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Dominican Republic

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The Devil Behind the Mirror, Globalization And Politics in the Dominican Republic

CRB219
Steven Gregory
University of California Press
2006
298
0520249291
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Gregory adeptly explores the impact of globalization on the lives of the people of the Dominican Republica in this moving history.
$31.95

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

Rough Guide Dominican Republic

CRB90
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2014
320
1409353125
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A quirky, comprehensive guide to Dominican Republic.
$22.99

Dominican Republic Adventure Map

CRB93
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1566952344
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full color map of the Dominican Republic at a scale of 1:450,000. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Bradt Guide Dominica

CRB209
Paul Crask
Bradt Publications
2016
288
1784770310
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, detailed guide to traveling in Dominica in the British series, with excellent coverage of natural history, cultural events, snorkeling and diving and other adventure activities.
$25.99

Dominican Republic in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture

CRB88
David Howard
Interlink Publishing Group
1999
100
1566562430
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of Dominican Republic from an unabashedly left-leaning perspective.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti

CRB89
Leah Gordon, Scott Doggett
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
1742204422
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Dominican Republic and Haiti features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$22.99

A Brief History of the Caribbean, From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present

CRB38
Jan Rogozinski
Plume
2000
324
0452281938
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written for a scholarly audience, this concise history presents the full sweep of Caribbean geography, culture and commerce from aboriginal inhabitants through European colonization and modern developments.
$20.00

A Continent of Islands, Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

CRB12
Mark Kurlansky
Da Capo Press
1992
324
0201622319
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully observed social history of the Caribbean by a far-ranging journalist and favorite author. Kurlansky has a knack for honing in on the small details that make the Caribbean culturally unique, offering frank insight on music, religion, healthca
$17.95

A Small Place

CRB03
Jamaica Kincaid
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2000
81
0374527075
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Antigua-born Kincaid meditates on the politics, history and culture of the islands in these remarkable short essays. A useful antidote to the usual fun-in-the-sun approach of the local tourist office, the book shines a light on the poverty, corruption and
$13.00

A Traveller's History of the Caribbean

CRB42
James Ferguson
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566562821
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise history of the Caribbean Islands, beginning with a description of their formation and geologic attributes, carrying through to the first civilizations in the region, and ending with the modern tourism boom.
$14.95

Caribbean Literature And the Environment, Between Nature And Culture

CRB216
Elizabeth Deloughrey (Editor)
University Press of Virginia
2005
303
0813923727
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This collection of 18 essays reflects on the relationship between humans and natural history in the Caribbean, putting into consideration its troubled history and the effects that tourism and globalization have had on the region.
$32.50

The Contemporary Caribbean: History, Life and Culture Since 1945

CRB215
Olwyn M. Blouet
Reaktion Books
2007
160
1861893132
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
Blouet navigates the complicated history of the Caribbean with scholarly ease in this account of colonial politics, race, economics and the more recent pressures from globalization.
$24.95

Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola

CRB46
Michele Wucker
Hill and Wang
2000
304
0809097133
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of the historic tensions between two countries which share a single island but are divided by history, language, race and class.
$22.00

Easy in the Islands, Stories

CRB78
Bob Shacochis
Grove Press
2004
214
0802140599
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short stories and one of the most evocative depictions of daily life on the islands. Shacochis's characters, from islanders to interlopers, ring true. His writing is a graceful tribute to the music, politics and cultural quirks of the Cari
$13.00

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

CRB213
Junot Diaz
Riverhead Books
2008
368
1594483299
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Dominican-born New Yorker's long-awaited multi-layered tale of the hopes and dreams and tumult of the hugely overweight, hopelessly confused young New Jerseyite of the title. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.
$16.00

Wide Sargasso Sea

CRB21
Jean Rhys
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
176
0393352560
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This classic novel by Dominican-born Jean Rhys, steamy both in its lush, tropical setting and in its plot, imagines the encounter between Edward Rochester and his mad wife -- a riveting prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
$14.95

The Presence of Whales, Contemporary Writers on the Whale

BST02
Frank Stewart (Editor)
Alaska Northwest Books
1995
319
0882404644
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
In this well-chosen series of essays, some of our best modern writers enlighten and entertain on the subject of whales, with pieces from Roger Payne, Diane Ackerman, and Barry Lopez.
$15.95

Thousand-Mile Song

NAT144
David Rothenberg
Hachette
2010
304
0465018890
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Musician-naturalist Rothenberg jams with cetaceans from the Caribbean to the Arctic in this exuberant chronicle of the rich underwater universe of whales. Audio CD included.
$18.00

Wild Caribbean, The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands

CRB206
Michael Bright
Yale University Press
2007
224
0300125496
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Nicely illustrated, this companion book to the BBC series on the natural history of the Caribbean includes an overview of the plants, animals and underwater life of the islands from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago.
$25.00

200 Conspicuous, Unusual, or Economically Important Tropical Plants of the Caribbean

CRB01
John Kingsbury
Bullbrier Press
1988
220
0961261021
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A general purpose plant identification guide to Caribbean shores, also useful for subtropical Florida. Features color photographs and short plant descriptions.
$20.00

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean

DIV11
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
2000
LB-1100
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 75 reef fish of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Reef Fish Identification Caribbean

DIV03
Paul Humann
New World Publications
2014
548
1878348574
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive guide for underwater enthusiasts features 670 stunning color photographs of all the fishes of the tropical Atlantic. Now in its fourth edition.
$44.95

Reefcomber's Guide, Caribbean

DIV46
Idaz Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1982
LB-1101
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided laminated card depicts fish, corals and other invertebrates of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

DIV02
Paul Humann
New World Publications
1995
80
1878348108
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water.
$14.95

Watching Giants, The Secret Lives of Whales

OCE130
Elin Kelsey
University of California Press
2008
304
0520249763
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Kelsey's highly personal introduction to the culture, behavior and ecosystems of whales brims with vitality and funny anecdotes. She also discusses the human impact on underwater ecosystems.
$42.00

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World

FG62
Hadoram Shirihai, Brett Jarrett (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2006
320
0691127573
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This eye-catching Princeton Field Guide by Shirihai and illustrator Jarrett is noteworthy for its 450 excellent color photographs, range maps and text, all bundled in a compact package.
$24.95

More Books

About This Life, Journeys on the Threshold of Memory

GEN42
Barry Lopez
Random House
1999
273
0679754474
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A collection of essays on far-flung travels -- both actual and internal -- by the wonderful writer and traveler. Lopez includes Galapagos, Hokkaido, Bonaire and Antarctica among the thoughtful essays.
$16.00

Admiral of the Ocean Sea, A Life of Christopher Columbus

NAM39
Samuel Eliot Morison
Little Brown and Company
1991
680
0316584789
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An award-winning biography.
$30.99

At the Bottom of the River

CRB19
Jamaica Kincaid
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2000
82
0374527342
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ten short stories capturing the essence of Jamaica Kincaid's childhood in Antigua. Originally published in the New Yorker, the collection evokes the rhythms of work and play in the Caribbean.
$13.00

Birds of the West Indies

CRB161
Herbert Raffaele
Princeton University Press
2003
216
069111319X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated guide, featuring 86 color plates, range maps, and island checklists. Includes the endemic species of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and other islands.
$24.95

Caribbean

CRB82
James Michener
Random House
2005
688
0812974921
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The sweeping, compulsively readable saga of the Caribbean, chock-full of historical detail.
$16.00

Caribbean Islands Explorer Map

CRB175
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2003
1
0954371704
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color visitor's map in the growing series of Ocean Explorer maps. Featuring The Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Martinique, Dominica and Virgin Islands.
$12.95

A Caribbean Mystery

CRB207
Agatha Christie
William Morrow & Company
2011
216
0062073680
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Miss Marple solves a series of mysterious deaths on the Caribbean island where she is vacationing in this Agatha Christie classic, originally published in 1964.
$13.99

Chanteying Aboard American Ships

GEN363
Frederick Pease Harlow, Glenn Grasso (Introduction)
Mystic Seaport Museum
2004
272
0939511010
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic collection of American sea shanties, originally compiled by Frederick Pease Harlow, a late 19th-century sailor, and brought back into print by the Mystic Seaport Museum.
$19.95

Collected Poems 1948-1984

CRB153
Derek Walcott
Noonday Press
1987
500
0374520259
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The St. Lucia-born Nobel laureate writes boggling, complicated, richly rhythmical poems, which owe much to the oral traditions of his boyhood.
$22.00

Coral Reef Fishes

DIV05
Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Princeton University Press
2002
400
0691089957
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact handbook features 2,500 illustrations of shallow-water fishes around the world.
$24.95

Creole Folktales

CRB124
Patrick Chamoiseau (Introduction), Linda Coverdale (Translator)
New Press
1997
113
1565843967
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An anthology of classic Creole Folklore.
$13.95

Don't Stop the Carnival

CRB18
Herman Wouk
Back Bay Books
1999
395
0316955124
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
For a sense of life in the Caribbean, we recommend this humorous tale of Norman Paperman, a middle-aged American running a hotel on the fictional island of Amerigo.
$16.00

Down Time, Great Writers on Diving

DIV40
Ed Kittrell (Editor), Casey Kittrell (Editor), Jim Kittrell (Editor)
Independent Publishers Group
1998
262
0965834441
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A diverse anthology on the experience, pleasures and peril of diving by great writers, including Diane Ackerman and William Beebe. A thoughtful collection that communicates the rewards of being underwater.
$15.95

Drown

CRB91
Junot Diaz
Riverhead Books
1997
208
1573226068
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of 10 stories from a young Dominican-American writer.
$16.00

Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tour Guide

CRB135
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
2000
2
0961143827
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy guide and booklet that unfolds to a six-foot-long full color map. It features historical background, visitor attractions and maps of all the islands from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
$15.95

Empire of Blue Water

CRB204
Stephan Talty
Crown
2008
352
0307236617
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Awash with bloody battles, political intrigue and an incredible epoch-ending natural disaster, this is the real-life story of Henry Morgan, the legendary pirate of the Caribbean.
$16.00

The Enigma of Arrival, A Novel

GBR456
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
1988
0394757602
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This autobiographical novel conjures Naipaul's dual homes on Trinidad and England, as well as his feelings of cultural detachment and alienation in a haunting series of ruminations.
$17.00

The Four Voyages

CRB129
J. M. Cohen (Translator), Christopher Columbus
Penguin
1992
320
0140442170
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Christopher Columbus's own accounts of his monumental discoveries.
$17.00

From Columbus to Castro, The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969

CRB10
Eric Williams
Vintage Books
1984
576
0394715020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Caribbean from first European contact to the turbulent 1960s.
$19.00

General History of the Pyrates

OCE89
Daniel Defoe
Dover Publications
1999
733
0486404889
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1724, Defoe's rich history captures the life and lore of early 18th century pirates.
$22.95

A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean

CRB176
Mark D. Spalding, Sylvia Earle (Introduction)
University of California Press
2004
0520244052
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A diver's guide and atlas of coral reefs of the Caribbean.
$34.95

A High Wind in Jamaica

CRB57
Richard Hughes
NYRB
1999
290
0940322153
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The thrilling novel of a group of children who set off to England on a pirate ship after their home in Jamaica is destroyed by a hurricane.
$14.95

A House for Mr. Biswas

CRB20
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
2000
564
0375707166
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Naipaul's comic masterpiece. Described as Dickensian in scope, it tells the story of an outsider struggling to find a place for himself in the complex society of Trinidad.
$16.95

If I Could Write This in Fire, An Anthology of Literature from the Caribbean

CRB77
Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
New Press
1996
384
1565841824
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A diverse and serious minded anthology of Caribbean fiction.
$18.95

In Search of Robinson Crusoe

PAC130
Tim Severin
Hachette
2003
352
0465076998
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A quest to find the real seafarer that inspired Defoe's fictional hero is the motivation behind this unusual travelogue.
$16.95

The Island

CRB158
John Edgar Wideman
National Geographic
2003
192
0792265335
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Wideman explores the Creole experience and heritage in the Caribbean in this slim travelogue, which sends him to Martinique.
$20.00

Islands in the Stream

CRB71
Ernest Hemingway
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1997
448
0684837870
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's story of artist and adventurer Thomas Hudson in the Caribbean.
$18.00

Krik? Krak!

CRB152
Edwidge Danticat
Vintage Books
1996
224
067976657X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These stories are all set in Danticat's native Haiti.
$14.95

The Last of the African Kings

CRB154
Maryse Conde, Richard Philcox (Translator)
University of Nebraska Press
1997
204
0803263848
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of one Caribbean family -- and the wages of colonialism.
$14.95

Light Action in the Caribbean

CRB74
Barry Lopez
Alfred Knopf
2001
162
0679754482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short stories from the author of the National Book Award-winning, Arctic Dreams.
$12.00

The Loss of El Dorado, A Colonial History

CRB178
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
2003
376
1400030765
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Naipaul's trenchant history of the early years of Trinidad under the Spanish, French and British.
$17.00

Marine Invertebrates of Florida, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean

DIV12
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1102
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 61 invertebrates of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Middle Passage

ATL02
Charles Johnson
Scribner
1998
224
0684855887
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Winner of the National Book Award, this historical novel, set in 1830, is the richly imagined tale of a recently freed slave in New Orleans who signs aboard a square-rigger bound for Africa.
$15.00

The Modern Caribbean

CRB23
Franklin Wright, Colin Palmer
University of North Carolina Press
1989
382
0807842400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of 13 essays by diverse authors in the field of Caribbean studies -- a thorough examination of Caribbean history and cultures.
$44.00

My Favorite Plant, Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love

GEN126
Jamaica Kincaid (Editor)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1998
329
0374281939
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An anthology of essays on plants and gardening from contemporary authors as well as luminaries of the past. This handsome, little book features selections by (among many others) D.H. Lawrence and William Carlos Williams.
$20.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes

FG24
C. Lavett Smith
Alfred Knopf
1997
720
067944601X
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A photographic guide to coral reef fishes found in the Caribbean, Florida, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
$25.95

National Geographic Caribbean

CRB159
Matt Propert, Nick Hanna
National Geographic
2016
400
1426217099
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guidebook to islands of the Caribbean, published by National Geographic in their attractive, visual style. The guide features plenty of photographs, maps of the individual islands, and good information on history, nature, culture, and travel.
$27.99

A Naturalist's Guide to the Tropics

CON17
Marco Lambertini, John Venerella (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
2000
338
0226468283
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide to the natural history of the tropical latitudes.
$34.00

Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

CRB166
Stewart Brown (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2002
472
0192802291
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A strikingly diverse collection of contemporary tales, richly rewarding. The contributors include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, V. S. Naipaul, Patrick Chamoiseau and Edwidge Danticat alongside lesser known writers.
$29.95

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies

CRB127
Allan Sander, G. Michael Flieg
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2000
144
0883590506
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact shirt-pocket guide. With a map of the islands and 300 color photographs.
$15.95

The Pirate Hunter

CRB167
Richard Zachs
Hyperion
2003
426
0786884517
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Zachs captures the treachery and temptation of the high seas in this lively biography of Captain Kidd, a gentleman and New Yorker.
$15.99

Puerto Rico, The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World

CRB64
Jose Trias Monge
Yale University Press
1999
288
0300076185
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account of Puerto Rico's troubled 500-year history and relationship with the United States.
$29.00

The Pyrates

CRB39
George MacDonald Fraser
Lyons Press
2011
416
0762774312
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fraser shows his usual high-voltage mix of research and verve in this swashbuckling tale including a cast of thousands, a deliciously absurd plot and absolute historical accuracy.
$16.95

The Rastafarians

CRB61
Leonard E. Barrett
Beacon Press
1997
328
0807010391
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The 20th anniversary edition of this classic, comprehensive study of the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians.
$20.00

Reef Coral Identification

DIV09
Paul Humann
New World Publications
2013
270
1878348329
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An invaluable reference featuring 530 color photographs.
$39.95

For Kids

The Usborne Official Pirate's Handbook

CRB202
Sam Taplin
2007
80
0794514634
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A humorous but factual account of how to become a pirate for young readers.
$12.99

How Tia Lola Came to Stay

USE226
Julia Alvarez
2002
112
0440418704
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A ten-year-old is visited by his colorful Dominican aunt.
$6.99

The Cay

CRB172
Theodore Taylor
2002
137
0440416639
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A classic tale about a boy's adventures in the Caribbean during WWII.
$6.99

Cayman Gold, Lost Treasure of Devils Grotto

CRB192
Richard Trout
Pelican Publishing Company
2005
212
158980323X
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
While visiting the Cayman Islands with their parents, the three MacGregor kids dive deep into a plot involving modern-day pirates in pursuit of long lost treasure in this first novel in the action-packed, fact-filled, techno-thriller MacGregor Family Adve
$15.95

Girl Overboard

DIV51
Aimee Ferris
Penguin Putnam
2007
224
0142407992
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Studying abroad on a yacht in the Caribbean is a dream come true for aspiring marine biologist Marina, but leaving behind her boyfriend proves to be more of a challenge.
$7.99