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BOLIVIA. Buy these 5 items as a set for $91 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Bolivia in Focus

BOL05
Paul van Lindert, Otto Verkoren
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
144
1566562996
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Essential reading for any traveler to Bolivia, this up-to-date pocket guide introduces the people, politics and culture of the region.
$17.00

Lines in the Water, Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca

BOL18
Benjamin Orlove
University of California Press
2002
287
0520229592
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With the author's photographs and reflections on the relationship of the lake-dwelling fishermen to their environment, this is an illuminating personal account of life in the Andean highlands.
$31.95

Culture Smart! Bolivia

BOL26
Keith Richards
Kuperard
2009
168
185733485X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Bolivia

BOL07
Kate Armstrong
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
384
174321393X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide with detailed maps, language guides, travel tips and good background on history, culture and politics.
$27.99

Bolivia Adventure Map

BOL11
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
3866090498
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A color traveler's map of the country at a scale of 1:1,250,000. Includes place index.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook

PRU36
Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
228
1743211910
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide is a surprisingly thorough introduction to not just the language but also the customs and culture of the Andes.
$9.99

The True History of Chocolate

CAM57
Sophie D. Coe, Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2013
280
0500290687
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This scholarly history of pre-Columbian chocolate by these married archaeologists reveals chocolate's origins as a ceremonial beverage in ancient Olmec and Maya society. The Coes trace the treat's evolution from a food of the gods to the salons of Europe down through the masses to Hershey Pennsylvania.
$22.95

A Concise History of Bolivia

BOL12
Herbert Klein
Cambridge University Press
2011
360
052100294X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From prehistory through independence, return of democracy in 1982 and current politics, this is an excellent survey of the Andean nation.
$30.99

Bolivia, The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society

BOL01
Herbert Klein
Oxford University Press
1992
343
019505735X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Well-written and definitive, this is a scholarly look at the cultural history of Bolivia from prehistory to modern times.
$65.95

Conquest of the Incas

AND04
John Hemming
Harvest Books
2003
641
0156028263
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative.
$25.99

Forgotten Continent

SAM123
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2009
400
0300151209
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization.
$26.00

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

AND26
Eduardo Galeano, Cedric Belfrage (Translator)
Monthly Review Press
1998
317
0853459916
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The most wrenchingly beautiful history of plunder and exploitation in Latin America ever written. President Obama has a copy, compliments of Hugo Chavez.
$22.00

The Great Inka Road

SAM205
Ramiro Matos
Smithsonian Institution Press
2015
240
1588344959
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An astute collection of essays on the "Qhapaq Nan" (the Great Inca Road), covering its engineering, practical uses and the great civilization that built it. Includes more than 225 full-color illustrations.
$40.00

Whispering in the Giant's Ear, A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia's War on Globalization

BOL20
William Powers
Lightning Source
2006
288
1596911034
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An aid worker gives an eye-opening account of the economic and political struggle in Bolivia.
$19.95

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

The Incas

AND03
Carmen Bernard
Harry N. Abrams
1994
192
0810928949
PAPER
Archaeology
1
0
0
0
Featuring archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and chapters on Atahualpa, the Conquistadors and Hiram Bingham, this handy book illuminates the daily lives, monuments and history of the Incas.
$14.95

Devil in the Mountain

BOL19
Simon Lamb
Princeton University Press
2006
335
0691126208
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This personable memoir of geology and geological field work in the Bolivian Andes is a terrific book, not just for its insights into Bolivia, but also for its contribution to understanding how our planet works.
$31.95

Jungle, A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon

BOL31
Yossi Ghinsberg
Skyhorse
2015
320
1632203642
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A bestselling true story that reads like a thrilling novel. After four weeks of trekking deep into the Bolivian rainforest, Yossi Ghinsberg and his companions realize that they are lost. Eventually alone, Ghinsberg must make it out all by himself.
$14.99

Sun After Dark, Flights into the Foreign

TVL33
Pico Iyer
Alfred Knopf
2005
240
1400031036
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A splendid collection of reports from the field, ranging from Bolivia to Cambodia, Tibet and Arabia, by the engaging Pico Iyer -- an inveterate traveler and talker, pulling in people and encounters in settings that range from the Altiplano to the Arabian desert and Easter Island.
$16.00

The Motorcycle Diaries, Notes on a Latin American Journey

SAM20
Ann Wright (Translator), Ernesto Che Guevara
Consortium
2004
175
1920888101
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The adventures of the then-unknown 23-year-old Ernesto "Che" Guevara as he wanders through South America in 1952 with his companion Alberto Granado.
$16.95

City of Silver, A Mystery

BOL27
Annamaria Alfieri
Felony & Mayhem
2011
317
1934609730
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mother Maria Santa Hilda, Abess of the convent of Santa Isabella de los Santos Milagros in Potosi, is at the center of this satisfying, suspenseful tale, richly set in the 17th-century Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. The source of Spanish silver, Potosi was once the largest and wealthiest city in the Americas.
$14.95

Fire from the Andes, Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru

AND17
Susan E. Benner (Editor)
University of New Mexico Press
1998
208
0826318258
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Mostly personal, many of the contemporary stories revolve around peasants, the urban poor and other marginalized members of the Andes society.
$29.95

Juan de la Rosa, Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement

BOL14
Nataniel Aguirre, Sergio Gabriel Waisman
Oxford University Press
1999
368
0195113284
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Bolivian classic, first published in 1885, whose octogenarian narrator looks back on his youth as a soldier in the South American Independence Movement. It's a historical novel on a grand scale.
$39.99

Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, A Bilingual Anthology

SAM28
Stephen Tapscott (Editor)
University of Texas Press
1996
418
0292781407
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This scholarly anthology of 400 poems, presented in the original language (Spanish or Portuguese) and English. Selections include poems from Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges.
$29.95

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

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

The Birds of South America, The Oscine Passerines, Vol. 1

FG28
Guy Tudor (Illustrator), Robert Ridgely
University of Texas Press
1989
596
0292707568
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative reference, the most complete guide to South American songbirds, features splendid color illustrations of 700 species, along with detailed range maps and field notes.
$95.00

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

Seven Crystal Balls

AND71
Herge
Little Brown and Company
1975
62
0316358401
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The boy adventurer and Captain Haddock look into the mysterious deaths of seven explorers who have returned to England with an Inca mummy.
$11.99

More Books

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

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent

SAM08
Alexander von Humboldt
Penguin
1996
310
0140445536
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This is the book that Darwin took on his voyage around the world -- a classic account of naturalist and explorer Humboldt's 18th-century discoveries in South America.
$18.00

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

501 Spanish Verbs

GEN134
Christopher Kendris
Barron's
2010
728
0764197975
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
The perennial favorite among students of Spanish.
$16.99

Footprint Bolivia Handbook

BOL10
Alan Murphy
Footprint Handbooks
2015
224
1909268666
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Built for the road, this is a comprehensive and sturdy guide to Bolivia by the publishers of the South America Handbook.
$19.99

Brazil Bolivia Paraguay Uruguay Map

SAM39
Reise & Verkehrsverlag
Reise & Verkehrsverlag
2010
1
0841605459
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, folded map of Atlantic South America stretching from the northern border of Brazil to Buenos Aires, at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$15.95

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

The Fall of Che Guevara

BOL15
Henry Butterfield Ryan
Oxford University Press
1999
256
0195131002
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of U.S. opposition to Guevara's 1966-67 Bolivian insurgency.
$65.00

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

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

Yanomami, The Fierce Controversy and What We Might Learn from It

SAM67
Robert Borofsky (Editor)
University of California Press
2005
397
0520244044
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A study of the controversy surrounding anthropological studies of the Yanomami.
$29.95

Traveling with Che Guevara, The Making of a Revolutionary

SAM68
Alberto Granado, Lucia Alvarez de Toledo (Translator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
240
1557046395
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Granado's classic account of his travels with Che Guevara via motorbike through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.
$15.99

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

Spanish, A Language Map

SPN259
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
1999
0944502040
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$8.95

Bradt Bolivia

BOL23
David Atkinson
Bradt Publications
2007
288
184162165X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series.
$22.95

The Andes

AND74
Jason Wilson
Oxford University Press
2009
266
0195386353
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Starting out in Cuzco, heart of the Inca Empire, Wilson spreads north and south along the Andes, including excerpts from South American literary giants, travelers and his own impressions.
$19.95

The Chocolate Tree, A Natural History of Cacao

CAM156
Allen M. Young
University Press of Florida
2007
218
0813030447
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A rich concoction of cultural and natural history, archaeological evidence, botanical research, environmental activism and lush descriptions of the author's own adventures, The Chocolate Tree offers an appreciation of the plant and the environment that provide us with this Maya food of the gods.
$24.95

Rough Guide to Bolivia

BOL30
Shafik Meghji
Rough Guides
2015
344
1409356639
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This in-depth guide in the series nicely balances culture and history with practical travel details.
$27.99

Life and Death in the Andes, On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes and Revolutionaries

AND87
Kim MacQuarrie
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
448
1439168903
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this heartfelt meditation on South America and the Andes, MacQuarrie follows the Andes, hot on the trails of legendary characters like Charles Darwin, Pablo Escobar and Che Guevara.
$17.00

Ancient People of the Andes

AND88
Michael A. Malpass
Cornell University Press
2016
304
1501703218
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Providing in-depth coverage of prehistoric Andean societies, this well-illustrated gift book is filled with the latest findings of archaeology and ethno-history while tackling big questions about civilization itself.
$149.95

Andes Map

SAM219
ITMB
ITMB
2008
1
1553410661
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a 1:400,000,000 scale, this convenient full-color map, printed on tear and water-resistant paper, shows the stretch of the Andes and the South American coast from the tip of the continent down to Cape Horn. Includes insets of Buenos Aires, Santiago, La Paz, Lima and Bogota. 27" x 39"
$12.95