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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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Touching the Void

AND37
Joe Simpson
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
218
0060730552
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The harrowing tale of a climb gone badly wrong and Simpson's near miraculous survival in the Andes.
$15.99

Culture Smart! Peru

PRU64
John Forrest
Kuperard
2012
168
1857333365
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Bradt Guide Trekking in Peru

PRU143
Hilary Bradt
Globe Pequot Press
2014
352
1841624926
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This classic guide for exploring the Andes of Peru is great for both practical trail information and general information on the region. It's a compact overview, featuring walks, treks and an extensive introduction.
$23.99

Peru Map

PRU02
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866091893
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed laminated relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,750,000. This is a very clear, colorful map, which also features detailed insets of Lima and Cuzco and even a site plan of Machu Picchu.
$11.95

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide.
$8.95

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

Mountaineering, The Freedom of the Hills

GEN267
The Mountaineers
Mountaineers
2010
592
1594851379
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
It's all here in this 50th anniversary edition of the essential mountaineering handbook, covering everything from choosing equipment and tying knots to basic rappelling techniques and planning an expedition. With more than half-a-million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title.
$39.95

Wallpaper City Guide Lima

PRU131
Rachael Moloney
Phaidon Press
2014
103
0714866407
PAPER
Guidebook
1/6/2014
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

Peru, The Cookbook

PRU136
Gaston Acurio
Phaidon Press
2015
400
0714869201
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A panoramic view of traditional Peruvian cooking, featuring 500 recipes, full-color illustrations and expert information on the roots of Peruvian cuisine. Author Gaston Acurio is a Peruvian celebrity chef and restaurateur.
$49.95

1491, New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

WLD61
Charles C. Mann
Alfred Knopf
2006
560
1400032059
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Mann portrays the successes and failures of the complex societies of the Mississippi River, central Mexico, the Andes and the Amazon in this thought-provoking speculative history of the Americas before the arrival of Europeans.
$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

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

Lima, A Cultural History

PRU60
James Higgins
Oxford University Press
2007
243
0195178904
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An erudite guide to the cultural gems and literary history of Peru's capital city. James Higgins, who specializes in Peruvian literature, covers the scope of the city's history from its pre-Columbian museums, to its conquistador heritage, to its dynamic p
$35.95

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 Peru Reader, History, Culture, Politics

PRU04
Orin Starn
Duke
2005
524
0822336499
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lively and literate, this meaty anthology ranges from historical accounts to modern analysis.
$29.95

Eight Feet in the Andes

AND07
Dervla Murphy
Gardners Books
2003
274
0719565162
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The indomitable Murphy treks 1,300 miles through the Andes (with a mule) on the trail of the conquistadors in this spirited account.
$15.95

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

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

Peru, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

PRU30
David L. Pearson, Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
500
1566565456
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 500 illustrations of the birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects of the Amazon, Andes and Pacific Coast.
$29.95

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Death in the Andes

AND27
Mario Vargas Llosa
Picador USA
2007
278
0140262156
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This politically charged novel details what happens when three peasants are "disappeared" by the Shining Path.
$17.00

Lost City of the Incas

AND05
Hiram Bingham
Gardners Books
2003
286
1842125850
PAPER
Exploration
1
1
0
0
This first-rate adventure story by the man who brought Machu Picchu to the attention of the world is not just a gripping tale of exploration and archaeology, it also sets the scene for any visitor to the site.
$17.99

The Incas

AND03
Carmen Bernard
Harry N. Abrams
1994
192
0810928949
PAPER
Archaeology
1/1/2112
0
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

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

Peru in Focus

PRU11
Jane Holligan de Diaz-Limaco
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
95
1566562325
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide focuses on the history of Peru, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Peru

PRU13
Sara Benson
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
576
1743215576
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this comprehensive guide to Peru features a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accomodations and sightseeing.
$25.99

The Discovery and Conquest of Peru

AND25
Pedro de Cieza de Leon
Duke
1999
501
0822321467
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the Spanish occupation of Peru, told by a seasoned Spanish chronicler who interviewed living witnesses years after the events involved. Perhaps the most thorough of the contemporary chronicles told from the point of view of the conquerors.
$31.95

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

Yawar Fiesta

PRU42
José María Arguedas
Waveland Press
2002
200
1577662458
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A poetic novel of class and race relations in the Peruvian Andes in the first half of the 20th century. Arguedas, who learned Quechua from household servants as a child, was an impassioned advocate of cultural autonomy for indigenous peoples.
$15.50

Birds of Peru

PRU55
Tom Schulenberg, Douglas Stotz, John O'Neill, Dan Lane (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2010
668
069113023X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The much-anticipated authoritative field guide by Schulenberg and colleagues at the Field Museum in Chicago, this comprehensive guide, featuring 304 color plates by Dan Lane, covers all 1,792 species of birds recorded in Peru, nearly one-fifth of the world's total.
$49.95

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru

PRU75
Clive Byers
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2007
144
088359062X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy shirt pocket guide samples 252 species of common and spectacular birds of Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Manu and other popular destinations. Each gets a large color photograph and description but, alas, no range map.
$15.95

A Sacred Landscape, The Search for Ancient Peru

PRU76
Hugh Thomson
Overlook Press
2008
330
1590200586
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Head-over-heels in love with the adventure, intrigue and bonhomie of archaeology, Hugh Thomson (The White Rock) explores Moches, Chavin, Nasca and other ancient civilizations of Peru. His tale is bracketed by an account of his discoveries with Gary Ziegler at Llactapata, a newly excavated observatory barely two miles from Machu Picchu.
$16.95

Through the Eyes of the Condor, An Aerial Vision of Latin America

SAM122
Robert B. Haas
National Geographic
2007
232
142620132X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This collection of stunning, oversized photographs, taken from above, shows the jungles and favellas, the reefs and ruins, wildlife and diverse landscapes of Latin America.
$50.00

The Lost City

PRU93
Henry Shukman
Vintage Books
2009
336
0307386422
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An enthralling adventure story set in the Peruvian hinterlands, this novel follows a British ex-pat in search of the ruins of a long-hidden, ancient empire.
$15.95

For Kids

Secret of the Andes

AND19
Ann Nolan Clark, Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
Viking
1970
120
0140309268
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this novel for pre-teens, a native boy in Peru goes on a magical discovery of his roots, learning much about Inca tradition. A Newbery Award-winning book first published in 1952.
$6.99

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