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Cities that Shaped the Ancient World
Kindly contributed by Darrel Schoeling, world traveler and Longitude's co-founder.

  Petra, Palenque, Persepolis and Pataliputra (center of the Mauryan empire on the Ganges in India). Travelers, tour operators, hey, anyone with an interest in the (mostly western) roots of civilization will delight at the places included in Cities that Shaped the Ancient World, this latest book by the inestimable John Julius Norwich

Havana Modern
Kindly contributed by Longitude founder Darrel Schoeling.
Photographer, author, popular lecturer and historian with a particular interest in Caribbean colonial fine and decorative arts, Michael Connors is currently on tour with his eighth book on Cuba, handsomely published by Rizzoli, Havana Modern, Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors. The book was inspired by 88-year-old Ricardo Porro, best known as lead architect for the National Schools of Art, who also provides the forward.
Moon Colombia
Kindly contributed by Longitude's founder, Darrel Schoeling.
  A Floridian transplant in Bogota since 2002 with his Colombian partner Vito Barco, journalist and author Andrew Dier writes with offhand ease in this inviting guide, a first-ever in the Moon series, covering where to go and what to do throughout the diverse nation in lively detail. From Bogota to Cartagena, Medellin and Cali to the Amazon, Andes, Caribbean and Pacific Coasts, each section includes color maps and photographs, a short history and plenty of thoughtful travel particulars (sites, recreation, accommodations, food, transportation).
The Galapagos: A Natural History
Even those of us who are Darwin-obsessed and tend to roam the world with binoculars in hand will learn something from Henry Nicholls’ thoroughly engaging and deftly distilled primer on the Galapagos Islands. From rocks to ocean, seabirds, plants, invertebrates, land birds, reptiles and humans (which get three chapters out of 10), he weaves the history of discovery in Galapagos with eyewitness reports, the ecology and evolution of the archipelago and conservation challenges — all in just 150 pages.