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BRAZIL. Buy these 5 items as a set for $89 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Brazilians

AMZ16
Joseph Page
Perseus
1996
540
0201441918
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture.
$22.95

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion

BZL83
Alexis Levitin (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
256
1883513219
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
The latest in the excellent series. The diverse stories in this enticing anthology edited by Levitin introduce Brazil and a host of contemporary writers, including greats like Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis, as well as newcomers.
$14.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Brazil

BZL67
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2016
448
1465439595
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated guide covering Brazil's history, culture, music and diverse natural attractions.
$30.00

Brazil Map

BZL17
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090021
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy folded, laminated map of Brazil at a scale of 1:4,000,000. Includes insets of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
$12.95

Culture Smart! Brazil

BZL54
Sandra Branco
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336895
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Footprint Handbook Rio De Janeiro & Southeast Brazil

BZL142
Alex Robinson
Footprint Handbooks
2016
104
1910120642
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A sturdy practical guide in the British Footprint series, featuring in-depth practical information, sketch maps and an overview of history and culture.
$14.99

A Short History of Brazil, From Pre-colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle

BZL132
Gordon Kerr
Trafalgar Square
2014
160
1843441969
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully succinct history of Brazil which sprints from its indigenous peoples, discovery in 1500 and days as an independent monarchy to the present day. Kerr finishes with the difficulties Brazil faces in the 21st century: economic inequality, ruthless exploitation of the country’s natural resources and political corruption.
$16.95

Bossa Nova, The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

BZL47
Ruy Castro
Chicago Review Press
2003
372
1556524943
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Journalist Ruy Castro interviewed everyone who had anything to do with Bossa Nova for this animated history, capturing not only the personalities of pioneers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto but also the spirit of Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s.
$18.95

Brazil

BZL117
Simona Stoppa
White Star
2014
272
8854408212
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This gorgeous collection of colorful photographs and accompanying text captures the spirit of modern Brazil, from the immense Amazon rainforest to the spectacular beaches of the Atlantic Coast to the colonial architecture of its sophisticated cities.
$34.95

Brazil

BZL125
Regis St. Louis
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
320
1847960529
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This well-designed coffee table book serves as an excellent, colorful primer to the country and its history, covering the varied landscapes, diverse cultures and regional customs, including Carnival and soccer.
$49.95

Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed

BZL92
Larry Rohter
St. Martins
2012
304
0230120733
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Former New York Times bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, Rohter explores the history, economy, culture and contradictions of Brazil, delivering an insightful portrait of this increasingly powerful -- and endlessly fascinating -- country.
$18.99

Brazil, A Biography

BZL149
Heloisa M. Starling, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2018
688
0374280495
HARD COVER
History
2/13/2018
0
0
0
0
Whether read in its entirety or "a la carte," this epic history of Brazil provides exemplary coverage of the country's economic and political dysfunction as it leads readers from the 16th century to 2016.
$35.00

Brazil, A Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture

BZL131
Rodrigo Fernandes Da Fonseca
Phaidon Press
2014
320
0714867497
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An extensive overview of Brazil’s contemporary arts and culture in a beautiful coffee-table book. Fully illustrated with 600 color photos.
$69.95

Brazil, The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

BZL139
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2016
352
0300216971
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this multi-faceted profile of Brazil, Michael Reid delves into history, geography, culture, economics, politics and much more. He presents Brazil as an emergent world leader that is struggling mightily against many forces, including corruption and a starkly divided populus.
$22.00

Brazil: The Fortunes of War

BZL128
Neill Lochery
Hachette
2014
376
0465039987
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This groundbreaking account shows how Brazil flourished into a modern nation under politically shrewd authoritarian leader Getulio Vargas, who used a pro-Nazi stance to exploit the U.S. and bolster his country’s economy during WWII.
$29.99

Concise History of Brazil

BZL64
Boris Fausto, Arthur Brakel
Cambridge University Press
2014
362
1107635241
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-paced and readable narrative history of Brazil, from Portugese colonization in 1500 to centuries of slave economy to 20th century dictatorship.
$30.99

Dancing With the Devil in the City of God, Rio De Janeiro on the Brink

BZL137
Juliana Barbassa
Touchstone
2015
336
1476756252
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio brings key players into focus, revealing a fast-moving city on the rise, struggling to become a true global city and transcend its history of wild inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders and dying neighborhoods.
$27.00

Futebol Nation, The Story of Brazil Through Soccer

BZL126
David Goldblatt
2014
320
1568584679
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
A brilliant portrait of Brazil through its national obsession: soccer, futebol, "O Jogo Bonito" (The Beautiful Game).
$16.99

The Rio De Janeiro Reader, History, Culture, Politics

BZL138
Paulo, Knauss de Mendonca (Editor), Amy Chazkel (Editor), Daryle Williams (Editor)
Duke
2015
464
0822360063
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With a mix of primary documents, many appearing here in English for the first time, this miscellany provides definitive coverage of 450 years of life in Rio de Janeiro.
$25.95

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

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 Accidental President of Brazil, A Memoir

BZL58
Bill Clinton (Introduction), Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Hachette
2006
291
158648429X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vibrant memoir by Brazil's former president, in office from 1995 to 2002, who offers a candid, wry, illuminating view of the irrepressibly attractive country.
$16.00

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

BZL35
Jorge Amado
Vintage Books
2006
576
0307276643
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best known novel by Brazil's much loved author. Amado spins a satiric tale of a young cooking teacher in Salvador, Bahia, who is haunted by her first husband, a philandering ne'er do well who dropped dead at carnival.
$16.95

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

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

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

Birds of Brazil, Atlantic Forest

BZL146
Robert S. Ridgely
Cornell University Press
2016
424
1501704532
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An installment in the Wildlife Conservation Society's series, this field guide focuses on the Atlantic Forest area of southeast Brazil, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. With illustrations, markings, range maps and threat-levels, the guide profiles 927 species.
$35.00

Brazil Birds

BZL141
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2016
1583559892
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 birds often seen in Brazil.
$7.95

Brazil Wildlife

BZL140
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2016
1583559906
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 creatures often seen in Brazil.
$7.95

Field Guide Birds of Brazil

BZL75
Ber Van Perlo
Oxford University Press
2009
496
0195301552
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide features 187 beautifully drawn full-color plates with over 1,800 species accounts, including a distribution map for each species.
$39.95

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

For Kids

Brazil

BZL99
Marion Morrison
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952218
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

Soccer Star

BZL127
Mina Javaherbin
Candlewick Press
2014
32
0763660566
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A children's story about a group of young Brazilians, soccer and letting a girl play with them.
$16.99

Unfolding Journeys Amazon Adventure

AMZ149
Lonely Planet Kids
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
16
1786571064
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An innovative and fun way to explore the Amazon, this beautifully illustrated wall frieze features 16 pull-out panels that introduce jungle cities, the Peruvian Andes, wacky wildlife and much more. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$17.99

Death on the River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure

AMZ151
Samantha Seiple
Scholastic Inc.
2017
240
0545709164
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This true adventure story stars Teddy Roosevelt, his son and a renowned Brazilian explorer. Battling tropical sickness, rapids and piranhas the team is determined to complete their expedition: follow an uncharted river deep into the Amazon. Written for ages 12 to 17.
$17.99

More Books

Brazilian Adventure

AMZ55
Peter Fleming
Northwestern
1999
384
081016065X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A classic and very entertaining account of a 3,000-mile quest through the Amazon in search of a missing English colonel, first published in 1933.
$16.95

Brazil in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

BZL03
Jan Rocha
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
100
1566563844
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide focuses on the history of Brazil, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Brazil

BZL15
Nick Selby, Andrew Draffen
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
768
1743217706
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An exhaustively researched guide to Brazil with an excellent section on the Pantanal and in-depth notes on ecology and national parks, in addition to travel information.
$29.99

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro

BZL19
Regis St. Louis
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
264
1743217676
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide filled with maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature and much nuts-and-bolts information. We also carry Lonely Planet Buenos Aires. (ARG10).
$21.99

Brazil, Five Centuries of Change

BZL20
Thomas E. Skidmore
Oxford University Press
2009
285
019537455X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of Brazil over the past 500 years. Skidmore is especially good at writing short sentences that are clear and easy to understand.
$54.95

Rio de Janeiro Map

BZL25
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1597752037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With an index, inset maps and points of interest.
$7.95

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

BZL28
Theodore Roosevelt
Skyhorse
2014
383
1628738022
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A reprint of ex-president Roosevelt's original account of an 1913 scientific expedition through the Amazon of Brazil and Paraguay.
$14.95

Edge of the Jungle

AMZ75
William Beebe
Cooper Square Press
2001
303
081541160X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of 12 essays on the Amazon and its ecology and wildlife. A scientist-explorer with the soul of a poet, Beebe wrote dozens of books about his adventures in tropical America and Guyana.
$17.95

Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

BZL30
Les Beletsky, David Pearson
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
491
1566565936
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive handbook to the flora, fauna and habitats of Brazil. The 100 color plates feature 90 species of amphibians and reptiles, 310 birds, 70 mammals, 30 insects and 50 common trees and plants.
$29.95

Say It in Portuguese, Brazilian Usage

BZL37
Alexander Prista, Francisco Da Costa
Dover Publications
1985
118
0486208095
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-size phrasebook for travelers with 1,100 useful words and expressions. It provides the English phrase, Portuguese equivalent and transliteration.
$4.95

Samba

BZL38
Alma Guillermoprieto
Vintage Books
1991
244
067973256X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A memorable account of samba music and life on the coast of Brazil by the multi-talented Guillermoprieto. A dancer herself, she lived in Manguiera, a favela near Rio known for its samba school. Nominated for a National Book Award.
$16.95

How to be A Carioca

BZL39
Priscilla Goslin
Morgan James Publishing
2008
137
8585556013
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An entertaining, useful guide to surviving and thriving in Rio de Janeiro.
$14.95

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide

SAM103
Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, Roger Williams
Yale University Press
2006
656
0300124155
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide, featuring an astounding 6400 paintings and 2308 maps, covers all the birds from Ecuador to Guiana.
$75.00

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

Complete Brazilian Portuguese

BZL112
Living Language (Editor)
Living Language
2013
0307972089
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Designed to teach language fluency, this 46-lesson program includes CDs, course books and online resources.
$49.99

Fodor's Brazil

BZL110
Fodor's
Fodor's
2015
560
1101878320
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
$24.99

Fodor's Rio & Sao Paulo

BZL111
Fodor's
Fodor's
2015
288
1101878355
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
$19.99

Essential Brazilian Portuguese

BZL113
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972070
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
$22.99

Footprint Focus Guide Sao Paulo

BZL115
Alex Robinson
Footprint Handbooks
2016
104
1910120650
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In typical Footprint style, this slim guide provides invaluable information on Sao Paulo’s trendy restaurants, shopping scenes and beaches in addition to transportation and accommodations.
$11.99

National Geographic Traveler Brazil

BZL120
Bill Hinchberger
National Geographic
2014
320
1426211643
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From well-known destinations to locales off the beaten path, National Geographic provides an extensive list of handpicked hotels and restaurants, shopping and entertainment options, as well as walking and driving tours.
$27.95

Futebol, The Brazilian Way of Life

BZL121
Alex Bellos
Bloomsbury USA
2014
432
1620402440
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Revealing the meanings and contexts behind Brazil’s grand soccer spectacles, Bellos’ ode to the sport presents it as a microcosm of Brazil itself as he profiles the colorful Brazilian soccer players who represent their nation as heroes, athletes and artists.
$18.00

Once Upon a Time in Rio

BZL123
Francisco Azevedo
Atria Books
2014
320
1451695578
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This bestselling debut novel by Brazilian playwright Francisco Azevedo is a family saga about magic, happiness, tradition and a strain of rice that will never spoil.
$19.99

Brazil, Reversal of Fortune

BZL124
Alfred Montero
Blackwell Publishers
2014
241
0745661653
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A timely examination of the factors that transformed Brazil from a struggling nation into a thriving democracy with a booming economy and a significant international presence.
$26.95

Wallpaper City Guide Rio De Janeiro

BZL129
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714871370
PAPER
Guidebook
4/21/2014
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

Moon Brazil

BZL133
Michael Sommers
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
730
1612389082
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Brazil.
$24.99

Brazilian Jive, From Samba to Bossa and Rap

BZL135
David Treece
Reaktion Books
2013
232
1780230850
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A brief, but comprehensive introduction to the cultural struggles behind Brazilian popular music. David Treece, a professor of Portuguese at King’s College London, moves from the samba and bossa nova of the 1950s to the emergence of rap in the 1990s.
$25.00

Naturalists in Paradise, Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

AMZ137
John Hemming
Thames & Hudson
2015
368
0500252106
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
The story of Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Bates and Richard Spruce, three pioneering British naturalists whose discoveries in Amazonia impacted the world. Includes 70 black-and-white and color illustrations.
$34.95

On the Edge, The State and Fate of the World's Tropical Rainforests

AMZ138
Thomas E. Lovejoy (Foreword), Claude Martin
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
279
1771641401
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, up-to-date report on the world’s rainforests. The work of eight experts, including world-renowned ecologist Claude Martin, elucidates deforestation challenges for the 21st century.
$32.95

Secret Rio

BZL143
Manoel De Almeida E. Silva
National Book Network
2016
320
2361951428
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Leading travelers away from crowds, the Secret Guide series favors the underground, the funky, the unusual and the highly memorable. In this Rio edition, the editors recommend leftovers from the 1922 Universal Exposition, an Amazonian talisman at Copacabana and plenty of little-known walks.
$21.95

Lonely Planet Make My Day Rio De Janeiro

BZL144
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
40
176034236X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Rio designed for the traveler who wants to create exceptional, custom itineraries. With a spiral binding and flip cards, the book offers more than 2,000 possible itineraries for each day (morning, afternoon and evening).
$9.99

Rain Forest

CRC101
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
1993
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
By filming leaf-cutting ants, water-walking lizards, howler monkeys and plenty of other South American creatures, National Geographic created this classic portrayal of the tropical rainforest. Runtime: 60 minutes.
$19.95

Monocle Rio de Janeiro Guide

BZL147
Monocle
Prestel
2016
148
3899556348
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Rio de Janeiro features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations from Monocle magazine’s network of bureaus, correspondents and on-the-road reporters.
$15.00

The Encounter, Amazon Beaming

AMZ150
Petru Popescu
Random House
2016
448
178227233X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Intrepid explorer Loren McIntyre seeks the source of the Amazon River in this work of creative non-fiction, based entirely on McIntyre's thrilling adventure. A vivid narrative by a noted screenwriter and novelist.
$16.95

Eat Smart in Brazil, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure

BZL150
Joan Peterson
Gingko Press
2006
140
0964116898
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part of the award-winning Eat Smart series, this culinary travel guide is a succinct introduction to the food culture of Brazil. Rather than focusing on specific restaurants and famous chefs, the overview tells travelers what the country serves best, leading the way to adventurous ordering.
$13.95