated map, produced in Buenos Aires in English, includes museums, walking tours, restaurants and shopping.
$8.95

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

ARG21
Jason Wilson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
249
156656347x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Che's Route, Ernesto Guevara's Trip across South America

ARG53
de Dios
de Dios Editores
2004
2
879445295
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided laminated map and guide, produced in Buenos Aires in English, shows young Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado's trip from Buenos Aires through Bolivia, Peru and the Amazon.
$8.95

Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CHI38
Katherine Silver (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
256
1883513138
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers.
$14.95

Circle of Love Over Death, Testimonies of the Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo

ARG29
Matilde Mellibovsky
Curbstone Press
1997
250
1880684381
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Startling testimonies of mothers who lost their children to torture, death or "disappearance" during Argentina's "Dirty War."
$16.95

Conquistadors

SAM48
Michael Wood
University of California Press
2002
288
0520236912
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively, illustrated account of the Spanish conquest of the New World by the intrepid writer-filmmaker Michael Wood.
$34.95

Cordoba Map

ARG73
Automobile Club of Argentina
Auto Mapa
1
1586112015
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This highly recommended folded road map shows Cordoba province at a scale of 1:1,560,000, along with city plans of Cordoba, Alta Gracia, Carlos Paz, Cosquin, Rio Cuerto and Zona Cerrana.
$10.95

A Desert Calling, Life in a Forbidding Landscape

DES09
Michael Mares, Stephen Jay Gould (Introduction)
Harvard University Press
2002
318
0674007476
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A lively memoir and account of field research -- and the search for desert mammals -- in remote Argentina, Iran and Egypt.
$31.50

Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism

ARG18
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
Penguin
1998
320
0140436774
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic 19th Century essay on the reigning dictator, his rise to power, and the corresponding currents of barbarism in Argentine history and culture.
$17.00

Footprint Argentina Handbook

ARG35
Footprint Guides
Footprint Handbooks
2015
608
1910120014
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide is nicely divided between a general overview of Argentina and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$25.95

Heading South, Looking North

CHI22
Ariel Dorfman
Viking
1999
288
014028253x
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this exhilerating memoir, Dorman interweaves the wild story of his life before 1973 with an account of the coup that put the militrary dictator Pinochet into power.
$16.00

Idle Days in Patagonia

PAT27
W.H. Hudson
Trafalgar Square
2005
155
1845880242
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A handsome reprint of Hudson's classic 1893 account of life, nature and adventure in southern South America, with paintings and drawings by Alfred Hartley and J. Smit.
$22.00

In Patagonia

PAT01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
1989
204
0142437190
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There is no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin.
$17.00

Kiss of the Spider Woman

ARG28
Manuel Puig
Vintage Books
1991
281
0679724494
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The psychological story of a friendship between two Argentinean prisoners jailed for their subversive activity: Molina, a transgendered homosexual and Valentin, a socialist revolutionary.
$15.95

Lake District, Araucania: Argentina & Chile

PAT59
Zagier & Urruty Maps
Zagier & Urruty
2002
1
1879568950
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map (1:400,00) covers the mid-section of Chile and Argentina from Bariloche across to Puerto Montt and Temuco.
$14.95

Latin American Art

SAM33
John F. Scott
University Press of Florida
2000
240
0813018269
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A popular survey for undergraduate art students, this general history of the arts in Latin America ranges from pre-history to the present. Includes illustrations, maps and a chronology.
$29.95

A Lexicon of Terror, Argentina and the Legacies of Torture

ARG27
Marguerite Feitlowitz
Oxford University Press
2011
391
0199744696
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, emotional account of Argentina's "Dirty War, " the product of extensive interviews with victims, survivors and citizens.
$20.95

Lonely Planet Argentina

ARG11
Lonely Planet, Danny Palmerlee
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
640
1743601182
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this practical guide to Argentina by Lonely Planet features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accomodations and sightseeing.
$27.99

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

ARG10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
1742202187
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
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.
$21.99

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring

SAM44
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
1120
1786571188
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, detailed practical guide to traveling in South America.
$29.99

Los Glaciares National Park

PAT58
Zagier & Urruty Maps
Zagier & Urruty
2004
1
1879568438
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

Mammals of the Neotropics: The Southern Cone, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay

SAM14
John F. Eisenberg, Kent H. Redford
University of Chicago Press
1992
460
0226706826
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Organized taxonomically, this thorough volume of species accounts includes external measurements, physical descriptions, geographical distribution, and information on their habitats.
$81.00

The Moon by Whalelight and Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodiles, and Whales

PAT03
Diane Ackerman
Random House
1992
250
0679742263
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Delightful essays combining anecdote, observation and natural history, featuring a long chapter on Roger Payne and his work on the right whales of Peninsula Valdes.
$16.00

Moon Handbook Argentina

ARG43
Wayne Bernhardson
Avalon Travel Publishing
2010
650
1598806750
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the Moon series.
$21.95

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

PAT22
Marcelo D. Beccaceci
Pangaea
1999
124
0963018035
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An informative photographic journey through the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. Featuring 120 color photographs, presented in Spanish and English.
$24.95

The Old Patagonian Express

PAT08
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
1997
404
039552105X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Combining history, anecdote and acutely observed detail on people and place, Theroux begins his journey on a Boston subway car and works his way south via rail, plane and truck to the Patagonian railroad in this enthralling narrative.
$16.95

Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map

PAT19
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
1
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Patagonian & Fuegian Channels Map

PAT71
Zagier & Urruty Maps
Zagier & Urruty
1
1879568969
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Published in Buenos Aires, this full-color cruising map covers western Tierra del Fuego from Punta Arenas and the Straits of Magellan south to Cape Horn.
$14.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Spanish

SPN257
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743523555
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Spanish, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number

ARG19
Jacobo Timerman
Vintage Books
2002
184
0299182444
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An Argentine newspaperman's classic account of his imprisonment and torture at the hands of the military junta.
$19.95

The Purple Land

SAM58
W.H. Hudson
University of Wisconsin Press
2002
304
029918224X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1885, Hudson's first novel stars, not coincidentally, a young Englishman at large in South America. The story of romance and adventure unfolds against the backdrop of political unrest in 19th-century Uruguay.
$22.95

Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book & Dictionary

SPN178
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2013
428
1566915244
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A compact phrase book for travelers, organized thematically and with a brief dictionary.
$12.99

Santa Cruz, Tierra Del Fuego, and Southern Chile Map

SAM41
Zagier & Urruty Maps
Zagier & Urruty
2003
1
1879568489
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of the "tail" of South America, situating the Argentinian city of Comodoro Rivadavia in the north and the province of Tierra del Fuego in the south. All place names are in Spanish. Scaled to 1:1,250,000.
$14.95

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

SAM52
Matthew Restall
Oxford University Press
2004
272
0195176111
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this provocative book, Restall tackles Columbus, Cortes, Pizarro and the misconceptions surrounding them. The conquisadores most certainly did not conquer the Americas with a handful of men, nor were they received as gods.
$19.99

Southern Argentina Map

ARG37
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2000
2
3865740022
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided map covers Argentina from Buenos Aires south, including Tierra del Fuego, Paraguay and Uruguay, at 1:2,500,000.
$11.95

Southern Night Sky

SCI30
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2001
1583551689
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A glow in the dark laminated card showing the most conspicuous stars, constellations and celestial objects of the Southern Hemisphere.
$7.95

For Kids

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